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ACCREDITED AND GOVERNMENT REGULATED TEFL COURSES

The TEFL Institute brings over 30 years of experience in the English as a foreign language (EFL) industry. Together with our team of academic educators, we will help prepare you to teach English and assist you in choosing the perfect TEFL certification online with practical and accredited TEFL courses.

 

The government-regulated Ofqual online Level 5 TEFL and TEFL Diploma courses guarantee the highest standard of teacher training, which means our TEFL training and teachers are highly rated and in constant demand by employers worldwide.

 

The TEFL Institute qualifications meet the very highest level. It also has the experience, global reputation and curriculum many employers respect and trust.

 

The online TEFL/TESOL course can be completed on any device. Download our TEFL app and work on your course from your phone or tablet!

GAIN YOUR TEFL CERTIFICATION ONLINE WITH AN ESTABLISHED, REPUTABLE
INSTITUTE. TEFL QUALIFICATIONS OPEN TO NON NATIVE SPEAKERS

6 Months Study Time
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FAST TRACK ACCREDITED

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120 Hour Advanced Tefl Course

The 120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course is globally recognised and independently accredited. This TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) course is completed 100% online.

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$225.00

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240 Hour Master TEFL Course

The 240 Hour Master Course will make your resume stand out. It gives you the chance to gain two exam preparation qualifications & teach students of any age.

LEVEL 5 GOVERNMENT REGULATED

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$225.00

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180 Hour Level 5 Regulated TEFL Course

Boost your earning potential with this Ofqual government-regulated Level 5 Online TEFL Course. This qualification is one of the highly regarded courses by most employers.

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$285.00

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310 Hour Level 5 Regulated TEFL Course

This is a CELTA equivalent online qualification that will provide you with plenty of employment opportunities. This course is giving you a TEFL certificate with worldwide recognition.

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Paid TEFL Internships

Thailand
Paid Internship
$759.00

Top Benefits:

Monthly salary of up to US$1,200/€985/£860
4.5-month long teaching placement
120 Hour accredited TEFL Course
Full arrival induction
All public holidays off
Accident insurance
Academic support and advice on future employment
Assistance with airport pick up
Advice and pre departure preparation
Pre arranged rent-free accommodation
Teach in primary and secondary schools
Free weekend to travel
Visa assistance
Ongoing in-country support
Option to extend your stay
Opportunity to travel as a group or individually
Cost of living is cheap, so there is the ability to save money whilst abroad!
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South Korea
Paid Internship
$1,090.00

Top Benefits:

Salary up to $2,050 - €1,730 - £1,500 depending on qualifications & experience
One-way flight reimbursement
12-month long teaching placement
Visa Assistance
In-country teacher meet ups
Medical insurance (school covers 50%)
Ongoing in-country support
Cultural Etiquette at Korean Schools short course
Rent-free accommodation
End of contract bonus (equivalent to one month's pay)
Teach in public or private language schools
Full arrival induction
One month online Korean language lessons
Weekends off & All public holidays off
Introduction to Korean Culture course
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Vietnam
Paid Internship
$1,445.00

Top Benefits:

Monthly allowance of $1200 to $2000 (USD)
12 months teaching placement
120 Hour accredited TEFL Course
Airport pick-up & transfers
Vietnamese language lessons
Meet ups and weekend excursions throughout the year
Accommodation Assistance
Extensive E-Book with lessons to teach young learners
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course
7-day orientation in Ho Chin Minh City
Visa, legalisation & work permit guidance
Ongoing in-country support
Ability to teach in other Asian countries once contract is complete
Join a community of other expats
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The Definitive Guides to Teaching English Abroad - Updated July 2022
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4.9
Based on 203 reviews
I purchased the level 5 TEFL course and I’m very satisfied with it. Easy to get through in my free time at my own pace.The Course goes into much detail about the ins and outs of the language and has great resources for teaching. The staff have been very helpful throughout especially Sarah Foley
Darragh P.
13:17 09 Aug 22
I completed an online course which was very informative and very affordable.
Deborah S.
07:53 08 Aug 22
I've had a very positive experience with the TEFL Institute, first with the 180-hour online TEFL certification course and recently with the 10-hour virtual Teaching Practice course. I would like to mention Michelle Benson, who took us through 2 great days of gaining teaching practice: her guidance was crystal-clear, hands-on, inspirational and rewarding, providing the group with practical tips and useful resources. In addition, the multicultural composition of the group was an added bonus. I would greatly recommend both the certification course and the practical webinar for anybody wishing to pursue a career in EFL teaching!
Tania P.
13:18 07 Aug 22
I enrolled on a course 310 hour and ran out of time but after speaking to one of the members of the team - Emma Coleman - we managed to extend my course so I can continue on my course - the courses they offer are amazing - would recommend and staff (especially Emma) are friendly and there to help :)
Ems M.
13:15 05 Aug 22
Annelies was the most helpful in asking my questions regarding extension to tefl platform. Many thanks, Annelies
Umida A.
14:51 04 Aug 22
Finished the 120 hr Premier TEFL course. The course was detailed and easy to follow, providing plenty of examples and activities. The convience of the online course can not be stressed enough, especially for people that are too busy to follow in person/live online classes. I would highly recommend the institute to anyone wanting to obtain a TEFL certification.
Kathy V.
15:41 03 Aug 22
TEFL.ie is professional and friendly, has fantastic resources and very efficient customer care and support. My thanks to Emma for her patience and understanding - you've been great! I have already recommended TEFL.ie to friends of mine from all over the world, and they're all delighted with the level of learning and the affordable prices.
Melissa H.
10:40 02 Aug 22
My name is Elena, I am from Spain and I have been doing courses with TEFL Institute for a few years now.The courses offered are extremely interesting and helpful in order to learn how to teach English as a second language but also learn Grammar for your own development.I am very happy with all the help I was offered and the support during my journey given by Ola Flynn, Sarah Foley and Jessica Jeffrey among others, always willing to help and make sure you feel taken care of.Fabulous experience I will totally recomend to anyone and I will keep on doing myself.
Angel Rodriguez C.
07:03 02 Aug 22
Very lovely and friendly people and so willing to help you out. Also a very well laid out course.
Kelly M.
04:43 01 Aug 22
Enjoyed the program <3
Sagar A.
12:12 31 Jul 22

WHY CHOOSE US

global

With a global reputation for the quality of its curriculum and training, a certification from the TEFL Institute will guarantee you the best chance to become a successful ESL teacher.

Online

Our main TEFL qualifications, specialist courses and 10 hour Methodologies course are all completed online and ideal for students to learn from home or abroad.

reputation

Since 2017, the TEFL Institute has built a strong name within the TEFL industry, creating reputable certifications for our learners and connections worldwide.

level 5

The Level 5 Ofqual Government Regulated TEFL course online is equivalent to a CELTA or TrinityTESOL, meaning that you can work in countries that require a higher level of qualification.

5* reviews

We are grateful for our reviews on Google and Social Media platforms, showing a genuinely positive response to our courses, services and quality assurance.

Growth

Having certified over 27,000 people from 33 different countries, our growth has been substantial, and you can be assured that our courses are the right fit for all.

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is primarily teaching non-native speakers English without the use of translation. This means you won’t need to know their first language. TEFL teachers will need the knowledge and know-how of the methodologies to teach in this way. This is why teachers will first need to complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification.
TEFL is widely used to either teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.
One thing to look out for in a TEFL course is that the TEFL company offers an Ofqual-regulated Level 5 TEFL certification. This means the content, teaching, and materials have been examined carefully and are of high quality. A qualification regulated by the UK Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) can be awarded to learners. Another alternative is an externally accredited certification; however, you should make sure that you get at least 120 hours of training, which is the industry benchmark for employers worldwide.
The TEFL Institute have no other qualification criteria to complete one of our TEFL courses. As long as you have a decent level of English and are aged from 18 upwards, you will be eligible to gain your lifetime TEFL certification.
The short answer is no. Most employers are happy with the international standard of 120 hours accredited TEFL training. This is the International standard in most countries worldwide.
First and foremost, an aspiring TEFL teacher must be outgoing and confident, and not afraid to make themselves look a little silly, especially when teaching children. Expression is a huge part of the methodologies to be able to get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time and it all takes practice.
We suggest people to be at least 16 with a C1 level of English or higher. If you're not sure, we have a free English test. We also would recommend people who work on their own initiative as it is an online course and you will need to be your own motivation.
With all the different TEFL qualifications and hours, choosing the right TEFL course might seem confusing, but it needn’t be! We would recommend the industry standard 120-hour over a Level 5 if you fit most of the following criteria:
You have a minimum of a BA degree in any discipline.
You’re a native English speaker with a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
You’re seeking work in a country with high demand for English teachers.
We would suggest a Level 5 over a 120-hour TEFL course if you fall into the following:
You do not have a degree.
You have no previous teaching experience.
English isn’t your first language, or you don’t have a passport from one of the countries listed.
You aim to work in a country with a competitive jobs market or online.
You don’t feel confident about teaching and want the most comprehensive training.
TEFL certification lasts a lifetime and allows you to advance your qualifications in your teaching career.
Speaking another language isn’t necessary for TEFL. Not having foreign language skills won’t prevent you from finding a TEFL job abroad or online. All you need to teach English is a TEFL certificate and, in some cases, a degree. You’ll find that few jobs will list a requirement for other languages – those that do are typically bilingual institutions.
If you’re looking for a new career in teaching English online or want to have a year abroad, the first step is to get your online TEFL certification. Why spend hours hunting for the right provider who offers in-class TEFL courses and finding a job when you can do both at the same time. Take your TEFL certification online and start looking for your new TEFL job through our jobs board.
The most important thing for non-native English speakers is researching the visa requirements for the country you are considering applying for a TEFL job. Certain countries will only grant visas to teachers from specific English-speaking countries, typically the USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It could take longer to find TEFL work than a native English teacher, but as long as you have the right qualifications, there’s an excellent chance to find a great teaching job with perseverance.

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You can now access our TEFL courses from any device, whether you are on the go or simply at home, through our exclusive TEFL app! If you are currently working on a course or simply need to review it, our app will enable you to always have it on you.

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