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i-to-i look to raise TEFL standards with their innovative new online course
Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: i-to-i’s brand new online TEFL course harnesses the knowledge of e-learning experts to deliver a flexible, fast and proven online learning experience
The new 60 hour course, which has been developed over the course of 18 months, sets a new benchmark in TEFL learning: As well as harnessing the TEFL expertise developed after nine years spent running online TEFL courses, i-to-i have also brought in the fresh thinking of e-learning experts, who have previously developed programs for companies such as learndirect and HSBC, to improve the course. It is now run on a reliable, proven online course framework, originally designed and developed with the UK’s Open University.
The content developed sees a move towards a more flexible, practical learning experience. The course features improved and updated versions of the ten modules in the original online TEFL course, plus three brand new modules, adding 20 hours to the course length. While the old course worked on a ‘one size fits all’ basis, budding ESL teachers can now pick the learning style that works for them: working through interactive modules, reading engaging textbook-style summaries or consulting wider resources across the internet – whatever suits! They can also choose their own depth of learning: they have the option to do the bare minimum to grasp the key concepts in any particular module or to further their learning through summaries or other websites.
The course sees the focus move from dry theory into the real-life TEFL classroom. While students do learn a good chunk of English language theory (albeit in an engaging and interactive way), the course now features plenty of real life examples and case studies, making the course incredibly relevant to the needs of today’s TEFL teachers.
Budding ESL teachers can complete this new, flexible and interactive course in as little as ten days working full-time, making it the quickest way to get TEFL qualified. Students have 24 hour access to their course from the moment they book, but whereas previously they had to wait for a single tutor to return feedback on written work, there is now a pool of over 30 expert TEFL tutors available to mark assignments. This means students can potentially get feedback on their work within minutes, rather than having to wait for a single person to get back to them. They can also move onto the next module in the course while they’re waiting for feedback, meaning students can work at a pace that suits.
This fantastic learning experience remains incredibly good value, costing just £199 for a 60 hour online qualification. There’s also the option to add on 20 extra hours of grammar study to do an 80 hour online course, costing £259, or to complete the 60 hour online course, 20 hours of grammar study and four specialist modules in the 100 hour online course, which costs £349. For those who want to put the wealth of theory learnt on the 100 hour online course into practice at an action-packed, classroom-based 20 hour weekend course, i-to-i recommend their 120 hour combined course, which costs £529. To celebrate the launch of the new online course, i-to-i have got some fantastic offers lined up: those interested should visit http://www.onlinetefl.com/