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Online TEFL Course

Join an online TEFL course with TEFL HQ and International Volunteer HQ

Get Your TEFL Certification with TEFL HQ

TEFL HQ offers a specialised online TEFL certification course, which is available at a discounted rate through International Volunteer HQ.

The 100-hour online TEFL course is available to anyone who wants to gain a TEFL certification or upskill before teaching English abroad or online. TEFL HQ is a leader in teacher TEFL training and this online course has been developed by experienced second language acquisition specialists to create a quality learning experience, which is internationally recognised by TEFL placement agencies. This course is now available at a discounted rate of just US$399 when you sign up for your TEFL certification cours here.

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Internationally recognised courses created for you

TEFL HQ has been upskilling aspiring teachers and helping global travellers qualify for international teaching jobs for 6+ years. This TEFL course is a flexible and convienient way to gain the skills required to teach overseas or online, qualify for digital and international teaching jobs and stand out in job applications.

"Getting my TEFL certificate made the adjustment period much easier because my instructors gave me a realistic vision of my time teaching abroad. I certainly feel that I came prepared for day one knowing what to expect in an English classroom setting."

What is a TEFL course?

A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is an internationally recognized qualification that is needed for you to teach English abroad or online.

The TEFL HQ course will help you cultivate the following skills:

  • Teach reading, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation for the English language
  • Simplify complex English grammar for ELLs (English Language Learners)
  • Plan and deliver lessons that meet learning objectives and foster productivity
  • Manage classroom and student behavior to create a safe and fun learning environment
  • Identify different learning styles and adapt lessons to suit students’ needs
  • Find, adapt and personalise a range of learning materials for use in the classroom
  • Understand student motivations to enhance individual learning outcomes
  • Maximize your professional development opportunities as a TEFL HQ graduate
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Specialized online TEFL course for volunteers through International Volunteer HQ

Why get a TEFL certification?

  • Build confidence as a teacher before standing in front of a class
  • Easy to complete online course from the comfort of your own home
  • Develop highly transferable communication and language skills
  • Great to add to your resume, job or college application
  • Will make you stand out to employers, colleges and universities
  • Enable you to make money as a teacher online, or as you travel
  • Equips you with the skills you need to volunteer as a teacher
  • Helps you earn a higher salary at more reputable schools
  • Start anytime, anywhere, start at your own pace
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"The course is a wonderful introduction for aspiring teachers. It's enjoyable because you get to see slides with well-presented information while listening to a knowledgeable tutor explaining what you see on the screen. That's what I have enjoyed the most. I know other TEFL courses only provide PDFs to read and then ask questions but that doesn't make you feel like a teacher explains to you what you need to know."

Who is a TEFL course for?

The TEFL HQ course equips both experienced teachers and those with no previous teaching experience with the knowledge and skills required to succeed at teaching English in classrooms abroad, or online. The 100-hour TEFL course can be started at any time and is completed entirely online at your own pace.

What can I do with an online TEFL certification?

  • Volunteer on an IVHQ Teaching English project
  • Earn a salary teaching English internationally
  • Earn money teaching English online from home
  • Boost your resume, job or college application
  • Enhance your skills as an aspiring or experienced teacher
  • Develop your communication and language skills as a traveler
  • Expand knowledge and keep your brain active during retirement

Visit the TEFL HQ online course page to get TEFL certified now and upskill before departing on your volunteer trip abroad.

Future opportunities with a TEFL qualification

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Volunteer on an IVHQ English Teaching Project

Learn to Teach English with TEFL HQ+

Earn a salary teaching English internationally

Learn to Teach English with TEFL HQ+

Earn money teaching English from home

Learn to Teach English with TEFL HQ+

Boost your resume, job or college application

Learn to Teach English with TEFL HQ+

Enhance your skills as an aspiring or experienced teacher

Learn to Teach English with TEFL HQ+

Develop your language or communication skills as a traveller

Learn to Teach English with TEFL HQ+

Expand knowledge and keep your brain active during retirement

Online TEFL course FAQs

Are online TEFL courses recognized?

Yes - an online TEFL certifications is recognized by language schools and TEFL placement agencies. A TEFL certification demonstrates to these organisations that you have completed training in creating productive lesson plans, teaching speaking and correcting grammar. This will give you greater confidence when applying for teaching jobs and standing in front of a classroom on your first day.

Which is the best online TEFL course?

The best online TEFL courses should comprise at least 100 hours of coursework. This is accepted by language schools and TEFL placement agencies as being the minimum necessary for a recognized TEFL course. When you start applying to paid teaching placements, having 100 hours under your belt will ensure you don’t miss out on a placement due to having enrolled in a shorter course.

How much do TEFL teachers make?

Foreign English Language teachers can earn differing amounts depending on where they choose to teach. Some placement agencies state that TEFL teachers can earn up to US$6,000 per month when teaching overseas.

Is TEFL hard to pass?

If you are a native English speaker and have completed high school English studies, you will comfortably be able to pass a TEFL course. It’s a great opportunity to re-learn grammar rules and appreciate the intricacies of the English language.

Does TEFL expire?

No, TEFL certificates do not expire. Once you have completed your online TEFL course, you will be able to apply for teaching placements straight away,

How long does it take to complete a 100-hour course?

As a part-time student, you could comfortably complete the 100-hour TEFL course in 8 weeks. Depending on how many hours per week you have to complete the course, it could take you less or more time.

Can I enroll in the TEFL online course if I am not registered on an IVHQ program?

Yes! While IVHQ has partnered with TEFL HQ to provide the opportunity for IVHQ Teaching volunteers to upskill before departing to volunteer abroad, the discounted IVHQ TEFL HQ course is also open to previous IVHQ volunteers, or anyone interested in maximizing their chances of securing teaching jobs abroad.

How do I get the discounted course for $399?

All you need to do is to visit the TEFL HQ page to enroll in the course for a discounted cost of US$399.

Can I enroll in the course if I am already enrolled in full time study or employment?

Sure! As the majority of IVHQ volunteers are enrolled in full time study or employment, IVHQ has partnered with TEFL HQ to offer an affordable and flexible TEFL online course, which can be completed around any schedule and at your own pace.

What does the course offer?

TEFL HQ offers an online TEFL training course to prepare teachers to teach in classrooms abroad. Graduates will find themselves with a certificate in English language teaching, a competitive 100-hour TEFL certification accepted by international schools. The TEFL HQ course is completed entirely online at your own pace. The online structure is set in an interactive format with additional thinking points, handout instructions, and case studies.

What sets TEFL HQ Online apart from other TEFL providers?

TEFL HQ provides a fully interactive learning platform built by educators with extensive experience in teaching English overseas. As you progress through the course, you will be asked to interact with and manipulate content on your screen, as well as view course videos and work through interactive assessments.

What is the course schedule?

The TEFL HQ online course is 100 hours and can be started at any time. The course is entirely self-paced. Prospective teachers who choose TEFL HQ have the advantage of designing their own schedule and completing the course from anywhere in the world!

What is included in the TEFL HQ curriculum?

The units covered in the online TEFL HQ course cover the following topics:

  • World of English
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • English Language Learners
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Planning Lessons
  • Teacher Input
  • Relearning Grammar
  • Creating Productive Lessons
  • Teaching Speaking
  • Planning for Success
  • Differentiating Lessons
  • Teacher-Student Roles
  • Lesson Planning
  • Lesson Submission
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Alternative Sources for Classroom Material
  • Language Games
  • Worksheets and Handouts
  • Adapting Materials
  • Classroom Management for Young Learners
  • Art & Drama
  • Planning Lessons for Young Learners
  • Motivating Young Learners
  • Creating Independent Learners
  • Utilizing Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Development Tools

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the course?

In order to enroll in the course, applicants must have a completed high school diploma, and have native-level English speaking fluency.

Can non-native English speakers enroll in the course?

Individuals with native-level speaking ability are eligible to enroll in the online TEFL course, even if they are not technically native speakers.

Is there a practical component to the course?

The TEFL HQ online course does not include a practical teaching component. Given the variety of teaching jobs abroad, the course focuses on training teachers to build skill sets that will allow them to adapt to different environments. Upon completion of the course, teachers will have experience in planning, designing, and adapting a wide variety of language activities and materials, which they can apply to their new teaching jobs abroad.

How will I be assessed?

Teachers are officially assessed through homework assignments and test performance. Teachers are also encouraged to do self-assessment by completing written “thinking points” and case studies, which they can then compare to TEFL HQ’s provided explanations and demonstrations.

Does the course include tests?

The TEFL HQ online course contains a multiple-choice test at the end of each unit, as well as a comprehensive final exam.

What happens if I fail a test?

If you fail a test on the first try, you are permitted to take the test again. If you fail on the second try, your test is locked until you have gone back to the unit and reviewed the material.

Visit the TEFL HQ online course page to enroll in the TEFL online course today and gain an internationally recognised TEFL certification for the discounted rate of just US$399.

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