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Are you looking for a convenient, accessible way to train to teach English as a foreign language? Well, you’re in luck. Our range of online TEFL courses is exactly what you need.

The TEFL Academy offers a number of online TEFL courses: a Level 3 TEFL Diploma and a Level 5 TEFL Diploma. What’s more, we offer three online Top-up courses: Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English, and Teaching Online and 1:1. If this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. We’re here to help you choose the best TEFL course for you.

Our Level 3 online TEFL certification introduces you to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). It’s a 120-hour online TEFL course. It’s ideal for those who want to teach in a more casual situation, such as volunteer teaching, teaching private students, teaching during a homestay, and some online teaching.

Our Level 5 TEFL diploma course is a more in-depth course. A Level 5 online TEFL certification is ideal for those who are interested in more 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. With this TEFL course qualification, you can teach young learners, young adults and adults in a range of teaching situations, from kindergarten to universities to private language schools, as well as private and online students.

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We have won more awards than any other TEFL provider!
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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 £300

24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or catch up later) — worth £200

FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook (110-pages), the essential guide to jump starting your career in TEFL — worth £25

FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook (104-pages), essential materials for new EFL teachers — worth £25

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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

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Our 10 hour teaching practice webinar will help to get you classroom confident from the comfort of your own home.

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

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

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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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Online TEFL Courses FAQ

The most internationally recognised online TEFL courses lead to a level 5 qualification, which is the same level as the CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL. The minimum entry requirement for most well paid jobs, with the best packages, is a level 5 TEFL qualification. The online level 5 version of our TEFL course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), it's regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body.

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.

If you are looking for an introduction to TEFL and plan to look for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, teaching whilst backpacking and some online teaching roles, then we recommend you choose a level 3 online TEFL course. The level 3 version of our course leads to a Level 3 TEFL Certificate (120hrs).

Online TEFL courses work the same as other online courses. Your course is made up of a number of different units.Throughout the course you will need to complete and pass a number of different tests and assignments. If you have any difficulty during the course, you can reach out one of our qualified tutors who will be able to provide feedback and answer any questions.

An online TEFL course can take as long or as short as you’d like. For The TEFL Academy’s online TEFL courses, you have six months’ access to the course. Some students study full-time and complete the course in a matter of weeks. Others work part-time or full-time while doing the course, in which case it would take a few months. The beauty of an online TEFL course is that you can do it at your own pace. 

Anywhere and everywhere! A TEFL certificate from The TEFL Academy is 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. With a TEFL qualification from The TEFL Academy, you’ll be able to find a job in practically every country in the world, or even online.

Yes, it is possible to fail the online tests and the coursework assignments on our online courses. However, if you fail a test, you can see which answers you got wrong, revise the Unit and take it again as many times as you need to pass it. If you do not pass a submitted assignment you will receive very clear feedback on what you need to do to pass, and be given the opportunity to resubmit. You can make up to three submissions for each assignment. If you fail to pass your assignments we will provide you with a full refund. Over 90% of our students pass their course.

Online TEFL courses range in cost. However, a TEFL qualification is an investment, of both time and money. When it comes to qualifications, it’s wise to invest in a reputable, internationally recognised qualification. 

There aren’t any specific technology requirements for doing the online course, other than having internet access with a modern internet browser and a PC, laptop or tablet.

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The TEFL Academy was the world’s first TEFL course provider to receive official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies in both the USA and UK. This means when you graduate you’ll hold a globally recognised Level 3 (120hr) Certificate or Level 5 (168hr) Diploma, meaning you can find work anywhere and apply for jobs immediately.

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