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Accreditation is a tricky business in the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. As strange as it may sound, there is no one international accrediting body for TEFL. Instead there are many smaller, different bodies which offer accreditation to TEFL schools and TEFL courses. The thing is, it’s very easy for a TEFL course provider to say they are accredited when, in fact, they’re not or the accreditation is nothing more than a sticker on a website. However, there are ways and means to ascertain the validity of TEFL accreditation.

First of all, have a look at the website of the online TEFL course provider and see what accreditation stickers they are advertising for their institution. Let’s look at the TEFL Academy as an example, because we’re open and transparent like that. The TEFL Academy is accredited by the World TEFL Accrediting Commission (WTEFLAC), Training Qualifications UK (Qualifi) and The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual). These accrediting bodies are certainly mouthfuls, but how do we know they are legitimate? Well, some simple sleuth work will provide you with all the answers.

WTEFLAC is an international body which provides accreditation for TEFL courses all over the world. If you are looking to teach English abroad then you need a TEFL course which has international accreditation because your future employers may not be familiar with UK accrediting bodies. WTEFLAC only accredits TEFL courses that have been regulated and assess by them. Qualifi is a UK organisation which also requires courses to pass certain tests of quality in order to be given accreditation. In other words, you cannot simply buy accreditation. Finally, Ofqual is a UK governmental organisation; enough said.

Finding out about what accreditation a TEFL course has shouldn’t be hard. The course providers should not be shy about letting you know what accreditation they have. At The TEFL Academy we aim to be open and transparent on all aspects relating to our TEFL courses, because we have nothing to hide. In fact, on The TEFL Academy’s website we even provide links to our accreditation bodies so you can see for yourself that they are legit.

So when you’re looking for the TEFL online course of your dreams, look for a list of accredited TEFL courses online. Pay attention to exactly who the accrediting bodies are and then you can make a decision regarding which is the best online TEFL course for you and your future career Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Clearly, the accreditation that The TEFL Academy has is recognised and trustworthy. Why would you settle for anything less?

Comments:

Hi,
I am interested in TEFL qualification, I am currently based in UK, would be able to go through entire course online or I’d have to be visiting a classroom somewhere ? Is your TEFL certificate recognized by UK government and rest of EU and would I be able to get a job as a teacher online or in a language school in UK and abroad once I obtain the TEFL qualification ? I have masters degree in international business so my college degree is unfortunately not languages/literature related, would this be an obstacle during the course or later on in terms of equal job prospects in comparison to others who have TEFL but also language BA degree ? Thank you.

RMC, 25th May 2020

Hello,I possess a Bsc in sociology and I am highly interested in teazhing aboard,would the online course be sufficient to achieve my goal?

Zainab Hazle, 29th April 2020

I’m interested in becoming an IELTS examiner but need a TEFL qualification for this . (I have a BA in French/Spanish, an MEd and PGCE.) Do you offer a valid qualification?

Kathryn Higham, 29th May 2019

Good Day

I have a degree in BA Law and LLB what will be the best Tefl course to do if I want to teach overseas.

Kind Regards
Sune Byleveldt

Sune, 16th May 2019

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