TEFL COURSE COST GUIDE

How much does TEFL cost? Compare TEFL course fees for ITA's online and onsite courses.

Compare TEFL Certification Cost for All ITA TEFL Course Options

Wondering how much it costs to get a TEFL certificate? Use the below table to better understand TEFL course prices 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 TEFL cost and becoming TEFL certified.

This table is broken down by:

  • Location: The city/country in which the TEFL course is located.
  • Approximate Fee: The cost to take the TEFL course of your choosing in $USD.
  • Housing: These costs provided range from on-site accommodations at the school, homestays, 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, the 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 Fees & Dates

How Much Does a TEFL Course Cost?

TEFL course fees can vary from $99 to $3,000 USD. However, cheaper courses under $1,000 USD typically do not meet recognized international accreditation standards and are not usually taught by qualified instructors. Cheaper TEFL courses often do not provide needed support and services either.

How Much Does TEFL Certification Online Cost?

The cost of a TEFL certification online can vary from $99 to $3,000 USD. However, cheaper courses under $1,000 typically do not meet recognized international standards and often do not include live practice teaching, which is required by most employers in the field.

 

TEFL Cost Comparison Table

 Location Approximate fee in $USD Housing Expected costs during course**  Estimated Total*** 
11-Week Online Course $1,499 $0 $0 $1,499
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 price $600 $2,398
Chiang Mai, Thailand $1,395 - $1,595 $350 - $400 $450 - $600 $2,195 - $2,595
Hua Hin, Thailand $1,395  $150  $450 - $800  $1,995 - $2,345
Hanoi, Vietnam $1,798 Included in price $600 $2,398
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  $1,798  Included in price  $600  $2,398
Nagoya, Japan $1,995 $500 $800 - $1,000  $3,295 - $3,495
Incheon, South Korea  $1,895  $450 $800 - $1,000  $3,145 - $3,345
Yangon, Myanmar $1,395 $100 $550 - $700  $2,045 - $2,195


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. The deposit and remaining balance are made up of a mixture of both Euros and $USD.

 

Evaluating The Cost of a TEFL Course ✔️

Make sure to invest in a TEFL school that invests back in your training. A professional TEFL Certification should be internationally accredited, recognized by employers worldwide, taught by university-level instructors & come with full assistance in finding you a great TEFL job either online or abroad.