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Short Guide to TEFL

Short Guide to TEFL

Here is a short guide to TEFL which we hope will answer many questions you may have about becoming a TEFL teacher.
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Table of Contents

  1. What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?
  2. What is the difference between the Certificate course and the Diploma course?
  3. How can I be sure that I can successfully pass the course?
  4. What do I do if I find something I can't understand?
  5. How is my work for the Diploma Marked?
  6. What are the job prospects for EFL teachers?
  7. What do I do if I have questions which have not been answered so far?
  8. Is the course open to non-native speakers of English?
  9. What qualification do I receive on completion of the course?
  10. What past students say about the courses

1. What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is used mainly in Britain and Europe while TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages and is used mainly in the United States of America. They are essentially the same. Top

2. What is the difference between the Certificate course and the Diploma course?

The Certificate ( Level 5) course is ideal for those who wish to gain a fast qualification which will provide them with initial survival skills in the classroom. it covers the basic syllabus of the Diploma , but in much less depth and can be completed in a few days. There are 10 easy to answer questions at the end of each of the 10 units.

The Diploma ( Level 7 ) course is much more academic and covers the syllabus in much greater depth. It is a higher qualification and will usually attract better working conditions and salary. it consists of four modules and requires the completion of 8 assignments ;2 from each module. Top

3. How can I be sure that I can successfully pass the course?

Your tutor will point out any weak areas and make suggestions as to how you can improve. You can submit an assignment up to three times at no extra charge. The course been written and adapted to ensure that students can work their way through the material in their own time and at their own pace. There is no time limit to complete the course. Top

4. What do I do if I find something I can't understand?

You have unlimited access to a tutor while you are enrolled and even when you complete the course we will help you with any questions you might have about finding work etc. Top

5. How is my work for the Diploma marked?

You simply send your completed assignments to your personal tutor. There are two assignments for each of the four units. You will be given a grade for each assignment and your final grade will be based on the average grade you earned. There are also some self correcting exercises within each unit that will help you to monitor your progress.Top

6. What are the job prospects for EFL teachers?

English as a foreign language is a huge industry employing hundreds of thousands of teachers in almost every country of the world. Your tutors themselves have trained hundreds of teachers who are currently employed in a wide variety of locations - see our jobs page. Top

7. What do I do if I have questions that have not been answered so far?

Contact us and we will do our best to give you a quick and straight forward response to your question.Top

8. Is the course open to non-native speakers of English?

The course is available to both native and non-native speakers of English. Your tutors would tell you that some of their most successful course members have been non-native speakers.Top

9. What qualification do I receive upon completion of the course?

Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive the 'London Teacher Training College' award.  

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10. Refunds Policy

Refunds will be given at the discretion of the Company Management. For refunds policy details click here. Top

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Enrolments are open for distance learning courses at any time or day throughout the year. There are no time limits for completion of your course, so you can study as and when you want with no pressure.

For classroom based courses, please contact our partner school of your choice directly. See Partner Schools

How do I enrol?

First choose your course. You can get help and advice 7 days a week, every week of the year from our Careers Advice Office, if you have any questions.

Don't forget . . . depending on your course choice or circumstances, you may be eligible for a discount code >>>

Once you've chosen your course there are several ways that you can enrol.

Online

You can enrol and pay the course fees at the same time by credit or debit card. You can be studying for your qualification within 30 minutes!

Simply go to your chosen course page and click Enrol and Pay Fees button. During checkout, you also have the option of paying by other methods such as bank transfer, cheque etc.

By Telephone

Call us on 020 8133 2027 between 9.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Sunday.

Please make sure you have the course code(s), your student number (if you've enrolled on a course at LTTC before) and your credit/debit card details ready when you call.

By Post

Complete an enrolment form and return to:

Enrolment Services,
London Teacher Training College,
60 Windsor Avenue,
London,
SW19 2RR.

The London Teacher Training College offer two types of membership, 1) Individual Membership, for students and teachers, and 2) Institutional Membership for organisations.

1. Individual Membership

As an Individual Member, you will receive:

  • Use of the title Member of The London Teacher Training College - MLTTC or Fellow of the London Teacher Training College - FLTTC
  • Membership of a well established organization that has been training teachers both by distance mode and in the classroom since 1984

There are two levels of individual membership:

a. Full Membership

Yearly membership: £30

This is open to all practising TEFL/TESOL teachers and to those training to become a teacher.

 

 

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b. Fellowship

Yearly membership: £50

To become a fellow of LTTC at least oneof the criteria below must be met.

  • A minimum of ten years working experience within the profession of which five should be at the level of teacher training or director of studies or
  • Be able to demonstrate a valid contribution to the profession through means of publications or similar achievement
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2. Institutional Membership

This is open to all organizations involved in the fields of TEFL/TESOL/ESL/ESOL including school, colleges and universities, as well as training organizations worldwide.

Each institutional member is required to sign an agreement of acceptance and adhere to the College Code of Practice and to avoid any actions likely to bring themselves and /or LTTC into disrepute.

Approved Institutional members may state within their advertising that they are members of the college.

Institutional membership may be withdrawn without notice at any time should be member be found to be in breach of the above.

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Yearly membership: £100

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Teachers' Resources

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Free English Video Lessons - for teachers and students.

Course Directories

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available towards payment of tuition fees for Post Graduate course programmes. Please contact us for further information.

Course Packages

It's possible to combine one course with another. There is a 15% discount for certain combined courses which is at the discretion of LTTC.
Please email us at lttc@teachenglish.co.uk for your discount code and further information.

  • Discounts must be applied for at the time of enrolment and payment. They cannot be backdated under any circumstances.
  • Discounts only apply to individual courses where fees are £100 or more i.e each course must have fees of more than £100.

Students receive two separate qualifications upon successful completion.

  • Diploma in TESOL and TEYLT
    Seperate cost: £550
    With 15% discount: £467.50
  • Diploma in TESOL and TBE
    Seperate cost: £560
    With 15% discount: £ 476
  • Certificate in TEFL (60 hours ) and TEYLT
    Seperate cost: £400
    With 15% discount: £340
  • Certificate in TEFL (60 hours ) and TBE
    Seperate cost: £410
    With 15% discount: £348.50
  • Certificate in TEFL(120 hours) and TEYLT
    Seperate cost: £510
    With 15% discount: £433.50
  • Certificate in TEFL(120 hours) and TBE
    Seperate cost: £520
    With 15% discount: £422

If there is a course combination that you are interested in doing that is not listed above, please contact us to ask for available discounts.

Please read our Terms & Conditions as enrolment onto one of our courses is seen as acceptance of these terms.

Reduced Fees

Discounts must be applied for at the time of enrolment and payment. They cannot be backdated under any circumstances.

10% Reduction

for those on unemployment benefit or with student status.

To Apply for Discount Code:-

Email: lttc@teachenglish.co.uk

Please attach proof of benefits or student status for 10% reduction. Please note: All discounts are exclusive.

Discounts must be applied for at the time of enrolment and payment. They cannot be backdated under any circumstances

15% Reduction

  • on two or more courses
  • two or more people enrol at the same time
  • This only applies to courses where fees are £100 or more.

To Apply for Discount Code:-

Email: lttc@teachenglish.co.uk

Please note: All discounts are exclusive.

Discounts must be applied for at the time of enrolment and payment. They cannot be backdated under any circumstances

Certificate in TEFL
Centre No. 170926

TEFL Courses London
Membership No. 010136b

Online TEFL Course
Membership ID: 8670