60-Hour Online TEFL Certification Course

Foundational Online TEFL Certification course

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Our 60-hour course is a great option for individuals who want to explore teaching English as a foreign language by learning at their own pace and on their own time. Unlike other TEFL providers, CIEE’s 60-hour course includes a look at intercultural issues such as different communication styles and cultural values, so you can be prepared to effectively interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds all over the world.

CIEE’s TEFL course includes:  

  • An automated and flexible course to be completed at your own pace 
  • Tutors for assistance and feedback 
  • A community of peers to share opinions and ideas 
  • Access to valuable lessons related to cultural values  

Course Price: $300*


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*Our prices are set based on the quality of the course and the value that we provide in addition, because of this we don’t offer discounts or have a sale price.  

What You Will Learn 

  • Intercultural Communication

    Gain knowledge related to cultural values so you can communicate with people from all over the world

  • Language Teaching Practices

    Develop skills regarding best practices and approaches for teaching English in general

  • Lesson Planning

    Preparing a lesson plan and classroom management

Course Outline

The 60-hour course is self-paced and designed to allow you to complete coursework at any time during a six-month period. Students work independently, attending online presentations and complete online readings. This means you can work whenever you’d like, and wherever you like — whether that’s early in the morning, late at night, in a coffee shop, at home, or wherever you feel most inspired.  

Modules 0-3

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Module 0) Pre-course – intro to course and how to navigate 
Virtually meet your peers, get comfortable with the online Canvas platform, and prepare yourself for what’s to come.  

Module 1) The world of TEFL  
Why learn English?  A look at the types of English learners and an introduction to fundamental concepts from the intercultural field.  

Module 2) Key approaches and methods  
Cover different language teaching methodologies and approaches to communication. Understand cultural differences in teaching language, classroom organization, and feedback.  

Module 3) Teaching vocabulary and grammar 
Learn to teach grammar and vocabulary effectively by breaking it down and covering new strategies.  

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Module 4) Planning lessons 
Go over the key elements of a lesson such as classroom activities, warm-ups, fillers and cool-downs.  

Module 5) Teaching skills 
Introduce receptive skills and ways to teach reading. Learn methods for teaching listening and speaking the language and then move on to methods of teaching writing. 

Module 6) TEFL and you  
Develop an intercultural mindset in the field of language education and discover effective ways to tackle your first week in the classroom.  

Grammar Modules 1-3

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A deep dive into the study of grammar. This section is not required but serves as a helpful review.  

Module 1) Grammar study 1  
Unpack parts of speech, sentence structure and explaining parts of speech such as verbs.  

Module 2) Grammar study 2 
Review verb tenses and conditional forms.  

Module 3) Grammar study 3 
An overview of parts of grammar including voice and mood. Learn to explain pronouns, phrases and clauses.  

 

 

Enrollment Guarantee

We are so confident in our course content that if you enroll in our 60-hour TEFL course and decide that you want to enroll in the 150-hour course we will transfer you into the next available start date. The work you do won’t carry over, but your financial investment in the 60-hour course will be applied to the enrollment fee of our 150-hour course. 

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Course Comparison

  • 60-hour TEFL course 

    Introductory TEFL course, ideal for someone looking to learn what TEFL is about. Course includes:  
     

    • 60 total training hours  
    • Open enrollment  
    • Self-paced (must be completed in 6 months)  
    • Tutor support  
    • Option to enroll in 150-hour course  

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  • 150-hour TEFL course

    Our flagship course, perfect for anyone looking to become internationally certified to teach English abroad. Course includes:  
     

    • 150 total training hours  
    • Online course work for 11 weeks  
    • Cohort of peers  
    • Dedicated course tutor  
    • 20 hours of practicum  
    • Meets international qualifications  

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  • 30-hour TEFL Course

    Our age specialization course is made for someone looking to refine their skills in teaching young learners, teens, or adults. Course includes: 
     

    • 30 total training hours  
    • Open enrollment  
    • Self-paced, takes about 3 weeks  
    • Tutor support  
    • Option to add on to 150-hour course  

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FAQ's

Is the course right for me?

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THE 60-HOUR COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU, IF:  

  • You have no teaching (or TEFL) experience and are looking to explore it  
  • You want to refresh your teaching and general TEFL skills  
  • You’re teaching where TEFL isn’t required, but want to gain some TEFL skills 
  • You’re looking to professionalize the teach abroad experience  

Eligibility 

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Language ability: Participants in the course must be native English speakers or maintain an advanced level of English proficiency.  To demonstrate such proficiency for nonnative speakers of English, the following scores are accepted: CEFR C1, CAE, BEC +, PTE level 4, TOEFL iBT 110-120, IELTS 7-8, TOEIC L&R = 945 & S&W = 360.     

Enrollees must be at least 18 years of age or older 

Coursework requires reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Course outcome and evaluation will include elements of all four competencies.  

Students must be capable of using a personal computer, as all coursework is completed online. Students must have consistent access to internet. 

When should I start?

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The 60-hour course can be started and completed at your own pace; however, it must be completed within 6 months. If at any point you choose to upgrade to the 150- Hour Flagship course, there are a few timelines to keep in mind: 

Teach abroad: Begin your TEFL course at least 6 months prior to your intended departure date  
Teaching at home or online: Begin your TEFL course at least 3 months before you apply for a position

Will I be TEFL certified after 60 hours?

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Short answer: yes.  

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate for completing your 60-hour certification. However, the international standard for teaching abroad requires at least 100 hours of training with practicum included. If you wish to add practicum later to meet the 100-hour standard, schedule an appointment with your TEFL coordinator to discuss your options.   

Upgrade your TEFL training

  • Guided Practicum in London 

    130-hour online TEFL course followed by a practicum in England. 

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  • 180-hour TEFL course

    Flagship TEFL course with added specialized training 

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  • Guided Practicum in Italy

    130-hour online TEFL course followed by a practicum in Italy. 

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