TEFL - Online English Language Awareness Course

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Step one of three - ELA course outline

Your subscription is valid for 90 days from when you pay. You can renew for additional periods of 45 days if you wish to take longer to complete the course. Renewal subscription fees are £50.

Please note that bookings can be made on a Saturday or Sunday, but your enrolment won't be actioned, nor your instructions or log-in details sent until Monday morning. In cases like these, your 90 days will begin from Monday so no time will be lost.

The minimum computer specifications are:

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 1+ or Safari 1+
  • Adobe Flash 8+
  • Javascript enabled
  • Broadband connection (A dial up connection will work but you may have problems viewing the videos in real time)

Course Features

  • Full coverage of the essential aspects of the language from a teacher's point of view
  • Tutor to answer your questions
  • Video clips give you a taster of the classroom
  • Audio clips to help with pronunciation features
  • Entirely online in user-friendly environment
  • Network with other trainee teachers!

Written in collaboration with Cactus by leading TEFL author, John Hughes, and designed to give you confidence before you take the plunge, the Cactus online language awareness course will help you not only to complete the pre-interview task, get through the interview but also, of course, follow the TEFL course itself.

Feedback and experience has shown us that the course is also really useful for teachers post initial training, who want a top up or a refresher. Want to know more about the Cactus TEFL ELA course? Read our FAQ section.

Cactus TEFL Online Courses

Cactus TEFL is a leading light in the TEFL industry, helping thousands of people each year to prepare a gap year or a career in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language ) . Cactus has years of experience in helping people choose TEFL courses. This has made us well aware of TEFLers' needs.

Cactus TEFL is home to two of its own courses, the Cactus TEFL ELA Course - The English Language Awareness Course, and ELM - the English Language Methodology Course. ELA was developed first as a direct response to the needs of applicants who feel they need training in the grammar of the English language, and ELM is its natural partner. Together they make up COTC, Cactus Online TEFL Course.

Cactus Trainers are some of the most highly qualified in the industry, and the ELA course, for example was written by John Hughes, TEFL columnist for the Guardian and author of a wide range of TEFL books. The course was edited by Cactus TEFL's very own Jenny Johnson, a celebrated member of the TEFL community, teacher trainer and industry expert.

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