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"TEFL" is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers.

The TEFL industry represents one of the fastest-growing education fields in the world. The field of TEFL presents thousands of excellent professional opportunities for teaching English online and teaching English abroad in all corners of the globe to native and fluent English speakers who earn their TEFL certification.

The best part? You don't need prior teaching experience or a degree to find a great teaching job if you're TEFL Certified.

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TEFL Certification for teaching English abroad and online


Free Demo: Online TEFL Course

Get an inside look at ITA's 11-Week part-time Online TEFL Certification Course that you can take from the comfort of your home.

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I found the online TEFL course to be extremely thorough & comprehensive. I chose ITA so I could be fully prepared to switch careers to English teaching, and I am so thrilled that I did.

- Emma McElwee | Online Course Grad

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Teach English Abroad

Teaching English abroad provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the world while making a difference and gaining invaluable work experience. 

  • Teach English in over 80 countries
  • Get paid to travel & experience the world
  • Understand certifications & requirements
  • Learn how to teach English abroad in 7 steps

Read More: Teaching English Abroad Overview

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Teach English Online (TEO)

A popular option during the Coronavirus pandemic, teaching English online offers convenience and flexibility. You can do it from anywhere in the world with a strong internet connection.

  • Teach English from the comfort of your home or remotely
  • Make up your own schedule
  • Understand certifications & requirements
  • Great as full-time, side gig or to save up for going overseas

Read More: Teaching English Online Explained

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Get Started: Download Free TEO Guide

Earn Your TEFL Certification with TEFL Courses Online or In-Person

Founded in 2010, International TEFL Academy (ITA) offers the gold standard in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad & teaching English online. We are proud to offer you the finest internationally accredited TEFL courses both online and in-person, in 20+ locations across the globe.

We certify 6,000 people per year and have graduates teaching in over 80 countries.

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Online TEFL Course

Online TEFL Course with International TEFL Academy
  • 4-Week Full-Time/ 11-Week Part-Time
  • Study From Home or From Anywhere
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation From TQUK
  • University-Level Instructors
  • 10 to 20 Hours Live Practice Teaching
  • Payment Plan Options Available

In-Person TEFL Courses

In-Person TEFL Courses with International TEFL Academy
  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • 20+ Locations Worldwide
  • Meet/Exceed All Industry Accreditation Standards
  • University-Level Instructors
  • 6 to 10 Hours Live Practice Teaching

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Enhance Your TEFL Career with Specialized Courses

At ITA, we care about your professional development. We specifically designed these specialty TEFL/TESOL courses to help our graduates advance their teaching career in key educational areas. These five courses are optional but recommended to further improve your teaching skills during or after earning your standard TEFL certification.

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Foundations of English Grammar

Foundations of English Grammar Specialty Course
  • Requires TEFL Certification from ITA
  • 60-Hour Add-On Specialty Course
  • Enhance Your Understanding of English
  • Prepare Yourself For The EFL Classroom

Teaching English Online

Teach English Online Specialty Course
  • Requires TEFL Certification from ITA
  • 30-Hour Add-On Specialty Course
  • Advance Your Online Teaching Skills
  • Stand Out In a Competitive Market

Business English

Teaching Business English  Specialty Course
  • Requires TEFL Certification from ITA
  • 30-Hour Add-On Specialty Course
  • Advance Your Adult Teaching Skills
  • Enhance Your Job Prospects

Young Learners

Teaching English To Youhng Learners Specialty Course
  • Requires TEFL Certification from ITA
  • 30-Hour Add-On Specialty Course
  • Advance Your Teaching to Children Skills
  • Boost Your Resume & Your Opportunities

Tutoring English

Tutoring English Specialty Course
  • Requires TEFL Certification from ITA
  • 30-Hour Add-On Specialty Course
  • Gain Tutoring Skills & Earn More
  • Strengthen Your Resume & Credibility

Teaching Test Prep Skills

Teaching Test Prep Skills Specialty Course
  • Requires TEFL Certification from ITA
  • 30-Hour Add-On Specialty Course
  • Gain Skills to Teach Test Prep & Earn More
  • Strengthen Your Resume & Credibility

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Lifetime TEFL Job Assistance For All International TEFL Academy Graduates

All ITA students & graduates receive lifetime job search guidance for teaching English abroad & online. As an ITA alum, you'll benefit from our expertise in the field to successfully navigate the TEFL job market worldwide and online. We're here to help every step of the way.

Whether you just earned your TEFL Certification with us, or you are asking for advice again a few years down the road - you'll receive the same stellar assistance and we'll work with you one-on-one, as a team, to find to best ESL job for you.

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Why Choose International TEFL Academy?

We strive to offer you a highly sought-after accredited TEFL Certification, taught by university-level instructors & recognized by employers worldwide. By choosing ITA, you join a highly-engaged community of 30,000 alumni, and invest in an award-winning TEFL school that invests right back in your training. We won't only help you find a teaching job, we'll find the best TEFL job for you.

The entire ITA staff has lived, traveled, and/or taught abroad and online. We've been in your shoes, and now we seek to empower you to experience the world and make a difference, just like we did.

Read More: Meet ITA's Team of TEFL Experts

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Nikki Novoselsky

Teaches English Online from Bali, Indonesia

Nikki Novoselsky

After doing extensive research, the reviews and reputation of International TEFL Academy far surpassed any other company. Also, ITA tended to my every question and had wonderful customer service before I even committed to receiving my TEFL certification with them.

Brooke Bracy

Teaches English in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico

Brooke Bracy

Everything I read about International TEFL Academy gave me respect for their program.

Also, I felt the high number of practicum hours required would both help me gain the confidence I desired and give me an edge in looking for a job.

Amelia Perri

Teaches English in Florence, Italy

Amelia Perri

Being the type-A researcher that I am, I read up on countless programs that offer TEFL Certification and found International TEFL Academy to be the best. Their reviews, credentials, course structure, and benefits were the best fit for what I was looking for.

Ken Patel

Teaches English Online from Spain

Ken Patel

I chose the International TEFL Academy primarily because of the huge and active alumni community that it maintains, and that was definitely a good choice. The alumni community has been an invaluable source of information and encouragement throughout my experience thus far.

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Accreditation & Partners

International TEFL Academy is recognized by employers worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification. Our TEFL certificates meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by sanctioned bodies in the field:

  • All ITA-operated classes are externally monitored and approved at a Level 5 Ofqual (British Government) accreditation by TQUK (authorized accreditor of Ofqual).
  • All ITA partner-operated classes are externally monitored and meet or exceed all accreditation standards. 
  • All ITA instructors possess advanced credentials & training in the field of TEFL and all courses include hands-on live practice teaching (practicum).

Read More: TQUK Level 5 Accreditation

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