Online TEFL courses provide instruction for teaching English as a foreign language. You take the course from your computer from anywhere, providing more flexibility than in-person courses. Our accredited course includes live practice teaching.
Our 11-week online TEFL course enables you to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part-time schedule, a great option if you’re working or going to school while completing your TEFL training. Aside from continuing with work, you can also earn the highest quality of professional TEFL/TESOL certification training at a cost that is considerably lower than a comparable 4-week in-person class.
Working with our highly experienced university-level instructors, you will learn how to efficiently teach a classroom of ESL students of all levels. You will also gain skills in areas like classroom management, error correction & understanding of how to bridge cultural differences.
Finally, all ITA students and graduates access exclusive perks & support:
Part-time, 11-week TEFL course with 10-12 hours of work a week. This course covers 40% more content than standard 120-hour online TEFL classes.
Online TEFL with practicum included: Real teaching experience prepares you to become a confident English teacher.
All ITA instructors possess advanced credentials & training in the field of TEFL (MA or PhD). Interact with your instructor & receive personalized feedback. Chat with fellow classmates for tips, ideas & make new friends.
This course is externally monitored and approved at a Level 5 Ofqual (British Government) accreditation by TQUK (authorized accreditor of Ofqual).
Are you interested in teaching English abroad or online? International TEFL Academy's 11-week part-time Online TEFL Course is perfect for the following scenarios:
All TEFL Course students receive lifetime job search assistance for finding a job teaching English abroad and online. These exclusive services and resources include:
Read more: ITA's Lifetime Job Search Assistance
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Here is a brief overview of what you will learn in your 11-week online TEFL course:
Go Further: Detailed overview of the course syllabus
Your online TEFL certification comes with:
Here are the prerequisites for this online TEFL course:
Class Size— The class will be capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.
Course Materials—All of your course reading materials, assignments and quizzes will be available to you online. However, you can purchase a copy of the textbook if you choose.
Interactive features—This course features live lectures, webinars & drop-in live instructor sessions, however, there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.
Internet and Technology Requirements—TEFL trainees need to have the following purchased and ready for use before the first day of class:
Computer, laptop, or tablet; The Moodle app allows for course reading to be read on cell phones, however, we do not recommend taking the entire course through a cell phone; Must be able to open PDF or Microsoft Word documents on your device; Upload files in either PDF, JPEG, Powerpoint, or Microsoft Word; Internet Browser - Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox; Access to consistent and reliable internet; Knowledge of the following terms: browser, PDF, Word doc, download, upload; Cable or DSL internet speed (dial-up is not acceptable).
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All ITA students & graduates have the option to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty courses in the field of:
Now available: Payment plans. Easily pay for your online TEFL course in multiple installments.
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 strongly recommend enrolling in your 11-week online TEFL course at least 2-3 weeks in advance. We also invite you to read our how-to-enroll guide, our registration procedure and terms & conditions.
Learn how to teach hands-on, thanks to your TEFL course's mandatory live practice teaching (practicum) sessions. After completing your practicum, you will feel more prepared and gain a competitive edge during your TEFL job search and interview process.
Read more: Your Guide to Completing ITA's Practicum
You must complete 20 hours of teaching, tutoring, and observation. This includes 6 hours minimum of teaching/tutoring and no more than 14 hours of observation.
Put into practice the theories and methodologies you learn in the course. Apply them to real-life situations & build your confidence while gaining exposure to various learning styles and classroom situations.
You must work exclusively with non-native English speakers. They can be of any age and demographic, as long as English is not their first language. Work one-on-one or in a large classroom. The choice is yours!
Whether you want to tutor privately or teach at an organization, you can access ITA's exclusive list of preferred practicum locations online, in the U.S., and overseas.
Carlie Johnson, ITA's 11-Week Online TEFL Course Instructor.
Carlie has been teaching ITA's TEFL course online since 2014. She has a MA in TESL and a MA in Spanish Linguistics. She's traveled extensively throughout Spain and Europe.
All instructors, including myself, possess advanced degrees in TESOL (at least an MA, and usually a PhD) in addition to at least 10 years of professional teaching and training experience. We have also taught English abroad extensively.
Read more: ITA's Academics Department
An accredited online TEFL certification is very well worth it. Taking your TEFL course online part-time offers you flexibility and the same high-quality TEFL training at a considerably lower cost than in-person TEFL courses. It's a very popular and cost-efficient option to become a professional English teacher online and overseas.
Yes, you can get a job with your online TEFL certification. First, your TEFL course will prepare you to be a confident English teacher. Second, we offer extensive job assistance during and after your TEFL course. We help you find not only a TEFL job, but the best TEFL job for you. Additionally, our job support never expires. You can always get back to us for help finding a teaching position.
Purchasing the ITA online TEFL course textbook is not required to take the class, but most students find it extremely helpful. In addition, many online TEFL course graduates mention that they find the textbook to be an essential resource once they begin teaching abroad and online.
Read more: ITA's TEFL Textbook options
Kendell Kadesky, 11-Week Online TEFL Course Graduate
I was told by multiple people ITA's Online TEFL Course is the best! I also had a great conversation with my ITA personal advisor Joe. He answered all my questions and made me feel confident I could succeed in the course while working full-time.
I appreciated that the assignments were usually creating lesson plans that we will be able to use in our teaching later on! Additionally, I created the best relationships with instructors at my practicum location and was able to teach and connect with amazing students! I did my hours at a community college and was able to work one on one with a student and also create conversational activities for the class as a whole!
I found my ESL job at CIEE through an ITA Alumni YouTube video and then applied to another job offer I saw on the Spain Guide. My ITA advisor helped me decide what was best for me!
If this is something you dream of doing, don’t keep putting it off! It’s 100% possible and there are so many people at ITA excited to give you advice and support as you start this new chapter. I also find TEFL to be so rewarding and the best career change. I have recommended ITA's online TEFL course to many people since. Not only is the course great but the resources also go above and beyond.
Designed by top academic experts in the field of TEFL, this 4-week intensive online TEFL course is specifically intended for those looking to get TEFL certified from home in just 4-weeks. All successful graduates will receive an internationally recognized qualification to teach English as a foreign language professionally (TEFL) abroad, domestically, or online.
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