Get Certified to Teach English Abroad and Online

Our accredited, 4 week TEFL Courses help you secure English teaching jobs anywhere in the world.

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Get Certified to Teach English Abroad and Online

Our accredited, 4 week TEFL Courses help you secure English teaching jobs anywhere in the world.

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With TEFL, you can get paid to teach English and see the world.

Our TEFL course gives you the certification you need to teach English in virtually every country in the world.

Our course is delivered through our TEFL course partners around the world, each carefully chosen for their exceptional training and quality standards. We give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to excel as an EFL (English as Foreign Language) teacher and shows employers that they can confidently hire you.

With our TEFL course you can get certified in 4 weeks in one of these amazing locations. You can start teaching and making a real difference to people’s lives straight away.

Why Choose Us?

We believe in giving you what you need right from the start:
An exceptional TEFL course, personalised, one-on-one support, lifetime job guidance and extra grammar support.

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Get our 20 page guide to what TEFL is all about and how it works.

Our Courses and Locations

The courses in all of our locations are fully accredited and meet international standards of at least 120 hours classroom training.

  • Cambodia

    Phnom Penh

    Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Phnom Penh
    • 4 week TEFL course in Cambodia
    • Government accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Costa Rica

    Manuel Antonio

    • 4 week TEFL course in Costa Rica
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • France

    Toulouse

    Toulouse street
    • 4 week TEFL course in France
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Guatemala

    Antigua

    School of TEFL Antigua
    • 4 week TEFL course in Guatemala
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Italy

    Florence

    Ponte Vecchio, Florence
    • 4 week TEFL course in Italy
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Peru

    Cusco

    Cusco, Peru
    • 4 week TEFL course in Peru
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Thailand

    Chiang Mai

    Temple, Chiang Mai
    • 4 week TEFL course in Thailand
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Turkey

    Istanbul

    Rainbow stairs, Balat, Istanbul
    • 4 week TEFL course in Turkey
    • Fully accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Vietnam

    Hanoi

    Huc Bridge, Hanoi
    • 4 week TEFL course in Vietnam
    • Government accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more
  • Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City motorbikes
    • 4 week TEFL course in Vietnam
    • Government accredited
    • Lifetime job guidance and support
    • Free Grammar Course
    • ... and more

FAQ about TEFL

  • What is TEFL?

    TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It involves teaching people how to communicate in English for whatever reason they need it. This could be for work, for travel, to live or study in an English-speaking country, or just for fun.

    You might also see the terms TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Essentially, all these acronyms are interchangeable, but see the next question for the subtle differences!

  • How much demand is there for TEFL?

    The demand for TEFL is exceptionally high. Estimates suggest that the number of English language learners worldwide ranges from 1 to 1.5 billion. All these learners require teachers, fueling a thriving TEFL industry.

    Some of this demand comes from individuals in English-speaking countries who are non-native speakers. They need English proficiency for integration into daily life and to work. The rest of the demand comes from people living in non-English speaking countries, who might be learning English for professional reasons, to move to or study in English-speaking countries, or simply out of a passion for language learning.

    (Here’s where the subtle difference we mentioned in the previous question comes in. People living in English-speaking countries are learners of English as a Second Language: which is where TESL comes from. Those in non-English speaking countries are learners of English as a Foreign Language: hence TEFL.)

  • Where can I teach with TEFL?

    You can teach in just about any country in the world. Wherever there are people who need to learn English, there is a need for TEFL teachers. The opportunities are almost limitless. 

    You could find yourself teaching in private language schools, international schools, educational institutions at all levels, summer camps, with voluntary organisations, in the corporate sector, or as an independent freelance tutor. There is also growing demand for online teaching, meaning you can teach from home or just about anywhere.

    The diversity of countries, cultures and teaching contexts that are open to you make TEFL a hugely versatile and rewarding career choice, whether that’s for one three or thirty years!

  • What's like like as a TEFL teacher?

    With almost every one of these opportunities comes the chance to explore the world and immerse yourself in other cultures whie getting paid. You’ll get enormous job satisfaction, be inspired and challenged by new experiences and by your students. At the same time you can have a real and positive impact on the lives of the people you teach and feel a sense of pride in what you help them achieve.

    Always wanted to live in Buenos Aires, working by day and dancing tango by night? You can do that with TEFL! Always wanted to work in a rural community in Thailand, teaching kids who wouldn’t otherwise have access to learning English? You can do that with TEFL!

    Of course, TEFL is a job, and with that comes everything that comes with any other job. There’ll be bits you love, bits you love less (!), amazing days and forgettable days, highs and lows, stress and excitement, and the expectation to perform well at the job you’re being paid to do.

    But the thing about it is… it may not feel like a “real” job, simply because you’re in a different country, experiencing a different culture. And that’s one of the things that makes it so appealing.

    And then there are the “a-ha” moments – those amazing lightbulb moments when you’re in a class and your student has just “got it”, has just understood a concept that up to then seemed elusive. The look on that student’s face is one of the most rewarding things about teaching.

  • How does TEFL work?

    First, choose a TEFL course.

    You’ll need to decide whether to take an online or in-person course. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s fully accredited. The course gives you the certificate you need to show potential employers that you know how to teach.

    Next, decide where you want to teach and apply for jobs.

    It’s that simple to get started!

    Our 20 page Guide to Getting into TEFL takes you through all this step by step and goes into a detail about how to choose the right course. And at School of TEFL, we’re here to help as well. Just get in touch with any questions you have – we have over 20 years experience in the TEFL world, teaching in different countries, running language schools and training and mentoring other teachers.