Bonus Modules: Optional two-week bonus chapters (available at no extra cost): Young Learners & Business Professionals. Students who take bonus modules will earn a 200 Hour TEFL Certification.
Job Search Guidance: All students and graduates receive hands-on job placement assistance and lifetime, worldwide job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. Students who have fully paid tuition are eligible to receive job search guidance during their class.
Class Size: Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.
Interactive Features: This course features live lectures, webinars & chats, however there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.
Accreditation: All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards and are accredited by recognized organizations in the field. Read more.
Job Opportunities for Teaching English This certification will qualify you for full-time paid employment as an English teacher abroad. Read our Country Profiles to learn about the worldwide job markets for teaching English abroad.
Course Textbooks: Not included tuition; textbook is optional. Read more.
Age Requirement: Students 18 & under must submit a young teachers essay & speak to an ITA Admissions Advisor before enrolling in the Online course.
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More than 3,000 students take this 170-hour Online TEFL Course each year, making it the most popular course offering for International TEFL Academy. Graduates of this course are teaching in up to 80 countries worldwide and it is accredited & recognized as a professional "Level 5" TEFL course by accrediting bodies in the UK, which is the same level of accreditation enjoyed by top level 4-week classes,including CELTA.
The ability to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part-time schedule appeals to those students who wish to continue working or going to school while completing their training. Aside from being able to continue with work, the Online TEFL Course enables students to afford the highest quality of TEFL/TESOL training at the professional certification level at a cost that is considerably lower than a comparable 4-week in-person class.
State-of-the-art curriculum incorporating the latest in teaching methodologies and practices including classroom management & lesson planning;
Comprehensive Pre-Enrollment Guidance & Advice: Work with a personal advisor to answer all of your questions about TEFL certification & teaching English abroad;
Lifetime job placement assistance, including personal assistance from expert advisors and referrals to top schools and recruiters. Note: Students do begin receiving job search guidance during the class you can begin interviewing and applying for positions while you are earning your certification.
Alumni Network: Exclusive opportunities to network & correspond with thousands of ITA alumni teaching in 80 countries worldwide;
Internationally Accredited: This 170-hour course is officially accredited by TQUK, which is recognized as an official awarding body for TEFL certification by the British Government (Ofqual). This course is officially recognized as a Level 5 course (equivalent to a 4-week intensive in-person TEFL or CELTA class), which is recognized worldwide as a professional teaching credential.
Course Duration & Structure: This is a part-time 11-week course that is specifically designed to accommodate those who are working or going to school full time. Read more about Course Content.
High-Quality & Affordable TEFL/TESOL training option at a considerably lower cost than the 4-week in-person courses.
Online TEFL Class: Alumni Perspectives
"The TEFL training really made me feel comfortable in the classroom setting. Because I had the experience from the practicum, I had confidence when applying and when I first began teaching." - Michelle Goble
"I decided to get TEFL certified because I knew it was absolutely necessary to teach English abroad." - Alyssa Darah
" I had 11 years experience as a public school teacher, but the International TEFL Academy training laid down a great foundation for how to approach language learning specifically." - Chad Bearden
This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers. Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students. Here is a brief overview of what you will learn in this course.
Basic principles of teaching
Use of Visual & Audio Aids
Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
To successfully complete an online TEFL / TESOL certification course, International TEFL Academy requires that each student complete 20 hours of practicum. The practicum is comprised of live practice teaching and observation; at least 6 hours must be spent teaching or tutoring actual ESL students. These practicum hours allow each student to gain first-hand experience working with real ESL students, whether it is in a live classroom setting, or by tutoring a non-native speaker privately.
International TEFL Academy encourages our students to complete these hours while they are still enrolled in the course. For these reasons, completing the practicum hours during the course allows the student to immediately practice what they are learning in the online class. We do, however, automatically allow an additional 60 days after the course is finished to complete the practicum hours.
All Online TEFL Course students have the option to take these 2 extra bonus modules, which are included with their tuition. These 2 modules add an additional 2 weeks to the academic coursework for the class and add 30 hours to the certification, increasing the total hours from 170 to 200 (standard professional TEFL certification is 120 hours).
- Business English in relation to EFL/ESOL - How to carry out a Needs Analysis - Matching course content to target group - Creating materials for Business English - How to write a Business English syllabus
- Differences between the ways in which adults and children learn - Features in the stages of development of young learners - Classroom management strategies for use in the Young Learners classroom - Teaching techniques for use with Young Learners
NOTE FOR ENROLLMENT: Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy, it is imperative that you speak with an advisor. Please fill out a form or call 773-634-9900 to speak to an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and to assist you with the enrollment process.
Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. We offer internationally accredited TEFL Classes online & in 25 locations worldwide. We certify 3,500 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe. All ITA students and graduates receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance