EDI CertTEFL Combined Course
The EDI CertTEFL Course is the flexible way to gain our highest level of TESOL certification. You’ll get real teaching practice with real students over six consecutive Saturday sessions. Our EDI CertTEFL has been accredited by the UK Government as a level 5 qualification, which is the same as both the CELTA and Trinity CertTesol courses. All of which means you’ll be able to apply for higher level jobs, work at the best schools and earn top wages.
Already TESOL Qualified?
- If you’ve already completed our 140 Hour TESOL Certificate, you’re already qualified to take the EDI CertTEFL.
- If you’ve competed less than 140 hours of i-to-i TESOL certification you’ll just need to upgrade to the full 140 Hour Course
- TESOL qualifications from other providers do not qualify you for entry onto the EDI CertTEFL. Sorry.
What’s included in the EDI CertTEFL Combined Course?
The EDI Cert TEFL Course
Our highest-level TEFL course takes place over six consecutive Saturdays and opens up a world of new opportunities.
Before you attend weekend sessions of the EDI CertTEFL, you’ll get a thorough introduction to teaching English as a foreign language with 140 hours of online and classroom training.
- Complete the 140 Hour combined TEFL course
- Be a proficient user of English
- Be 18 or older
- Have an A-Level equivalent qualification
- Teach six hours of lessons with real students
- Submit four assignments
- Observe four hours of lessons delivered by experienced teachers
- Plus all the learning from the 140 Hour Combined TEFL Course
More Details for the EDI CertTEFL Course
Over the course of six weeks you’ll gain all the skills and confidence you’ll need to put all the learning from your 140 Hour Combined TEFL Course into practice.
To give you a better idea of how the course works, here’s a breakdown of what will be covered over the six weeks.
During this one and a half hour online session, you’ll learn:
- How the course works
- What you’ll be teaching on Saturday
- How to boost your classroom confidence
- How to get students relaxed and talking
- How to instruct your students clearly and concisely
On the first week on the course you’ll teach the same 30-minute speaking lesson to two different ability levels, you’ll also cover...
- How to plan a reading and listening lesson
- How to get students interested in a topic
This week you’ll teach a full one-hour lesson to a single ability group, you’ll also cover...
- How to plan a grammar or function lesson
- How to elicit language from a text
This week you’ll have a one-hour tutorial with your tutor and receive feedback on your progress so far. You then teach a one-hour grammar or function lesson.
This week you’ll teach the same 30-minute lesson to two different ability groups, you’ll also learn...
- How to teach vocabulary
- How to check meaning
- How to model and drill
This week you’ll teach a different level of students from weeks two and three, and deliver a one-hour lesson on reading or listening. You’ll also learn...
- How to design controlled practice activities
- How to design free practice activities
The last session will see you teach a final one-hour grammar or function lesson. You’ll also gain a little feedback from your tutor and your students. And once all that’s done, you probably head out for a couple of drinks with everyone from the course to talk about all the exciting things you’re going to do with your new TEFL certificate and all the exotic new places that you’ll live and work!
Four Written Assignments
Four written assignments of around 1000 words that will help you investigate key TEFL issues and enhance both your knowledge and your teaching abilities. These will cover the following four topics and you’ll have a choice of three assignment titles:
Topic One. Understanding the TEFL Learner
Example assignment: Interview a learner of English and describe their strengths and weaknesses.
Topic Two. Teaching Language
Example assignment: Analyse five grammatical structures and explain how you would teach them.
Topic Three. Teaching Skills
Example assignment: Explain the differences between spoken English and written English, and how this affects the way you teach them.
Topic Four. Assessing Learners
Example assignment: Explain how you would assess students before, during and at the end of a course.
Four Hours of Teacher Observation
You’ll also get to observe four hours teaching by experienced teachers. This will give you a chance to analyse their technique and assess your own teaching methods. These four hours of video are delivered online, so you can study at your own pace at a time that suits you.
The 140 Hour Combined TESOL Course
Find well-paid TESOL jobs abroad with our most advanced TESOL course.
The 20-Hour Classroom TESOL Course
The 20 Hour Classroom TESOL Course offers an introduction to the basics of teaching a classroom full of students. It may be worth doing this part of the course after you’ve completed your online studies. Here’s what you’ll cover:
Saturday 9am - 8pm
- Introduction and ice-breakers
- Classroom management
- An introduction to grammar
- A foreign language lesson: put yourself in your students’ shoes and see what it’s like to learn a language you’ve never heard before
- Elicitation techniques
- Using the blackboard
- Functions: what we do with language
- Level checks: ensuring students get the right tuition for them
- Practice activities: guiding students in language use
- Free practice activity: letting students communicate
- Teaching practice preparation
- First teaching practice & feedback
Sunday 9am - 6pm
- Drama and role play
- Pronunciation & intonation
- Reading & listening: teaching comprehension skills
- Grammar: tenses and time
- Error correction: getting the most out of your students
- Final teaching practice preparation
- Final teaching practice & feedback
- Employment in TESOL: career options
The 60 Hour Online TESOL Course
Your 60 Hour Online TESOL Course will take you through 13 interactive modules, starting from the very basics of EFL teaching all the way to developing your own lesson plans. And you’ll get comprehensive support from your expert online tutors!
The 20 Hour Online Grammar Awareness Certificate
For many people thinking of teaching English overseas, it’s the idea of teaching grammar that really scares them. No one seemed to teach us grammar at school did they? But there’s no need to worry, this 20-hour course will give you all the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to teach grammar without any problems.
40 hours of Specialist Online TESOL training
All students and schools are different, so to help get you ready for life in the TESOL classroom, you’ll do four out of these five specialist modules to hone your skills to particular students and situations. Just choose the four that are right for you.