#1 TEFL Organization
Named Best Online & U.S. TEFL Course by GoAbroad.com 4 years in a row
40,000 Teachers Trained
Our graduates teach English online & in 80+ countries worldwide
Level 5 Accredited
TEFL certification recognized & sought after by employers worlwide
Earn your accredited TEFL certification online with International TEFL Academy's most popular and best-selling course options for teaching English abroad and online.
Our two online TEFL courses are fully interactive and incorporate hands-on live practice teaching sessions. They include the same curriculum used in our in-person TEFL courses and are also accredited at the same level.
Set yourself up for success with the #1 Best Online TEFL Course as named by international education leader GoAbroad.com for 4 straight years.
Your online TEFL Certification from ITA does not expire, is accredited at the highest level, and is recognized by employers worldwide.
Receive the pre-enrollment guidance you need from experienced advisors who have all lived and worked abroad. They will answer all of your questions and you can ask them about their own experiences too!
Learn from ITA's university-level instructors. They will present live lectures, share constructive feedback on your assignments, and answer your questions during virtual office hours.
Receive one-on-one job search assistance from our team of expert advisors. These services are lifetime so whether your goal is to teach abroad right away or a few years down the road, you have access to the resources & guidance you need.
Join a caring community of 40,000 alumni from all backgrounds teaching English online & in 80 countries. Interact with fellow students to learn from their experiences as international ESL teachers.
Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.
We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.
Now available: Payment plans. Easily pay for your online TEFL course in several installments.
Juliana Dukov, ITA's Intensive Online TEFL Course Instructor.
Juliana has been with ITA since 2015. She has a Master's in English Philology and Theory of Literature, 18 years of teaching experience and 3 continents she's called home.
Your online TEFL certification comes with:
ITA's online TEFL courses' lesson plan and curriculum are thorougly designed by our highly-qualified academics department. During your TEFL course, you will learn the following:
Online TEFL with practicum: You will learn how to teach English hands-on thanks to the live practice teaching sessions incorporated in your course.
Read more: Detailed curriculum overview of our 4-week online TEFL course and 11-week online TEFL course
Online TEFL courses are considered legitimate by language schools and online teaching companies hiring English teachers, but only if they are accredited and meet international standards. For example, they must include at least 100 hours of academic coursework and 6-20 hours of live practice teaching.
Online educational platforms such as Moodle enable students to complete their coursework online on their computers. Students can watch lectures, take quizzes, submit written assignments, engage in peer-to-peer discussions & projects, and even complete their live practice teaching virtually.
A fully accredited 120-hour online course can be completed in four weeks, however, most online TEFL courses are offered on a part-time basis providing students more flexibility. ITA's 170-hour part-time course takes 11 weeks and most students need 10-12 hours a week to complete their coursework.
If you want to get TEFL certified as quickly as possible and you have no work or school commitments, we recommend ITA's 4-week intensive Online TEFL Course. If you seek a part-time option, we recommend ITA's 11-week part-time TEFL Course, which is designed to accommodate those working or going to school.
Even without teaching experience or a college degree, ITA's accredited TEFL courses will equip you with the skills and qualifications needed to get a job teaching English overseas. However, factors like your education level, citizenship, and prior experience can impact your options for TEFL jobs.
Online TEFL Course Grad
I heard about International TEFL Academy from a friend who had done research on which place would be the best option to take courses when she is ready to take these classes after some college courses she is working on. I then also did some research myself and decided to try it out. It was a great choice! From the first point of contact with the Admissions Advisor, all through the course with Instructor Micah Colbert, it has been an educational experience with great feedback and learning opportunities! I am glad I didn't go with a "cheaper" option.
Online TEFL Course Grad
I definitely recommend International TEFL Academy's TEFL certification program! The course was challenging but I learned so much and think I really improved my skills as a teacher. ITA will provide you with a ton of support, from the moment you register for the course to when you receive your certificate and need guidance looking for jobs.
Online TEFL Course Grad
I had been searching and looking at ITA for a few years, and when my life finally gave me the chance to take this opportunity I did, and I am super glad I did. The program has been eye-opening, and the instructor, the counselors, and the other students have been incredible. I would highly recommend this program for anyone that is even remotely interested in teaching abroad, or teaching at all. There is a lot of great content and everything you learn here, you can take with you anywhere in the world!
Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad and online. We offer internationally accredited TEFL courses online & in 20+ locations worldwide. We certify 6,000 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online, and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe.
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.
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