Activity Based Learning

The entire training content is activity based so you ‘learn by doing’. All individual tasks have answers provided, and there is an end-of-lesson input commentary, summarising what you have studied in each lesson to help you organise your knowledge. It is important that you attempt all tasks before checking answers as this will allow you to process information as well as monitor your own progress. 

Downloadable Material

All training content can be downloaded as worksheets for your future reference to support you after you have completed the course. 

Online Tutor 

Throughout the course, you will receive personalised feedback and two short progress reports written by your assigned personal tutor. Your online tutor will mark your assignments and help you stay on top of your work.

Official Certificates

One you have completed the course, you will receive an official downloadable PDF certificate. A FREE hard copy certificate printed on our secure certificate paper is also available upon request (subject to standard courier/postage charges).



The course consists of eleven Modules and covers ALL aspects of EFL teaching, including language skills and systems, lesson planning and classroom management. 

Each Module is divided into ten to fifteen individual lessons and includes explanatory videos, audio recordings from experienced teachers and classroom observations. This means that you will have an opportunity to observe real TEFL lessons and listen to senior teachers sharing their ideas, in order to make your learning experience more authentic, meaningful and engaging. 

List of Modules

Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What Do We Teach When We Teach English
Lesson 2- Focus on the Student
Lesson 3 - Focus on the Teacher
Lesson 4 - The Communicative Classroom
Lesson 5 - Ways to Begin a Lesson (1)
Lesson 6 - Demonstration Lesson - Ways to Begin a Lesson (2)
Lesson 7 - Devise Your Own Lead-in. Your Turn
Lesson 8 - Tips on How to Be an Effective Teacher
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Reading Skills

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What, Why and How- Reading in Students’ Own Lives
Lesson 2 - Reading Sub-Skills
Lesson 3 - Why do Students Need Help with Reading; Difficulties & Solutions
Lesson 4 - Demonstration Lesson - Reading Skills
Lesson 5 - Alternative Ideas for the Demonstration Lesson
Lesson 6 - Structure of a Reading Skills Lesson
Lesson 7 - Ideas for Tasks
Lesson 8 - Tips for a Successful Reading Skills Lesson
Lesson 9 - Writing Effective Comprehension Questions
Lesson 10 - Designing Your Own Tasks
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Listening Skills

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What, Why and How - Listening in Students’ Own Lives
Lesson 2 - Ways of Listening and Listening Sub-Skills
Lesson 3 - Differences Between Listening and Reading
Lesson 4 - Difficulties Students Face When Listening
Lesson 5 - What Happens When We Listen-Top-down & Bottom-up Processing
Lesson 6 - Demonstration Lesson - Listening Skills
Lesson 7 - Listening Lesson Framework lesson plan missing
Lesson 8 - Ideas for Pre-and While-Listening Tasks and Task Aims
Lesson 9 - Criteria for Good Follow-up Activities and Ideas for Tasks
Lesson 10 - Guidelines and Tips for a Successful Listening Lesson
Lesson 11 - Designing Your Own Lesson
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Speaking Skills

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What, Why and How - Speaking in Students’ Own Lives
Lesson 2 - Difficulties Students Face When Speaking
Lesson 3 - Features of Spoken Language and Speaking Sub-Skills and Strategies
Lesson 4 - Demonstration Lesson- Speaking Skills (1)
Lesson 5 - Speaking Lesson Framework
Lesson 6 - Two Approaches to Teaching Speaking Skills. Demonstration Lesson (2)
Lesson 7 - Features of a Good Speaking Activity
Lesson 8 - Ideas for Tasks
Lesson 9 - Feedback on Speaking Activities
Lesson 10 - Tips for a Successful Speaking Lesson
Lesson 11 - Designing Your Own Lesson
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Writing Skills

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - Writing in Students’ Lives and Different Text Types (Genres)
Lesson 2 - Differences Between Writing and Speaking. Features of a Written Text (1)
Lesson 3 - Features of a Written Text (2); Discourse
Lesson 4 - Helping Students Improve Their Writing Skills. Your Turn
Lesson 5 - Approaches to Teaching Writing (1) Product Writing
Lesson 6 - Approaches to Teaching Writing (2) Process Writing
Lesson 7 - Sub-Skills and Stages in Writing
Lesson 8 - Feedback on Writing; Correction Code
Lesson 9 - Tips for a Successful Writing Lesson
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Grammar

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What is Grammar?
Lesson 2 - Students’ Perspective and Learner Needs
Lesson 3 - Analysing Grammar for Teaching Purposes
Lesson 4 - Presenting Grammar (1) Stages and Aims of the PPP Approach
Lesson 5 - Presenting Grammar (2) Guided Discovery
Lesson 6 - Features of a Good Presentation
Lesson 7 - Clarifying Grammar (1) Meaning
Lesson 8 - Clarifying Grammar (2) Form
Lesson 9 - Clarifying Grammar (3) Pronunciation
Lesson 10 - Alternative Approaches. Test-Teach-Test
Lesson 11 - Practice Activities
Lesson 12 - Analysing Grammar for Teaching Purposes
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Lexis

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What is Lexis? Types of Lexis
Lesson 2 - Identifying Collocations, Fixed Phrases and Idioms
Lesson 3 - Criteria for Choosing Lexis to Teach in the Classroom
Lesson 4 - Problems Students Have with Lexis
Lesson 5 - Introducing Lexis - Strategies for Conveying Meaning
Lesson 6 - Clarifying Lexis (1) Meaning
Lesson 7 - Demonstration Lesson - Clarifying Lexis (2) Form and Pronunciation
Lesson 8 - Analysing Form and Pronunciation
Lesson 9 - Stages of a Lexis Lesson
Lesson 10 - Approaches to Teaching Lexis
Lesson 11 - Strategies for Recording and Recycling Language
Lesson 12 - Practice Activities
Lesson 12 - Analysing Lexis for Teaching Purposes. Your Turn
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Functional Language

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What is Functional Language?
Lesson 2 - Identifying Functions
Lesson 3 - Features of Functional Language
Lesson 4 - Analysing Functions for Teaching Purposes
Lesson 5 - Demonstration Lesson - Staging
Lesson 6 - Assessing Coursebook Material
Lesson 7 - Designing Your Own Lesson
Summary & End of Module Test

Teaching Pronunciation

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - What is Pronunciation? When and Why to Teach It?
Lesson 2 - Features of Pronunciation (1) Sounds
Lesson 3 - Phonemic Chart and Its Classroom Application
Lesson 4 - Features of Pronunciation (2) Word Stress
Lesson 5 - Features of Pronunciation (3) Sentence Stress
Lesson 6 - Identifying Strong and Weak Forms
Lesson 7 - Features of Pronunciation (4) Connected Speech
Lesson 8 - Features of Pronunciation (5) Intonation
Lesson 9 - Drilling
Lesson 10 - Tips for Teaching Pronunciation
Lesson 11 - Identifying Features of Pronunciation
Summary & End of Module Test

Lesson Planning

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - Why Lesson Plan. Planning Decisions
Lesson 2 - Lesson Planning (1) Identifying and Defining Aims
Lesson 3 - Practice Writing Lesson Aims 
Lesson 4 - Lesson Planning (2) Writing a Lesson Plan Procedure
Lesson 5 - Lesson Planning (3) Stages and Stage Aims
Lesson 6 - Lesson Planning (4) Anticipating Problems - Language Analysis
Lesson 7 - Lesson Planning (5) Anticipating Problems - Classroom Management
Lesson 8 - Formal Lesson Plan. Guidelines for Completing Lesson Plans
Lesson 9 - Approaches to Lesson Planning
Lesson 10 - Planning with Course Books
Lesson 11 - Using Authentic Materials
Summary & End of Module Test

Classroom Mangement

Introduction and Learning Objectives
Lesson 1 - Classroom Management- Organising, Managing, Monitoring
Lesson 2 - Setting Up Activities
Lesson 3 - Giving Instructions (1)
Lesson 4 - Demonstration Lesson - Giving Instructions (2)
Lesson 5 - Monitoring and providing Feedback
Lesson 6 - Error Correction (1)
Lesson 7 - Error Correction (2)
Lesson 8 - Demonstration Lesson - Elicitation Techniques
Lesson 9 - Student-Centred and Teacher-Centred Activities
Lesson 10 - Maximising Student Interaction. TTT and STT
Lesson 11 - Classroom Management Tips for an Effective Lesson
Summary & End of Module Test



There are two forms of assessment on the course that will help you assimilate what you are learning and measure your progress: 

  • end-of-lesson and end-of-module assessment (typically short quizzes in the form of multiple-choice questions with answers provided)

  • written assignments assessed against specific criteria (writing tasks, including designing your own teaching activities assessed by your online tutor)

There is no final exam at the end of the course but you will be required to submit a final assignment in the form of a complete lesson plan.  

You will need to achieve a total score of 75% to pass the course.



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