Online 170 Hour TEFL Class


(150-Hour Class & 20-Hour Practicum) Online classes have a limit of 20 students per course section. Classes typically are filled 1-2 weeks in advance.


{$300 off regular $ 1,350 until July 3rd, 2013 for any Online TEFL class date}

Length of training:  11 WeeksLimited-Offer

  • TEFL Class: 150 Hours
  • Student Teaching: 20 Hours

* Optional 2 week extra module:

  • Young Learners and Business Professionals: 30 hours

Total TEFL TESOL Certification Available: 200 hours

You can call us now at 630-708-8348 or request information and be assigned a personal advisor.

Understand the requirements to take a TEFL course:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Fluent and proficient English Skills.
  • Non-native speakers will be required to write a brief essay and interview over the phone to verify their English skills prior to enrollment.
  • Ability to complete a university level course that incorporates extensive reading, homework, papers, quizzes, tests, lessons plans, and student teaching/observation (practicum).  All work is graded and each student must pass the class and fulfill the practicum requirement to earn their certification.
  • Those without a four-year degree are able to enroll in our Online TEFL class.

Speak with a live Admissions Advisor.

This is critical to gain an understanding of hiring procedures and international job markets for English teachers.  The following considerations may affect your plans and opportunities for teaching English abroad:

  • Citizenship, age, educational level, hiring cycle, interviewing procedure (in-person or phone interviews), and more.
  • Review the list of the most popular countries for teaching English in our country comparison chart and individual country profiles. It is extremely important that all of our students understand the hiring procedures and eligibility requirements for English teaching positions prior to enrolling in a TEFL class.
  • Non native English speakers will need to read and understand where they can and probably cannot find employment as an English teacher, please review this information.
  • Also, while we provide lifetime job search guidance to our graduates, you must have a clear understanding of your responsibilities for interviewing and obtaining a teaching position.

2. Enroll in a TEFL course in advance before it is filled


    • May 27 – August 9, 2013 – Filled
    • June 10 – August 23, 2013 – 10 spots remaining
    • June 24 – September 6, 2013 – open enrollment
    • July 8, 2013 – September 20, 2013 – open enrollment
    • July 22, 2013 – October 4, 2013 – open enrollment
    • August 5, 2013 – October 18, 2013 – open enrollment
    • August 19 – November 1, 2013 – open enrollment
    • September 2 – November 15, 2013 – open enrollment
    • September 16 – November 29, 2013 – open enrollment
    • September 30 – December 13, 2013 – open enrollment
    • October 14 – December 27, 2013 – open enrollment
    • October 28 – January 10, 2014 – open enrollment
    • November 11 – January 24, 2014 – open enrollment
    • November 25 – February 7, 2014 – open enrollment
    • December 9 – February 21, 2014 – open enrollment
    • December 23 – March 14, 2014 – open enrollment

1. Registration is a two-step process

A) Pay the class tuition to reserve your spot:

  • Online class tuition is paid in full.

Payment is accepted by credit card, debit Visa/Mastercard, Paypal, bank wire transfer or money order.  You may pay using our online shopping cart or by speaking with your advisor and providing credit card information over the phone.  Instructions for paying by Paypal, money order, electronic transfer and bank wire will be provided upon request.  Payment is the only way to hold your spot in a TEFL course.


Receipt: Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email with your receipt and instructions regarding the next phase of your registration and beginning your class.

B) Documents:

To complete your registration you must complete the Registration Document and Terms and Conditions Document.  Please sign, date, and return to our Chicago office via fax or email with two days.

Online TEFL Class Students who do not turn these in will not be allowed access to the online course.

2. After course registration is complete

A)  Online TEFL Class students: Students will receive their class login and password information via email on the first day of class which is a Monday at 12 noon Central time.   You will also be emailed a pre-course grammar module to help brush up before the course.

B)  Onsite Students:

Students will work with our Student Affairs office in Chicago and be placed directly in touch with the Onsite Course Director.

The Onsite Director will assist you with:

Housing options, arrival and transportation options.  It is HIGHLY advised NOT to book your airline ticket or accommodations until you speak with the director as he/she is an expert of that city.  You will pay your housing fees to the hostel/hotel/hotel/homestay directly.  You are responsible for the cost of these expenses, they are NOT included in the price of tuition.  Your advisor will provide you with typical costs for accommodations for each location.

Your TEFL Certificate

Online students:

You will receive via mail your TEFL Certificate after finishing your course and have submitted the practicum documents.  Certificates are mailed each week from England where INTESOL Worldwide is located.

3 TEFL/TESOL Course Components

Our courses comprise of 3 main components that ensure the student’s success as a professional English language teacher. Teaching Methodology, Language Acquisition, Student Teaching (Practicum).

1) Teaching Methodology:

These are the skills that are essential to each teacher, and include:

  • Classroom management
  • Personality and language assessments
  • Curriculum development
  • Lesson planning

2) Language Acquisition:

The components of language learning will be covered:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Phonetics and linguistic analogy are also thoroughly covered in the course.

3) Practicum:

20 hours of student teaching/observation/tutoring within a local ESL classroom

To successfully complete an online TEFL / TESOL certification course, International TEFL Academy requires that each student complete 20 hours of practicum.  These practicum hours allow each student to gain first-hand experience working with real ESL students, whether it is in an actual classroom setting, or by tutoring a non-native speaker privately.

We encourages our students to complete these hours while they are still enrolled in the course. For these reasons, completing the practicum hours during the course allows the student to immediately practice what they are learning in the online class.  We do, however, automatically allow an additional 30 days after the course is finished to complete the practicum hours.

(Video): How will I complete my practice teaching

3a) Practicum Locations:

Opportunities to complete your practicum can typically be arranged in your community in these types of venues:

  • Community centers
  • Community colleges
  • Language schools
  • Faith based groups that offer ESL classes
  • Libraries

Once the practicum hours have been completed, the student provides a detailed journal and time sheet to the International TEFL Academy Student Affairs Department.  After we have received the practicum documentation, along with notification of the completed coursework, you will be issued your TEFL/TESOL certificate via postal mail.  You will now be qualified to teach English to millions of students in thousands of schools worldwide; and with our lifetime job search guidance, you will be abroad in no time!

Limited Time Discount Pricing… Register here and reserve you spot today!


Online TEFL Class Overview

Our online TEFL course is a fully interactive, collegiate level course, taught by a university level professor.  From day one, students will be fully engaged in discourse not only with your professor, but also with all of the other students in the course.  This interaction will remain constant throughout the duration of the course, and the instructor will offer you feedback on your tasks and is always available to answer questions.

Through a series of course readings, tasks, peer participation, essays, and a final thematic unit, students will develop all the skills necessary to be a confident, well-resourced, professional teacher, whatever your background.


Every Online TEFL Class professors are of the highest caliber, with a graduate level degree or Ph D. in TESOL or a related field, and extensive international teaching experience.


Students who enroll in our Online TEFL Academy course come from all walks of life.  The age of a student can range from 17-77, and My Globe Consulting helps train students from every continent on Earth (well, maybe not Antarctica).

Watch Online TEFL Class Testimonials here and see why they chose our class and learn about their experiences in their 11-week course.

Online Virtual Classroom

Our online TEFL course is conducted in a virtual online learning environment, hosted by, one of the worldwide leaders of online distance learning.  There is no software to download, and as long as you have an Internet connection, your entire course content is accessible.  The course itself is very user friendly and easy to navigate.  Students do not need to be a computer expert to take the course; they just need a very basic knowledge of web browsing.

Class Content

The following is the content found within the online TEFL course:

  • Pre-Course Grammar Module
  • Basic Principles of Teaching
  • Grammar
  • Resources
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Error Correction
  • Visual Aids

Bonus TEFL Units:

  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Business Professionals

Course Tasks and Assignments


  1. Tasks:  Each module contains its own set of tasks or assignments.  Tasks will be completed by taking an online quiz (Q) or by uploading to a forum (F).  Please see the course syllabus for an outline of tasks due for each module and how many points each task is worth.
  2. Peer Participation: Each week your course instructor will post a discussion topic in the forum labeled Peer Participation.  Students are required to participate in the discussion each week by posting at least one thought or comment in the forum regarding the posted topic.
  3. Evaluations: Students are expected to complete a Mid-Course Evaluation and a Final Course Evaluation providing feedback on various aspects of the TEFL/TESOL course.
  4. Thematic Unit: In order to pass the TEFL certification course, students must complete the final project, the Thematic Unit. The Thematic Unit will cover three days of lesson planning that you will create.


  1. Self-Checks: Self-Checks are located throughout the reading as a way to practice what you have learned and test your knowledge.  Self-Checks are not required to complete however, they are recommended.
  2. Practicum: Practicum is an essential component to a teacher’s training process, as it provides valuable insight and experience prior to obtaining independent teaching positions. online TEFL Courses require that all students accumulate a minimum of 20 hours for TEFL / TESOL certification.  These hours can be achieved through observation, tutoring, student teaching or a combination.  Practicum hours must be achieved in a setting in which non-native speakers are learning new English language skills.


Final grades for the TEFL/TESOL certification course will be based on the sum of the total points earned and are shown in the chart below.  Students must receive 640 or more points (70%) to pass their TEFL/TESOL course.

Letter Grade Points Possible Percentage
 A  865-920  94-100%
 A-  830-864  90-93%
 B+  800-829  87-89%
 B  775-799  84-86%
 B-  730-774  80-83%
 C+  700-729  77-79%
 C  675-699  74-76%
 C-  640-674  70-73%
 D+  610-639  67-69%
 D  590-609  64-66%
 D-  555-589  60-63%
 F  0-554  0-59%

Certification Awarded

The award of the certificate for all our courses is strictly for those who successfully complete all tasks, peer participation, thematic unit, practicum etc. Your TEFL TESOL certification will include your final grade, a listing of the total class hours and practicum hours along with our accreditation. This will be mailed to your home.

Advantages of the Online TEFL TESOL Course:

* Affordability

Fees are designed to make teaching abroad within your reach and budget!

* Credibility

This is a university-level course, taught by university-level professors. We represents the gold standard in international TEFL / TESOL certification! There is also an additional 20 hours of volunteer observation and tutoring in a live ESL classroom in your community to give you the practical classroom experience needed. The course is an accredited 170-hour certification, exceeding international standards by 50 hours. There is also the option to take the 30-hour Young Learner and Business Professional TEFL / TESOL modules.  You’ll be prepared to teach around the world!

* Flexibility

Study on your own daily schedule, over an 11-week period. The program is ideal for people that wish to have a flexible daily schedule as there is no “live” classroom time.  It also allows you to work ahead of the scheduled task dates but you must submit tasks and peer participation by their assigned due dates.

* Interactive and Hands-On

Daily interaction with your professor and classmates via email and discussion boards allows the coursework to come alive. You will learn via written tasks and peer participation – all completed on a weekly schedule to keep you and the class together and interactive. The class structure adheres to your daily schedule so there is no need for “live time”.

* Video

1) Live Webcast: Your professor will host live webcast lectures that you can participate in.  Each lecture will be taped and can be viewed at any time if you are not able to attend.

2) Video demonstrations: Each module will have corresponding video segments to compliment the reading materials.

3) Video Tutorials: Enrolled students will be provided with video tutorials on how to navigate different aspects of the course.

* Live office hours

Weekly “live chat” functions with your professor and other classmates to discuss topics and questions.

* Support (Partnership)

There is continuous International TEFL Academy support, materials, and advice throughout your certification. International TEFL Academy also provides lifetime job search guidance for your after you graduate.

*Qualified Instructors (Partnership)

Your Online TEFL training course is moderated by highly qualified trainers with at least a Master’s Degree or PhD in the field and extensive professional teaching experience.


The ITA Online TEFL training course is part of the INTESOL Worldwide association providing TEFL / TESOL courses since 1993.  We are, and have been, accredited as being at NQF level 4 by NCFE a British National Awarding Body.  We are also accredited by Open & Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC) from the U.K.  Learn more about our Accreditation.

* User-Friendly

The course is hosted on the most popular online university platform, Moodle. It’s simple to use and a great learning tool.

Class Materials:

We will provide you all the materials needed for your certificate course.  All materials are available online, No textbooks are needed to complete the course. However, students who wish to purchase the course textbook may do so in a paperback or PDF format.

Paperback version can be purchased at an online bookstore here

PDF version can be purchased here
Materials include: 

  • All course training units
  • Resource Pack consisting of examples of ESOL exercises and lessons
  • Comprehensive back to basics grammar
  • Games pack – tried and tested games for all levels complete with teacher and student materials
  • Lessons Pack – tried and tested lessons at various levels complete with teacher and student materials
  • Certification on successful completion
  • Links to online teaching resources

Limited Time Discount Pricing… Register here and reserve you spot today!