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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (T.E.F.L)

Practitioner Level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to teach English as a foreign language
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Teaching English as a Foreign Language Practitioner
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Teaching English as a foreign language is one of the largest industries within the United Kingdom. It is a rapid growth area and provides employment for thousands upon thousands of people across the globe working in the private sector, at language schools and institutes or as tutors working from home with small numbers and individuals. You will find languages schools in most towns and many villages everywhere in the world and across the various continents.  The demand for teachers in many places outstrips the supply.


  •  Lesson One
    • Introduction/ Methodologies/ Facts and Figures about English
      • Grammar Translation Method
      • The Direct Method
      • The Audio-Lingual Method
      • The Communicative Approach
      • TheNatural Way
      • The Humanistic Approach
      • Indo-European
      • Non-Indo-European
  • Lesson Two
    • Grammar
      • Nouns
      • Gerunds
      • Adjectives
      • Gerundives
      • Determiners
      • Adverbs
      • Pronouns
      • Subjects and Objects
      • Conjunctions
      • Prepositions
      • Verbs
      • Verb Tenses
      • Subjunctives
      • Conditionals
      • Exercise
  • Lesson Three
    • Teaching and Learning Grammar
      • Presenting a Structure
      • Grading Language
      • List of Structures Learned at Different Levels
      • Mistakes and Correction
      • Correction Techniques
      • Recycling Language
      • Practice and Production
  • Lesson Four
    • Vocabulary
      • Choosing Vocabulary
      • Teaching Vocabulary
      • Using Pictures
      • Using Activities
      • Using Dictionaries
  • Lesson Five
    • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
      • Accuracy and Fluency in Speech
      • Spoken Communication Activities
      • The Stages of Writing Skills
      • Correction of Written Work
  • Lesson Six
    • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
      • Different Types of Listening Skills
      • Teaching Listening
      • The Stages of Reading Skills
      • Reading Activities and Materials
  • Lesson Seven
    • Materials and Aids
      • Using Flashcards, Pictures and Realia
      • How to Organise the Board
      • Using the Overhead Projector
      • Activities Using the OHP
      • Techniques and Activities for Using Video
  • Lesson Eight
    • Teaching Pronunciation  
      • The Phonetic Chart
      • Consonants
      • The Place of Articulation
      • The Manner of Articulation
      • Vowels
      • Phonetic Transcription
      • Common Confusions or Errors of Pronunciation
      • Stress, Rhythm and Intonation
  • Lesson Nine
    • Lesson Planning
      • Teaching at Different Levels
      • Teaching Different Types of Classes
      • Pair and Group Work
      • The Contents of a Lesson
      • The Stages of a Lesson
      • PPP Lesson Plan
      • Getting Feedback
      • Observing Teacher and Learner Talk
  • Lesson Ten
    • Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers – Basic Principles
      • Young Learners
      • Teaching Teenagers
      • Teaching onHolidayCourses
      • Songs 

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.