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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!

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INSTITUTE. TEFL QUALIFICATIONS OPEN TO NON NATIVE SPEAKERS

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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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249.00

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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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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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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
1,190.00

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
1,290.00

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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4.9
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Recently completed the '30 Hour Teaching English Online Course' with the TEFL Institute. All the material covered was extremely relevant to the topic and the modules were easy followed. Highly recommend completing this course to add to your TEFL CV.
Shannon M.
10:10 28 Jun 22
There's lots of information both in the courses and linked to so you won't be left wanting there. Online courses are very convenient and there's great teams all around here. The ability to engage with others is also extremely valuable!!I took a course with Michelle Benson with a few other students, our only regret was that it wasn't longer as we had a very good time. Michelle's experience really showed - I asked a few questions and she had answers for all of them.
Liam M.
14:20 27 Jun 22
I just completed the 10 hour virtual course this weekend and I was really happy with it. Very informative, and a great addition to other courses. It was useful to experience the methods described in other courses in practice. I learned a lot from getting to practice teaching and watching other students practice. My tutor, Michelle Benson was great, very kind and patient and clearly knowledgeable and passionate about TEFL. I definitely recommend this course.
Timi F.
09:29 27 Jun 22
After searching extensively online for a TEFL course, I decided to complete my Level 5 TELF certificate with The TEFL Institute. The online platform is very user-friendly and the course is well planned and paced. The customer support is also very professional and answered my emails promptly. I have already booked additional specialist courses with The TEFL Institute and look forward to using them for my educational needs in the future.
Nora H.
06:44 27 Jun 22
I did the 120 hour course and I found it extremely beneficial and practical. It's very easy to complete within the time frame. I'm really looking forward to using my knowledge in the future. Angela and all the teachers are so helpful and you feel so supported on your TEFL journey.
Cate C.
17:00 26 Jun 22
The 10 Hour Advanced Certificate in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course.Wow!! I have just begun my journey with the TEFL Institute and this course was a wonderful introduction, filled with fantastic practical information and tips!!!. Michelle Benson is an excellent teacher and I recommend this course highly.
Seamus M.
16:22 26 Jun 22
I have just completed the 120 hour TEFL Course. I found the course very helpful for beginning to work with people who have very little English. I am mostly working one to one and the information and resources have really made a difference to my teaching practice.
Jacinta D.
14:30 24 Jun 22
My experience with the online TEFL 120 hours course was greatI found the course very user friendly and easy to follow. It was great that you could do it in your own time. I learnt a lot about the English language that I didn't already know. I feel I can confidently teach English after completing this course. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to teach English abroad.
niamh H.
12:48 24 Jun 22
I liked that the course is self-paced and that the module quizzes were comprehensible. The staff are nice and accommodating as well. Highly recommend.
Danielle P.
12:45 23 Jun 22
Pretty straight forward course. Was more interesting than I expected. I left this review thanks to Angelica. The only thing that could have been improved is I noticed instances where binary he or she are referenced without including they for non binary individuals
Richard W.
18:03 22 Jun 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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