INTESOL 120 hour Online Course in TESOL / TEFL

ALAP Accredited

The INTESOL 120 hour course is fully accredited by ALAP and comes with comprehensive course materials and full support from a qualified tutor. You can study from wherever you are in the world and you have the flexibility to move through the course at your pace. 120 hours is becoming the standard minimum requirement for teaching positions overseas for many countries. This course covers all the modules of the 100 hour course plus goes into deeper detail and requires more critical thinking from students. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in teaching theory and methodology along with practical and useful teaching skills essential for delivering engaging English classes.

You will learn about lesson planning, presenting new language, classroom management, using teaching materials, different teaching techniques, phonetics, grammar, error correction and much more.

Course Summary

  • Fully accredited course
  • Affordable and in-depth course including a good balance of teaching theory and methodology
  • Comprehensive course in teaching English – lesson planning, classroom management, error correction, communicative activities, explaining grammar, using visual aids, teaching reading and a lot more
  • NEW: now includes a module on Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Free Games & Lessons pack
  • Access to our job seekers services


To enroll in this course you need to have fluent English, a good academic background, usually graduate status, strong study skills and a willingness to learn. You do not require any previous teaching experience as the course covers in detail teaching theory and methodology


INTESOL Worldwide issues its awards through ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a specialist ESL awarding organisation based in the United Kingdom. All of the INTESOL courses have attained full accreditation from ALAP. 

What this means is that the online TEFL / TESOL courses run by INTESOL have external checks carried out on them to ensure the course materials and how they are administered meet their high standard. Bi-annual inspections are carried out to make sure this standard is maintained and you can be confident that you are receiving a worthwhile qualification that will be recognized by employers around the world.

What studying an accredited course means for you

  • You will receive the highest quality of training
  • English schools worldwide will view you qualification above non accredited courses
  • You will receive 2 certificates one from INTESOL and another from ALAP (at no extra cost)
  • You will also receive a course transcript from ALAP detailing the course contents you studied
  • The course provider is inspected bi-annually to ensure high standards
  • Your course provider is invested in quality and will provide an excellent service
  • You will have more options when it comes to obtaining employment as an English teacher

Course duration

There are no set start dates for this course, when you are ready to begin you will be issued with login details and assigned a course tutor. If you like, you could start the course within 2 days from today. Once you have been issued log in details you can then begin working through the modules at your own pace.

There are approximately 120 hours worth of work in the course and most people complete the course in 7 to 9 weeks, however if you require more time that will not be a problem. If you can commit 3 hours a day to the course you can have it completed in about a month.

Course Contents – 120 Hour Course

Unit 1: Study Skills

(Not Assessed) – How best to organise your study time.

Pre Module Grammar

Self-assessed tasks with answers provided to help with Unit 2 The Study of English.


Unit 2: The Study of English

Module 1 – Grammar – tasks on the understanding of grammar, tense & structure 

Module 2 – Phonetics – tasks relating to the phonetic alphabet(given), stress & intonation.

Module 3 – Lexis – tasks relating to the presentation of vocabulary, compound words, language appropriacy & frequency.


Unit 3: The Teaching and Learning of ESOL

Module 1 – Basic Principles – answers from your own experience and the course materials on:

1) the blocks which may prevent learning

2) motivation

3) communicative competence.

Module 2 – Reading and Listening – tasks based on exploitation of authentic materials i.e. magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts etc.

Module 3 – Speaking and Writing – tasks based as above but with a more productive bias – getting your students to produce language

Module 4 – Visual Aids – study of all the audio-visual aids available. Production of your own flashcards and aids to be used with a simple flannelgraph.

Module 5 – Error – looking at authentic student errors, classifying them, using a correction code, producing remedial exercises and improving your own practice.

Unit 4: Lesson Planning

Module 1 – Classroom Management – task relating to student teacher relationships and how to achieve genuine communication inside and outside the classroom.

Module 2 – Lesson Stages and Plans – putting all the above into a lesson; timing; warm-up; input; practice and production stages of your lessons.


Unit 5: BONUS UNIT – Young Learners

Subjects covered in this unit are:

-Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn

-Features in the stages of development of Young Learners

-Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom

-Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners

Marking and feedback

There are 10 modules to complete covering various aspects of English language teaching methodology. The course uses a carefully structured approach with clear explanations, practical examples and useful strategies to be used in the classroom. At the end of each module there is a set of tasks to complete based on what you have studies. You then submit your tasks to your tutor online and will receive an assessment sheet back with corrections, advice and feedback.

Access to the best teaching jobs worldwide

You can begin interviewing for English teaching jobs ( worldwide while you are studying towards your INTESOL certificate. We have a dedicated team of recruiters who will provide you with detailed job descriptions, city guides, visa information and will assist it setting up interviews with suitable schools. 100% of INTESOL graduates have gone on to secure a paid teaching job, we have never had a single graduate not find employment as a teacher.

Course fee

At the moment we are offering a 50% discount off the standard course price.

Standard price: $430 (USD)
Discounted price: $215(USD)