TEFL HQ and International Volunteer HQ have partnered to offer volunteers the opportunity to complete their teaching English certification at the discounted price of US$399!

Enhance your effectiveness as a volunteer teacher abroad by completing this self-paced online TEFL course. It's perfect for experienced teachers or prospective volunteers with no previous education experience. Throughout the 10 comprehensive units you will be equipped with the relevant knowledge and practical skills required to succeed as a volunteer English teacher in classrooms all over the globe. You'll also maximize your chances of securing a paid teaching position in the future.

UPSKILL BEFORE VOLUNTEERING ABROAD

The 100-hour TEFL course can be started at any time and is completed entirely online at your own pace.

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PRE-APPROVED FOR 40+ IVHQ DESTINATIONS

Volunteer abroad with IVHQ and work alongside local teachers toward a common educational goal, with the TEFL HQ course under your belt you will be armed with the relevant teaching techniques and practical skills you need to make a positive impact in 40+ destinations, including...

  • Nepal

  • Argentina - Buenos Aires

  • Peru - Cusco and Lima

  • Cambodia

  • Morocco - Marrakech and Rabat

  • India - Delhi

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING

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Maria Condon

I loved the online course format. I was able to complete modules on the weekends and evenings while I still worked full-time and saved up for teaching abroad. Since I’d never been in front of a classroom of students before, the classroom management module helped prepare me to be a confident teacher. Overall, great course!

WHY TEFL HQ

  • LEARN WHILE TRAVELING

    Our user-friendly platform makes it easy to complete your online TEFL certification wherever you have a WiFi connection.

  • MOBILE FRIENDLY

    Complete your certification from any device, including your phone or tablet! The online TEFL course is entirely mobile friendly.

  • COMPLETE AT YOUR OWN PACE

    The course was designed for maximum flexibility, as it is completed 100% online and at your own pace. The world is your classroom!

FAQ

  • What is the course timetable?

    The certification 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 the TEFL course format?

    Students will work their way through the online units that consist of text, visual, interactive, and video components. You will also be expected to complete quizzes at the end of each unit.

  • Is there a practicum/practice teaching component?

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

  • Is the course accredited?

    While the TEFL HQ course is not accredited by an educational body, graduates will find themselves with a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a competitive 100-hour TEFL certification accepted by international schools.

  • Will I receive a certificate on completion?

    Yes, upon completion of the TEFL HQ course, a PDF certificate will be available to download for you to print, add to your resume, and LinkedIn profile.

  • What are my job prospects as a certified TEFL educator?

    Your TEFL certification will give you a competitive edge over other teachers wishing to teach abroad in countries such as Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and many countries in South America. While TEFL certification is not required to teach abroad in some countries, the majority of language schools around the world strongly prefer teaching candidates who have completed a TEFL course.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • 1
    Unit 1.1 - World of English
    • The State of the English Languge
    • ESL/EFL Terminology
    • Types of English
    • Review
    • Classroom Check-up
  • 2
    Unit 1.2 - Second Language Acquisition
    • Introduction to SLA
    • Errors
    • Correcting
    • Confidence and Language Acquisition
    • Classroom Check-up
  • 3
    Unit 1.3 - English Language Learners
    • Describing learners
    • Motivation
    • Language levels
    • CLASSROOM CHECK-UP
  • 4
    Unit 1 Quiz
    • Unit 1 - Quiz
  • 5
    Unit 2.1 - Teaching Methodology
    • Teaching philosophies
    • Planning basics
    • Flexibility
    • Classroom check-up
  • 6
    Unit 2.2 - Planning Lessons
    • Before the lesson
    • Teaching stages
    • Practice stages
  • 7
    Unit 2.3 - Teacher Input
    • Analyzing outcomes
    • Procedure
    • Classroom check-up
  • 8
    Unit 2 Quiz
    • Unit 2 - Quiz
  • 9
    Unit 3.1 - Relearning Grammar
    • Form and meaning
    • Verbs
    • Parts of speech
    • Classroom check-up
  • 10
    Unit 3.2 - Creating Productive Lessons
    • Grammar activities
    • Keys to activities
    • Types of worksheets
    • Classroom check-up
  • 11
    Unit 3.3 - Teaching Speaking
    • Rules
    • Talk time
    • Classroom check-up
  • 12
    Unit 3 Quiz
    • Unit 3 - Quiz
  • 13
    Unit 4.1 - Planning for success
    • Common classroom problems
    • Establishing norms
    • Problems during class
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 14
    Unit 4.2 - Differentiating lessons
    • Mixed ability students
    • Grouping
    • Using the board
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 15
    Unit 4.3 - Teacher-student roles
    • Good and bad teachers
    • Recognition
    • A teacher's role
    • Classroom check-up
  • 16
    Unit 4 Quiz
    • Unit 4 - Quiz
  • 17
    Unit 5.1 - Lesson planning
    • Class profile
    • Language point
  • 18
    Unit 5 - Lesson Submission
    • Unit 5 - Lesson Submission
  • 19
    Unit 6.1 - Teaching abroad
    • What will it be like?
    • Steps to take
    • Interviews
    • Classroom check-up
  • 20
    Unit 7.1 - Alternative Sources for Classroom Material
    • General sources
    • Online sources
    • Language input
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 21
    Unit 7.2 - Language Games
    • Games for children
    • Games for adults
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 22
    Unit 7.3 - Worksheets and Handouts
    • Types of worksheets 1
    • Types of worksheets 2
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 23
    Unit 7.4 - Adapting Materials
    • Types of adaptations
    • Decreasing difficulty
    • Increasing difficulty
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 24
    Unit 7 Quiz
    • Unit 7 - Quiz
  • 25
    Unit 8.1 - Classroom Management for Young Learners
    • Why are young learners difficult?
    • Laying groundwork
    • Misbehaviour
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 26
    Unit 8.2 - Art & Drama
    • Motivation
    • Drama
    • Art
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 27
    Unit 8.3 - Planning Lessons for Young Learners
    • Presenting language
    • Practice language
    • Inclusion and interest
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 28
    Unit 8.4 - Motivating Young Learners
    • What affects motivation?
    • Rewards systems
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 29
    Unit 8 Quiz
    • Unit 8 - Quiz
  • 30
    Unit 9.1 - Creating Independent Learners
    • Classroom goals
    • Independent learning
    • Goal setting
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 31
    Unit 9.2 - Utilizing Resources
    • Books and stories
    • Dictionaries
    • Independent reading
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 32
    Unit 9 Quiz
    • Unit 9 - Quiz
  • 33
    Unit 10.1 - Professional Development
    • Teaching journals
    • Self monitoring
    • Critical incidents
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 34
    Unit 10.2 - More Professional Development Tools
    • Support groups
    • Case analysis
    • Action research
    • Review
    • Classroom check-up
  • 35
    Final Assessment
    • Final Assessment

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Online TEFL Certification, your passport to teach and travel the world!

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