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Why Take Your TEFL Certification Course Online?



Watch this quick video to get an overview of the content & structure of the 170-Hour Online TEFL Course.

More than 5,000 students take this 170-hour TEFL Course online each year, making it the most popular course offering for International TEFL Academy.  This course comprises of 150 hours of interactive coursework with 20 students in a class and a 20-hour Practicum (ESL student teaching/observation requirement).   Graduates of this course are teaching English abroad in up to 80 countries worldwide. It is accredited & recognized as a professional "Level 5" TEFL course by Ofqual, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (United Kingdom's education regulation body), which is the same level of accreditation enjoyed by our ITA operated 4-week classes, including CELTAThis online TEFL class also provides a recognized qualification for teaching English online.

What is TEFL certification online?

Online TEFL courses provide instruction for teaching English as a foreign language over the Internet. Students may take their course from their home or elsewhere on their computer, providing more flexibility than in-person courses. Accredited courses will include live practice teaching.

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;

  • University-level professors possessing at least a Master's Degree or Ph.D. & years of English language teaching experience; 

  • Live, interactive features, including webinars, videos, lectures, and peer-to-peer interaction;

  • 20-hour practicum to gain hands-on teaching experience;

  • Lifetime job guidance assistance:  students receive personal assistance from expert advisors and referrals to top schools and recruiters. 
    Note: Students can access 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 TEFL course online is formally 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 part-time 11-week course is specifically designed to accommodate those who work or go 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.

  • All ITA students & graduates have the opportunity to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty classes in the fields of Teaching English OnlineTeaching Business English, and Teaching English to Young Learners. Check out the TEFL Specialty Class Index for more information.
  • Award-Winning RecognitionSince the beginning of 2019, ITA has been named the #1 TEFL school by GoOverseas.com & GoAbroad.com across a range of awards categories for TEFL certification, including #1 Best Online TEFL Course by GoAbroad.com.  ITA's Online TEFL Class also received recognition as the top-ranked TEFL online course in several categories of the GoOverseas.com Community Choice Awards for TEFL Certification.  Check out a full run-down of ITA's awards, reviews, and recognition in this article.
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Designed by top academic experts in the first of TEFL, this 4-week intensive online TEFL course is specifically designed for those who are looking to get TEFL certified from the safety and comfort of home in just 4-weeks. All successful graduates will receive an internationally recognized qualification to professionally teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) abroad, domestically or online.

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Online TEFL Course Practicum

To complete an online TEFL / TESOL certification course, International TEFL Academy requires that each student complete 20 hours of practicum. The practicum incorporates live practice teaching and observation. Of those 20 hours, students must spend at least 6 hours 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 students to complete these hours while enrolled in the course.   For these reasons, completing the practicum hours during the course enables students to practice what they are learning in the online class immediately.  We do, however, automatically allow students an additional 60 days after finishing the academic part of the course to complete their practicum hours.

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Specialty TEFL Classes
Teaching English Online, Young Learners & Business English

Here at International TEFL Academy we always strive to provide the best TEFL training & guidance possible. We are very proud to announce the launch of three specialty add-on classes, now available to all of our  new students, enrolled students & alumni:

Developed by leading TEFL experts & taught by university-level professors with extensive experience in these specific fields, these courses are designed to provide you with specialized professional skills. Students also gain access to a wealth of resources, including videos, course design blueprints, & step-by-step activity plans that you will find invaluable in the classroom long after you complete your course.

These two-week, part-time classes are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world on virtually any device (12-15 hours per week course time). Tuition is $279 for each class.  You can save $25 per class by registering for your specialty course(s) when you enroll for your standard TEFL class (online or onsite).

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