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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 Course 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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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. Graduates of our 120- Hour Online TEFL course are teaching English across the globe.

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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. Complete our Teaching English online 5- course bundle.

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LEVEL 5 GOVERNMENT REGULATED

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180 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma

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

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300 Hour Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma Course

This is a CELTA equivalent online training that will provide you with plenty of TEFL employment opportunities. Qualify with an advanced TEFL diploma with worldwide recognition.

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Paid TEFL Internships

Thailand
Paid Internship
549.33

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 orientation
Assistance with Airport Pick-up
Pre arranged organised accommodation
Ongoing in-country support
Weekends off & All public holidays off
Option to extend your contract and stay longer
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South Korea
Paid Internship
1,203.12

Top Benefits:

Salary up to $2,050 - €1,730 - £1,500 depending on qualifications & experience
Full arrival orientation
One-way flight reimbursement
12-month long teaching placement
Rent-free accommodation
End of contract bonus (equivalent to one month's pay)
Teach in public or private language schools
Visa Assistance
Weekends off & All public holidays off
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Vietnam
Paid Internship
1,203.12

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
Accommodation Assistance
Ongoing in-country support
Ability to teach in other Asian countries once contract is complete
Option to extend your contract and stay longer
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Cambodia
Paid Internship
1,950.00

Top Benefits:

Monthly allowance of $700 to $1000 (USD)
12 months teaching placement
Lesson planning guide
120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course
Airport pick-up and transfers
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course
7-day welcome orientation and excursions in Phnom Penh
Teaching English To Children Through Yoga & Mindfulness Course
Welcome dinner
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Volunteer in Spain
Paid Internship
400.11

Top Benefits:

10 weeks teaching placement
Accommodation with a Spanish host family
120 Hour Accredited TEFL Course
30 Hour Specialist Course Focused on Teaching Young Learners
Teaching through Yoga & Mindfulness Course for Young Learners
Extensive Warmers, Fillers & Coolers Guide to help you with lesson planning
Spanish culture course for ESL teachers
In-school mentor to aid you with the transition
Ongoing in-country support
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Japan
Paid Internship
2,190.00

Top Benefits:

Monthly Salary of $1,650 - $2,300 per month
12 months teaching placement
120 Hour Premier TEFL Course Included
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course
30 Hour Advanced Grammar Course for Teachers
Lesson Planning Guide & Grammar Guide incl.
40 hour Cultural Orientation
In-country cultural weekends during internship
Accommodation Assistance
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Germany
Paid Internship
400.11

Top Benefits:

8 weeks or 10 weeks teaching placement
Teacher allowance of approx €75 weekly
Shared camp accommodation
1 week of in-country orientation & cultural excursions
120 Hour TEFL Course
Teaching through Yoga & Mindfulness Course for Young Learners
Extensive Warmers, Fillers & Coolers Guide to help you with lesson planning
24/7 in-country support
24-hour medical care
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Vietnam (Short-term)
Paid Internship
661.25

Top Benefits:

Monthly salary of USD $800
Contract completion bonus of USD $800
120 hour TEFL certificate
30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course
Teaching English through Yoga & Mindfulness Course
Airport pick-up & transfers
Rent-free accommodation
Ongoing in-country support
Visa and work permit support
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Volunteer in Thailand
Paid Internship
1,190.00

Top Benefits:

12 weeks teaching placement
Shared accommodation included
Airport pickup
2 day in-country orientation
120 hour TEFL Course
30 Hour Teaching English Online
30 Hour Advanced Grammar for teachers
30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course
24/7 in-country support
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The Definitive Guides to Teaching English Abroad - Updated July 2022
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Sorcha was very helpful in assisting me by sending me my 180hr level 5 cert online even though the course had expired. And also extended the other courses on my account by an extra month with no fuss. Excellent service.
shane S.
15:04 19 Jun 24
Really enjoyed the course, it was thorough and provided the specific learning objectives that I was looking for, reccommend!
Justice A.
14:27 19 Jun 24
I'm South African and planning to teach English in Cambodia and Vietnam. I am going to sign up for the 30 hour IELTS EXAM course due to the need for people in those countries to meet the qualifying standards to study at English language universities etc.I must commend Walter Cullinan for the prompt responses given to my queries about the nature and scope of the course.I am not impressed, however, in his lack of faith in the Irish rugby team's chances of success against the Springboks.
mark W.
13:04 19 Jun 24
I sent an email with a query and Elaine Lenane was so quick and helpful at getting back to me. Everything was so efficient and clear and she really put me at ease :)
Clodagh S.
19:58 18 Jun 24
The TEFL institute of Ireland is a great option to get a TEFL certification. They have multiple levels of TEFL to choose from. You can complete the course at your own pace, and get extensions if needed. The staff are always there to help, and the one time I did need assistance, the TEFL advisor I spoke to, Sórcha O' Connell, was not only very helpful, but also got back to me almost immediately.
Sara J.
10:36 18 Jun 24
Sorcha was extremely informative and helpful,much appreciated,top notch!cheers
Jo F.
19:35 17 Jun 24
I had some concerns and questions before booking the course, but Sórcha was incredibly helpful and answered all my questions promptly. Excellent service!
Mirna P.
20:39 14 Jun 24
Really enjoyed enrollment process with Elaine Lenane for 180 hours Teaching English Online course. She gave useful and practical tips!
Frances C.
12:54 14 Jun 24
Tracy was my advisor and she was so beyond amazing! SO helpful and so kind while responding to my questions, fabulous service:)
erin E.
18:08 12 Jun 24
Sórcha helped me out a lot with my job hunt after I completed my 120 hour course. Highly recommend!
Adam Walsh (Mason F.
10:46 11 Jun 24
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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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