TEFL COURSE COST GUIDE

Compare start-up costs for ITA's online and onsite courses.

Compare The Expected Costs of TEFL Course Options

Use the below table to better understand start-up costs for both ITA's online TEFL course and each of our 4-week intensive TEFL courses!

Also, make sure to speak with an ITA Admissions Advisor about our student visa options (not listed out below) and any questions you have about becoming TEFL certified.

This table is broken down by:

  • Location: The city/country in which the TEFL course is located.
  • Approximate Tuition: The cost to take the TEFL course of your choosing in $USD.
  • Housing: These costs provided range from on-site accommodations at the school, home-stays, hostels/hotels, Airbnb's, etc.
  • Expected Costs During Course**: Costs are based on average spend.
  • Estimated Total***: The total cost you should plan to spend to take the course of your choosing.

Please note, costs of TEFL courses and totals can fluctuate due to current exchange rates and your needs/spending habits.

Estimated Totals DO NOT include flights/travel to and from your destination. Explore airfare prices here.

Learn More: TEFL Course Dates & Tuition

How Much Does a TEFL Course Cost?

Tuition for TEFL classes can vary from $99 to $3000. However, cheaper classes under $1000 typically do not meet recognized international accreditation standards and are not usually taught by qualified instructors. In addition, cheaper TEFL classes often do not provide support and service in areas like job placement assistance.

How Much Does TEFL Certification Online Cost?

Online TEFL class tuition can vary from $99 to $3000. However, cheaper classes under $1000 typically do not meet recognized international standards and often do not include live practice teaching, which is required by most employers in the field. Also, many low-level online courses are not taught by qualified instructors and are self-paced.


 Location Approximate Tuition in $USD Housing Expected costs during course**  Estimated Total*** 
11-Week Online Course $1,449 $0 $0 $1,449
4-Week Intensive Online Course $1,999 $0 $0 $1,999
NORTH AMERICA
Chicago, IL USA $2,195 $840 - $2,400 $500 - $1,000 $3,535 - $5,595
New York City, NY, USA $2,795 $980 - $2,500 $800 - $1,200 $4,575 - $6,495
LATIN AMERICA
Arequipa, Peru $1,550 $300 - $500 $400 - $800 $2,250 - $2,850
Heredia, Costa Rica $1,799  $625  $500  $2,924
Guadalajara, Mexico $1,495 $400 - $1,000 $350 - $600 $2,245 - $3,445
Quito, Ecuador $1,600 $200 - $500 $500 - $800 $2,300 - $2,900
EUROPE
Prague, Czech Republic $1,679* $300 - $799 $600 $2,579 - $3,078
Toulouse, France $1,795* $500 - $700 $800 - $1,000 $3,095 - $3,495
Crete, Greece $1,500* $550 $800 - $1,000 $2,850 - $3,050
Florence, Italy $1,465* $550 - $1,200 $800 - $1,000 $3,000 - $3,850
Rome, Italy $2,165* $800 $800 - $1,100 $3,765 - $4,065
Sardinia, Italy $1,725* $500 $800 - $1,000 $3,025 - $3,225
St. Petersburg, Russia $1,650* $500 $350 - $1,000 $2,500 - $3,150
Barcelona, Spain 
(TEFL Class Only)
$1,650* $550 $550 - $800 $2,750 - $3,000
Barcelona, Spain
(TEFL Class + Student Visa)
 $3,950 - $5,000*  $550 $550 - $800   $5,050 - $6,350
Madrid, Spain 
(TEFL Class Only)
$1,575* $600 $1,700 $3,935
Madrid, Spain
(TEFL Class + Student Visa)
$4,200* $600 $1,700 + $160 visa fee (US Citizens) $6,660
Istanbul, Turkey $1,755* $300 $700 - $1,000 $2,775 - $3,075
ASIA
Phnom Penh, Cambodia $1,798 Included in Tuition $600 $2,398
Chiang Mai, Thailand $1,395 - $1,595 $350 - $400 $800 - $950 $2,545 - $2,945
Hanoi, Vietnam $1,798 Included in Tuition $600 $2,398
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  $1,798  Included in Tuition  $600  $2,398


All amounts in the TEFL course cost table are listed in USD unless otherwise specified.

*Please note - European TEFL Course prices are approximate and can fluctuate due to current exchange rates. Deposit and remaining balance is made up of a mixture of both Euros and $USD.