Virtual classroom course
Next live online TEFL courses:
9 May 2022
A high-powered TEFL add-on for people who need to develop the people skills required to be a truly great teacher - coming soon!
bli is a family-owned online language school that combines TEFL teacher training with English classes for international students. And, because of our relationships with these students, they regularly volunteer to be trial students for our TEFL practice-teaching sessions. In turn, this means that you, our TEFL students, have the massive benefit of hands-on experience in a virtual classroom, with observation and constructive feedback from your tutors.
We want to give you the best possible preparation for your time as an EFL teacher!
Contact us for more information about fees for the different courses.
Exploration and interaction
We practice what we preach, so don’t expect to be lectured or spoon-fed. Not much, anyway. We believe in that fundamental element of successful education, elicitation. During the course we interact constantly, discussing and sharing views on education, language learning, planning, grammar, the origins of English, destinations, cultures and more – all under the oversight and expert guidance of experienced, trained TEFL/TESOL tutors.
We have fun. We laugh. We build relationships. Simply because we know, from years of experience and success, that fun and learning go hand-in-hand. You don't learn from people you don't like.
You’ll need to work hard, so be prepared for late nights preparing for the next lesson or presentation. It’s worth it.
The deep end
You’re here to learn to teach. The best way to do this is to start during lesson one, or maybe lesson two. Be prepared to teach at the drop of a hat, or to plan to teach the next day. It could be a five-minute micro lesson, a half hour grammar point or a 90-minute conversation class. You’re going to learn to cope with pressure and have fun while you’re doing so.
Your tutors have a great love for teaching. Revel in it, and take in everything they share with you.
Learn from others: you’ll have the opportunity to observe each other, and sometimes some of our in-house teachers (when available) in action online.
You have to take responsibility for yourself. Be positive, and come with an open mind - it’s wonderful to see how much we can learn from each other.
We’re not going to find your job for you. There is so much opportunity out there, and we’ll share the details of placement organisations and TEFL/TESOL directories we have come to know over the years with you. Do some research, there is so much information available.