Core Curriculum


All you need to get started

TEFLUSA.com and Sejong University offers comprehensive teacher-training courses that will prepare you for a teaching job in Korea and in countries around the world. The courses takes 4 or 8 weekends to complete, but it can also be done at your own pace and on your own time (on-line). Depending on how quickly you work, within one to two months you’ll have your internationally recognized online certificate by Sejong University and a certificate by www.teflusa.com and you will be ready for an English teaching position in Korea or overseas.

The www.teflusa.com core curriculum consists of 12 modules covering ESL/EFL teaching basics, video tutorials, open-book review quizzes, and written assignments for each module. Additional sections include a glossary of terms, a resource library for teachers, and a guide to getting a job overseas. Upon enrollment in www.teflusa.com, you will be assigned your own personal tutor (University Professor) who will grade your assignments and help guide you through the course.


1. The Roles of the Teacher and Learner, Approaches and Methods

  • Video Tutorial: Roles of the Effective Teacher


2. Classroom Management

  • Error Correction
  • Distinguishing Levels of Learners
  • Choosing Textbooks
  • Video Tutorial: Error Correction


3. Language Awareness

  • Language Systems and Skills
  • History of the English Language
  • Spelling of the English Language
  • Video Tutorial: Language Systems: Function


4. Planning Lessons

5. Productive Skills

  • Speaking and Writing
  • Video Tutorial: Information Gap Activities

6. Receptive Skills

  • Listening and Reading

7. Teaching Grammar

  • Video Tutorial: Teaching Grammar from Context

8. Vocabulary, Meaning, and Context

  • Video Tutorial: Teaching Vocabulary
  • Video Tutorial: Concept Check Questions

9. Pronunciation

  • Phonology of English
  • Phonemic Script
  • Video Tutorial: Teaching Pronunciation - Minimal Pairs

10. ESL/EFL Audio/Visual Aids

  • Activities & Games
  • Software and the Internet
  • Video Tutorial: Games in the EFL Classroom
  • Video Tutorial: Activities – Mingles and Role Plays

11. Testing for the ESL/EFL Student

12. Culture and the ESL/EFL Classroom

  • Video Tutorial: Cultural Issues in the EFL Classroom

Additional Sections:

  • Professional Development and Employment
  • Video Tutorial: Preparing for an Employment Search
  • Teachers' Resource Center, which includes a glossary of ESL/EFL terms, grammar reference, recommended books, and a guide to getting a job overseas.