Online TEFL courses

                 TEFL 120 Hours Online Course             199 US Dollars

Paradise TEFL offers an online TEFL-TESOL course which is the same accredited and certified course as our on-site course, but allowing you to complete your certification without traveling to a training centre abroad.

The online course is offered year round and can be completed at your convenience.  The course is certified and you will receive a certificate of completion, which is internationally recognized and accepted when you graduate from the course. 

When you take the Paradise TEFL 120 hours online course we include ten optional advanced certifications, which will give you a great advantage when looking for a teaching job.  These certifications mean that you are better prepared and will have the opportunity to earn a higher salary as an English teacher.

When you register for our 120 Hours Online TEFL Course an extra 100 Hours  of the Advanced TEFL Course is included at no extra charge.

   1. Teaching Business English
   2. Teaching English to Young Learners
   3. Teaching TOEFL Prep
   4. Teaching IELTS Prep
   5. Teaching TOEIC Prep
   6. Teaching PET Prep
   7. Teaching English for Academic Purposes
   8. Teaching English for Specific Purposes
   9. Teaching English to Online Students
  10. Tutoring EFL Students

Very few TEFL schools can offer you these additional certifications as part of their TEFL course for free.  

This online TEFL course is accepted by schools and universities that typically will not accept online TEFL courses.  The certificates from the online TEFL course are the same as from the on-site TEFL course.  The certificate does not indicate the TEFL course you completed was online.

Certificates are internationally accredited/recognized and accepted so you can teach English in any country upon completion of our course.  We provide the same job placement assistance guarantee as with the on-site TEFL course.

                                          TEFL Course Topics                                        

Teaching Material Development
Theories of Language Learning
Teaching English Pronunciation
Teaching English Listening
Teaching English Reading
Teaching English Writing
Teaching English Grammar
ESL Classroom Management
Culture, Traveling and Living Abroad
Effective Resume Writing and Interviewing

On line BA TEFL

 If you have a TEFL certificate and don't have a university degree, let us help you open many doors to employment with our online B.A. English/TEFL degree.

Course work normally takes three years to complete.  Your previous education and experience are evaluated and you will be given credit for qualifying past education and experience towards completion of your BA TEFL.  This allows some students to complete the course work in six months to one year.

Your BA TEFL documents will include:

1 Original Accredited Degree
1 Original Transcript
​1 License to Teach English

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Only $999 USD

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Teaching On Line TEFL

As technology is becoming more widely available and affordable, teaching English to online students is becoming ever more popular. There has recently been huge growth in online schools and the number of website offering free advertisement for those seeking and offering language tuition. For students, online lessons often present a more affordable option than one-to-one tuition, and normally even more so for small groups of students. The huge diversity of students looking for tuition online and the variety of individual goals can make online teaching an extremely interesting and rewarding profession.

Teaching online usually involves video calling using suitable software. Online language schools will normally have their own software to connect students with teachers remotely. If working privately, the teacher will have to use at minimum some kind of instant messaging software (chat room) with a VoIP service to facilitate speaking and listening exercises. In my opinion it is more effective to use video conference software (requires a webcam and microphone) to deliver more personal and memorable face-to-face tuition. For anyone wishing to teach online, the first step therefore is to acquire the necessary technology and, of course, have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Also (and most obviously), the teacher should be in possession of a valid TEFL/TESOL certificate.

For the teacher, this comes with a number of advantages. Firstly and most obviously, you are able to work from home – hence you are able to enjoy all the comforts of your own home, whilst setting your own working hours, avoiding commuting time/costs etc. Secondly, online teaching provides connection to students all over the world including those without access to other native English speaking teachers, vastly broadening a teacher's source of potential clients. For those who are considering teaching abroad but are not yet prepared to make the move, online teaching can also be a good way to 'test the water' and gain some experience of teaching students who are learning English as a foreign language. For myself, teaching online will be a good way to earn some additional income and experience in between or after school/resort lessons.

There are also a number of disadvantages attached with online teaching. Paying students expect the teacher to deliver a quality lesson for the entire lesson time. This may be achievable in many cases, however there are also many potential distractions at home that may disrupt or spoil a lesson. Some examples include babies/young children, pets, family members playing music, etc. Also, although online teaching allows the tutor to be flexible with their own hours, it can be expected that many students will be living in different time zones, which can prove difficult if trying to lead a fairly normal lifestyle. There is also the risk that the teacher could end up spending too much time at home without exercise or socialising, which can be detrimental to their health.

When finding work online, English teachers generally have two options; advertise themselves to provide a private teaching service, or work for an online school. If working for a school, the teacher will have to complete an application process and compete with others looking for the same job, which can be expected to be very competitive. The working hours are more rigid when operating with a school, although normally the teacher will be able to put their hours of availability into an online timetable so they still have free time when required. If successful, however, this will provide a more consistent income without having to worry about personal advertising. On the other hand, working privately provides more freedom as discussed previously, yet using an online profile still puts the teacher into competition with hundreds of others, lessening the chances of finding work. It is, of course, possible to advertise yourself through your own website (with potential to make greater profits), however this creates additional work in terms of maintenance and promotion.

In terms of tuition content, the teacher must make clear what is on offer for their students. This may range from simply talking to students to help improve their conversational English (speaking and listening), to helping improve grammar/vocabulary/pronunciation or other more technical aspects including reading and writing. I aim to make these clarifications by providing an itinerary with brief descriptions of what is included in each topic or some example lesson plans. This helps the student find the best tutor for what they want to achieve, ultimately resulting in more satisfied customers who will return for future lessons. The teacher's reputation will then improve meaning they can charge higher rates. When writing my own description, I will also include some speciality topics. For example, I am very good with British slang words and fun phrases to use in conversation. This will allow me to stand out from the crowd and gain clients who may be thinking about working in the UK, have a British partner, or are working in tourism or another business which requires speaking to British customers.

A large number of students seeking online tuition will have studied English previously but need to improve their pronunciation and fluency skills to be able to converse naturally. Often, therefore, a lesson will simply comprise discussion based on a theme of the students' choice. During these sessions, I will make corrections of pronunciation/vocabulary/grammar when focussing on accuracy, or encourage and provide direction to conversation when focussing on fluency. When teaching groups, I will aim to ensure each student participates equally, and that overall the talk-time is split 70:30 between the students and teacher (70% for students). Since the teacher and students are not sat down together in the same room, the teacher may have to become more creative with their approaches in order to communicate certain points, however this challenge will certainly serve to improve the techniques of even more experienced teachers.

If teaching through an online school, materials will often be provided. If teaching privately, the teacher may have to create their own materials, although since the teacher and students obviously have access to the internet, this should not be a difficult task. For example, English written websites provide a large variety of authentic texts which can be studied directly or taken apart to use in reading comprehension activities. An example activity could consist of setting the student a limited amount of time to find some specific information from a text. This will give the student practice at 'scanning' text and picking out key vocabulary/phrases. Online sources can also be taken advantage of for more extensive tasks or project work, such as preparing a speech on a particular subject. Based on the students' abilities I may decide to provide a list of websites to use, or (for the more advanced) allow more freedom and give instructions to perform their own research. For examples of natural speech and a range of different accents, online video websites such as YouTube are invaluable in terms of the quantity and diversity of media available.

In conclusion, online teaching of English as a second language (ESL) is now reality rather than something of the future. There will inevitably be some problems such as poor internet connection and other equipment malfunctions, although these are outweighed greatly by the potential opportunities – become your own boss, have great time flexibility, work from home, etc. By keeping in mind the aforementioned information, any ESL teacher will be on their way to including online teaching as another skill in their portfolio.

We are qualified English teachers who deliver one to one on line preparation for the Test of English for International Communication (TOIEC). We offer exclusive on line training and practice lessons using skype and prepared word documents that are sent to you via email. We do not offer the TOIEC test itself, this is up to the trainee to book  a TOIEC test at their convenience whether it is a test centre near you or in a country that you are preparing to visit and work. If you are reading this then you will probably know that there are TOIEC test centres worldwide. The TOIEC exam is one of the most common internationally recognised English proficiency exams in the world. The reason for this is that it is increasingly being seen as a reliable standard measure for making both employment and academic decisions. Increasing amounts of companies’ worldwide use the TOIEC to hire new employees, consider transferring employees to other companies and promotion to management positions. This is especially found within multi-national companies and those companies who are involved with exporting their products internationally. Within the world of Academia the TOIEC is being used by a growing number of universities worldwide as a screening process for their graduate programs, particularly in the areas of business and international studies. High scores within TOIEC exams can earn students the opportunity to achieve scholarships. In continents such as Asia and particularly the newly formed 11 countries of the Asian community these tests are used for purposes of accreditation, course placement and measuring progress within the curriculum. While extremely well recognised within Asia, the TOIEC is also popular in Canada, UK, Australia, USA, and Mexico and is used within larger corporations in Europe.
The TOIEC is commonly used now as a measure to test the ability of non-native English-speaking people to use English in everyday activities. The test format takes the shape of a two hour long multiple choice test of 100 listening and 100 reading comprehension questions. Each candidate receives independent marks for their written and oral comprehension on a scale from 5 to 495. The total scores add up to a scale from 10 to 990. The certificate is colour coded in 5 colours which corresponds to the achieved results. Orange denotes grades (10-215), brown (220-465), green (470-725), blue (730-855) and gold (860-990).
There is the opportunity for students to take the TOIEC ‘Bridge’ at a Test Centre near you, which aims to provide an easier, shorter version of the standard TOIEC test and can be used as a first step for those who are starting to climb towards higher English proficiency with the aim of eventually taking the TOIEC test, or indeed a motivator for those that have taken the TOIEC but need to achieve a more satisfactory score. It is also used within the academic world for junior and high school or college and university students or test takers at beginner to pre-intermediate level who may score under 450 on a regular TOIEC test. It should be clarified that the Bridge TOIEC isn't recognised by employers but is a useful talking point at an interview or the world of work and a measure of an individual’s ambition.
We realise that the quality and effectiveness of the on line lessons can directly have impact on the lives and careers of the students. The students have very real reasons to study TOIEC and improve on their scores. We understand that a student achieving  a  score of 650 could mean a transfer to an international office in the USA, Australia or Europe, and therefore means the students could be amongst the most motivated that a teacher could encounter and we help and assist students to set reasonable goals for themselves. We also have a good understanding of what students need to work on for themselves to improve on their scores, and support the students to know how to overcome the challenges that the test design produces. We ensure good solid strategies to handle each individual part of the test and encourage and direct the students by giving guidance and support on how to develop English skills and more knowledge outside of the lesson.
The students develop active and practical reading and listening skills with each lesson to raise the student’s awareness of natural English usage, and certainly build up on their vocabulary. Techniques that are used are listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks and peer explanation of vocabulary and expressions. Students suited to this level study are those that find it difficult working at home alone. Individuals can find it hard to be motivated to study alone, hence we help with that support and encouragement and we can explain why you are making errors and provide error correction. Students may have taken the TOIEC test or several practice tests and their scores are not rising, giving rise to the desire to attempt a different style of learning. An on line teacher is in a position to support a student who is persistently making the same mistakes and assist in identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Strategies around moving on from unknown answers, can include, encouraging students to choose a letter choice for example ‘c’ and not to leave it blank as this will be considered a non-answer in any case. Where the student is in complete awe of the question, guess and mark down!
The use of speaking and discussion work preparing for the test is essential. The test is a receptive skills test, however, the students need to retain a number of techniques and learn a large quantity of vocabulary. We actively encourage students to keep TOIEC vocabulary and lexis journals. Students who work hard to learn vocabulary and lexis are commonly those who can raise their score up by 100 or 200 points or more, after completing a month long 20 or 40 hour TOIEC class. It is especially useful for students to know the business context words and phrases tested on the exam. Vocabulary skills is about 50 per cent of beating the TOIEC and raising a candidates score 200 points or more. Around 25% is specific test-prep skills and the other 25% is language proficiency or competency skills. Students learning English on line interact with the techniques and language in as many ways as possible to improve test results and confidence. Oral production and one to one interaction is a powerful way to practice and reinforce key information. 

Study TOIEC (each lesson is 1 hour) (2 hour lessons have a 15 minute break)
10 lessons - $20 USD per lesson (200 USD)
20 lessons - $18 USD per lesson (360 USD)
40 lessons - $15 USD per lesson (600 USD)
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