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Online TEFL Starter course

Course Content

The Oxford TEFL Online Starter course is an introduction to TEFL. It is aimed at people who would like an effective and flexible low-cost introduction to TEFL, in some cases before going on to take a full face-to-face qualification, such as an intensive 4-week Trinity Certificate in TESOL.

By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of how to teach English. The Oxford TEFL Online Starter course will give you ideas and material to help you start life as a teacher. It will also encourage your ability to reflect which will ensure your continued professional development and success in the teaching profession.



Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Module One: Teachers and Learners

Good teachers & good learners

Reflecting on teaching & learning

Learner needs

Module Two: Language awareness and the four skills

Teaching grammar & vocabulary

Teaching the four skills

Teaching pronunciation

Module Three: Teaching resources

Course books & lesson planning

Teaching materials

Different teaching contexts

If you find yourself in one of these situations, the Online TEFL Starter Course is for you:

  • You are already teaching or about to teach but do not have the time, money or opportunity to do a full, four-week Trinity Certificate in TESOL course. You would like, however, at least a quick guide to the basics of teaching English and a TEFL certificate to show for it.
  • You don’t live near a centre where the course is run and need a distance/online course in TEFL.
  • You are considering a four-week intensive Cert. TESOL course, but would like a taster course in teaching English to see if teaching would suit you and if you can meet the demands.

The course is open to native and non-native speakers. Non-natives need to demonstrate an intermediate level of English (Level B1, Common European Framework, Cambridge ESOL PET, and Trinity Grade 6). This can be demonstrated during the application process.

The Oxford TEFL Online Starter course is great, motivational and also a stepping stone to the great world of teaching English as a foreign Language… it has indeed widened the scope of my understanding towards learning and teaching English.