Why Should You Get TEFL Certified?

Complete at Your Own Pace

We all have busy schedules. ACT does its best to accommodate this by offering easy to remember and flexible module completion schedules. Those on tight schedules will also be able to complete the course at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Get Certified from Home

Take the TEFL course from the comforts of your own home and not have to worry about additional materials or costs. After completing the course, your certificate will be dispatched to your home address!

Access & Complete Assignments Online from Anywhere

For those constantly on the go or currently still in school, as long as you have access to the internet you can complete the course from anywhere. Take your education out of the classroom and into your own space.

How it works

Once the candidate signs up for the course, he or she will be given a unique username and password for course access. They can log in to the website and complete assignments and study at their own pace. The candidates can easily interact with the instructor and other students via chat and participate in the discussion forums. There are live video lectures on the website for easy learning. This is an elaborate program which will take a month to complete.

20/50 hours of Teaching Practice

While pursuing the 140/170 hours course, the candidate will have an opportunity for 20/50 hours of teaching practice. It helps the candidate to get an overview of the real classroom and how to fit into the career. It is a great opportunity to gain firsthand experience in teaching.

Asian College of Teachers encourages the candidates to avail this teaching practice session during the course hours as immediate practice can boost some confidence. It can provide endless rooms to rectify mistakes and become a complete teacher in near future.

How it works

STEP 1: The enrolment registration form should be filled and pay course fees (PayPal or credit card)

STEP 2: An automated confirmation message and receipt will be generated

STEP 3: A unique username and password will be given to you from where you will be able to download the course material and contact your tutor.

NOTE: There will be four modules and after you download the first one you can work offline as per your convenience. Completing the assignment you can just upload the same via your student login and get feedback from your tutor. You will be able to access our live teaching segments, teaching news, various job links, and some of the best EFL resources on the web to keep you involved & stimulated all through the course. This 4 module online 140 hours TEFL course comes with complete tutorial support, 24 x 7 access and a 30 hour how to teach young learner component. The course is accredited by most eminent international and national bodies of repute.

Teaching Practice (TP) Components

The Teaching Practice will consist of the best practical experience; from assisting the real teacher to observing classes.

Time log form – This should be filled by you and signed by the organization confirm your completion of 20 hours in-class time. 6 hours will be consisted of you leading a class teaching English. The remaining hours will include class assistance or observation of a class (minimum of 2 students per class).

Your teaching practice should be classroom based. This is why 1: 1 tutoring does not count TP under this format.

The documentation from the sponsoring organization needs to be provided for us is not difficult! Fundamentally, the organization will just need to allow you to lead a class for 6 hours of TP and sign to form your participation.

There is a huge demand for EFL teachers around the world, and the teaching practical included certification is mandatory for teaching programs such as EPIK and GOE program.

Institute offering TP options:

  • Universities and schools
  • Faith-based association, churches and ‘international cafes.’
  • Libraries
  • Local government – often arranges volunteer schemes teaching English in universities and colleges with or without precise ESL departments
  • Community centers (you can find these through on internet)
  • Language schools

After successfully completing Teaching Practice session from a local school the trainee needs to collect a TP letter from the said school. (Refer to Sample TP letter)

TEFL Certification

  • ACT TEFL courses are accredited by the world’s largest TESOL accreditation body TESOL Canada & TESOL USA
  • Certificate can be Notarized, Apostle, Attested by Embassy in Ottawa or Washington at extra charges
  • “Online” is not mentioned in the certificates

The candidates will receive a globally recognized certificate awarded jointly by TESOL Canada and Asian College of Teachers (ACT) on successful completion of Certificate TEFL course. The candidates can also avail an additional certificate from College of Birmingham (COB) at an extra cost. Additionally, all Asian College of Teachers (ACT) TEFL Courses have been accredited by TESOL Canada – an international association of educators, TESOL teachers, TESOL instructors, TESOL graduates, Board of Federal Directors and Provincial Representatives across Canada with both national and international representatives. TESOL Canada programs are approved by the Ministry of Employment, Human Resources Development Canada HRDC, and authenticated through Ministry of Foreign Affairs for International use.

TESOL Canada is the registered founding member of TESOL Québec, TESOL Ontario, and TESOL British Columbia. Internationally TESOL Canada is an associated member of TESOL U.S.A., TESOL European Union EUTA, TESOL Asia, TESOL Middle East and TESOL South America. ALL ACT TESOL / TEFL Certificate approved by TESOL Canada & TESOL U.S.A and certified through the Canadian Government. All ACT TEFL qualified students can also apply for TESOL Board exam through TESOL Canada to receive an exclusive TESOL Certificate certified and notarized by Canada and USA government.

The certificate awarded has an extra advantage as the word “Online” will not be mentioned in the certificates. Shipment of certificates cost USD 35 Generally after the submission of all the assignments and completion of the course; the candidates need to pay the dispatch fee. After that, the institute takes the respective shipping address and contact number of the candidate to courier the certificate. It will take maximum three weeks for the certificates to reach the designated address. The option of Digital certification is available at no extra charges.

Phase 1 – Introduction to TESOL

Language Acquisition

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Acquisition Vs Learning

EFL teaching

  • Methodologies and Approaches

Learners

  • Language Learners and their levels

Phase 2 – The Study of English

Grammar

  • The structures
  • Contextualizing Grammar

Phonology

  • Segmental
  • Supra-segmental

Phase 3 – Teaching Techniques (Language Skills)

Part I

  • Teaching speaking
  • Teaching Listening
  • Teaching reading
  • Teaching writing

Part II

  • Context and Language Modelling
  • Communicative ways

Phase 4 – Classroom Management

  • The components

Disaster Management

  • Mixed and large groups

Phase 5 – Lesson Planning

  • Guidelines
  • Format
  • Samples

Phase 6 – Need Based Language Teaching

  • EAP
  • ESP
  • Business Communication

Phase 7 – Teaching Young Learners

  • Difference between Adults and YL
  • Different orientation
  • Songs, Rhymes, Stories and Games

Phase 8 – Textbooks and Materials

  • Evaluating Textbooks
  • Types and use of Materials

Phase 9 – Choose from your teaching practice options of 20 hrs or 50 hrs.

WHO RUNS THIS COURSE?

Asian College of Teachers

DO I NEED TO PLAN ANYTHING BEFORE ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE?

No. You can enroll and start this course at any time.

ARE THERE ANY EXTRA FEES (TEXTBOOKS OR COURSE MATERIALS) IN ADDITION TO THE COURSE ENROLLMENT FEE?

No. The course fee will include the price of the course material.

IS THERE A FINANCING SCHEME OBTAINABLE FOR THIS COURSE?

Sorry, we do not propose financing scheme at this time.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I BOOK MY SPOT IN THIS COURSE?

Anytime. Students can begin the course at their convenience.

ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THIS COURSE?

Any time. There are no particular start dates and students can start on the course at their ease.

ARE THERE AGE LIMITS FOR THIS COURSE?

You must be 18 years of age or older on the date of enrolment.

ARE THERE NATIONALITY RESTRICTIONS FOR THIS COURSE?

You must have nationality from the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa. Korean Immigration will only process English teaching work visas for these 7 nationalities. Refer to the next FAQ for more basics.

CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE IF I’M NOT A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER?

No. This course was planned for teaching English in South Korea, and South Korean schools are inclined to appoint native English speakers only.

CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE WITHOUT EARLIER TEACHING EXPERIENCE?

Yes. Having earlier teaching experience is not a requirement for this course.

CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE WITHOUT A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY DEGREE?

No. Having a bachelor’s degree from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, NZ or SA is mandatory to get hired in South Korea for a teaching job.

IS THIS COURSE ‘SELF- STUDIED’ OR IS IT LED BY AN INSTRUCTOR?

The online part is self-taught with personal trainer support. Students complete course work & exams at their pace. The teaching practice part is classroom based – refer to TP details.

HOW MUCH CONTACT & SUPPORT WILL I GET FROM MY TUTOR ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?

Trainees may contact their individual tutor as and when required via text, email or Skype. The tutor will give full support all through the course and trainees can expect thorough marking and feedback on assignments.

DOES THIS COURSE COMPRISE A ‘TEACHING PRACTICE’ COMPONENT?

Yes. This course includes a 20-hour teaching practice (in-class) component to meet Korean public school teaching program requirements (such as the EPIK program, SMOE program, GOE program, etc.). The teaching practice can be completed from the convenience of your current location; volunteer teaching at Community centers, churches, local language schools, libraries, government offices, etc. can all be used for the teaching practice component.

IS THIS COURSE ACCREDITED?

Yes. This course is approved and accredited by the TESOL Canada, London School of Teaching and Training (LSTT), College of Birmingham (COB) and Pebble Hills University (PHU).

WILL THE CERTIFICATION FOR THIS COURSE EXPIRE?

No. The certificate does not expire and it is similar to a high school diploma or degree and the certificate will last a lifetime.

IS THIS COURSE WRITTEN IN BRITISH ENGLISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH?

This course is written in British English. However, it was planned for Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, Irish, New Zealanders and South Africans. Assignments can be submitted in American or British English.

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THIS COURSE TAKE TO COMPLETE?

6-10 weeks.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PASS THE COURSE?

If you fail to meet the minimum standards, you will not be given the respective certification or authentic certificate. Trainees can’t develop through the course until passing each module. Tutors work closely with all trainees to make sure maximum chances of success.

HOW MY WORK WILL BE ASSESSED?

ACT tutors are thorough and meticulous when it comes to the assessment technique and evaluation process. Their assessment communicates useful information to the trainees. They appreciate each trainee’s strengths and accomplishments not forgetting to point out the significant points where the trainees need to work on. They evaluate on the basis of varied parameters.

WHEN WOULD I GET THE TEFL CERTIFICATE?

You can expect to get the certificate 5-7 days after your final assignment has been submitted for grading and assessment.

IS THERE ANY CHARGE FOR A HARDCOPY OF THE CERTIFICATE?

Yes. There is a small fee for a hard copy of the TEFL certificate. Requesting a hardcopy is entirely optional, and you will automatically receive an electronic copy for free. Note: Electronic TEFL / TESOL certificates are widely accepted by most overseas schools and employers.

WHEN CAN I START APPLYING FOR TEACHING JOBS?

You can start applying for TEFL teaching jobs in Korea anytime. Some teaching programs, such as EPIK, offer positions with the goal that you are currently enrolled in a TEFL course that will be done before the job bond begins. Global English can provide enrolment confirmation letters if requested.

ARE THERE ANY INTERNET REQUIREMENTS?

Yes. You should have access to a computer that has an internet link and a modern web browser (Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Firefox or other)

PRICING & PAYMENT

This course is demonstrated and sold in USD. Your local currency value is shown in adding up to the USD sale price for suggestion purposes only. There is no additional cost; the displayed cost includes all necessary course materials. The course fee must be paid in full earlier than receiving course access and instructions.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

The course fee is non-refundable.

Asian College of Teachers TEFL programs

Program Type Course Name Online TEFL Teaching Practice (In-class) Program Price Korvia Price
A 120hrs International TEFL course 120hrs None USD 349 USD 299
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B 140hrs International TEFL course 120hrs 20 hrs USD 599 USD 549
(USD 50 Off)
C 170hrs International TEFL course 120hrs 50 hrs USD 799 USD 749
(USD 50 Off)

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