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TEFL Courses in Birmingham

TEFL Birmingham

Teaching English as a foreign language is the perfect way to experience living and working abroad while immersing yourself in a completely new culture.

Our TEFL courses in Birmingham equip you with the set of skills needed to find employment abroad and to deliver effective and engaging English lessons.

Courses in Birmingham

TEFL courses in Birmingham

Our internationally recognised TEFL certificates are highly respected and trusted within the TEFL industry, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding employment once you qualify!

We have a wide selection of courses available to choose from, ranging from a short 20 hour weekend classroom TEFL course all the way up to our 150 hour Premier TEFL course, which involves a 3 day classroom course plus 120 hours of online study.

While selecting the best course for you, make sure your bear in mind that most employers look for people who have at least 120 hours of TEFL training with an accredited TEFL provider, so we highly recommend our Premier courses to make you stand out to employers worldwide.

If you need help deciding on which course is the best fit for you, make sure you check out our TEFL course chooser!

Upcoming TEFL courses in Birmingham

Birmingham TEFL course content

Our Birmingham TEFL classroom training courses are held on selected dates either over 20 hours at the weekend or 30 hours running from a Monday to Wednesday. Our training courses are led by our highly experienced and qualified TEFL tutors, who are dedicated to making your intensive classroom training session as informative and fun as possible!

During your course you will learn about TEFL teaching methods, how to teach engaging grammar and skills TEFL lessons and importantly, how to handle a class full of students! There will even be a short foreign language lesson included to demonstrate techniques used to teach a complete novice language learner.

Whats included

 FREE coursebook

 FREE letter of reference from your course tutor

 FREE internationally recognised TEFL certificate

 FREE CV support

Lifetime access to our TEFL Jobs Centre

Tutor Profiles

Our TEFL courses in Birmingham are normally run by our highly qualified and experienced TEFL tutors Asif, Meryl and Lizzie.

  • Caroline

    Caroline

    Birmingham, England

    Caroline has a degree in English and a postgraduate qualification in Education. She later took a TEFL course and moved to Madrid to teach for 2 years and Shanghai for a year. Caroline has also taught in Poland where she achieved an A-grade in her CELTA qualification.

FAQ

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A: A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20.
A: Please view below detailed weekend course content

Weekend TEFL Course Contents

The 20-hour Weekend TEFL Course will cover:

Saturday (9am-8pm)

Unit 1 - Warmers
Introducing yourself, getting to know each other, reducing inhibitions

Unit 2 - Classroom management
Arranging the classroom and managing your students

Unit 3 - Getting the students to speak
Inventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture

Unit 4 - Introduction to grammar
A first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?

Unit 5 - Foreign language lesson
A beginner's lesson: find out what it's like to be on the receiving end

Unit 6 - Controlled Practice
Practice activities: why we use them and some ideas for the classroom

Unit 7 - Free Practice
Using role play and other activities to bring your lessons to life

Unit 8 - Games
How games can improve the learning experience

Unit 9 - More warmers
More ideas for the classroom

Unit 10 - Functions
Teaching everyday English words and phrases

Unit 11 - Lesson planning, preparation & practice
How to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson

 

Sunday (9am-6pm)

Unit 12 - More warmers
A little warmer for your second day

Unit 13 - Needs analysis & understanding levels
Assessing new students and understanding different levels of students

Unit 14 - Pronunciation
The sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language

Unit 15 - Correcting errors
How and when to correct in the classroom

Unit 16 - Teaching Skills
How to teach reading & listening in the classroom

Unit 17 - Grammar
A more in-depth look into tenses (Warning! Includes fun!)

Unit 18 - Lesson planning, preparation & practice
Give your Second TEFL lesson

Unit 19 - Finding work abroad
How to find your first teaching English job


A: Please view below detailed weekend course content

3 day TEFL Course Contents

Monday (9am to 6pm)

Unit 1 - Warmers
Introducing yourself, getting to know each other, reducing inhibitions

Unit 2 - Classroom management
Arranging the classroom and managing your students

Unit 3 - Getting the students to speak
Inventive ways to elicit from the students, using pictures, mime and gesture

Unit 4 - Introduction to grammar
A first look at some of the English tenses. What is the Present Perfect exactly?

Unit 5 - Foreign language lesson
A beginner's lesson: find out what it's like to be on the receiving end

Unit 6 - Controlled Practice
Practice activities: why we use them and some ideas for the classroom

Unit 7 - Free Practice
Using role play and other activities to bring your lessons to life

Unit 8 - Games
How games can improve the learning experience

Unit 9 - More warmers
More ideas for the classroom

Unit 10 - Functions
Teaching everyday English words and phrases

Unit 11 - Lesson planning, preparation & practice
How to plan a TEFL lesson & giving your first lesson

Tuesday (9am to 6pm)

Unit 12 - More warmers
A little warmer for your second day

Unit 13 - Needs analysis & understanding levels
Assessing new students and understanding different levels of students

Unit 14 - Pronunciation
The sounds, stress, intonation & rhythm of the English language

Unit 15 - Correcting errors
How and when to correct in the classroom.

Unit 16 - Teaching Skills
How to teach reading & listening in the classroom

Unit 17 - Grammar
A more in-depth look into tenses (Warning! Includes fun!)

Wednesday (9am to 6pm)

Unit 18 - Teaching young learners
Strategies & ideas for teaching young learners

Unit 19 - Finding work abroad
How to find your first teaching English job.

Final teaching practice

A: In order to take part in a TEFL course you need to be 16 years of age or over.

Certain employers will only hire TEFL teachers who are over 20. This is because some employers/countries ask for a degree and so graduates will tend to be around 21. When a degree is not essential it is perfectly possible to find work if you are younger but there will not be as wide a range of job opportunities. You may find you have the most success if you volunteer for a while as there are not so many age restrictions – you also don’t tend to need a degree to volunteer. You could also look to see if there are any positions to become a classroom assistant.

A: Your TEFL certificate will be valid forever. However, as with any qualification, if you do not use the qualification for a while, employers may see it as a bit out of date. We recommend using the qualification within 18 months of completing the course. If you do not, it may be worth repeating the classroom part of the course as a refresher and to give you an up-to-date certificate.
A: Hotel Ibis Birmingham City Centre, Ladywell Walk, Birmingham B5 4ST.

Our approach

It’s hands on! Our TEFL Birmingham courses are run by our experienced and highly qualified TEFL tutors. We believe that getting involved in activities and putting what you learn immediately into practice is the best way to effectively retain the information you have just learned. 

There will be an opportunity to put your lesson plan into action and deliver your own mini TEFL lesson to your peers. You will receive constructive feedback to help you improve for future lessons. 

Tutors are very good at adapting activities and topics to suit the classroom audience, so no matter what your professional or educational background, your ideas and opinions will be valued. 

Course location

Hotel Ibis Birmingham City Centre,
Ladywell Walk,
Birmingham B5 4ST