Qualify as a TEFL teacher across the world.


Our 120-hour Advanced TEFL Course perfectly covers all fundamental subjects that a qualified TEFL teacher must know. You will develop a deeper understanding of the English language, preparing a lesson plan and classroom management. This course meets international qualifications and will perfectly qualify you as a TEFL teacher across the world.


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A substantial, high-quality, TEFL/TESOL Course.



1.1 The English Language: Some Characteristics
1.2. Frequently Used Acronyms in the TEFL/TESOL Environment
1.3. A Very Brief History of Some ELT Methods
1.4. Teaching Approaches, Methods, and Techniques
1.5 Total Focus on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
1.6. L1 and L2 Learning
1.7. Key Influences on L2 Learning
1.8. Effective L2 Learning Strategies

2.1. Word Classes (9 Parts of Speech)
2.2. Verb Tenses and All-Tenses Chart

3.1. What Makes a Competent and Effective TEFL/TESOL Teacher?
3.2. A Competent and Effective Teacher Facilitates Language Learning and Acquisition both Inside and Outside the Classroom
3.3. Students’ and the Teacher’s Expectations of Each Other
3.4. There’s More to the Teacher Role Than You Might Think
3.5. Getting to Grips with the School Syllabus
3.6. Learner Levels
3.7. False Beginners Versus Absolute Beginners
3.8 Practical Tips for the Beginner Level
3.9. Example Lesson Plan

4.1. Motivation
4.2. How to Identify an Effective Learner in Your Class
4.3. Learner Preferences
4.4. Different Learning Strategies
4.5. Learner Autonomy
4.6. The Plateau Effect

5.1. Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
5.2. Pronunciation and Teaching Techniques
5.3. Lexis and Vocabulary
5.4. Connotation and Denotation
5.5. Appropriacy in Relation to Cultural Contextualization
5.6. Word Formation
5.7. Word Relationships
5.8. Phrasal Verbs, Idioms and Collocations
5.9. Language Functions
5.10. Language Analysis

6.1. Grammar
6.2. English Language Grammar
6.3. Main Parts of a Sentence
6.4. Modals
6.5. Voice, Mood and Theme
6.6. Cohesion
6.7. Register
6.8. Teaching Grammar

7.1 Teaching Listening
7.2. Teaching Speaking
7.3. Teaching Writing
7.4. Teaching Reading

8.1. Lesson Objectives and Goals
8.2. Various Lesson Objectives
8.3. Purpose and Principles of Lesson Planning
8.4. Deciding What to Present for Learning
8.5. Logical and Sequenced Planning
8.6. Main Components of a Lesson Plan
8.7. 5 Step Lesson Plan and Explanation of the 5 Key Steps
8.8. Full Example of the 5 Step Lesson Plan in Action, Plus Lesson Worksheets
8.9. Controlled and Uncontrolled Exercises/Activities
8.10. Evaluate – Check – Reflect
8.11. Following and Adapting Your Lesson Plan
8.12. Planning Time
8.13. Post-Lesson Evaluation and Reflection
8.14. Future Lesson Planning

9.1. Paralinguistics
9.2. Using the Board
9.3. TTT, Eliciting, Concept Checking, Giving Instructions and Questioning
9.4. Feedback and Correction
9.5. Testing and Assessment
9.6. Supplementary Materials

10.1. Grouping Learners
10.2. Classroom Space
10.3. Teaching Large Multi-Level Classes
10.4. Classroom Discipline
10.5. Classroom Dynamics
10.6. Cross-Cultural Aspects in the Classroom
10.7. Professional Responsibilities in the Workplace


Sequenced Modules

There are 10 Modules in the course, each divided into Sections.

Language in the Course

We’ve kept the language in the course as plain and simple as possible – just as you should do when teaching EFL/ESOL. There are no gold stars for teachers who use fancy language when teaching EFL/ESOL. It’s all about communication via plain and simple language.


We have included lots of activities which you can carry out with your students, so you’ll be ready to roll from Day 1 in your new job.  Also, we have included activities for you. These will come under the heading of Time to reflect.

Intentional repetition

There are a few times where we intentionally repeat some points because they are critical to your success. Remember: repetition is an excellent teaching technique.


We don’t want to make a big issue about assessment. What we want you to do is to focus well on the content, and the assessments will take care of themselves. However, it’s only right to tell you what will happen.

At the end of each Module, there will be a Quiz. Each quiz consists of 15 questions, covering the relevant Module, in a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions. At the end of the Conclusion, there will be a Final Assessment, which will be in a similar format to the previous Quizzes. It will contain 50 questions. In total, therefore, there will be 200 questions. So, this is a very substantial and robust assessment process.

Please kindly note that we’ll not be trying to catch you out. All answers are in the text. We want all of you to pass!



“TEFL” is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers. Also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).

TEFL/TESOL certification is the key to teach English as a foreign language. Being TEFL certified opens doors to English teaching jobs worldwide and online, creating opportunities for travel, cultural immersion, career advancement, and even high salaries, in some cases.

You can easily earn a TEFL certification with an online TEFL course which is a very convenient and flexible way of getting qualified to teach English. You can start your course any time you wish, study anywhere in the world and, perhaps best of all, you can learn at your own schedule and speed.

To participate in GEC online TEFL courses you must;

  • be 18 years of age
  • have High school diploma or the equivalent
  • be Native English speaker OR; maintain an advanced level of English proficiency equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) C1 level or higher by submitting one of the following minimum test score proofs: TOEFL iBT: 95; IELTS: 7 ; TOEIC: 785; CAE: 180
  • have access to a reliable internet connection;

GEC online TEFL courses allow you to log in and work through the course independently, at your convenience. While study times can differ from person to person, a GEC Basic Certificate course of just 60 hours can be completed in a week or two, whereas the more comprehensive 120-hour Advanced Certificate Course usually takes students about four weeks to complete in full. The more hours of certification you choose, the longer it will take to complete your course.

You can access GEC online TEFL courses from any device that has internet access. Our courses are compatible with desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

No. Once issued TEFL certificates are valid for life, they do not expire.

All GEC online courses have a time limit of up to six months which should be plenty of time to complete your certification and start out on your new career as an English language teacher. Most GEC students complete their courses within 4-6 weeks.

Your certificate will be issued, approved, and dispatched within 14 working days of the course completion date.

You can contact our team of dedicated tutors ([email protected]) whenever you need support. They will respond to you within 24 hours via email.

Yes, GEC TEFL Certification Courses are 100% online. However, your official certificate for 120 hour and 180 hour programs will be a hard copy with a student number and does not say “online TEFL”.