TEFL Courses Explained

As a renowned and international TEFL provider, your mind will be at ease when choosing the right course for you!

The TEFL Institute offers two primary TEFL qualifications to choose from, with many additional high-quality courses to add to your resume. If you are not sure which course is right for you, our team is happy to help.

Employer verification

FEBRUARY ENROLMENT BONUS

Limited Time TEFL Offer

Offer Ends Tuesday 5th March
0
0
Days
0
0
Hours
0
0
Minutes
0
0
Seconds
enroll now

Enrol & Receive 3 Free Gifts worth over $350/€350/£300/R6500
– 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course, 
– Teaching English Online Guide, 
– Teaching English through Yoga & Mindfulness

Job Placement Assistance

Get support with finding & applying for teaching positions, guidance with visas & work permits and help developing your CV/resume.
get in touch

Work from anywhere

Diverse teaching placements to meet your preferences whether you want to travel the world or work part-time teaching online from home
Learn More

View Job Listings

Take the next step in your TEFL career and view our recent job openings to find your dream teaching position.
View Jobs

Accredited TEFL Courses

You can complete your accredited TEFL courses in your own time, and at your own pace. The TEFL Institute is an Highfield Approved and is also endorsed by the Online Distance Learning Quality Council.
Fast Track
Get access to entry-level jobs. Qualify to teach at home & abroad.

120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course Accredited

99.00
Completion Time 2-4 weeks
download guide

This 120 Hour Course includes:

120 hour accredited online training
Internationally recognised certificate
Personal online TEFL tutor support
Ideal if you want to teach English online
6 months of study time
30 Hour IELTS Module
30 Hour Business English
Not Level 5 Training
learn more
Fast Track
Get access to entry-level jobs. Qualify to teach at home & abroad.

240 Hour Master TEFL Course

119.00
Completion Time 6-8 weeks
download guide

This 240 Hour Course includes:

240 Hour TEFL Training
5 internationally recognised certificates upon completion
30 Hour IELTS Course
30 Hour Advanced Grammar Course
30 Hour Young Learners Course
30 Hour Business English Course
Personal online TEFL tutor support
Opportunities online & abroad
6 months of study time
Not Level 5 Training
learn more

LEVEL 5 OFQUAL REGULATED DIPLOMA COURSES

Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) is responsible for regulating education standards, courses and exams. Highfield is an Ofqual regulated awarding body who have approved The TEFL Institute as a training centre.
Pay in 2
Split the cost of your purchase into 2 interest-free payments

180 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma

189.00
Completion Time 2-4 Weeks
download guide

This 180 Hour Course includes:

180 hour Level 5 Online Training
Level 5 Diploma Training - 38 Credits
Highfield Level 5 TEFL Diploma digital included
Personal online TEFL tutor support
Opportunities online & abroad
6 months of study time
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Business English
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Online & One-to-One
Free 20 Hours Live TEFL Zoom Classes
14 Day Money Back Guarantee
learn more
Pay in 3
Pay 20% today + 2 Installments: 40% after 30 days and 40% after 60 days.

300 Hour Ofqual Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma

295.00
Completion Time 6-8 Weeks
download guide

300 Hour Ofqual Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma

300 hour Level 5 Online Training
Level 5 Diploma Training - 54 Credits
Training approved by Highfield Qualifications and Regulated by Ofqual
Highfield Level 5 TEFL Diploma PDF Included
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Business English
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Online & One-to-One
Personal online TEFL tutor support
6 months of study time
60 Hour Level 5 Teaching Other Subjects in English
Free 20 Hours Live TEFL Zoom Classes
14 Day Money Back Guarantee
learn more

TEFL Institute English Level Test

Test your level of English to see if EFL teacher training is for you and which course will suit you best! A quick 5-minute test will tell you all you need to know.
Take the test

10 Hour Virtual TEFL Course Including Teaching Practice!

If you cannot attend one of our popular classroom courses due to either location or timing, our Virtual Classroom Course is a fantastic alternative. Following our successful Classroom TEFL Courses' syllabus and philosophy, our virtual classroom TEFL courses are full of hands-on practical activities. Delivered online over Zoom by one of our experienced tutors, the course will take you through planning, preparing, and delivering fun and engaging lessons for all learner levels and age groups.
Book Now

HYBRID TEFL COURSES

Hybrid TEFL Courses Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) is responsible for regulating education standards, courses and exams. Highfield is an Ofqual regulated awarding body who have approved The TEFL Institute as a Training centre.
Pay in 2
Split the cost of your purchase into 2 interest-free payments

190 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma

299.00
Completion Time 9-12 Weeks
download guide

This 190 Hour Course includes:

180 hour Level 5 Online Training
10 Hour Virtual TEFL Course with teaching practicum
Level 5 Diploma Training - 38 Credits
Training approved by Highfield Qualifications and Regulated by Ofqual
Free Level 5 Diploma + 10 Hour Certificate delivered to you in a digital version
Personal online TEFL tutor support
Opportunities online & abroad
Study online at your own pace with 24/7 access
6 months of study time
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Online & One-to-One
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Business English
Free 20 Hours Live TEFL Zoom Classes
14 Day Money Back Guarantee
learn more
Pay in 6
Enrol today for R799/$39.95/£39.95/€39.95 deposit plus 5 monthly interest-free payments.

310 Hour Ofqual Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma

345.00
Completion Time 12-16 Weeks
download guide

This 310 Hour Course includes:

300 hour Level 5 Online Training
10 Hour Virtual TEFL Course with teaching practicum
Level 5 Diploma Training - 54 Credits
Training approved by Highfield Qualifications and Regulated by Ofqual
Free Level 5 Diploma + 10 Hour Certificate delivered to you in a digital version
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Business English
60 hour Level 5 Teaching Online & One-to-One
Personal online TEFL tutor support
Study online at your own pace with 24/7 access
6 months of study time
Free 20 Hours Live TEFL Zoom Classes
14 Day Money Back Guarantee
learn more

OUR BRAND NEW LEVEL 5 TEFL DIPLOMA COURSE IS CUTTING EDGE IN THE WORLD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING.

With interactive, up-to-date materials, we have created the most comprehensive and user friendly course on the market based on our many years of experience in delivering top-quality TEFL training.

Get your TEFL Diploma to give yourself the best chance possible to securing yourself one of the thousands of TEFL jobs worldwide.

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
Jacob Thomas

Learn More

Level 5 Specialist TEFL Awards

If you aim to make a lasting impression and secure your ideal job, we recommend pursuing specialist qualifications. It's okay if you don't know what you want to do yet! You can cover all of your bases or learn new skills afterwards. If you know what field of TEFL you want to work in, select the appropriate specialised courses or call us now to be sure. We are glad to declare that we have you covered, from exam preparation classes to teaching business English to online instruction!

60 Hour Other Subjects in English (CLIL)

199.00
Completion Time 3 Weeks
learn more

60 Hour Teaching Online & Onto-to-One

199.00
Completion Time 3 Weeks
learn more

60 Hour TEFL in Teaching English for Exams

199.00
Completion Time 3 Weeks
learn more

60 Hour TEFL in Teaching Business English

199.00
Completion Time 3 Weeks
learn more

Specialist TEFL Courses

If you want to stand out and secure that dream job, we would recommend you aim to complete specialist courses. If you don't know yet what you'd like to do, that's ok! You can get all your bases covered or upskill at a later date. If you know what area of TEFL you'd like to get into, then choose the right specialist courses for you or contact us today to make sure. From exam preparation courses and teaching business English to teaching online, we are proud to say that we have you covered!

30 Hour Advanced Grammar for English Teachers

49.00
Completion Time 1 Week
learn more

30 Hour IELTS Preparation Instructor

49.00
Completion Time 1 Week
learn more

30 Hour Teaching English Online

49.00
Completion Time 1 Week
learn more

30 Hour Teaching English to Young Learners

49.00
Completion Time 1 Week
learn more

30 Hour Teaching Business English Courses

49.00
Completion Time 1 Week
learn more

Mindfulness & Yoga for Early Childhood Educators

19.00
Completion Time 1 Week
learn more

FAQS

Yes. There are plenty of opportunities for people Who want to teach English online but don’t hold a degree. Once you are qualified, you can find work online using two routes: working for an online school or starting as a freelancer. We would suggest getting some experience working with online companies in the beginning before setting out on your own. Some companies that hire candidates that are not degree holders include Cambly and Latin Hire.

Like any job, income is mostly based on your experience working for online companies. Usually, you start at a lower rate of about $10 -$12 per hour, which is increased by bonuses based on your teacher rating or the number of classes you take. If you have experience and are working in a specific niche, such as business English, as a freelancer, you can charge anything up to $35 per hour to teach English online.

Earning your certification in teaching English as a foreign language is a great way to see the world while getting paid. TEFL certification programs can help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to begin a teaching career abroad. You do not need any previous experience or qualifications to take a Course.
Government agencies or external bodies, such as Ofqual, ensure reputable programs are academically rigorous, employ highly qualified instructors, and help students secure teaching jobs. A Level 5 TEFL course is equivalent to a CELTA course at a fraction of the cost giving you the peace of mind that your qualification will be recognised online or abroad.

Free Course to Teach English online with our 30-hour course.
Learning how to teach English online is swiftly becoming an appealing option for anyone interested in teaching English as a foreign language in an ever-increasing online world.

One thing to look out for in a TEFL course is that the company offers an Ofqual-regulated Level 5 certification. This means the content, teaching, and materials have been scrutinised 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 ensure you get at least 120 hours of training, which is the industry benchmark for employers worldwide.

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  course and gain the qualification.
It is widely used to either teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and is sometimes even used as an easier way to travel.

The TEFL Institute have no other qualification criteria to complete one of our 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 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, aspiring teachers 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 initiative as it is an online course and you will need to be your motivation.

With all the different TEFL qualifications and hours, choosing the right 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 a 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 job 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 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 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.

Show More Faqs



    0
      0
      Your Cart
      Your cart is emptyBrowse Courses