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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 New York

  • 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 $390

  • 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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If you are bored with your current job and are looking for something more rewarding, then consider teaching English as a foreign language.

At The TEFL Academy in New York, we have all the resources available to help you get started on this exciting new career path. Our Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is taught by our accomplished TEFL instructors in 10 hours over the course of 1 day at the Crowne Plaza. The online part of the course can be started before or after your classroom training. Our helpful team of TEFL trainers are available to help you whenever their services are required.

During the classroom course in New York, 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 your 158 hours of online study in as little as 4-6 weeks (although you have up to 6 months to complete the course). The online TEFL course will teach the theory of teaching English, as well as the necessary grammar and vocabulary components.

Upon successful completion of the TEFL Course, you will be awarded a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is an internationally recognized qualification and 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 grade for the course, you can begin searching for jobs abroad 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.

If great pay and the opportunity to travel sound like a good fit, then enroll today! For an $80 deposit, you can reserve a seat on a TEFL course in New York. 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

"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."

Tiffany Probasco, TEFL Trainer

Tiffany started her TEFL career in Barcelona, Spain.

She originally thought that teaching English would just be her gateway to international living, but only after a few months of teaching, she realized that being an EFL/ESL instructor was what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. After living in Spain for almost 2 years as a TEFL instructor, Tiffany decided to return to the US to continue her education by getting a Master’s degrees in Adult Education and later in Applied Linguistics. Currently, she is an academic English specialist and teaches English composition courses for international college students at a state university. She also works directly with educators at Master’s degree and practitioner levels as a teacher trainer. She hopes that by sharing her passion for teaching will inspire new teachers to continue to grow as educators.

Tiffany Probasco

"I realized that being an EFL/ESL instructor was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life."

If you are bored with your current job and are looking for something more rewarding, then consider teaching English as a foreign language.

At The TEFL Academy in New York, we have all the resources available to help you get started on this exciting new career path. Our Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is taught by our accomplished TEFL instructors in 10 hours over the course of 1 day at the Crowne Plaza. The online part of the course can be started before or after your classroom training. Our helpful team of TEFL trainers are available to help you whenever their services are required.

During the classroom course in New York, 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 your 158 hours of online study in as little as 4-6 weeks (although you have up to 6 months to complete the course). The online TEFL course will teach the theory of teaching English, as well as the necessary grammar and vocabulary components.

Upon successful completion of the TEFL Course, you will be awarded a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is an internationally recognized qualification and 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 grade for the course, you can begin searching for jobs abroad 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.

If great pay and the opportunity to travel sound like a good fit, then enroll today! For an $80 deposit, you can reserve a seat on a TEFL course in New York. 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

"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."

Tiffany Probasco, TEFL Trainer

Tiffany started her TEFL career in Barcelona, Spain.

She originally thought that teaching English would just be her gateway to international living, but only after a few months of teaching, she realized that being an EFL/ESL instructor was what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. After living in Spain for almost 2 years as a TEFL instructor, Tiffany decided to return to the US to continue her education by getting a Master’s degrees in Adult Education and later in Applied Linguistics. Currently, she is an academic English specialist and teaches English composition courses for international college students at a state university. She also works directly with educators at Master’s degree and practitioner levels as a teacher trainer. She hopes that by sharing her passion for teaching will inspire new teachers to continue to grow as educators.

Tiffany Probasco

"I realized that being an EFL/ESL instructor was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life."

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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 the USA. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in the USA 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 your TEFL Tutor? A. Very nice balance of professional & friendly, hit the right note of informal but focused. Good positive support of all students, and had some great tips to share.
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  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The teacher, Ruth, was incredible. The subject matter was well delivered and the whole class was put at ease on arrival.
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  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The teacher in the classroom was extremely helpful, encouraging and kind and the experience she had had teaching English as a foreign language was helpful in giving us ideas and giving us more confidence in what we were doing and she answered all of our questions knowledgeably. The other students as well were extremely enthusiastic and we all enjoyed participating in every part of the classroom course.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. She was extremely helpful and engaging in all the aspects that we covered and her experience allowed me to feel more confident and comfortable with what she was teaching us.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. She was passionate about the subject, she gave many very useful tips and shared her experience. She was helpful and overall a fantastic teacher!
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Daniel
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I feel like I learned a lot during the two days of the classroom element. It was very well organised and structured. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone considering getting a TEFL certification.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the TEFL Tutor? A. Rachel was very engaging and friendly. This made the course quite enjoyable and fun.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Good interactive lessons with plenty of ideas and opportunities to practice what was taught.

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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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