TEFL, TESOL & CELTA: What Class do I Need for Teaching English Abroad?

By Paige Lee

What Certification Do You Need to Teach English Abroad?

When it comes to teaching English abroad, there are three different certifications you can obtain. In this post, we'll be focusing on the following three certifications and which one you need to be an English teacher overseas:

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOLTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • CELTACertificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

How quickly can I get TEFL certified and begin teaching English abroad?

An Essential Guide for How to Get Your TEFL Certification & Plan Your Timeline for Teaching English Abroad

If you can jump into an In-Person TEFL Course immediately and you plan on working in the location where you take the course, you can be certified and teaching English professionally in a little more than a month.  However, this scenario is not typical or realistic for most people and we recommend that you allow yourself 4-6 months to get your TEFL certification, make your arrangements, and conduct your job search prior to beginning your job as an English teacher abroad. 

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International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Rome TEFL Class at our partner TEFL school’s headquarters located in the heart of Rome, Italy. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course. To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course. 

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International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Puerto Vallarta TEFL Course at our partner TEFL school’s headquarters located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level courseTo help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course. 

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International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Hanoi TEFL Course at our partner TEFL school’s headquarters located in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course. To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course. 

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International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Ho Chi Minh City TEFL Course at our partner TEFL school’s headquarters located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course. To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course. 

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International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Toulouse TEFL course at our partner TEFL school’s headquarters located in the heart of Toulouse, France right by the beautiful Jardin Des Plantes Park.  Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course. To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course.