400 Hours International TEFL P.G Diploma Course

  • TEFL

Asian College of Teachers has introduced the 400 hours International PG Diploma in TEFL/ TESOL where you are acquainted with not only the methods and methodologies of ESL/EFL teaching and training but also develop an idea about topics related to Train the trainer, Education Management and Special Education. This particular course ensures to prepare you as an all-rounder in the field of teaching and training, and expand your horizon as a professional.


Asian college of Teachers offers international 400 hour PG diploma in TEFL course to the graduates who are willing to walk that extra mile in teaching/training field. There is a global demand for ESL teachers at present; moreover, teaching can be a true blessing when we offer ourselves in a diversified platform. This 400 hour P.G Diploma globally recognized program allows you to expand your horizon internationally.

Our academic team has curated this program for you to explore in-depth learning while you fulfill your other life's commitment. Whether you are freshly out of university or working professional Online P.G Diploma in TEFL certification allows you to take the opportunity to evolve in the global teaching community as well as learn at your own pace.

The 400 hour international TEFL teacher training program comes with four major components – TEFL, Train the Trainer, Educational Management, and Special Education (LD or ADHD, or Autism). Each of these components provides a deeper understanding to navigate today's classroom (inclusive classroom too) and sharpen your skills in teaching, training, and managerial expertise.

Our TEFL Course is accredited:


The international 400 hour PG diploma in TEFL program is an advanced course that provides graduates opportunities to work across the globe, enabling them to work in various departments of the educational field. Trainees can work as TEFL/TESOL teachers, freelancers, work in inclusive settings, venture into the corporate world, and apply for administrative/managerial positions in educational organizations, both nationally and internationally.

  • To prepare graduates to be proficient in English as a foreign language, curriculum development, and instructional management. They should be able to use four skill areas - Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing and be competent in classroom management, resource management, and integrate knowledge in linguistics, instruction, research, and innovations in designing and improving the instruction. Familiar to use English with an awareness of cultural diversity to work across ages, learning styles, and cultures.
  • To produce research material, develop new knowledge in providing English instruction, developing English learners, and improving instructional models integrate need base learning, and conduct needs analysis.
  • To understand the importance of an instructor in adult training sessions, recognize the importance of group work in learning environments, how the different training approaches and techniques can be applied for meaningful learning experiences. To act as trainers, mentors, or consultants, and be a good facilitator, establish good rapport and encourage autonomy within learners.
  • To understand and acquire the role of an administrator, to actively participate in planning, budgeting, delegation, utilization of the resources, making decisions, aspects of training, and appraisal to run an institution successfully. Trainees should be familiar with HR works, educational supervision, and the function of supervision. Should also know how to design an effective curriculum collectively and how it can be implemented in the educational organization to enhance students' growth.


When students successfully complete their 400 hour P.G Diploma in TEFL program they should be able to –

  • Understand, learn and apply various theories and practices of teaching English as a second language (ESL) into their teaching/training.
  • Be familiar with classroom management, instructional management, resource management, and curriculum development for both young learners and adult learners.
  • Get a clear idea of learner-centric approach, develop need-based lessons, conduct needs analysis, and utilize digital literacy in the learning environment to provide a quality learning experience.
  • Understand how different/mixed age groups can be stimulated through different activities, how and when to implement those activities to engage learners to practice the language in real-life settings.
  • Keep the learners/trainees feel motivated throughout. Know how to approach and teach different students with different learning styles, how to work with a group, and should be aware of the physical environment around them to make the best of it.
  • Establish a good rapport with the learners, act as trainers or coaches, or consultants, and make the trainees feel encouraged to be self-reliant while using the English language.
  • Familiar with the administrative roles in the education sector, caters to both administrative work as well as the educational aspects and to facilitate, co-ordinate and execute interdepartmental work with proper utilization of the multiple resources.


The 400 hour PG diploma in TEFL certification program can be pursued by all who have a valid graduation degree. Starting from fresher to working teachers to the professionals looking for a better career option can avail this in-depth course. This particular online course can be accessed from anywhere in the globe and also gives an opportunity to complete the course flexibility at your own pace, makes it effortless to undergo such an extensive course with meaningful engagement.

The 400 hour P.G Diploma 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

This 400 hour P.G Diploma international TEFL teacher training course is ideal for those who want to experience professional training that is comprehensive to help prepare candidates wanting to explore different educational departments. Individuals with proficiency in spoken and written English, have basic computer skills can pursue the course with active learning and self-motivation.

How will you learn?

ACT Learning Pedagogy

ACT programs are designed towards meaningful, engaging, and strategic flow of learning to help adult learners succeed in an e-learning setting.

Focus on foundational skills

All our online adult education TEFL programs are directed towards foundational reading, writing, and essentially, critical thinking skills. Majorly since adult learners need to get motivated to continue their own education. With multiple engagements in different areas of life, oftentimes it is difficult to focus on upgradation. ACT’s programs are designed to incubate engagement and retention, as a self-motivated learner can accomplish anything (with or without a teacher).

Stay in regular contact

ACT LMS (Learning Management System) ensures continuous updates throughreview of the recent content and reminders about upcoming deadlines. We surely respond to all emails within 48 hours. Enrolled students must know that they can email anytime for academic and digital support. For all your coursework, we try to reply promptly as students who seek support. Not to mention, our Facebook Groups are a great (and free) way to add the social network element, you can join our FB groups to learn from peers. Also, we have course FAQ, a great deal of insight into the course. Rest assured, our student support team and academic team are available for handling all your queries.

Integrate digital literacy skills

21st century educators must be equipped with computer skills. We try to input computer literacy lessons into all our professional courses whenever possible. With 24x7 hour access from anywhere in the globe and self-paced learning mode, we encourage students to take control of their education while also learning how to evaluate web content. As this is the way to empower learners towards autonomy.

Student Support

How does ACT adult distance learning in higher education work?

Our ability to extract information from texts and decode the information is the key to meaningful learning. It enables us to express our understanding in written work. The process of study involves – comprehension through reading and search for data, cognitive framework emphasizing concepts hierarchy and interrelation, and input transformation that is organizing data and writing. This whole process goes beyond classic memorization, rather improves our reasoning capacity and problem-solving skills. This particular intellectual development is permanent and expanding. ACT emphasizes those rational and analytical skills to help trainees' experience holistic learning.

ACT’s LMS (Learning Management System) includes:

  • Content for each subject is divided into different Phases and the curriculum is drawn up in accordance with 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
  • ACT Academic Team has exclusively designed the Course Materials and is in clear English for all the students to understand easily.
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) are attached with each phase to help you measure your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.
  • All our Online courses consist of Written Assignments which have broad and reflective questions to elicit your thought and build your understanding.
  • ACT’s academic team firmly examines your assignments and also provides feedback that adds to your learning to develop high-level thinking.
  • Our LMS includes resources section which highlights:
    • Research Journals
    • Reference guides
    • YouTube Videos for expanded learning
    • Best Practice Manuals
  • ACT Teaching Practice – This allows you to showcase your teaching skills in an actual classroom to apply theories into practice.
  • Access to ACT Podcast – Gives students the opportunity to listen to Educators and Industry Professionals to promote knowledge and gain experience.
  • Alternative Assignment - In case you do not undergo Teaching Practice, you can choose to complete an alternative assignment.
  • ACT Blogs – This is a great source to bring learners together to contribute and share their learning experiences and their educational journey.
  • Portfolio – ACT encourages students to develop learning logs and portfolios. It can be presented to the School you will be working with, assuring them of your competency and commitment.
  • Ticket System - For any course related query you can generate your tickets and soon after the ticket gets generated, you will get an email notification stating the query will be resolved within 24 working hours.
  • Discussion Board - Join ACT TEFL Facebook Group today. You can also participate in discussions with your peers on this platform to share your thoughts and ideas.


400 Hour International Post Graduate Diploma in TESOL/TEFL with Specialization in Business English Teachers Training, Young Learners Teachers Training, Education Management, Train the Trainer and Special Education

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 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 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 Need Analysis, Techniques, Feedback and other components of Train the Trainer

  • Phase 1 - Training and learning
  • Phase 2 - The Trainer
  • Phase 3 - Techniques
  • Phase 4 - The Group
  • Phase 5 - Need Analysis
  • Phase 6 – Feedback

Module 6 Components of Educational Administration, Management & Supervision

  • Phase 1 - Components of Educational Administration
  • Phase 2 - Human relations in Educational Administration
  • Phase 3 - Educational Supervision
  • Phase 4 - Decision Making in Education Management and Administration
  • Phase 5 - Curriculum Issues in Administration

Module 7 Understanding Learning Disabilities and Individualized Education Program

  • Phase 1 - Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • Phase 2 - Identifying Students with LDs
  • Phase 3 - Making sense of the IEPs
  • Phase 4 - Understanding Service Locations
  • Phase 5 - Learning the Right Teaching Strategies

Module 7 Common Characteristics of HFA/AS and Understanding Students with Autism

  • Phase 1 - Meet your Students with Autism
  • Phase 2 - Understand the Common Characteristics of HFA/AS
  • Phase 3 - Discover How Your Students Think
  • Phase 4 - Nurture Students' Social Skills
  • Phase 5 - Encourage Language Reciprocity

Module 7 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Overview, Symptoms & Identification

  • Phase 1 - Understanding Students With ADHD
  • Phase 2 - The Diagnostic Process
  • Phase 3 - Are They Putting in the Effort?
  • Phase 4 - ADHD and Brain Activation
  • Phase 5 - ADHD and Activity Level

Module 8 Microteaching - It enhances teaching skills and promotes effective teaching methods

Module 9 Peer teaching - Students teach their peers and observe & learn from each other


  • 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 400-hour TEFL Certification

The candidates can avail the course at a reasonable course fee of 750 USD / 600 GBP / 25700 THB

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

Payment Plan

You have the option to pay the full fee one time and avail discounts or requests 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 counselor.


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.


  • Travel around the world while you teach. TEFL certification provides an opportunity to teach on an international platform.
  • Embark to start your teaching career – establish professionally alongside job- satisfaction. A scope to reinvent oneself as a guide and a mentor. Newbies can prepare themselves to step into the world of teaching, and for those who are changing their career course;this is going to redefine your professional life in a way where work is no longer a monotonous routine. A fulfilling career with purpose improves the quality of life where there is a satisfactory pay package to lead a quantitatively better life.
  • The 280 hour Advanced Diploma in TEFL prepares aspiring students in two important factors – modern teaching methods and scope to be an expert trainer. qualifying students to become trained educators or corporate trainers.
  • A TEFL/TESOL certified educator can find jobs in schools, colleges, universities, language institutes, and corporate houses. Apart from being a skilled educator, one can also be a commercial language trainer, soft skill trainer, and even a manager with training responsibilities.
  • TEFL teachers can also teach as private tutors, opt for freelancing opportunities both online and in-class and develop teaching careers successfully.
  • ACT’s globally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate provides the scope to become subject teacher (of any subject), apart from English.
  • 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.
  • Abroad TEFL jobs come with lucrative bonuses, starting from free accommodation, to job-permit, visa assistance, medical insurance, end contract bonus ( after one year), and other types of incentives.
  • To be a TEFL educator is not just trending it is the stepping stone to create abetter quality of life while serving agreater purpose through teaching.


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 department at ACT aims to offer support to the Alumni and will continue doing the same while providing the best services. So far, we have beenremarkably successful in placing the students in top-notch Schools across the world. Our Placement division is proud to see the alumni working in renowned Schools and International projects — ranging from teaching at Schools, College, training in Companies, School Administrator working as a Language Specialist, Consultant, and many more.

ACT’s Career Division strives towards identifying the right student-institution fit. The department also coordinates and manages the Placement Committee selects, targets, and invites schools to the campus / on-line campus for engagement avenues such as Internships, Guest Lectures, Final Placements, and Facebook Live talks. All these activities are solely focused to achieve 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.
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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.