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You can enrol on any of the following TEFL courses: Online Level 3 TEFL Certificate, Online Level 5 TEFL Diploma or Combined Level 5 TEFL Diploma, depending on how you intend to use your TEFL qualification. So, which option from our TEFL courses is right for you?

Our Level 3 TEFL certificate course will introduce you to TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language). It is an online-only course and leads to a 120hr TEFL certificate. It is the best option if you want to find casual work teaching English, such as volunteer teaching, teaching whilst backpacking, plus some online roles. 

Our Level 5 TEFL diploma course goes into more detail. It can be studied online or online with classroom learning (combined) and leads to a 168hr TEFL diploma. Our classroom learning is delivered face-to-face at one of our New Zealand Campuses. A Level 5 TEFL course is the best option if you want to find formal work teaching English, such as the contracted roles from our TEFL Jobs Board, or government teaching programmes, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursement and help to get your work visa.

The most awarded TEFL provider!

The TEFL Academy has won the Go Overseas and GoAbroad Top TEFL Awards for five years (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) in a row!

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Ofqual (UK government) regulated & accredited by Qualifi

DEAC-approved (U.S. Department of Education recognised awarding body)

Level 5 Diploma (same level as CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL)

Three FREE 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1 — worth $900

24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or catch up later) — worth $400

FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook (110-pages), the essential guide to jump starting your career in TEFL — worth $50

FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook (104-pages), essential materials for new EFL teachers — worth $50

Guaranteed pass (or your money back)

Internationally recognised

Qualifies you to apply for paid & volunteer internships

Free access to our international jobs board & help from our dedicated recruitment team

Specialist Grammar Unit

6-months access to online campus

Instant access on enrolment

Tutor support from EFL professionals

10-Hour Classroom Teaching Practice Course

Teaching experience & the opportunity to practise all you have learnt in the classroom

Boost your TEFL qualification!

Was $475

now only $190!

Gain a CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL equivalent qualification on your terms.

Was $300

now only $120!

On successful completion of the course you will be well equipped to start your career as an online EFL teacher.

Was $300

now only $120!

On successful completion of the course you will be well equipped to start your career as a business English teacher.

Was $300

now only $120!

On successful completion of the course you will be well equipped to start your career as a young learner EFL teacher.

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TEFL Course FAQ

The beauty of online TEFL courses is that you can do them online! So it doesn’t matter where in the world you are. Obviously we’re a bit biased, but we think The TEFL Academy’s TEFL course is the best in New Zealand. The TEFL Academy offers a Level 3 120-hour online TEFL course, and a Level 5 168-hour online TEFL course. We offer a Level 5 40-hour Observed Teaching Practice course, which is also an online course. Once you are TEFL-qualified, we offer online Top-Up courses:

  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Online and 1:1

With The TEFL Academy you can choose to do a TEFL course totally online, or you can do a combined course. You can do:

  • a Level 3 120-hour online TEFL course
  • a Level 5 168-hour online TEFL course
  • a 30-hour Top-Up course
  • a Level 5 40-hour Observed Teaching Practice course.

In New Zealand, we offer a face-to-face component to complement our Level 5 168-hour TEFL course in Auckland. This practical component is a 10-hour in-class session which allows you to put the theory into practice and get feedback from an experienced TEFL teacher.

With a TEFL qualification from a reputable, internationally recognised and accredited TEFL course provider, you can teach:

  • in kindergartens
  • in government/state schools
  • in private schools
  • on summer camps
  • in universities
  • in language centres
  • in-company
  • privately, or
  • online.

A TEFL qualification opens up a range of opportunities for you. With a TEFL certificate, you can teach General English, Business English, English for Academic Purposes, English for Exams, and a variety of different English for Specific Purposes classes. You can also write teaching and learning materials, become a TEFL or travel blogger, become a TEFL trainer, or manage or own your own school.

A TEFL course from The TEFL Academy costs between $650 and $1250, depending on the course you choose. If you ask us, that’s a small price to pay to invest in your future.

TEFL teachers who only want to teach privately, online or in a volunteer position can take a Level 3 TEFL course. But TEFL teachers who want to qualify for long-term, better-paid teaching jobs should do combined Level 5 course , or an online-only Level 5 TEFL. While both courses allow you to teach, a Level 5 provides you with a better understanding of the intricacies of teaching English as a Foreign Language, so preparing you more for the classroom. A Level 5 TEFL qualification is preferred by many EFL employers for this reason.

In terms of length, your TEFL course should be at least 120 hours long. This is the standard length for TEFL courses and is the minimum accepted by TEFL employees. It might seem like 120 hours is a bit short to fully equip you with the skills needed to teach English as a foreign language, but don’t be fooled: a TEFL course is comprehensive to say the least.

As career TEFLers, we have to say yes! A TEFL qualification is a sure way to change your life. You might start out teaching English as a foreign language for a gap year, or a volunteering position, but you might find you want to be involved in TEFL in the long run. We recommend doing a combined Level 5 TEFL, or an online-only Level 5 TEFL course so that you open yourself up to all the benefits of TEFL from the beginning of your adventure.

“It turns out this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My only regret is not doing it sooner!”

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