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15 Oct

Toronto, One King West Hotel & Residence

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$495

7 Jan

Toronto, One King West Hotel & Residence

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$495

1 Apr

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Canada's Leading Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course

The one and only course you need -168hrs and you're done!

What our Combined Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course includes

  • 10-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Toronto

  • 158-hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course to further your TEFL training (6 months’ access)

  • Three FREE 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1 — worth $648

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth $320

  • 282 hours of TEFL training (114 FREE optional top-up course/webinar hours)

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth $40

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth $40

  • Guaranteed pass (or your money back)

  • Level 5 Diploma, Ofqual (UK government) regulated qualification

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

  • Help with finding TEFL Jobs abroad on completion of the course

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Are you looking for a career change that allows you the opportunity to get paid to travel?

The TEFL Academy offers a Combined Level 5 TEFL course that includes a 1 day 10 hour face-to-face training session at the One King West Hotel in Toronto. The  instructor. The online portion of the course can be started before or after your classroom training. Our experienced team of TEFL instructors are always available to assist in your learning.

At the TEFL course held in Toronto, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

Over the duration of the online portion of the course, students complete a total of 158 hours of learning. This can be completed in as little as four to six weeks, although we do allow up to 6 months for course completion. The online portion of the course covers TEFL theory, as well as teaching methods, vocabulary and grammar.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

Once you’ve completed your TEFL course in Toronto, you’ll be granted your Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is recognised worldwide and regulated by Ofqual (UK government). This TEFL certification is approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you can begin your job search on our official TEFL Jobs Board as soon as you’ve been awarded your final grade. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

If you feel enthusiastic about experiencing different countries and getting paid to explore new environments while helping students learn English as a foreign language, don’t hesitate to enrol now! You can enrol in a TEFL course for a deposit of $100 and secure your spot on the course. Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.

Classroom Course Timetable

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.


Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Online
  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Paul Meighan, TEFL Trainer

Paul has had a passion for languages since a very young age when he took his first Spanish lessons at his primary school in Glasgow, Scotland.

Learning a new language opened his eyes to an intriguing and diverse world. This passion led Paul to study his BA (Hons) in European Studies and Spanish at King’s College, London and, later, his PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages at the same institution. Paul started teaching English part-time when he was 19 and a student, and then later during his Erasmus year in Barcelona, Spain. His love for languages and cultures led him to spending another year teaching English in Spain and then another two years in Florence, Italy. He has taught at university level (ESL, EAP, IELTS), secondary schools and primary schools, in addition to public and private language institutes. Currently, he now resides in Toronto, Canada where he works as an ESL Teacher, a freelance Italian-English translator and runs the TEFL course for The TEFL Academy.

When he isn’t teaching, you’ll find him studying for his Masters in TESOL, editing his first novel and spending time with friends and family.

Paul Meighan

"Learning a new language opened my eyes to an intriguing and diverse world"

Are you looking for a career change that allows you the opportunity to get paid to travel?

The TEFL Academy offers a Combined Level 5 TEFL course that includes a 1 day 10 hour face-to-face training session at the One King West Hotel in Toronto. The  instructor. The online portion of the course can be started before or after your classroom training. Our experienced team of TEFL instructors are always available to assist in your learning.

At the TEFL course held in Toronto, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

Over the duration of the online portion of the course, students complete a total of 158 hours of learning. This can be completed in as little as four to six weeks, although we do allow up to 6 months for course completion. The online portion of the course covers TEFL theory, as well as teaching methods, vocabulary and grammar.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

Once you’ve completed your TEFL course in Toronto, you’ll be granted your Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is recognised worldwide and regulated by Ofqual (UK government). This TEFL certification is approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you can begin your job search on our official TEFL Jobs Board as soon as you’ve been awarded your final grade. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

If you feel enthusiastic about experiencing different countries and getting paid to explore new environments while helping students learn English as a foreign language, don’t hesitate to enrol now! You can enrol in a TEFL course for a deposit of $100 and secure your spot on the course. Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Online
  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Paul Meighan, TEFL Trainer

Paul has had a passion for languages since a very young age when he took his first Spanish lessons at his primary school in Glasgow, Scotland.

Learning a new language opened his eyes to an intriguing and diverse world. This passion led Paul to study his BA (Hons) in European Studies and Spanish at King’s College, London and, later, his PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages at the same institution. Paul started teaching English part-time when he was 19 and a student, and then later during his Erasmus year in Barcelona, Spain. His love for languages and cultures led him to spending another year teaching English in Spain and then another two years in Florence, Italy. He has taught at university level (ESL, EAP, IELTS), secondary schools and primary schools, in addition to public and private language institutes. Currently, he now resides in Toronto, Canada where he works as an ESL Teacher, a freelance Italian-English translator and runs the TEFL course for The TEFL Academy.

When he isn’t teaching, you’ll find him studying for his Masters in TESOL, editing his first novel and spending time with friends and family.

Paul Meighan

"Learning a new language opened my eyes to an intriguing and diverse world"

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The TEFL Academy course is held at

One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King St W,
Toronto,
ON M5H 1A1,
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Accreditation FAQ

The simple answer is, we just don't know! Recruiters offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

A Level 5 TEFL Diploma is the gold standard of TEFL qualifications, therefore we only offer this option for our level 5 students.

We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we try to keep it simple, giving you exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!

The Level 3 and Level 5 versions of our TEFL course are regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by Qualifi an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, a UK government department) regulated awarding body. Qualifi have robust quality assurance systems and procedures in place which all course providers must successfully pass in order to be accredited under the scheme.

Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside Canada. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in Canada may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy has chosen Qualifi, as they offer international accreditation for training course providers.

You can find out more about Qualifi on their website: https://qualifi.net

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Ofqual is a non-ministerial UK government department.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Ofqual recognise Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulate qualifications like ours. An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded in 1926 and is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor. DEAC's goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it approves by requiring compliance with its published standards, policies and procedures.

Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.

You can find out more about the DEAC on their website: https://www.deac.org/

When you hear about “levels” this refers to the UK government’s framework for qualifications. This framework allows learners studying UK government regulated qualifications to understand where their qualification sits in comparison to other qualifications. A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

A TEFL Diploma is simply a slightly higher level of qualification than a "Certificate". It will help your CV/Resume stand out against other applicants for TEFL jobs. Our Diploma is the highest Level 5 Diploma available, so courses advertised as an "Advanced Diploma" are equal to our qualification.

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Choosing to study a regulated qualification is your guarantee of quality. Course providers offering regulated qualifications must comply with very tough quality assurance rules and procedures. This ensures that:

  • The staff delivering and assisting students are suitably qualified
  • The course provider has the resources to effectively deliver the qualification
  • The course itself effectively teaches and assesses the qualifications aims
  • The contents of the course have been written and designed by industry professionals and peer reviewed
  • The feedback and grades given to learners is fair, moderated and meets modern academic standards
  • Officially regulated by the UK government, therefore the qualification will be internationally recognised by schools, employers, foreign embassies and governments of most other countries.

Any qualification that is officially recognised by the UK government will sit on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. Make sure to ask your course provider to provide a link to the register for their qualification.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

You may see cheap TEFL courses advertised online that claim to be a “level”, such as “Level 5 140-Hour TEFL Course” (often advertised on daily deal websites), unfortunately these courses are not the level they claim to be and are highly misleading.

The level of a course tells learners where the qualification sits on the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  If a course is not listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications, then it is not really a level at all. You can find our qualification on the register here.

Make sure you ask any TEFL training provider that claims to be offering a “level” of TEFL course to provide a link to the Register of Regulated Qualifications. If they cannot provide this, then the qualification is not the level they claim it to be and will not be accepted by foreign embassies and employers.

TEFL and TESOL are both acronyms for teaching English to non-native English speakers. Both acronyms can be used to describe qualifications which certify you to teach English as a foreign language. To a large extent, "TEFL" and "TESOL" are used interchangeably.

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The content is great, the pace of learning is perfect and Emma is genuinely absolutely brilliant - hugely inspiring, and a phenomenal teacher. It was terrifying to teach a room full of other aspiring teachers but I feel a lot more ready to tackle a real classroom now than I did before.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the TEFL Tutor? A. Emma was interactive, fun and encouraging - whilst also giving us enough space to figure things out on our own. She was so positive throughout the whole process and created an environment that allowed us to learn and build confidence. I actually can't thank her enough.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The training was excellent and everything was explained in detail during the time we had. Everything that was demonstrated was concise and nothing was left out so that everyone understood well.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Excellent tutor, made sure everyone understood before moving on to the next topic and provided support for the tasks set. This made the the class relaxed and work well together.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. It was very interesting. I anticipated it to be quite boring but this was not the case and I definitely learnt so much
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. Neil was brilliant. Very engaging and full of wisdom. He was happy to assist and made it a fun environment
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. She was very pleasant and made the course enjoyable. She was patient and set standards which she kept to. She was very helpful in her comments following my two presentations.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. It met my expectations and ran very smoothly with undue pressure.
  • Q. How satisfied you were with the classroom element of the course? A. The course was full of useful information and the instructor was amazing and helpful when teaching.
  • Q. How satisfied you were with your TEFL Tutor? A. Helpful and clear when teaching. Made the class feel natural and less stressful. Highlighted the more important information.

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