Published 21st November 2019

#TEFL2020 Begins

If you can believe it, 2020 is almost upon us. While we may not yet have flying houses, animal employees and robot therapists (as predicted), it looks set to be a big year of change for many of us. In fact, the Chinese New Year, which starts on 25 January 2020, is the beginning of the Year of the Rat. This is the first of the twelve Chinese animal zodiacs, so every Year of the Rat is destined to be one of new beginnings. 


Here at The TEFL Academy we want you to embrace the opportunities that this new year will bring you. We might have some inside information on the future state of the global TEFL market which might sway your new year’s resolutions: there are currently 300 million English language learners in China alone, and the British Council predicts that by next year there will be 2 billion people speaking or learning English. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the demand for English teachers is astronomical. In other words, now is the time to get that TEFL qualification and take your pick of jobs. 

Because of this, we want to help as many people become qualified TEFL teachers before 2020 so that you can start your year off right! We are confident in our TEFL courses and we know that they will provide you with the knowledge and the skills needed to kick some serious TEFL butt in the classroom. 

#TEFL2020 Begins

What TEFL courses do we offer?

Our level 5 TEFL courses are 168 hours and can be studied in two ways. You have the choice of studying the course completely online or as a combined course with 20-hours of classroom training – for those who wish to gain some hands-on classroom experience. So, even if you lead a busy life, which we’re sure you do, you’ll still have time to fit in a TEFL course before the end of the year. 

How long will a TEFL course take to complete?

We get asked this question a lot and the truth is that it totally depends on you. The course is 168 hours but can take longer or shorter, depending on your circumstances. If you are working full-time and come home exhausted every day, you may only be able to study on weekends so the course could take you a few months. On the other hand, if you’re on holiday or between jobs, you could focus on the TEFL 24/7 and be done with it in a week or two. 

Similarly, if you haven’t been in the classroom for a while, it might take you a while to get back into the groove of studying, so you might find the reading or the writing of assignments takes some time. If you have just graduated you might not have this problem and so the coursework might go a bit faster for you. 

Another factor is whether or not you are doing the online or the combined course. If you are doing the strictly online course you can find your own time to do your work. But if you are doing the combined course, the practical component will need to be at the time and place determined by our course schedule. 

How much is this going to cost you?

Our online TEFL course is £358 and our combined course £498 but this Black Friday week we’ll be having up to 60% off all TEFL courses. 60%! Talk about Christmas coming early! What’s more, those prices include:

  •  6-months access to the online campus
  • tutor support from EFL professionals
  •  a specialist grammar unit
  •  a free 30-hour top-up course in teaching Young Learners, teaching Business English or teaching online and 1-to-1, and
  • free access to our international jobs board, with help from our recruitment team.

Plus (but we don’t really need to remind you, do we?) this qualification will provide you with everything you need to make your TEFL dream a reality and live your best life. So is 2020 going to be the dawn of a new year, a new decade, a new you?

    1. Hi Nat, You can start the course anytime you like. You have 6 months access to the course and its materials from when you enrol so this is completely up to you! 😀📚

    1. Hello Aisha, There are very few requirements to do the TEFL course with us. You only need to:

      be over the age of 16
      have a minimum C1 level of English (advanced)
      have access to a computer/laptop and the internet
      have basic computer skills.

      If you fit all of these requirements then you will be able to enrol for our course online or over the phone. Please let me know if you need any assistance with registration. 🙂

  1. I’m in Johannesburg and I would like to know more of this college and it’s validity and credibility. I would also like to know if it is acknowledged by the SACE board of educators.

    1. Hello Anele, we have sent you an email with our course information, which includes information about our international accreditation. You would need to check with the SACE board of directors to find out if the course is recognised by them as we would not have that information. 🙂

  2. I would like to make payment please, I was asked to pay R3500, as I had already paid the deposit last time, and never attended. I also recruited a friend to attend with me, her name is Gladys. We want to attend the next course in Johannesburg.

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