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30 hour Teaching English One-to-One

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30 hour Teaching English One-to-One

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A 30 hour online TESOL course in teaching English 1-1. 

For teachers who already hold an initial TESOL qualification. Ideal for freelancers.


  • Offline price: £125.00

    Offline: PC/Mac compatible. Download in PDF/Word. Option to print coursework for reference.

If you want to teach English 1-1 or online  - especially in a freelance capacity, then this course is ideal. Learn how to source and create materials for even the most demanding English learner. 

Ideal if:

  • you’re already TEFL qualified and want an in-demand specialism
  • you are keen to freelance or start up a TEFL business
  • you want to teach English 1-1 to adults and/or online
  • you want to learn how to tailor lessons for a variety of 1-1 students

Why this course

Teaching English in-class is very different than creating inspiring lessons for the demanding 1-1 student. Get it right and you can be your own boss, teaching when you want with the potential to earn more per hour than through a private language school.  

You will learn how to set up effective 1-1 lessons, conduct a thorough needs analysis, choose materials, as well as how to set up as a freelance English teacher. 

Written by EFL professionals with a wealth of experience in planning and delivering practical one-to-one English classes, this course makes creative use of video, podcasts, images and text, with links to websites where you can find materials suitable for adaptation to the one-to-one classroom environment. 

During the course you'll have access to a personal tutor for advice, marking and feedback on your work. You can start when you like and we work at your pace for maximum flexibility.

How the course works

As soon as you register, you'll get directed to log in to your personal student area where you can message your tutor, download your course and view latest TESOL jobs worldwide via our jobs feed.

After downloading your first module (there are 2 in total) you can work offline when you want to. 

When complete, simply upload your modules via your student area and get full feedback from your tutor. We've made this course as flexible and easy for you to access as possible.

Throughout the course you’ll be able to access live teaching segments, podcasts and links to some of the top EFL material on the web today to keep you interested & motivated.


This course is for existing EFL teachers who wish to enhance their career and learn more about teaching in this specialised area of 1:1 teaching. Applicants should already hold a TEFL certificate and have some experience in teaching EFL.

Our courses are open to all native and non-native English speakers with good written and spoken English. If you are a non-native English speaker, please see the course eligibility requirements on our FAQ page. Remember you can always ask us if you are not sure about your level of English.


This 2 module course is approx. 30 study hours and typically take between 3-4 weeks to complete but you can go faster or slower than that if you wish. Because many of our trainees are balancing work/life commitments, we go at your speed and allow up to 6 months for course completion. You can check out what’s covered on your course on the course content page.


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Key Comparison data
Courses Level 1 Level 1 + Young Learners Level 1 + business Level 1 plus 1-2-1 Level 2 Level 2 + Young Learners Level 2 + business Level 2 + 1-2-1 Teaching business English Teaching English to Young Learners Teaching English 1-2-1 Grammar course Weekend face-face
Price £195.00 £295.00 £295.00 £295.00 £315.00 £395.00 £395.00 £395.00 £140.00 £140.00 £140.00 £50.00 £170-£190
Duration (hours) 70 100 100 100 150 180 180 180 30 30 30 20 20 or 28
Time limit (months) 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 6 6 6 6 n/a
Modules 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 n/a
Content General English General English + Young Learners General English + Business General English + 1-2-1 General English General English + Young Learners General English + Business General English + 1-2-1 Business Young Learners One to One Grammar General
Certificate Yes. ACTDEC YES. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. ACTDEC Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. GE Yes. 20 or 28 hour
Course book provided No Yes Yes No* No Yes Yes No* Yes Yes No* No No
View live teaching excerpts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No. n/a
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