Bachelor of Arts TEFL Degree Course Download and Re-Upload Area
If you have taken a basic TEFL/TESOL (or similar) course previously and already have 'in class' teaching experience, you are eligible for our fast-track credits, and exemption against 'Modules 1 and 5' of this BA TEFL course. If you have previously taken our own '120 Hour TEFL Course' you are not required to send your certificate back to us.
Use the 'drop box' below to send us a copy of your current CV and previous teaching certificates to be awarded these credits. Once we have received these documents, your exemption from 'Modules 1 and 5' are automatically awarded to your student account.
Course Notes for all 'Modules'
Make sure that once downloaded, you ‘save as’ each module onto your computer, putting your full name at the end of the existing file name.
It is easy to do this. Once each module has been downloaded onto your PC or laptop, RIGHT CLICK on the file and select RENAME. For example, rename document as: module_1_ba_tefl_degree_student_name
On the full completion of each or all modules, simply return to this web page, and use the ‘drop box’ below, to return it/them to us. Grading is only done once all modules have been completed and returned to us.
Our essay marking of course work is based on many different points. These also include; originality of essay, sentence structure, punctuation, grammar and spelling. Take your time, and get it right!
While we fully support the use of the internet for research, when you find something on the internet or from a book, that perfectly fits the topic of the essay, don’t just copy and paste it! Read the article fully, then put it into your own words. This way, you won't fall foul of the grading team for plagiarism!
Google.com and YouTube are amazing tools for students, and you are sure to learn a lot along the way.
Important Notes for Students
Even with the awarding of fast-track credits, it would take a highly experienced ESL teacher, a minimum of 6 - 12 months to complete the course (depending on how much time they dedicate to the work). Note: our grading teams will not accept full course submissions from students, in less than 6 months.
Students should note that our grading teams can instigate an inquiry, if they feel that the modules have been completed and returned too quickly, and they may even employ their software to check modules against both the web and internal documents, in order to see if assignments and modules have been simply copied from material found on the web, books or from other students. If they feel that plagiarism was used by a student to complete the work too quickly, it can create an issue with the grading team, so please take your time, make the work your own, and get it right!
Even though our degree courses can be done in a lesser period, they are still 3 year courses. Our fast-track credits take into account, the teaching experience you have acquired, and any previous certification. The vast majority of our students are already experienced ESL teachers, most of who have at least 2 years practical experience. We apply this experience to the term of the course, meaning that even if you finish the work and graduate in 12 months, as far as we are concerned, you started the course 3 years earlier. It should also be noted that unlike most universities, our course modules are not 'drip fed' to students over a 3 year period, rather that we make all modules available from the start, so that hard working students, who have time on their hands, can complete the course earlier.
It is our view that students should not be penalized by potential employers, because they finished the course early, especially when no consideration is given to the years of previous teaching experience they have already gained. While we never share student's course start dates with anyone (only graduation dates), we suggest that graduates simply backdate their graduation date by 3 years, to arrive at the start date of the course. For example, a student that graduates on the 4th August 2020, would mean that they started the course on the 4th August 2017. This is the exact formula we use, in the extremely rare event that we ever get asked about the date a student started the course, by any employer.
Essay Assignment Bibliography, and Other Info
You should provide a list of 'resources' (bibliography) and hyperlinks, for any material (books, web pages, video's etc), at the bottom of EACH essay assignment topic, but only those links that refer specifically to the topic, and only those links you used to gather information on that specific topic, should be placed below the assignment topic. This assists our grading teams, and shows where you found the exact material relevant to the specific assignment topic, whilst also providing recognition for those authors that wrote or recorded it.
Researching Your Essay Assignments & Getting Materials - The Easy Way!
When the curriculum developers formed this course, they worked under the strict mandate that it should be informative, and cover all the necessary basics of teaching ESL in the classroom, while making it easy to research for the students. To make the course easy to navigate and get the information and materials relating to the topic, the developers decided to word the topic titles in such a way, that they could be used as 'search text', thus making it easy for the students to find what they are looking for. For example; let's take the topic text from the first essay assignment on Module 2 of the course:
The importance of good classroom management and equipment in an ESL classroom
By copy/pasting, or typing this text into Google search, you will find almost 6 million results!!! The deeper you dive into these search results, the more in-depth information you will find, which will help you to create a truly amazing essay!
When researching your essay assignments on the web, it is important that you re-write information you have found, to make it your own work. You can even add personal teaching experiences into the course work, to match the topics, thus giving an essay, a more personal feel. You will certainly learn a lot more this way!
Adding personal teaching experiences relating to assignment essay topics
Since virtually all our students are full time ESL teachers, you should find the essay assignments relatable. As teachers, we experience most situations that happen in the classroom, and during our time as teachers. Adding your own experience, relating to each assignment topic, is a great way for our grading teams to see the issues you had, and how you overcame particular problems that you faced when teaching students. We suggest that any such stories can be added to the end of some (or all) of these assignments. We suggest that you 'highlight' these personal experiences in BOLD or by using a different colour. This way, as the grading team is assessing each assignment topic, on each of your completed modules, they can better understand the type of teacher that you are, and how you have handled yourself in the classroom. Important: Make sure that you only add these 'personal experiences' when you have a story that closely relates to each assignment topic.
In the extremely rare event that a student submits their modules for grading, that is below the required standard, do not worry! If an assignment within any module has failed the grade required, we will simply ask you to re-do that particular work, while providing advice and direction on how to correct the error(s). This is done until the assignment receives a pass grade. It is our mission that all students successfully complete the whole course with a pass grade, and our 'Student Advisers' are always there, on-hand to help you, 7 days a week!
This course is largely based on web research work for it's assignments, whereas our higher level degree courses (MA, PhD) provide much of the material (books, links etc) needed to complete the courses. At BA level, the university directors felt that the course should motivate the student to learn how to research material on the web, as the search for teaching information and materials is something that all ESL teachers need to be good at, in their teaching careers.
Any other important information about each of the modules, or their assignment topics, can be found directly on each of the modules.
The 'Drop-Box' is simple to use! All you have to do is to either 'drag an drop' your completed module(s) into the drop-box area, or select and upload your file(s) to it. Once you have dragged your file(s) into the box, or manually selected and uploaded them, simply click the UPLOAD button and we will receive the file(s) straight away. Click the Link Below to visit the Drop-Box Page: