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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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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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The Definitive Guides to Teaching English Abroad - Updated July 2022
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4.9
Based on 204 reviews
I have just completed the 120 hour online course which I cannot be more happier with. The course can be completed at your own pace which I found fantastic. There is support 24/7 for you but with the ease of access and content of the course, I had no issues or anything I needed to get support for which was just brilliant.
Robyn M.
12:28 05 Jul 22
Hi! I have just completed the 30 hour online IELTS Preparation Course and found it went way and above in how it allowed the me to really grasp the topic. I can not recommend this enough to anyone thinking of doing this course as it really teaches you everything you need to know. Thanks again TEFL!
Michelle H.
11:57 05 Jul 22
I have passed the 120hr-TEFL course within 3 weeks, I enjoyed every minute of the course each module was carefully planned and very useful,the supporting team in Tefl.ie were also very helpful specially Angela.Farzaneh
farzane H.
05:50 05 Jul 22
I have just completed the 120 Hour Premier TEFL Course, this is an online course with tutor support. In my experience, the course was very informative and being able complete it at my own pace and when it suited me was an added bonus.Overall the course is going to be very useful as a starting point on my learning journey to become a TEFL tutor. I am interested in continuing my education with 'The TEFL Institute. I also purchased some of their resources, which in my opinion are very comprehensive.During the course, I dealt with Ola and Rachel, I consider them to be very professional, helpful and very quick to deal with my queries.2nd review: I was having some issues with accessing some resources. When I contacted TEFL on the webchat on 2 separate occasions, I dealt with Emma and Eoghan. I found them to be very helpful and they resolved my issue to my satisfaction.
Siobhan E.
12:32 04 Jul 22
Excellent course!Many thanks to great support and help Ola Flynn.Good team!
Marina B.
08:59 04 Jul 22
My name is Finbarr and I have recently completed the TEFL 120 hour online course with TEFL.ie The course was well organised and I enjoyed the different modules. Support was always available and both Angela and Jessica were always available to assist. It was great to know that the weekly tutor hour was available to me should I need it. It's great now that I am about to look for work opportunities that TEFL.ie are available to me to offer opportunities through their jobs portal, and also support and guidance. I am very happy to recommend TEFL.ie if you want to begin your TEFL journey.
Finbarr O.
12:03 02 Jul 22
Great course to do. Did the 120 Hr fast track course at home to add to my CV. Was really worth it!
Amelia D.
12:54 01 Jul 22
Hi, I just completed my 120 hours TEFL course online which was a brilliant experience. I can not recommend it enough to anyone who wants to broaden their horizons. Much thanks to Angela from TEFL who offered more support which will be of great benefit to me. Cheers again
Michelle H.
12:31 30 Jun 22
Hi!! I have just recently finished a 120 hour TEFL online course which I found to be absolutely brilliant in how it broke down how to teach English, from children of all ages, teenagers, adults wanting to learn English for personal use and for those wanting to learn English to advance their professional careers. Angela from TEFL offered even more help than I thought I could get which I am delighted to receive. Great course, can not recommend it enough!
Michelle H.
12:26 30 Jun 22
I completed my 30 Hour Teaching English online course with TEFL Ireland. This was a follow on for me from the 120 Hour TEFL course and the 30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course. I really enjoyed this one and it gave me a great insight on what I would need to teach English online. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in teaching online. Thanks to Emma for being available when needed also.
Ide M.
11:57 30 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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