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South Africa's leading Combined TEFL Course

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

What our combined level 5 TEFL course includes:

TEFL Course Information

Teaching English as a foreign language is exciting and challenging. You can qualify quickly to obtain a Level 5 Combined TEFL Certificate which will give you the opportunity to work almost anywhere you want to in the world.

The TEFL Academy have a course that you can do without having to leave your current job or take a break from college or university.

You can study to become a teacher of English as a foreign language in your own time and at your own pace.

The first part of the course takes place over a weekend at the Redlands Hotel in Pietermaritzburg. It’s 20 hours of study which will include learning about the different aspects of teaching including lesson planning and communicating effectively with your students.

During the weekend you’ll also teach a class yourself. This is not only beneficial on your CV, but it also gives you a great taste of what teaching is all about.

After the weekend course you can then begin your studies online. The 148-hour course consists of 10 units and includes topics such as grammar, vocabulary and teaching reading and writing. You can take up to six months to complete part II, but many of students choose to complete it within a 4 to 6-week period.

We are the world's only TEFL course provider that has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and the U.K. 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.

When you have passed both parts of the course you will be awarded your Level 5 combined TEFL Certificate. This is the same level as a CELTA and Trinity Cert/TESOL qualifications. You can then search through our exclusive jobs board for work anywhere in the world and if you need help with your applications, we’ll provide it for you. Also on successful completion of your TEFL course, we offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against your chosen course.

A new career and a bright future. All you need to do is book your place on the weekend course at Pietermaritzburg with a deposit of R800. Book now and you can look forward to teaching English as a foreign language in South Africa, Asia, Europe and in many other parts of the world. 

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

Course Breakdown

Weekend course units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Classroom Management
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Absolute Beginners
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Functions and Grammar in Context
  • Jobs & CVs
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice Preparation
  • Teaching Practice
Day 2 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

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

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Online Course (Instant access on enrolment)

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
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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. Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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.

You will see many TEFL courses available that are at levels lower than level 5, although these may be accepted by some recruiters, students wishing to gain access to top employers with the best jobs and working conditions should complete a level 5 TEFL qualification. 

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

Career Opportunities

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, including in South Africa. 

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • 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.”

Tutor

Kelly Vadukar, International Director of Studies

Kelly's love for travel and teaching began in 2007 whilst on a study tour in Paris.

Since then it has led Kelly to travel to West Africa, The United States, much of Europe (Turkey being her favourite) and India. Kelly started her EFL career in New York teaching young learners, then to Italy teaching teenagers. In 2010 she began to teach Business English at an international school and went onto become a special purpose lecturer in Business, Marketing and Hospitality Management, for 18+ international students at university level delivering ABE courses. In 2013 alongside lecturing in Marketing at the University of Essex, Kelly worked as a teacher trainer for The TEFL Academy in East Anglia. Kelly’s next stop in her teaching career was to set up teacher training courses in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and then the rest of the world. She is a budding artist and enjoys painting - most of the time!

"I started my EFL career in New York teaching young learners."
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How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Redlands Hotel
1 George MacFarlane Ln,
Town Hill,
Pietermaritzburg 3201,
South Africa

Tel: 0800 99 30 30
Email: pietermaritzburg@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

Please note, as an international company, our offices are based in Dublin, Ireland. This location is a conference suite used just for the classroom component of the course.

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Port Elizabeth
TEFL Courses in East London

TEFL Course Information

Teaching English as a foreign language is exciting and challenging. You can qualify quickly to obtain a Level 5 Combined TEFL Certificate which will give you the opportunity to work almost anywhere you want to in the world.

The TEFL Academy have a course that you can do without having to leave your current job or take a break from college or university.

You can study to become a teacher of English as a foreign language in your own time and at your own pace.

The first part of the course takes place over a weekend at the Redlands Hotel in Pietermaritzburg. It’s 20 hours of study which will include learning about the different aspects of teaching including lesson planning and communicating effectively with your students.

During the weekend you’ll also teach a class yourself. This is not only beneficial on your CV, but it also gives you a great taste of what teaching is all about.

After the weekend course you can then begin your studies online. The 148-hour course consists of 10 units and includes topics such as grammar, vocabulary and teaching reading and writing. You can take up to six months to complete part II, but many of students choose to complete it within a 4 to 6-week period.

We are the world's only TEFL course provider that has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and the U.K. 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.

When you have passed both parts of the course you will be awarded your Level 5 combined TEFL Certificate. This is the same level as a CELTA and Trinity Cert/TESOL qualifications. You can then search through our exclusive jobs board for work anywhere in the world and if you need help with your applications, we’ll provide it for you. Also on successful completion of your TEFL course, we offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against your chosen course.

A new career and a bright future. All you need to do is book your place on the weekend course at Pietermaritzburg with a deposit of R800. Book now and you can look forward to teaching English as a foreign language in South Africa, Asia, Europe and in many other parts of the world. 

Course Breakdown

Weekend course units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Classroom Management
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Absolute Beginners
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Functions and Grammar in Context
  • Jobs & CVs
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice Preparation
  • Teaching Practice
Day 2 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
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Online Course (Instant access on enrolment)

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

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. Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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.

You will see many TEFL courses available that are at levels lower than level 5, although these may be accepted by some recruiters, students wishing to gain access to top employers with the best jobs and working conditions should complete a level 5 TEFL qualification. 

All regulated level 5 courses 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, including in South Africa. 

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

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

Kelly Vadukar, International Director of Studies

Kelly's love for travel and teaching began in 2007 whilst on a study tour in Paris.

Since then it has led Kelly to travel to West Africa, The United States, much of Europe (Turkey being her favourite) and India. Kelly started her EFL career in New York teaching young learners, then to Italy teaching teenagers. In 2010 she began to teach Business English at an international school and went onto become a special purpose lecturer in Business, Marketing and Hospitality Management, for 18+ international students at university level delivering ABE courses. In 2013 alongside lecturing in Marketing at the University of Essex, Kelly worked as a teacher trainer for The TEFL Academy in East Anglia. Kelly’s next stop in her teaching career was to set up teacher training courses in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and then the rest of the world. She is a budding artist and enjoys painting - most of the time!

"I started my EFL career in New York teaching young learners."
How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Redlands Hotel
1 George MacFarlane Ln,
Town Hill,
Pietermaritzburg 3201,
South Africa

Tel: 0800 99 30 30
Email: pietermaritzburg@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

Please note, as an international company, our offices are based in Dublin, Ireland. This location is a conference suite used just for the classroom component of the course.

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Port Elizabeth
TEFL Courses in East London

Accreditation FAQ

Is the course accredited?

Our course 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.

Who are Qualifi?

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 South Africa. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in South Africa 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

Who are Ofqual?

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 qualification on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications 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.

Who are the DEAC?

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/

What is a level 5 qualification?

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 Certificate (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.

What does "regulated" mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. You can view our qualification on the Ofqual register here.

What benefits does studying a regulated qualification offer learners?

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.

How do I know if a qualification is regulated?

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 view our qualification on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications here.

Why do other providers offer so many course options and different levels?

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. 

We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we offer just one course, exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!

What's the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

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

Are cheap TEFL courses on daily deal websites like Groupon and Amazon too good to be true?

Offering a high quality TEFL course that provides students with qualified tutors and leads to a government regulated qualification doesn't come cheap! Course providers selling on daily deal websites must heavily discount their course fees and then split what they make 50/50 with the deal portal such as Groupon, Wowcher & Amazon.

With such small revenues it’s impossible for TEFL course providers selling on daily deal websites to:

  • Offer on-going support from experienced & qualified tutors
  • Have fair & moderated marking/grading systems
  • Develop and continually update quality course content & resources
  • Offer a course that leads to a government regulated qualification
  • Offer job support and on-going assistance after course completion

TEFL courses sold on daily deal websites are unregulated, unaccredited, lack academic credibility and will not be respected by employers.

Read our blog 'Are cheap TEFL courses too good to be true?'

Is a level 5 course always a level 5 course?

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. 

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