If you are considering taking a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Course, you can prepare yourself by taking a Cactus Online TEFL Course. An online TEFL course is the best option to prepare you before taking a face-to-face teacher training course.
The online TEFL Course is divided in two parts: English Language Awareness Course which covers grammar, and English Language Methodology which is a full overview of the key methodology.
Cactus has designed the course to be logical and easy to follow. There are lots of videos about what to expect in a classroom, and interesting quizzes where teacher trainers can get hands-on the course. This means that as you learn, you get a real feel for what it’s like in a TEFL classroom.
The course consists of 60 easy-to-use units, and incorporates all the major rules and terminology of English grammar from a teacher’s viewpoint. It includes a full overview of key teaching techniques for new teachers, where you can see teachers in action in extracts from real lessons.
The interactive forums provide communication with your co-participants and tutors, with prompt, useful and informed online tutor support.
Join the online platform and start your course straight away. You can access it and login from wherever you are, whenever you want.
You can spend as much or as little time on the course as you like, and you can jump back and forth through the units. Ideally, you should aim to spend at least 90 hours on the course, and there is enough material for up to 150 hours, depending on how you work.
The English Language Awareness especially helps native speakers to get a better understanding of the English grammar. It prepares teachers with the grammar they will need to teach TEFL.
✅ A full overview of the key methodology for new teachers
✅ Video and sound components with extracts from real lessons
✅ Quizzes and review exercises to check your progress
✅ Assignments which you complete and receive feedback on
✅ A resource of links and reading to orientate you to the world of TEFL
At the end of the course, you will have a strong awareness of the English grammar system, a proper working knowledge of most of the terms used to describe English, and an awareness of how English is taught in the classroom. All this means that when you start teaching or start your TEFL course, you won’t be struggling with the basic concepts – instead you’ll be able to concentrate on teaching English to your students.
Once you finish the course, you will receive your certificate for both courses.
The Cactus Online TEFL Course is for anyone who has an interest in TEFL and would like to find out more about teaching English as foreign language. The course is specifically designed for you if you:
✅ Plan to teach EFL on a gap year or voluntarily, and would like an introduction
✅ Are already teaching EFL without a qualification and would like to complete some formal training in TEFL
✅ Are returning to a career in TEFL and need a refresher
✅ Want top tutors to guide and advise you about TEFL
✅ Want basic training to support your dream of working abroad
✅ Want excellent in-detail preparation before CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL
✅ Want contact with experienced TEFL professionals
1. Click the Book Now button below.
2. Register your details with us (1 minute)
3. Pay for your course in full
4. Get your login details and start your course
You’re welcome to try it out using our online demo.
After taking our Online TEFL Course and in order to teach English abroad, you will need a Cambridge CELTA, a Trinity CertTESOL or a equivalent Certificate. You can obtain a certificate by taking a full-time or part-time course that will provide you adequate training to become an English language teacher.
If you want the maximum flexibility when it comes to what schools you can work for and in what countries, we recommend you take the Cambridge CELTA or the Trinity Cert TESOL course. Not only are these courses the industry-standard TEFL qualifications par excellence, but they are also internationally recognised. The courses are offered by accredited institutions and have a high standard.
Your chosen course will teach you the principles of effective teaching and a range of practical skills to teach English to adults learners. You will have hands-on teaching practice, observe experienced teachers in the classroom and complete practically focused written assignments. For more information:
Cactus TEFL has written for The Guardian about TEFL courses, how to choose a TEFL course and what happens after TEFL. These articles give excellent insight into the English language teaching field. It will provide you some great advice whether you are just starting your English language teaching career or have been teaching for some time.
There are many abbreviations in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English Language Teaching (ELT) world, which can be confusing and daunting, and it is often difficult to know where to begin. With these articles, full of helpful information and useful explanations, you will be able to find your way through the CELTAs, TESOLs, EFLs and if you are unsure if you are eligible to take a TEFL Course why not take our TEFL Eligibility Test?