Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Ref: 10003110


This opportunity is open to all enrolled students at DMU. No formal qualifications or experience are necessary to take part in the course, but students must be native-level speakers of English. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The growth of English-language learners globally has resulted in an increasing demand for English teachers across the world – particularly in areas of Asia and Europe. English is often referred to as the ‘global language’ and the ‘international language of business’ with an estimated 2 billion people expected to be learning the language worldwide. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses equip students with the skillset and knowledge to teach English to non-native speakers.

#DMUglobal and Square Mile have linked up with the UK’s most accredited TEFL course provider, TEFL Org UK to give students the opportunity to become TEFL qualified and gain an internationally recognised certificate.  Once you have gained your 50-hour qualification, you will be able to put your skills into practice by working in local schools with Square Mile as well as volunteering overseas with #DMUglobal

You will study the 50-hour combined TEFL course which involves a 20-hour classroom-based module and 30-hour online grammar course. In the classroom module, you will learn how to plan, prepare and deliver TEFL lessons with an experienced TEFL tutor – this module includes plenty of fun, hands-on, engaging activities that will help you understand different teaching and learning methods. The online grammar course will give you a refresh on the terminology and syntax of English grammar, ensuring that you are prepared and confident in grammar when you step into the TEFL classroom. This module will also show you the different ways of relaying grammar functions and their purposes to non-native speakers. The online grammar module can be completed at your own pace but must be finished by the deadline shown in the table below.

Course Booking

The course will be booked by #DMUglobal. The #DMUglobal bursary (approximately £90) will be deducted from the overall course cost (approximately £140). Students that are offered a place will be required to pay the remainder (£50) through the DMU online store.


You can apply for the weekend that you would like to start your course through the apply now links in the table below. Please note we will not be able to change your start date once we have received your application.

Important: By formally accepting your place, you will be agreeing to our student agreement. This means that if you do not complete the course you will be required to repay the #DMUglobal bursary.

Course start date

(intensive weekend)

Cost Course completion deadline Total places on offer Status
Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December 2018 £50 March 2019 40 CLOSED
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019 £50 May 2019 40 CLOSED
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June 2019 £50 September 2019 20 CLOSED

Key Information

  • Start date: Thursday 6 June 2019
  • Course time: 9am-8pm (include breaks)
  • Overall course cost: approximately £140
  • #DMUglobal bursary: approximately £90
  • Course cost to students: £50
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED