Top 3 Tips to Make the Most of your Online TEFL Course

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Online TEFL CeritificateWe get thousands of students each year taking our online TEFL course and a lot of new trainees joining us don’t quite know what to expect so here are 3 simple tips to help you make the most of your training.

1. Use your Personal Tutor!

Our tutors are experienced, knowledgeable and have often taught in many different countries around the world. They know what they’re talking about!

So don’t just use them to help with the assignments and the modules but feel free to ask them about teaching in Dubai, classes in Tokyo, TEFL pay in Mexico… whatever you need to know!

Remember your PT can also be your friend, counselor, big brother/sister, trusted adviser… they’re here to help!

2. Use the Resources

At last count we had almost 2,000 articles on the site on absolutely everything to do with teaching English as a second language.

The search box is at the top of every page so use it: from Abstract Nouns to Zero Articles and everything in and around, it’s here.

And if you can’t find what you’re looking for… just ask! Many of the most popular articles here were put together after a trainee asked us a question: we just researched, wrote, checked, re-wrote and then published the answer for them and everyone else!

3. Meet Other Students

Don’t take the course on your own but get involved in the ICAL Student Center and meet other students.

There you can compare notes, collaborate and help each other out. It’s always useful and working with others helps keeps you motivated, offers new ideas and perspectives and really does make a difference.


Well that was just 3 tips to help you along and to think about.

Taking an online TEFL course with us can be incredibly rewarding not just because of the qualification you’ll receive at the end of it all, but also because of what you will learn and your experience in learning it.

So do make the most of your time here!

Useful Links

Online TEFL Courses to Teach English – different online courses to teach English as a Foreign Language

ICAL TEFL Resources – thousands of pages of up-to-date TEFL resources

ICAL Student Center – about meeting other students on our courses

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