Online TEFL Certification

online TEFL certification

170 Hour Online TEFL Certification

  • 11 weeks online TEFL certification
  • 150 hours tuition
  • 20 hours teaching practicum
  • Lifelong, worldwide job assistance
  • Part time learning
  • 20 students per course

$1,499 USD

(see www.xe.com for the most up to date conversion into your currency)

When can I start my TEFL?

This TEFL Program generally starts every month and we recommend you apply early as courses fill up fast.

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State of the art instruction, incorporating the latest in teaching methodologies and practices including classroom management & lesson planning

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This online TEFL course has been specially designed to provide all graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers, anywhere in the world!  The course is taught by professors who are University-level, possessing at least a Master’s degree or Ph.D. Tutors also possess years of English language teaching experience. You’ll learn through live, interactive features, including webinars, videos, lectures, and peer-to-peer interaction, combining this with 20 hours practicum to gain hands-on teaching experience! 

This is a part-time 11-week course that is specifically designed to accommodate those who are working or going to school full time. 

Below is a brief overview of what you will learn during the course: 

  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom management
  • Error correction
  • Lesson planning
  • Use of visual & audio aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language awareness
  • Private tutoring

The course is split into 150 hours of interactive coursework, capped to 20 students per TEFL class. You’ll also complete 20 hours practicum in a local TEFL centre, before you venture abroad!

The online TEFL course is recognized as a professional “Level 5” TEFL course by Ofqual, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. The accreditation body is TQUK, which means it’s also a valid qualification for teaching English both online and overseas!

Why choose an online TEFL course?

An online TEFL course is the perfect way to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part-time schedule. You can take it during your free time at home, so you’ll be fully prepared and ready to begin teaching abroad or online when it suits you!  Aside from being able to continue with work, the online TEFL course enables students to afford the highest quality of TEFL/TESOL training. This professional certification from home is considerably lower in cost than a 4-week in-person class. 

The curriculum is world class and incorporates the latest in teaching methodologies and practices, including classroom management & lesson planning. You’ll receive full pre-enrollment guidance and advice, working with a personal advisor to answer all of your questions about TEFL certification and teaching English abroad. 

All students & graduates have the option to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL specialty classes in the fields of teaching English online, teaching business English, and teaching English to young learners.

It’s a well rounded, fully supportive program to ensure you have all the tools you’ll need to become a TEFL/TESOL teacher abroad or online!

You’ll be guided by expert Job Search Advisors who are available to speak with you and correspond by email to address all of your questions and to assist you with every aspect of your job search. From writing your resume/CV and cover letter, coaching you on the interview process in different markets, to helping you assess which destinations might be the best fit for you, we are here to help!


You’ll have exclusive access to live and taped webinar workshops on the process of resume/cover letter & interviewing, continent specific talks for job hiring processes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East. 

All graduates receive a 400-page manual containing all relevant information for major job markets around the world, including hiring seasons, academic standards, and the interview process for teaching English abroad. Templates for successful resumes and cover letters are also included. This manual incorporates extensive listings of online resources, including more than 100 ESL international job boards, in addition to individual “How-to-Guides” for getting jobs in individual countries around the world. 

You’ll be sent a directory of over 20,000 schools worldwide that you can contact directly regarding employment opportunities.

Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies and language schools is also available. We enjoy a strong relationship with schools, recruiters and placement agencies throughout the world.

To successfully complete your online TEFL course, you’re required to complete 20 hours of practicum. These practicum hours allow each student to gain first hand experience working with real ESL students, whether it is in an actual classroom setting, or by tutoring a non-native speaker privately.

Where can I complete my teaching practicals?

You can do a web search for English language classes offered in your community. You will find that many different organisations will offer English classes to non-native speakers. Some examples of class sites are language schools, ethnic community centers, community colleges, park districts, local libraries, and faith-based organisations such as churches, mosques or synagogues. You may also find a non-native English speaker to whom you can offer one-on-one tutoring. 

You are free to find a location close to you and arrange hours at your convenience. Whether they may occur during the day or in the evenings, or over the weekend, you’re in control. 

When can I begin my teaching practicals?

Students may begin their practicum as soon as the course starts; at this time, it is advised to begin your practicum experience with observation hours unless you are an experienced TEFL/TESOL teacher.

You can do your hours at different locations if you choose. Some students prefer the continuity of remaining at one location, whilst others enjoy experiencing different language learners throughout the practicum experience.

You can also conduct your observation, tutoring, or student teaching at various times. You can begin your hours as soon as the course starts, then you have up to 60 days after the course has ended to complete your 20 hours. Some teacher trainees prefer to wait until they have been enrolled in the course for some time before teaching, while some will begin as soon as the course starts. Others wait until the course has ended and will begin teaching during the 60-day period after certification.

You have full control of your practicum, to ensure you have the best possible experience teaching for the first time!

I’m already a teacher at home – will this count towards my teaching practical hours?

Your current classroom hours will apply toward your practicum only if you are teaching English skills to non-native English speakers. For example, if you are usually a Biology teacher but you are offering extra tutoring assistance to an English language learner, then this time spent will count toward your practicum.

We do require that you complete your practicum hours concurrently with the course. However, if you have had extensive TEFL/TESOL experience locally or abroad, then you may have a portion of your practicum hours waived. This situation will be determined on a case-to-case basis, so please speak with an advisor from the Student Affairs department to gain approval and authorization.

How do I record my practical teaching hours?

You’ll be provided with specific documents on which you will log your days and hours of observation, tutoring, or student teaching. These time log forms must be signed and verified by a cooperating teacher or tutored student. A brief evaluation form will be provided, that your cooperating teacher or tutored student must complete about your experience. Lastly, you will complete an assignment, for which you will be required to write a reflective essay on your experience.

The online TEFL course cost is $1499 USD. Start dates are approx every 2 weeks as per the schedule below:

    • 20th Feb
    • 6th Mar
    • 20th Mar
    • 3rd Apr
    • 17th Apr
    • 1st May
    • 15th May
    • 29th May
    • 12th Jun
    • 26th Jun
    • 10th Jul
    • 24th Jul
    • 7th Aug
    • 21st Aug
    • 4th Sep
    • 18th Sep
    • 2nd Oct
    • 16th Oct
    • 30th Oct
    • 13th Nov
    • 27th Nov
    • 11th Dec
    • 26th Dec


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