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Why Take Your TEFL Certification Online?

Since the beginning of 2019, ITA has been named the #1 TEFL school by GoOverseas.com & GoAbroad.com across a range of award categories for TEFL certification, including #1 Best 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 CELTA.

This online TEFL course also provides a recognized qualification for teaching English online.

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.

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.

TEFL Certification Online Details


11 weeks part-time (typically 10-12 hours per week of work). 
170-Hour Certification: 150 hours academic coursework + 20 hours of practicum (live practice teaching).


We recommend enrolling at least 2-3 weeks in advance. More information here.


Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.


This course features live lectures, webinars & chats, however, there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.


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).

Take this Online Proficiency Quiz for a chance to navigate through the course platform!

Online TEFL / Online TESOL Course Content

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers. Check out the Course Syllabus to learn more.


Like all ITA TEFL classes, the Online TEFL course is taught by highly experienced instructors with advanced degrees and experiences. It includes live practice teaching with ESL students.


The ITA Online TEFL Course is accredited by TQUK and awarded a Level 5 status by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation regulates qualifications, examinations, and assessments in England). Further details.


  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

Practicum (Hands-On Practice Teaching)


The practicum is a required part of your online 11-week TEFL course where you put into practice the theories and methodologies you have learned. You’ll complete 20 hours of English subject teaching, tutoring, and observation with non-native English speakers.


We believe that hands-on experience with English language learners provides an opportunity for teacher trainees to apply teaching principles to real-life situations, build confidence in skill and pedagogical style, gain exposure to various learning styles and classroom situations, and acquire valuable teaching experience. These components will assist teachers in feeling more prepared, as well as add a competitive edge during the job search and interview process.  


They say there is nothing like actually doing and practicing which is why we have you get into a classroom and teach or tutor as part of your 11-week TEFL course! This is where everything comes together and starts to make sense and you can put into practice all that you have learned. 

You must complete 20 hours of teaching, tutoring, and observation with non-native English speakers of any age and demographic, as long as English is not their first language. You can mix and match between tutoring, teaching, and observing, as long as you tutor or teach for at least 6 hours. Observation isn’t mandatory, but if you do choose to observe, you can apply a maximum of 14 observation hours.

While the ITA staff does not coordinate a practicum location for you, we have a wealth of resources for you to look into, including:

  • Entire subsection in the TEFL course platform that you have access to once you enroll in your course.
  • Preferred USA Practicum locations
  • Preferred International Practicum locations
  • Preferred Online Practicum locations (especially during the time of a pandemic!)


If you want to learn more about this important TEFL course requirement, head over to our Practicum Website Page for more details and additional resources.

Tuition & Costs

The cost of the Online TEFL Class is $1,499. Check TEFL Course Dates & Tuition for current discounts.

Payment Plan Options Available: Pay in full or in installments. Request more information and an Admissions Advisor will reach out to discuss your payment options.


  • Course cost
  • 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
  • Lifetime job guidance advice worldwide, including workshops during the course

This is a high-quality & affordable TEFL/TESOL training option at a considerably lower cost than the 4-week in-person courses. Read more:


All ITA students & graduates have the option to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty courses in the fields of:

  • Teaching English Online
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching English to Young Learners

Enrollment & Eligibility

IMPORTANT! Before beginning this International TEFL Academy course, it is imperative that you speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics; and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL class. Your advisor will also provide you with the application you need to join this intensive online TEFL course.



  • Check out our upcoming dates and register for your desired course below.



Please visit our Registration Procedures Page & Review our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.

Students 18 & under must submit a young teacher's essay & speak to an ITA Admissions Advisor before enrolling in the Online course.

TEFL Course Dates & Registration

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Job Opportunities for Online TEFL Students 

All TEFL Course students receive lifetime Job Search Guidance worldwide. These services and resources include personal assistance from expert advisors to help you get a job virtually everywhere; contact information for tens of thousands of schools; referrals to top recruiters around the globe; & much more.

Read our Country Profiles to learn about the job market for teaching English abroad and online.

Watch hundreds of video testimonials from ITA alumni.


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Online TEFL Course Additional Features

Comprehensive Pre-Enrollment Guidance & Advice

Work with a personal advisor to answer all of your questions about online TEFL certification, teaching English abroad, and teaching English online.

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State-of-the-Art Curriculum & University-level Instructors

The online TEFL Course curriculum incorporates the latest in teaching methodologies and practices including classroom management & lesson planning.

All of our Online TEFL Instructors possess at least a Master's Degree or Ph.D. & years of English language teaching experience.

Access ITA's Exclusive Alumni Network

Exclusive opportunities to network & correspond with thousands of ITA alumni teaching in 80 countries worldwide, and online.

Read more: ITA Alumni Corner

Add-On Specialty Courses for Continuing Education

Here at International TEFL Academy we always strive to provide the best TEFL training & guidance possible. We are very proud to have created 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 $299 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).

Learn More: Add-On Specialty Courses

Want To Get TEFL Certified Online Even Faster?
Check out ITA's 4-week Intensive Online TEFL Certification Course

Designed by top academic experts in the field 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. Compare our two online TEFL Course options below:

4-Week Online TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • 4 Weeks Full-Time (40+hours a week) -required class time typically 6-8 hours daily
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10-Hours Live Practice Teaching (Virtual) built into the course to gain hands-on teaching experience

11-Week Online TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • 170-Hour Online Certification | 11 Weeks Part-Time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 20-Hours Live Practice Teaching to gain hands-on teaching experience
  • Payment Plan Options Available

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Why Our Alumni Love Us!

Andrea Mendez

Online TEFL Course Grad

Andrea Mendez

If you're looking to take a certification in teaching English as a foreign/second language, look no further than ITA! I really appreciated the strong level of professionalism of the ITA staff in how they answered my questions and addressed my concerns prior to signing up for the course. Whether or not you're ready to go abroad immediately, you can have confidence that the ITA team is ready and available to help you review your resume, discuss your country options, prepare for interviews, and inspect your work contract.

McKenna Vanderbeek

Online TEFL Course Grad

McKenna Vanderbeek

I figured getting TEFL certified was my first step towards actually teaching abroad. I did some research and saw that most countries require you to get a TEFL certification, or at least it makes finding jobs a lot easier.

I chose ITA because of the online course. I wasn't ready to quit my day job, so being able to take the course online was extremely helpful and allowed me to take the course on my own time throughout the week.


Leisa Wahlin

Online TEFL Course Grad

Leisa Wahlin

I read a heap of forums about the best TEFL/CELTA courses, what was required, reputations etc. The International TEFL Academy website was super-informative, had a good reputation and certifications, and gave me confidence in the organization. My instructor was great! She was always on time, I loved her online web lectures, and her feedback on assignments was always constructive and helpful. The course itself was designed well. The pace was nice, and the information and skills I learned was very practical.