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4 May

Boston, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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$395

10 Aug

Boston, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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$395

16 Nov

Boston, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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The USA'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 Boston

  • 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 $468

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth $250

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

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth $30

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth $30

  • Guaranteed pass (or your money back)

  • Level 5 Diploma, DEAC (U.S. Department of Education recognized body) approved qualification

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

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

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Have you lost interest in your current job? Looking for a new career that allows you to travel and help others? Then teaching English as a foreign language might be the perfect job for you!

At The TEFL Academy in Boston, we offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). The classroom course is completed in 1 day at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel -Downtown. The 158 hour online portion of the course can be started before or after your classroom training. Our qualified group of TEFL experts are always available to help you with any questions you may have.

When taking the TEFL courses in Boston, 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.

You can complete the online course at your own pace, as we give 6 months access to our eLearning platform, although some students complete the course within 4-6 weeks. The course comprises 158 hours of study and delves into grammar and vocabulary, as well as the theory of TEFL.

Once you have completed the TEFL course in Boston, you will be given the internationally recognized Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is DEAC approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.  Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognized awarding body. Once you have received your final marks, you can begin your search for jobs all around the world, which can be found on our TEFL Jobs Board. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrollments 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.

Looking to scratch your travel itch and help others? Look no further! Enroll on a TEFL course in Boston today, with only an $80 deposit. 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
  • Afternoon Break
  • 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

"Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized 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

"Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized awarding body."

Brendon Albertson, Senior Trainer

Brendon earned an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Connecticut State University, and has been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years in China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.

His students have included adult business people, high school and college students, kindergarten and elementary school children, and immigrants living in Boston.  In addition to teaching abroad, Brendon volunteered on organic rice farms in Japan, joined a dance group with security guards in Southern China, and learned to make kimchi in Korea.

Recently, Brendon was the lead teacher at a non-profit organization assisting immigrants with finding employment and college opportunities in the Boston area, and he currently teaches at a private international high school just outside Boston.

Brendon is passionate about teaching students how to learn on their own, and enjoys helping new teachers find their own strengths and teaching style.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and enjoys learning about how students’ native languages influence their ideas and personality.

His one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you’re not just teaching others knowledge; you’re guiding them in the development of a skill.  Brendon would like to encourage everyone to try teaching EFL abroad, as you can learn so much at the same time!

"My one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill."

Have you lost interest in your current job? Looking for a new career that allows you to travel and help others? Then teaching English as a foreign language might be the perfect job for you!

At The TEFL Academy in Boston, we offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). The classroom course is completed in 1 day at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel -Downtown. The 158 hour online portion of the course can be started before or after your classroom training. Our qualified group of TEFL experts are always available to help you with any questions you may have.

When taking the TEFL courses in Boston, 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.

You can complete the online course at your own pace, as we give 6 months access to our eLearning platform, although some students complete the course within 4-6 weeks. The course comprises 158 hours of study and delves into grammar and vocabulary, as well as the theory of TEFL.

Once you have completed the TEFL course in Boston, you will be given the internationally recognized Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is DEAC approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.  Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognized awarding body. Once you have received your final marks, you can begin your search for jobs all around the world, which can be found on our TEFL Jobs Board. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrollments 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.

Looking to scratch your travel itch and help others? Look no further! Enroll on a TEFL course in Boston today, with only an $80 deposit. 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
  • Afternoon Break
  • 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

"Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized 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

"Our course has been approved by the DEAC, a U.S. Department of Education recognized awarding body."

Brendon Albertson, Senior Trainer

Brendon earned an MS in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Connecticut State University, and has been teaching English as a Second Language for 8 years in China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.

His students have included adult business people, high school and college students, kindergarten and elementary school children, and immigrants living in Boston.  In addition to teaching abroad, Brendon volunteered on organic rice farms in Japan, joined a dance group with security guards in Southern China, and learned to make kimchi in Korea.

Recently, Brendon was the lead teacher at a non-profit organization assisting immigrants with finding employment and college opportunities in the Boston area, and he currently teaches at a private international high school just outside Boston.

Brendon is passionate about teaching students how to learn on their own, and enjoys helping new teachers find their own strengths and teaching style.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and enjoys learning about how students’ native languages influence their ideas and personality.

His one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you’re not just teaching others knowledge; you’re guiding them in the development of a skill.  Brendon would like to encourage everyone to try teaching EFL abroad, as you can learn so much at the same time!

"My one piece of advice for future EFL teachers is that when you teach a language, you're not just teaching others knowledge; you're guiding them in the development of a skill."

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Accreditation FAQ

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. The Level 3 and Level 5 versions of our TEFL course are 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.

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 means you will have completed a more in-depth TEFL course.

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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Aaliyah
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I was very satisfied with the classroom element being relaxed and informative. The teacher made us all feel comfortable even in the teaching practice.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the TEFL Tutor? A. She made us all feel comfortable and she was friendly. She would also ensure that everyone was involved.
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  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I was feeling very nervous about the classes especially as they were so long, however I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed myself. I felt very supported and was sad to see it finish.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. Very helpful and friendly, interesting lessons
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Excellent course, very well taught, interesting, engaging and interactive.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Our tutor was interesting, engaging and was a lively individual, great teacher, good experience, would recommend.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I give this score because as far as classroom went. I really enjoyed myself. the teacher was excellent, clear in his speech and explaining what is required from us as students and becoming a teacher. I got to meet some really nice people.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL tutor? A. John Nelson explained everything in the lesson clearly, he spoke clearly and gave us tasks to do with the time we required. he also corrected us and explained why we should change how we do and what we do as a teacher. the planner is a very useful tool.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The teacher, Carmen was very friendly and knowledgeable. I feel like I gained a lot of valuable experience and knowledge. I'm very satisfied that I paid extra for the combined course and feel like it was worth it. I'm confident that I am far better off having done the Teaching Pactice Course.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. She was so lovely and friendly. She made me far more excited about my future having done this course that I had been before. She also gave very useful information regarding CVs and applying for jobs.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Enthusiastic and motivating tutor with lots of positive energy. Funny mixture of class with people from all over the world and different degrees of teaching experience.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL tutor? A. I expected a boring tutor with half heartedly reasons to teach us but got instead a super enthusiastic one who already had +10 years of experience and knew of the rewards and the difficulties of teaching english as a foreign language.
  • Q. How satisfied you were with the classroom element of the course? A. It was really useful, I now feel much more confident in the classroom. Both the teacher and the other students were incredibly warm and welcoming and I definitely learned a lot of practical skills during the two sessions.
  • Q. How satisfied you were with your TEFL Tutor? A. She managed to teach us ways to teach our own students all while going over the necessary grammatical structures and appropriate information needed to successfully complete our TEFL course.

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