Online Learning at the International TEFL Institute
How our Online TEFL Courses are delivered
On enrolment, you will receive a “Welcome” email with your username and password. This will enable you to log into your Student Access Area on the Home Page of our website. Here you will be able to access your Study Guide / course materials (in your Internet Browser). You will also find your tutor’s contact details on you Student Access Area should you require any assistance with your course. After you have completed reading the course materials for each Module, you will be required to complete and submit an assignment to your assigned tutor for assessment. This assignment is to be uploaded to the System from your Student Access Area. The assignment will then be forwarded to your tutor for assessment. After your tutor has marked your assignment, you will receive an Assignment Feedback form via email, together with an assignment mark and tutor comment. Your assignment marks will also be accessible for you to view on your Student Access Area.
The International TEFL Institute offers Online TEFL Courses through up-to-date, technologically advanced interactive training media which enhance and promote the learning experience. You will be exposed to the latest industry course reading materials, video clips and web-based texts. You will also be assigned a tutor for the duration of your studies who will be available to assist you with your studies and guide you every step of the way.
The International TEFL Institute offers 2 certification courses: Certificate and Master Diploma. You do not have to first complete the Certificate Course before enrolling for the Master Diploma Course. If you have completed the Certificate Course, you may upgrade to the Master Diploma, by completing the Add-on Course (an additional 6 Modules).
Observed teaching practice
Whilst the International TEFL Institute recognizes the place of observed teaching practice in training programmes it is also aware that many aspiring English Language Teachers are unable to attend full-time courses or cover the cost of such courses. Online learning is not necessarily a second choice for students who cannot attend a conventional course, or who may not be able to afford the fees. Nowadays, more and more distance-learning students follow this route deliberately as a first choice! This is in addition to people who follow the route for more obvious reasons; they cannot attend residential courses because of work or family commitments, or because they are remote from any institution offering a face-to-face programme. It is important to stress that online-training is a real way ahead, with advantages of its own, and a viable alternative to face -to -face training. When opting for a face-to-face course you may only be required to complete one or two lessons of observed teaching practice which is hardly a substitute for real classroom teaching experience. Your in depth knowledge of teaching methodology and practice will give you the tools necessary to apply in a real teaching environment and after one or two lessons in a new school, you will be well on your way to a career of life long learning and experience.