Published 21st September 2021

Over the past year, billions of people around the world have had to put their plans on hold, and the idea of sipping a cocktail in the sand became a distant dream for many – but not TEFL teachers. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a massive impact on education worldwide and thus TEFL qualifications have become increasingly important in countries around the world. With international travel open for work purposes, now could be the opportunity to experience a new culture and lifestyle. A valid TEFL certificate can not only provide visa opportunities at this difficult time, but it also allows for online teaching from home. This article will be amended regularly and serves as a general guide on how Covid-19 is creating opportunities in the TEFL industry. 

Are schools still recruiting for TEFL teachers?

Yes! Schools are still recruiting and are accepting applicants from different locations worldwide. With the successful roll-out of the vaccine worldwide, things are improving. Many vaccinated teachers are able to travel to their chosen destination to teach abroad once qualified. In fact, there is a global shortage of English teachers, so countries that are in a position to safely welcome TEFL teachers are doing so. Countries like China, South Korea and Thailand have opened their borders and are offering both long and short-stay visas. In that sense, your TEFL certificate can act as your ticket to a new adventure overseas, as travelling for work purposes is deemed essential. 

In the current highlighted series at The TEFL Academy, many alumni have made a break for the East when Coronavirus hit their home country, and are enjoying fewer restrictions overseas. For example, Rebecca Walsh packed her suitcase last March and has been teaching English in South Korea ever since, while Matthew Rees headed to Shanghai last November and is currently teaching English while enjoying relaxed restrictions. 

Be mindful that travel restrictions remain in place in certain countries, and factor your own research into your travel plans. For example, while places like Cambodia and Thailand are welcoming TEFL teachers, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival and in order to secure your visa, you must have a job secured before you arrive. Being able to travel for work is a luxury that not many people have, so grab the opportunity and make the most of your time while the rest of the world is somewhat on hold. These extra steps it may take you to get to your chosen destination will absolutely be worth it when you’re making your first footsteps in the sand. We will try to provide some countries insights in the article below, however, we urge TEFL teachers to check government advice before departing from their home country. 

Unprecedented demand for online TEFL teachers

Over the last year countries have had to take measures to slow the spread of the virus, including the closure of schools, as a result there has been a huge increase in the demand for online teachers. One of the greatest strengths right now with a TEFL certification is the ability to access travel around the world and have the option of teaching online from anywhere. Both online and travel opportunities can be found at The TEFL Academy jobs board

TEFL is fast becoming an ideal way for fluent English speakers to become digital nomads and earn money from home or anywhere around the world. Another advantage of this increased demand for online English teachers is that if you’re teaching in-class abroad, and there is a sudden school closure, you can always take your classes online and still have an income while you wait for the schools to reopen! 

Read our article: Coronavirus (Covid-19), Teach English Online and Earn Money from Home

Our face-to-face courses

As the situation improves globally, the in-class element of our combined course can continue to go ahead in certain locations, but of course, this is location dependent. As it stands in September 2021, courses are running in full across all locations listed throughout the UK, South Africa, USA and Canada. In Australia, courses are running in Adelaide and Brisbane, no other campuses are open at present but this situation can change quickly. Campuses have now reopened across Ireland, but we have a strict Covid-19 policy in place for everyone’s safety (read more below). In Europe, our campuses are open in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, Prague and Rome. Campuses have closed across New Zealand, but our online Level 5 TEFL course is the perfect option for those who can’t attend our combined courses due to campus closures.

Covid-19 policy for Irish campus locations only: Recent mandatory government COVID-19 restrictions require that all attendees to our courses (in Ireland) from the 6th September 2021 provide proof of full vaccination, or of recovery from COVID-19 within the 6 months prior to the course date. Upon arrival to the course, the course trainer will require proof of your COVID status in order for you to proceed with your course. Any attendee who arrives unable to provide the required documentation will not be permitted to attend and will have to contact to rebook their course dates. 

Read more here: Important Information for Students Enrolling on the Irish Classroom Course

Please note that anyone who has booked a combined course will be able to reschedule the 20hr face-to-face section of their course to a later date if their course is unable to go ahead. For those students with an upcoming course:

Firstly, we would like to assure you that the health and safety of our staff and students are of utmost concern and we are continually monitoring the situation worldwide. Please note the following before attending your course:

As the situation varies greatly from country to country, we will assess whether or not a course will proceed on a case by case basis, which will be continually assessed.

If it is decided your course will not be going ahead, you will be contacted immediately and offered the opportunity to attend a classroom course at a later date.

Should the government advice of your area deem it safe for your course to proceed, we ask you to follow all advice and precautions provided to you included in the government advice of your area.

In addition to this, should you have travelled overseas recently, or should you or a family member feel unwell, please do not attend the course and instead contact us to reschedule your classroom course.

Please stay up to date on the advice in your location and contact us should you have any concerns.

Alternatively, you may wish to obtain Teaching Practice experience via one of our webinars. For more information click here.

  1. I need to speak to someone to get info on full pricing as I want to do the course to teach online from home can someone please contact me

    1. Hello, You can find our current course prices here: Upon successful completion of the course, you will be qualified to teach online worldwide and in-person worldwide except for Ireland, Canada and Malta. Please note: some countries will require you to have both a TEFL certificate and a bachelor’s degree in any subject for visa purposes. A degree is not required for online teaching although some employers may prefer this.
      When you complete the course, we will assist you in your job search by giving you access to our job boards and by assisting you with your CV and cover letter. Please note: we do not place students in positions. I have sent you course information to your email.

  2. I am a US citizen but I am currently living in Egypt for the time being . I am looking to gain a TEFL certificate to be able to teach online, can any one help and assist me in this. What would be the best route to go about it?

    1. Hello, of course. We offer a 168 hour, level 5, TEFL Course, which will qualify you to teach English as a foreign language in most countries around the world. We’re the world’s only TEFL course provider that has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and the UK. Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor. Our course is internationally recognised, regulated by Ofqual, a UK government department and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. You can find more information via the following link:

      You can find our current course prices here:

      Some students finish the course in 4-6 weeks working on the course full time, but we give you 6 months of access to the online course so you can fit your studies around your existing commitments. Your 6 months of online enrolment starts from the day you pay for the course.

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

      be over the age of 16 (Online Course) or be over the age of 18 (Combined Course)
      have a minimum C1 level of English (advanced)
      have access to a computer 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. You can choose to study our course completely online,, or combined with 20 hours of face-to-face classroom training, Louise 😊

    1. Hi Lindsay – it’s great to hear that you’re interested in teaching English! We have just forwarded more information about our course options via email. If you have any questions about this or TEFL in general, please don’t hesitate to get back in touch with us. 😊

  3. Hello,

    I bought the combined level 5 course back in November of 2020 and I have only just become aware that I need to be at least 18 years old by the time I attend the classroom course. This poses a bit of an issue as I will only be 16 by the time of my code’s expiration date. Is there any way that I could still complete the classroom course (when restrictions allow) without being 18 or having to buy an extension?

    1. Hi Sarah. Thank you for informing us of this issue. We have been in touch with you with further information via email. If you have any further issues or queries, please do not hesitate to get back in touch with us.

    1. I also don’t have a course code / any course information when I have paid and received confirmation of payment.

      1. Hello Beth, apologies about that delay. You have now been sent your course access details and booking confirmation in separate emails. Please check your junk/spam folder if you are unable to locate these. Louise 😊

      2. Hello, apologies for any inconvenience caused. I have checked the system and I can see you were recently on the online portal. Can you confirm you have gained access to the course please? Louise 😊

  4. I already bought the course but I can’t seem to take the “check if I’m ready test” it’s locked
    Please help I’d like to start with my units

    1. Hello Aisha. My colleague has taken a look into your record and you have now been sent further information regarding your course via email. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get back in contact with us.

  5. Hi. I signed up for the level 5 course, but I may not be able to finish it in the 6 months because of my new job. Would I be able to purchase a time extension?

    1. Hi Insaaf. It is possible to purchase additional time onto your course. We have the option to purchase a 30 day or a 90 day extension. I have forwarded you more information on how to do this via email. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any further queries.

      1. Hi there

        I’m currently working and don’t think I will be able to finish my 6 month course in the stipulated time. Is it possibly to get an extension?

        1. Hello Gabriella. Thank you for commenting on our blog. We have now forwarded more extension information to you via email. If you have any queries or difficulties, please do not hesitate to get back in contact with us.

  6. Good evening, I would like to purchase the 168hr TEFL course but it is not very clear whether it is mandatory to attend the 20hrs class on site ( at one of your campus I guess) or it can be done online. I am no longer living in the UK and I wouldn’t want to buy a course without being able to complete it ( considering also Brexit).. Thank you in advance 🙂

    1. Hi there! We offer one course which is approved by Ofqual, a UK government department as a Level 5 TEFL qualification, but this can be studied in two ways. Either completely online or as a combined course with 20-hours in the classroom and 148-hours online. You can compare these course options here

  7. I want to purchase a course for my daughter as a Christmas gift. Will you honor a holiday discount now or should I wait and buy after Christmas?

    1. Hi Kevin. It’s great to hear that you would like to purchase the course for your daughter. We don’t currently have a Christmas sale running on our course. However, we do run sales on our courses quite often. I would recommend keeping an eye on our website for any updates on sales.

  8. Hi there Daisy. I believe that you are being dealt with by our Student Services Team. We are currently assisting you via email.

  9. Hi there. I teach mathematics for 1st year Computer Science and Teach 2nd year Bachelor of Education Teachers how to use ICT in the classroom. I teach online entirely using BlackBoard and have a National Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering and an M.Sc. in Geology and GIS. This would be quite a deviation in teaching direction for me but I am fluent in English, Afrikaans and German with good grammatical understanding in all three too. Please advise me whether I would b able to teach online using TEFL.

  10. Hi,
    I am interested in teaching online and eventually going abroad one day in the future. I am unclear if I need to take the level 5 course or the level 5 combined course. I realize the combined has on site classroom experience, is that necessary at this point? I don’t want to select the wrong one.

  11. Hi
    Due to my heavy workload during this unprecedented time, I may need an extension. How do I go about applying for one?

  12. Hi
    I would like to know if i can complete all unit tests before starting with the 3 Assignments?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Daniel – It is possible to work through all of the units first and then go back to work on the assignments. We do however recommend doing the assignments as you go in order as the information that is learned may be fresher if you work on each one as it becomes available.

  13. Hi.
    I am registered for the combined Level 5 course and I have completed the online portion of the course. Due to Covid-19 I am unable to attend the practical portion in my area. Will I be able to start teaching online with only the online portion completed? I would just like a little bit more information on this subject please.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Kira – Once you successfully complete the online portion of your course you will receive a level 5 TEFL certificate which you can use to teach English online or abroad.

      1. Good day I completed my course and uploaded my Id but haven’t received any information regarding my certificate and I am a bit stressed now, I received all three badges but can’t seem to access any of my grades.

        I heard I was supposed to complete a survey before receiving my certificate but haven’t received any link or survey.

        If anyone can assist me regarding this matter please.

        1. Thank you for commenting on our blog, Leande. I am sorry to hear that you haven’t yet received further information about your certificate. I can see that my colleague has been in touch with you via email to give you further information. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get back in touch with us.

    1. Hi Kudzai – You need to do the research on where you are applying, some countries may have other requirements to teach, such as a bachelors degree but the average student finds work within 4-8 weeks of completing the course, maybe quicker if they are flexible about where they want to teach. There are sections both on the face-to-face and online portions of the course that help our students find work.

  14. Hello,
    I am considering an online TEFL course that allows me to teach online. I have a degree but no teaching experience. As we are in unpredictable times, if I were to embark on an online course now, is it something I would be able to continue if tutors were unavailable? I’m not sure how the online courses are structured so any advice you could provide would be welcome.

  15. Hello Fionnuala,

    I am an American living in France and have taught for nine years now in a University (engineering school) here in France. I have not had TEFL training but in reading the above comments, it seems that doing the online portion of the combined training can qualify one with the TEFL 5 level. Also a colleague has informed me of a 1:1 online teaching training that is on promotion through today. Is it possible to take this course if I do not have TEFL accreditation? Also, I have recently begun a 4 week online teaching course with Cambridge Assessment and have heard that you might be offering your promotion again in 6 weeks.
    Could you please send me information about the online TEFL 5 course as well as let me know if your 1:1 course (which apparently can apply to groups, too) will be offered again in the near future and if I would still be eligible to take it? Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Carrie. Yes that’s no problem we will Email you more information about our level 5 course now. You do not need previous TEFL training to take it!

  16. Good day.
    I am wanting to register my son for your TEFL course, and had been intending to go for the combined course due to the classroom training. However, my concern is that the coronavirus issue could delay completion of the face to face portion of the coure for an indefinite period of time.
    If he is unable to complete the practical portion for an extended period, would we be due a refund for this portion? Alternatively, if we initially paid for just the Online course and later wanted to “add on” the practical portion (obviously at additional cost) if the situation in the country stabilises and the face to face training proceeds, would this be an option/possibility?

    How much would be additional cost for attending classroom training once is available?
    Btw, he is planning to teach English in Japan next year.

    Thank you so much
    Ves 🙂

    1. If your son wanted to sign up for the online course and then add on the weekend training element later – This is no problem. He would just have to arrange to pay the price difference between the two courses.

  17. please revert me back on my email as soon as possible. I’m totally interested in TEFL certification but i do have some queries regarding it too! so try to mail me your contact number so that i can connect with uh. Have a good day! Fionnuala.

  18. hello, how would the face to face component work for countries that you may not be based in? I am located in Singapore at the moment and am interested in the 168hour course.


  19. Hi there I woukd like to complete the TEFL course and teach overseas on completion. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology would that suffice if a degree is required? Thank you

    1. More often than not the degree requirement will be for VISA reasons so it can be a bachelors in any subject.

  20. Hi, I am 17 and about to finish my ged… However exams were delayed due to quarentine, do I need to be 18 or have my ged to do the online course?
    I would preferably like to do it during quarentine so that studies dont interfere with my current job.

    1. Thanks for your interest in our course! 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 meet all these requirements you can enrol online or over the phone 😊

  21. Hi
    I want to know about the reality of job opportunities to teach English online. With the COVID-19 pandemic a lot of people are searching for ways to generate an income from home and doing a TEFL course and teaching online is a pretty easy way to do so. So are there enough job opportunities, isn’t the market being flooded?

    1. Its certainly true more people are looking at teaching Online but this has also led to new online vacancies becoming available due to schools and companies finding new ways of working.

  22. Hello,

    My husband and father are both interested in teaching English online, as most of the above, and wondered if I also could have the email sent with the details of the relevant course, to enable them to do this.

    Many thanks in advance,


  23. Dear Team,

    Hope you are well.

    Just messaging to enquire about the online TEFL course being offered. I was wondering if this was the equivalent of the CELTA course (as an accredited level 5 module) or whether this was a separate entity?

    Ultimately I am hoping to teach online initially, but then progress to classroom teaching once this is an option. Would the online Level 5 TEFL course be the most appropriate, or do your team have any other suggestions here?

    Any advice or guidance you could provide would be really helpful.

    Thank you for your time,


  24. Hi, I’m finishing your level 5 course. But my dilemma is: are there any job posts on your website for us non-native teachers? I do have an MA in English obtained in my home country.

  25. Hi

    I’m a qualified Occupational Therapist. I would love to teach online as well. Should I complete a TEFL course and which one is the best for online teaching?

    1. The best course for this would be a level 5 TEFL qualification. We will send you an Email with some information on our course now!

  26. Hi. I´m a English native speaker who has a level 5 TEFL. I have a degree in English literature as well. I´ve been looking and applying for jobs in Spain and Italy since last year but i haven’t found anything yet. I wonder if schools are still offering any jobs either to teach face to face or to teach online. Do you know any vacancy in schools or a web page to teach online? Thanks

  27. Dear Team,

    I am enrolled in the online course since February and due to the crisis and work related issues, I did not have the chance to continue – is there a possibility for an extension due to the situation?


  28. Hi, would you kindly send me application forms and costs to start the TEFL level 5 course?

    Thanks so much 🙂

  29. Hi there,

    It seems to be a very common question at the moment but I was also wondering about completing the combined course at this time. I have seen above that we can do the online portion and then, if things do settle, add the weekend course at an additional cost. Please could you send me details on this. Thank you

  30. Hi

    I’m currently finishing my combined course and would like to start online teaching to gain experience ,please may I have guidance on this and if possible the information about getting an extension on to my combined course.

  31. I am really interested in completely an online course to be able to secure online teaching roles in the future. Could you please email me more information on the online course and how many hours per day i will have to dedicate to the course?

    1. HI Jo – Thanks for your interest in our online course – We will send you an Email with details now.

  32. My question is the same as the vast others: i am interested in taking the combined course. Can I register now for the online-only portion and add on later? I am concerned that the 20hour course will not take place/not safe to attend. So far, the next dates are set for July (mostly filled) and October.

    Please advise that I can have the option to add on later.

    Also, will there be other discounts in the near future like the current 50% off one?

    Additionally, most of the jobs from the jobs board provided here are in Asia. Do you offer jobs in Europe too?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Krystal -Yes you can add on the combined portion later by paying the price difference, also yes there will be future deals like the one currently running. Our jobs board is made up of roles from independent employers – More will be added as they contact us!

  33. Hi. I have seen many job listings for online teaching that do not specify that a level 5 TEFL is required. Rather, the requirement is TEFL. I do understand that level 5 TEFL is viewed as more robust and perhaps a higher level of qualifications. Can you please explain why you are indicating that a level 5 TEFL is required to teach online?

    1. Hi Colleen – Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are these asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate which brings it line with qualifications like the CELTA.

  34. Hi, Ive recently completed my TEFL certification. What do I need to do now to be able to teach online? I’m feeling a bit daunted by the whole process right now. Any suggestions on how to get into it would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Andrea – One of my colleagues is going to email you some online resources – Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Richard -Yes you can receive the same qualification (the level 5) by completing the online course and you can pay the difference to change to the combined course at a later date.

  35. Hello , I have already completed my level 5 TEFL course as of last year and would love to start teaching online. Can I please be directed to a site where I can find jobs that would accept a student in his final year of his Bachelors degree
    KInd regards

  36. Hi, I’m interested in the TEFL combined course that you currently have on offer.. I would love to partake in the 20 hour weekend classroom component but I am not confident to select from the available date options or to travel for this part of the course in the near future (due to the COVID19) as I live more remotely. I was hoping to be able to start with the online component, if I complete the online part before any classroom dates become available would I receive my accreditation/certificate as this point in time and have the option to attend the 20 hour weekend classroom at a later date to enhance the skills acquired from the online learning, or shouId I just enrol in the online course at the moment? Thank you for your help.

  37. Hi! I was interested, like many others, in the practical classroom time and I was wondering whether this can in any way be done digitally? If I go for the cheaper one, is it possible to add the practice (provided it is possible to do this online) at a later stage?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Diana – This may be an option in the near future! our website will have this information. Also yes you can add the practical training later by paying the difference.

  38. Hi There, I am an environmental consultant seeing the writing on the wall (loss of projects) due to the aftermath of COVID. I would like to do your online course and use it to teach English to non-English speakers working in my subject area, if at all possible. Please could you let me if your course would equip one for this, and what sort of opportunities there may be at the level of universities and organisations for online education or training? Also happy to teach children!

  39. Hi,
    I’m also interested to know: if I take the combined course, but I can’t get a space or you are not running the live classroom portion by the summer due to coronavirus, may I convert my course to the fully online course instead? Please advise!
    Thank you.

  40. Good day

    I see a number of your students (e.g. Mayson H Mckey) asking questions about accreditation before completing the face-to face classes for the Combined course. I have similar questions.

    Would you please email the information to me?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi there – Thanks for your interest in our TEFL course – We’ve emailed you some details about our course now!

  41. Good Day

    I completed my PGCE in Accounting and Economic and Management Sciences last year December.I am currently unemployed and I would like add your level 5 TEFL combined course.Will this put me at an advantage in terms of persuing a career in teaching ,preferably in Saudi Arabia?Please forward me the quotation including dates and banking details. I am considering completing my face to face in Benoni South Africa.If possible also send me a link for employment opportunities

    Kind Regards
    Ishmael Mbanjwa

  42. Good day

    I would like to find out how the TEFL Level 5 course is run i.e. duration, cost, assessments etc.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


  43. Hi.I want to enroll online tefl course but my concern is should I attend on specific hours scheduled before head or will there be videos that you send students ? Actually I have no idea what will this online course like ?
    Can you help me with some information please

    1. Hi Bita – You can work on the online course at your own pace – We give you 6 months access to the course and materials from the date of full payment.

  44. Hi Fionnuala,
    I’m afraid I have the same question as everyone else regarding the possibiity/benefit of taking the online-only course now with the option to add the classroom portion later, due to present world circumstances. Please send me the info.
    Thanks so much,

    PS Seems this info would be great to put upfront on your website so you don’t have to keep answering the same question :>)

    1. Yes you can certainly upgrade from the online course to the combined course by paying the difference at a later date or you can be on a reserve list until a weekend training date becomes available later on.

  45. Hello! I’m curious to know the process of utilizing a TEFL certificate on its own. I have no University degree and would only depend on the TEFL certificate to find a job, preferably, in Asia. My research shows that it would be easier to teach in Central and South America and that most times in Asia countries may offer a position but the moment someone has both (TEFL and University degree) they replace teachers for “more qualified” teachers. What are your thoughts?

  46. Hi, as I am only interested in teaching online and not going abroad, do you have a course or certification that I can complete online? Please advise if I am only looking for online courses.

  47. Hi

    I hope you are doing great.

    I would like to know, is there pros and cons regarding if you take a Combined Level 5 Course or an Online course.

    If I do the Online course would I still be able to get hired and teach in a classroom? Does it affect the salary if one does an online course?

    Please let me know.

    Thank you so much.
    Kind Regards

  48. If I am looking at teaching English abroad once the pandemic has subsided and am interested in teaching English online in the mean time what course would you recommend I complete? Please can you send me some more info. Thanks

  49. Hello
    I am a Montessori teacher residing in Toronto, Canada . I am very interested in taking your online level 5 course. Could you please advice me all the details of the course including the fees and what type of job support do you offer


  50. Hi, I am planning on signing up for the online course very soon. Is it possible to add some one on one training afterwards for an additional cost.

    1. Hi Joanne -Yes it is! You can sign up for the weekend classroom training later by paying the price difference.

  51. Hi,

    I also would like to know if it is possible to study the online course now and add the face to face component at a later date (paying the appropriate extra fee of course).

  52. Hi there, I have already signed up to do the combined course. If I complete the online portion of the course and then it turns out the classroom portion is unable to go ahead is it possible to get accreditation for the online portion completed?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Michelle – Completing the online course leads to the level 5 qualification so you can complete this and hopefully do your weekend training at a later date!

  53. Hello!

    I am currently studying the online combined course and was looking to get placed after completion. However I understand given the circumstances, august 2020 would be possibly the earliest opportunity for this and this isn’t a certainty. Therefore I would definitely be interested in teaching online to learn and gain experience this year and was wondering if you could send me some further information on this?

    I also wondered if I would be eligible to do so if my face to face proportion of my course was not able to go ahead and I just completed the 10 online units?

    Many Thanks!


  54. Oh, dear, this is also my question. May I get an advise on this as well? The option to add a Classroom tuition later.

  55. Good day. I am very interested in completing the combined course but I am worried about the restrictions our country has on the face to face portion of the course. I see that this question has come up frequently and I would just like to be emailed more information on how to go about completing a level 5 tefl course in SA.

    1. Thank you for your message – Given this I would encourage you to sign up for the online course? You can always change to the combibed version later when the situation improves by paying the difference.

  56. Hello,

    I`m an English teacher from Ukraine. In May I’m going to visit Philadelphia and I would like to complete TEFL courses. Am I understand correct that most of the course will be online and 2 days (weekend) lessons would on campus?

    Kind regards,

  57. I am very interested in gaining a TEFEL qualification to teach online during this COVID 19 pandemic and then use this experience to teach in other countries once everything settles down.
    Please could you send me more information on the course requirements, costs and duration etc.

    Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Helen – Thanks for your interest in our course. We have sent you an Email now with this information!

      1. I would also like to know if the level 5 course will go ahead now, due to the high demand and the current COVID-19 crisis. Will the offer deadline be extended?

      2. Hi there.

        I am also interested in completing the online qualification in order to teach online during the current Covid situation and then hopefully travel afterwards. Also is it possible as a single mother to travel with children once the various lockdown measures have been lifted?

  58. Hi,

    I completed my TEFL recently and I would be interested in teaching online if you could send me some information?

    Kind regards,

    Jamie McNeill

  59. Iam really interested in completely an online course to be able to secure online teaching roles in the future. Could you please email me more information on the online course and how many hours per day i will have to dedicate to the course?


  60. Hello! I’m curious to know the process of utilizing a TEFL certificate on its own. I have no University degree and would only depend on the TEFL certificate to find a job, preferably, in Asia. My research shows that it would be easier to teach in Central and South America and that most times in Asia countries may offer a position but the moment someone has both (TEFL and University degree) they replace teachers for “more qualified” teachers. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks! Stay safe xxx


      1. Hi Fionnuala,

        Hope you are keeping safe.

        Could you kindly send me the same information as per Sarah’s above mentioned question?

        Warm regards,

      2. Hi , i have the same question as the rest have mentioned. Could you please email me the information too?


  61. Hi,

    I’m interested in completing the TEFL course as I’m aspiring to teach in Vietnam next year at some stage. Obviously now with the Corona virus pandemic, there is a demand for teaching online. I would consider doing this before physically moving overseas.

    Could you send me some information on cost, the process, the logistics. Basically things I need to know and consider.

    Many thanks

    1. Thanks for your message – Its great that you are interested in teaching online! One of my colleagues has just sent you an email with more information.

  62. Hello, I’m interested in taking advantage of your amazing sale on TEFL combined program right now. That being said I assume most classrooms will not allow face to face for the foreseeable future. I understand this will be rescheduled after everything is resolved, but I have one question. If I were to do the combined program and completed the online portion but not the face-to-face, would I still have accreditation to teach online? Or would it be wiser to take the less expensive option and use it online for the time being.

    1. Hi there – Thanks for your message – One of my colleagues is going to Email you some more information to help on this!

          1. Hi Natasha – Yes you can certainly upgrade from the online course to the combined course by paying the difference at a later date!

          2. Hi! I also have similar queries, can I have some additional information as well?

          1. Hi

            I have the same queries please could you email me this information?


          2. Yes you can certainly upgrade from the online course to the combined course by paying the difference at a later date! You can find more information about the content of the online course here: Please feel free to get in touch with us again if there anything else we can help with.

          1. Hi Olivia, Of course. we’ll email you course information now. Let us know if you need anything else by just replying to us! 😊

          1. HI Geoff – Emailed you information on our course now – No this would qualify you to teach online or in the classroom.

      1. Hello, I have a similar question. Is there an option to take the fully-online course then add on the classroom portion when it becomes available at a later time? Also, is there a difference in the certification received from taking the combined vs. online course? Thanks.

        1. Hi Julian, Yes you can do this, you would just need to contact us when a suitable weekend came up and then pay the course price difference. The combined version of the course is particularly useful if you feel you would benefit from classroom tuition or perhaps do not have any previous teaching experience. You will receive a separate 20 hour practical training certificate. The online version of the course covers the same material, but is studied completely online, so is suitable for those who feel comfortable without any classroom tuition or perhaps have previous teaching experience.

      2. Hi,

        My query is similar to that of Mayson, can you please email me the relevant information as well?

        Thank you!

  63. Good morning

    I am a qualified teacher currently teaching Science to grade 8 and 9 students. I am qualified to teach English and mathematics as well.

    I am interested in completing my TEFL course so that I can teach online.

    I am looking for an accredited online course. I see that your courses are campus-based. I would like to know whether I can complete the course online?

    Do I need a TEFL to teach English online?

    Kind Regards


      1. Hi,

        So I want to enrol for the Combined L5 TEFL course and was wondering if, given COVID I would be able to get my qualification without the 20hour classroom lessons (for now)?

        I would like to start teaching online ASAP and I am aware that if I do enrol on the combined course, there would be a part of the course which requires me to be on campus.

        1. Hi there, Yes you can complete the online portion and obtain the level 5 certification now.

    1. Hi,

      I completed the TEFL Cambridge Scholar Level 5 140 hour TEFL course a number of years ago, never used it so I have no TEFL experience. I have a degree and some direct teaching experience. I would be interested in teaching online. Are my current qualifications any use or do I need to upgrade. Please advise.

      1. Hi Colm, a level 5 TEFL is what you’ll need to teach online or in the classroom so it sounds like you have the right qualifications.

    2. Hi Simone,

      Yes, the TEFL certification can be completed online. I am currently doing that in the state of North Carolina 🙂

      God bless your future endeavours!

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