220 Hours International TEFL Diploma Course

  • TEFL

International Diploma in TEFL course designed by Asian College of Teachers attempts to make the trainees skillful and competent and acquaint them with teaching methodologies and classroom techniques that are required to teach in an ESL classroom. The 220hr TEFL certification online course includes a thorough understanding of the latest ESL/EFL teaching approaches used in varied classrooms across the globe comprising of 21st Century learners.


Asian College of Teachers offers 220-hours’ international TEFL diploma program is aimed at the Teaching English aspirants around the world. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language that has become an interesting career choice with the increasing demand for trained EFL teachers globally. Pursuing this diploma in English language teaching certificate course will surely open up the door of opportunity for teaching English abroad.

The field of education goes through a constant evolution and TEFL is not an exception. Hence there is a high demand for certified EFL teacher who has an understanding of the methodology of TEFL and can evolve with the constant change. You can be a part of this growing teaching community easily with an accredited professional training.

The English diploma certificate course comprises proven EFL teaching methodologies, grammar, lesson planning, second language acquisition, need based language teaching, classroom management and other important skills required for a successful English teaching career. The diploma in teaching English course is also aimed at EFL/ESL teaching aspirants to instil confidence so that they can stand in a global classroom and deliver confidently.

Our TEFL Course is accredited:


Asian College of Teachers is a multiple award-winning organization with numerous accreditations attach to its name. The 220 hour TEFL diploma online program is a much-advanced course that provides TEFL candidates with opportunities to work across the globe. Upon completion of the diploma in teaching English course, trainees can work as TEFL teachers in full-time, part-time, and even freelance openings, both nationally and internationally.

  • To prepare graduates with the know-how of teaching English as a Foreign Language. Fluent in four skill areas - Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. They should be able to integrate curriculums into lessons and understand learner-centric approaches. Must be familiar with linguistics, innovation, and research in developing effective instruction. Graduates must also be competent to use English and work with mixed groups and in culturally diverse setups.
  • To be well versed in classroom management, resource management, develop innovative ideas in forming instructions, learning models, and methods for learners relevant to the age group and specific needs of the learners. To be able to conduct needs analysis, act as trainers, mentors, or consultants, and must know how to be a good facilitator to encourage autonomy in the learning process.


When students successfully complete their 220 hour TEFL Diploma program they should be able to –

  • Understand the theories and practices of teaching English as a second language (ESL).
  • Get a clear idea of classroom management, resource management, instructional management, and curriculum development.
  • Understand and develop need-based lessons, conduct need analysis and integrate technology in learning to elevate the learning experience.
  • Familiar with using different activities such as Role play activities, simulations, storytelling, group discussions, telephone role-plays, etc. to help trainees an opportunity to practice the language in real-life settings.
  • Feel confident as trainers or coaches or consultants, establish a good rapport and make the trainees self-reliant while using the English language.


The TEFL internationally accredited teacher training course can be pursued by to all who have a valid graduation degree. The course is divided into Phases that can be completed in a flexible manner from anywhere in the world. The candidates eligible for the course can be aspiring English Language Teachers or the working ones who are looking for a better career option, keen to teach and travel abroad and looking for meaningful engagement.

The TEFL course can be attended by:

  • A fresher who has completed her/his graduation
  • An active educator looking for an international teaching career
  • A language instructor
  • A teacher trainer
  • An entrepreneur
  • A mid-life career changer , looking for a meaningful teaching opportunity
  • A travel aspirant who wants to teach, travel and change lives
  • A student looking for teaching internship abroad
  • A retired person who wants to teach or volunteer

The course with a focus on the practicum and the classroom strategies is ideal for all as it prepares you to keep your learners engaged through meaningful activities that help them to attain fluency. It also builds confidence in a novice teacher who can face any new teaching situation with an aplomb.

How will you learn?

ACT Learning Pedagogy

ACT learning strategies are driven towards engaging, retaining and helping adult learners succeed in an e-learning setting.

Focus on foundational skills

Our online adult education TEFL programs focus on providing students with the foundational reading, writing, and most importantly, critical thinking skills needed to get motivated and continue their own education. Since most adult education students are either working or engaged in other activities, our programs puts emphasis on engagement and retention; after all, a self-motivated learner can accomplish anything (with or without a teacher).

Stay in regular contact

Regular updates is featured in the ACT LMS (Learning Management System) with a review of the recent content and reminders about upcoming deadlines. Facebook Groups are a great (and free) way to add the social network element. Join our FB groups to learn from peers. We make sure to respond to all emails within 48 hours. Students must know that they can email anytime for academic and digital support. We try to reply promptly as students typically seek support when they are engaged in coursework. Course FAQ gives a great insight into the course. Our student support team and academic team are available for handling your queries.

Integrate digital literacy skills

Students should always be improving computer skills. Wherever possible, try to include computer literacy lessons. This process encourages students to take control of their education while also learning how to evaluate web content, both of which are fundamental 21st century skills.

Student Support

How does ACT adult distance learning in higher education work?

The key to meaningful learning is the way our brain works in order to extract information from a text, and how we absorb and reprocess the information before finally expressing it in the form of written work. The process of studying involves many aspects that enable comprehension that is reading and search for data, new cognitive framework emphasizing concepts hierarchy and interrelation; finally input transformation that is organizing data and writing. The newly acquired thinking structures are not dependent on classic memorization, rather enhance our reasoning capacity and problem-solving skills. This intellectual idevelopment is permanent and expanding. Learning at Asian College of Teachers is not simply getting trained, it is a permanent absorption of newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Our LMS (Learning Management System) includes:

  • Content for each subject divided into Phases and the curriculum is drawn up keeping in mind today’s classrooms and 21st century learning.
  • Each subject comes with three kinds of Videos:
    • Expert Teacher Live Sessions (Pre-recorded)
    • Explainer Videos
    • 2D Animation Videos
  • Course Materials are all designed and developed by ACT Academic Team and is in clear English for all the students to understand easily.
  • Each Phase comes with MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) to measure your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.
  • All our Online courses comprise Written Assignments which have broad and reflective questions to elicit your thought and build your understanding.
  • Our Academic team critically examines your assignments and provides feedback which adds to your learning and promotes high-level thinking.
  • Our LMS includes resources section which highlights:
    • YouTube Videos for expanded learning
    • Research Journals
    • Best Practice Manuals
    • Reference guides
  • Access to ACT Podcast – Gives students the opportunity to listen to Educators and Industry Professionals and enhance knowledge and gain experience.
  • ACT Teaching Practice – Allows you to demonstrate your teaching skills in real classroom and apply theories into practice.
  • Alternative Assignment - If you do not opt for Teaching Practice then you can choose to complete an alternative assignment.
  • ACT Blogs – Brings many learners together to contribute and share their learning experiences and educational journey.
  • Portfolio – ACT encourages to prepare learning logs and portfolios which can be presented to the School you will be working with, assuring them of your skill and commitment.
  • Ticket System - In case of any course related query you can generate your tickets and as soon as the ticket gets generated, you will get an email notification stating the query will be resolved within 24 working hours.
  • • Discussion Board - You can participate in discussion with your peers on this platforms and share your thoughts and ideas. Join ACT TEFL Facebook Group today


Module 1 TESOL Techniques, Lesson Plans & Classroom Management

  • Phase 1 - Introduction to TESOL
  • Phase 2 - The Study of English
  • Phase 3 - Teaching Techniques (Language Skills)
  • Phase 4 - Classroom Management
  • Phase 5 - Lesson Planning

Module 2 TESOL Resources, Need based Language Teaching & Teaching Young Pupils

  • Phase 6 - Need Based language Teaching
  • Phase 7 - Teaching Young Learners
  • Phase 8 - Text books and Materials

Module 3 Trainee teachers conduct researches and write research reports

Module 4 Business Speaking/Writing, Course Design, Client Approach & Evaluation Methods

  • Phase 1- Introduction to Business English - Features and Components
  • Phase 2 - Need Analysis
  • Phase 3 - Course Design
  • Phase 4 - The Client Approach
  • Phase 5 - Feedback and Evaluation
  • Phase 6 - The Classroom Management
  • Phase 7 - Teaching Business Speaking
  • Phase 8 - Teaching Business Writing

Module 5 Microteaching - It enhances teaching skills and promotes effective teaching methods

Module 1 TESOL Techniques, Lesson Plans & Classroom Management

  • Phase 1 - Introduction to TESOL
  • Phase 2 - The Study of English
  • Phase 3 - Teaching Techniques (Language Skills)
  • Phase 4 - Classroom Management
  • Phase 5 - Lesson Planning

Module 2 TESOL Resources, Need based Language Teaching & Teaching Young Pupils

  • Phase 6 - Need Based language Teaching
  • Phase 7 - Teaching Young Learners
  • Phase 8 - Text books and Materials

Module 3 Trainee teachers conduct researches and write research reports

Module 4 Teaching Young Learners, Developing Classroom Materials & Correction Techniques

  • Phase 1 - Language Learning and Language Acquisition
  • Phase 2 - Teaching Listening skills
  • Phase 3 - How to Handle mixed groups
  • Phase 4 - Material in the classroom
  • Phase 5 - Correction Techniques

Module 5 Microteaching - It enhances teaching skills and promotes effective teaching methods


  • ACT TEFL courses are accredited by the world’s largest TESOL accreditation body TESOL Canada & TESOL USA
  • All ACT courses are certified by CPD Certification Service, UK
  • The prestigious EQAC - Education Quality Accreditation Commission has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT) that has met all the standards set by this Commission
  • Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) a member of British Quality Foundation, has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT)
  • All TEFL courses are accredited by International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE)
  • Asian College of Teachers is a member of ACTFL - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • ACT is a member of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT)
  • ACT is a now an institutional member of IATEFL or International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • All ACT courses are endorsed by NCC Education, an awarding organisation and a global provider of British education

Tuition Fee for 220-hour TEFL Certification

The candidates can avail the course at a reasonable course fee 450 USD / 360 GBP / 15500 THB

Fees include all: Course of study, online materials, study guide, evaluation and assessment, certificate and transcript.

Payment Plan

You have the option to pay the full fee one time and avail discounts or request for Installment plans. Payment may be done via Credit Card, Debit Card, Online Bank transfer, Online Merchant payment, Cash at our training centers or via Western Union.

Refund Policy

Fees are not refundable once online course access is provided.

Tuition reduction

ACT advertises and offers promotions from time to time for discounts, tuition reductions and financial aid is granted based on several criteria. Please contact your program counsellor.


You will be awarded a globally recognized certificate from Asian College of Teachers on successful completion of the program. The certificate/s awarded has an added advantage as the word ‘Online’ is not mentioned in it. Generally, after submission of all the assignments and completion of the course, you have to pay the dispatch fee. After that we take your shipping address and contact number and courier the certificate to the same.

Teaching English opens doors to a rewarding career that can take you across the globe. In choosing the best online TEFL certificate course, we encourage our students to take into account two main factors: the review scores of our TEFL program and which bodies are endorsing, recognizing, and accrediting the courses.

Features of ACT Certification

  • TEFL certificates issued by Asian College of Teachers are globally recognized
  • The certification allows trainees to secure their dream jobs of teaching English abroad.
  • ACT certificates come with CPD Certification Service, UK approval seal.
  • ACT Certificates come with International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) accreditation seal.


  • TESOL is not only a passport to teach and travel, but also provide opportunities for those who want a change in their careers.
  • It provides an entry to a teaching career - a profession that not only gives job- satisfaction, but also a scope to reinvent oneself as a guide and a mentor. Those who are preparing to step into the world of teaching will find this exciting, while those who are changing their career course, it is like a breath of fresh air away from the corporate world that turns life into a monotonous routine. The quality of life improves considerably, while there is satisfactory pay package to lead a quantitatively better life.
  • A TESOL certified teacher can find jobs in schools, colleges, universities as well as in language institutes and corporate houses. With English becoming the lingua franca across the globe and ASEAN gaining grounds in the Asian continent, English as a language for communication is increasing in everyday commerce. This provides opportunities as Communicative Language Teachers and Trainers in Language Schools and in Corporate Houses as Commercial language trainers as well as Soft skill trainers. Apart from Asia, European nations, Latin America and the Gulf states are all offering lucrative positions to trainers, teachers and language experts to help build the requisite communication and corporate etiquettes. There are jobs available as Trainers and Mentors too for a TESOL certified trainee.
  • These TEFL jobs come with lucrative bonuses, such as free accommodation, job-permit, visa assistance, medical insurance, end contract bonus ( after one year) and other incentives.
  • TESOL is the stepping stone that changes lives unequivocally for the better.


The vision of our Placement division is “To place each student in the right school, at the right position with the best package that best suits the skills of the trainee teacher.”

The Placement division at ACT has also been offering its support to the Alumni, and will continue doing the same while providing the best services. So far, the ACT Placement division has been highly successful in placing the students in top-notch Schools around the world. The Placement division is proud to see the alumni working in top Schools and International projects — ranging from teaching at Schools, College, training in Companies, working as a Language Specialist, School Administrator, Consultant and many more.

ACT’s Career Division coordinates and manages the placement drive and strives towards identifying the right student-institution fit, the Placement Committee selects, targets, and invites schools to the campus / on-line campus for engagement avenues such as Final Placements, Internships, Guest Lectures and Facebook Live talks. These activities aim at a win-win proposition for the student and the institutions.

Check How Placement Division at ACT works

If you are looking for a bright career in TEFL, pursuing any of the varied TEFL courses would definitely add a feather to your cap.
Reviews of TEFL / TESOL Course



Asian College of Teachers (ACT) undertakes a continuous review of its teacher training courses to ensure imparting high quality education. However, there might be circumstances outside of ACT’s control which might affect its stakeholders like if you are planning to teach in a different country, applying for a teaching license, pursuing higher studies or trying to get the certificate approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE) of a particular country then you can do so with the certificate issued by Asian College of Teachers (ACT). However, each country’s Ministry of Education (MoE) or educational bodies set certain standards that are indispensable for the pursuit of higher studies or teaching in schools in that country. So it can be a possibility that you may be able to use the certificate for higher studies or teaching purposes in one country and not in another. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you investigate thoroughly and check with the relevant authorities regarding the acceptance of the certificate issued by us before you enrol on a particular course. ACT strives to offer high-quality education and its certificates can be valuable for various purposes internationally, but still it is crucial for individuals to verify the specific recognition of the certificate in the country they intend to use it, especially for formal education or professional licensing purposes. This approach ensures that the stakeholders make informed decisions regarding their educational and career paths.