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220-Hour Advanced TEFL Certification

220-Hour Advanced TEFL Certification

  • Course Code: GES2101
  • Course Hours: 220
  • Allotted Time to Complete Course: 9 Months
  • Prerequisites: None


This course is supported by a team of experienced TEFL instructors.

TEFL Instructor FAQs

What does a TEFL instructor do?

A Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or TEFL, instructor’s primary purpose is to teach English to non-English speakers in foreign countries. Typical responsibilities include planning, preparing and delivering lessons and helping students improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Where do TEFL instructors work?

TEFL instructors typically work with primary school age (K-12) students. However, they may also work with adult learners in a number of settings including private language schools, universities, government-sponsored programs or private tutoring.

Do you need a college degree to be a TEFL instructor?

Every TEFL assignment will have specific requirements to that job, with some requiring a college degree, a certification or both. It’s important to understand the specifications of TEFL instructors in the country you plan to work in.

Course Objectives

  • Take and pass the ETS ParaPro Praxis Assessment exam
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessional educators
  • Identify benchmarks of development for children and adolescents
  • Gain classroom management strategies, instructional control, and positive behavior supports
  • Identify characteristics and intervention strategies for students with various disabilities

Course Curriculum

Grammar and Language Awareness

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs; present, past, and future tenses

TEFL Methodology

Understanding student and teacher roles; teaching structures, strategies and methods; activities in the classroom

Video Observation

Functional language; foreign language; dealing with difficult students

Telephone Teaching

Introduction to telephone teaching; lesson types and needs analysis; structures and strategies

Teaching Large Classes

Introduction to teaching large classes; classroom organization; activities and discipline

Teaching Young Learners

Introduction to teaching young learners; child development and teaching young learners; practical activities to use with young learners

Teaching Business English

The theory of business English; preparing and delivering business English lessons; business communication skills

How to Teach English Online

Using technology to teach; lesson planning

Set Up and Promote Your Online Lessons

Building your own website; marketing your online services

Continuing Education

Global Initiatives' Continuing Education offers and administers a variety of credit and non-credit programs that broaden the traditional Miami classroom experience for learners of all ages.