Take your teaching career off the ground with Gallery Teachers Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course
What is the 180 Hour TEFL Course
The 180 Hour Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course consists of the 11 Core Modules, covering key areas of teaching. The course will be sufficient to prepare you to start your TEFL career, by equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills that are essential to newly qualified teachers in order to help you avoid mistakes of unprepared and uninformed teaching.
It is a straightforward 100% self-paced course that will teach you how to use basic teaching techniques as well as how to plan effectively and how to select and design materials for your students.
The content of the course is dynamic and relevant, with live lessons allowing you to experience teaching strategies in action. These teaching videos are building blocks to prepare you for the real teaching experience. On the course, you will learn about:
- Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking (4 core skills)
- Grammar, Lexis, Functional Language, Pronunciation (Language Systems)
- Lesson Planning, Classroom Management (Practical Teaching Skills)
Is Ofqual Regulated Status Important for You?
The 180-Hour course is the only non-Ofqual regulated TEFL course offered by Gallery Teachers. It has the benefit of being very affordable and flexible. Furthermore, it contains the same high-quality material as the level 3 Ofqual regulated course.
The 180-Hour TEFL certificate issued by Gallery Teachers and is recognised worldwide and usually sufficient for obtaining English teaching jobs in most non-majority English speaking countries. This certificate can be verified and notarized just like our level 3 and level 5 certificates.
With that said, there are some distinct advantages of our Ofqual regulated courses, which is why we offer the option of upgrading your certificate to the level 3 Ofqual regulated qualification within 24 months of completion. You will be asked to pay for an upgrade cost.
How Ofqual-regulated qualifications benefit learners:
- The qualification level is recognised on the National Qualification Framework and Regulated Qualification Framework
- The credits associated with the regulated qualification are recognised by, and often transferrable to, other educational institutions
- Your qualification will be more easily recognised, not just in England, but also across the UK and Europe as part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
- Employers know that someone who has a certificate for an Ofqual regulated qualification has reached a recognised standard in the acquisition and achievement of specific knowledge and skills.
- It enhances the standing of your achievement in other countries all around the world.
The 180 Hour TEFL Course is a great option if you are just starting out or want to take a short career in teaching English while travelling the world.
Course Requirements and What You Need to Start
This qualification is at an initial teacher training level and is offered to native and non-native speakers of English who are at least 18 years old and are looking to start a career in English teaching. The qualification does not require candidates to have a degree and it assumes no prior teaching experience.
If you are a student looking at taking a gap year before or after university, a professional thinking of a career change, or perhaps you and your family would like to relocate abroad and you are looking to start your career in teaching English, our Basic TEFL course will give you the necessary foundation on which you can build as you gain experience through practice.
The basic option will also help you save time and money, as it is a perfect course for those who are on a tight budget wanting to complete their TEFL training in the shortest time possible
The course can be taken on PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone devices anytime and anywhere with internet access.
Chances are you already have everything you need to start your course. Both the course and the Gallery Teachers website have been adapted to cater for access using a variety of computer devices regardless of what country you are in. We do however recommend that you use a device with comfortable screen size for the best learning experience.
Apart from this, we also recommend that you have:
- A stable internet connection for video contents
- A webcam for online meeting with your tutor and webinars
- A notebook for making notes and drafting answers
- Acrobat Reader DC installed on your device
High quality and authentic downloadable materials are also available to support offline learning.
What is Included in This Course
Apart from its 11 Core Modules, the 180-Hour Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course also includes the Gallery Teachers 20-hour Language Awareness Course as an introduction to grammar rules and terminology that will boost your confidence and pre-course knowledge, by raising your language awareness.
This is important because the TEFL course is a teaching methodology programme, not a language course; therefore, there will be no explicit grammar teaching during the course. There will however be references to grammar terminology and concepts throughout the course, in particular in the Teaching Grammar Module. The Language Awareness Course will give you an overview of grammar and help you understand the important grammar points in order to prepare you for the course.
You will have access to the grammar module throughout the course as a reference.
Also included is our popular Basic Safeguarding Awareness Course, which will boost your CV as respectable employers around the world will most probably require you to have a safeguarding certificate.
Furthermore, this course will give you one year full access to the Gallery Teachers CPD Library that includes over 100 webinars delivered twice weekly, workshops and live sessions, with some presentations designed specifically to supplement the different Core Modules, while others will help you develop beyond the course.
Finally, you will have an opportunity to join the Gallery Teachers community and share ideas and experiences with other TEFL trainees as well as more experienced teachers from around the world via our Discussion Forums.
At the end of the course, you will receive a Gallery Teachers certificate with an individual verification number. Embossed hard copy certificate is also available free of charge (postage fee not included).
You will also gain access to job support services from Gallery Teachers.
With our basic level course, you will still receive the highest-quality training while having the option to upgrade to our Ofqual regulated level 3 or level 5 course. It offers the perfect value and flexibility and is still highly recognised worldwide.
|Title of Award||Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)|
|Qualification Level||Mapped to RQF Level 3|
|Total Qualification Time||180 Hours|
|Awarding Institution||Gallery Teachers|
|Teaching Institution||Gallery Teachers|
|Method of Delivery||E-Learning, Online Workshop|
|Assessment Methods||Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence|
|Maximum Time for Completion||1 Year|