TEFL COURSES

ITA offers internationally accredited TEFL Certification courses online & in 20+ locations worldwide.
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TEFL Certification Course Options

Founded in 2010, International TEFL Academy (ITA) is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad and teaching English online. We offer accredited TEFL certification classes online and in 21 locations worldwide and have received multiple awards and widespread recognition as one of the best TEFL schools in the world. We provide all students with lifetime job search guidance and have certified more than 30,000 English teachers. Our graduates are currently teaching online & in over 80 countries worldwide.

Note that getting your TEFL certification is more accessible than ever thanks to varied course options that International TEFL Academy offers:

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Level 5 TEFL Courses

Every TEFL Certification courses offered by International TEFL Academy are recognized by employers worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification. Our certificates meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by sanctioned bodies in the field.
  • All ITA-operated classes are externally monitored and approved at a Level 5 Ofqual (British Government) accreditation by TQUK (authorized accreditor of Ofqual).
  • All ITA partner-operated classes are externally monitored and approved by their country's government bodies and meet the Level 5 standards set by Ofqual.

Read More: TQUK Level 5 Accreditation

Now that you’ve got a sense of what your options are for getting TEFL certified, let’s look closer at the types of TEFL courses on offer, and our domestic and international course locations.

Online TEFL Courses

Named #1 Best Online TEFL Course by GoAbroad.com & ITA students' favorite courses

International TEFL Academy's Online TEFL Certification Courses are fully interactive and incorporate live practice teaching. They include the same curriculum used in our in-person classes and are also accredited at the same level. They are the most popular options among our students & graduates as they offer the convenience of taking your class from the comfort of your home. Additionally, all Online TEFL Course students enjoy access to our lifetime Job Search Guidance as soon as their tuition has been paid in full (even during the course).

Watch: Why Should I Take an Online TEFL Course?

11-Week Online
TEFL Certification Course

11-week Online TEFL Course

  • Part-time online course

This online TEFL course is specifically designed to accommodate students who are working or going to school full-time. All graduates will be able to find a job teaching English online or around the world in 11 weeks.

 

Intensive 4-Week Online
TEFL Certification Course

4-week Online TEFL Course

  • Full-time, intensive online course

Designed by top academic experts in the field of TEFL, this course is specifically designed for those who are looking to get TEFL certified faster and find a job teaching English online or worldwide in just 4 weeks. 

 

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International TEFL Course Locations

Interested in taking a TEFL Certification class in person? International TEFL Academy offers on-site courses in 21 locations around North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. See below for further details on our TEFL courses available around the world.

Watch: Why Should I Take an In-person TEFL Course?


TEFL Courses in North America

ITA provides internationally accredited in-person TEFL Courses in two popular destinations in the United States: In the city of Chicago and in Manhattan, New York. Our Chicago Course has been named #1 Best USA TEFL Course by GoAbroad.com and is located at ITA's headquarters in the Windy City.

Read more: North America TEFL Course Index
Read more: North America TEFL Course Dates & Tuition
Read more: New York TEFL Practicum Program (Online TEFL Course + Live Practice Teaching in New York)

TEFL Course in Chicago, IL

Chicago TEFL Class

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in New York, NY

New York TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Courses in Asia

ITA offers internationally accredited TEFL courses in Asia, including TEFL certification options in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. 

Read more: Asia TEFL Course Index
Read more: Asia TEFL Course Dates & Tuition

TEFL Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Courses in Europe

ITA offers internationally accredited TEFL courses in Europe, including TEFL certification options in Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Turkey & Russia. 

Read more: Europe TEFL Course Index
Read more: Europe TEFL Course Dates & Tuition
Read more: Student Visa Options in Europe

TEFL Course in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

 

TEFL Course in Madrid, Spain

Madrid TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Toulouse, France

Toulouse TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Crete, Greece

Crete TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Florence, Italy

Florence TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Rome, Italy

Rome TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Instanbul, Turkey

Istanbul TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Courses in Latin America

ITA offers internationally accredited TEFL courses in Latin America, including TEFL certification options in Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador. 

Read more: Latin America TEFL Course Index
Read more: Latin America TEFL Course Dates & Tuition

TEFL Course in Heredia, Costa Rica

Heredia TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Playa Grande TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Quito, Ecuador

Quito TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

TEFL Course in Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa TEFL Course

  • Accredited, 4-week, full-time
  • Job search guidance & live practicum
  • University-level instructors

Advanced TEFL Courses

The great part about teaching & education is that you're constantly learning and improving your teacher skills. We specifically designed these 30-hour advanced courses to provide you with specialized professional skills. Our Specialty Classes are intended for International TEFL Academy students who already possess a TEFL certification but want to learn more about or specialize in these particular focus areas.

Read more: Specialty TEFL Course Index
Read more: Specialty TEFL Course Dates & Tuition

Teaching English
Online

Teaching English Online Specialty Course

  • 30-Hour Specialty Course
  • University-level instructors

Teaching English To Young Learners

Teaching English To Young Learners Specialty Course

  • 30-Hour Specialty Course
  • University-level instructors

Teaching Business English

Teaching Business English Specialty Course

  • 30-Hour Specialty Course
  • University-level instructors

ITA TEFL Certification Course Resources

At International TEFL Academy, we care about you and your teaching career. That's why all our students benefit from our lifetime job search assistance and support, every step of the way. We've been in your shoes - our team of expert advisors has taught English overseas and/or online extensively - and we strive to provide you with the best ESL tools for success. An International TEFL Academy Certification will open many doors in the field of teaching English online and abroad, and will grant you access to a family of fellow ITA Certified teachers around the globe who care about helping one another. We would love to welcome you to our ITA family!

Want to dive into our TEFL Certification offerings more? Check out the following resources:

Lifetime Job Search Guidance & Support

Personal Assistance 🙋

Our graduates receive lifetime Job Search Guidance, including personal, one-on-one assistance from our experienced advisors, as well as access to a life-long alumni support network.

 

Accreditation
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Level 5 TEFL Courses 🎓

All ITA classes meet or exceed international standards. Our certificates are recognized by employers worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification.

 

TEFL Certification Dates & Tuition

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Learn about dates & tuition for accredited TEFL Classes offered by International TEFL Academy for teaching English abroad. 

 

TEFL Certification FAQs & Articles

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Check out hundreds of candid firsthand stories from people like yourself who are now teaching online and in 80 countries worldwide.

 

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TEFL Course FAQs

What qualifications do you need to do a TEFL course?

You do not need to meet any specific qualifications other than speaking English fluently to take a TEFL Course. However, before you do so, you need to understand what the qualifications for teaching English abroad are first. There are 5 key requirements you will need to meet:

  • TEFL Certification
  • Visa
  • Money
  • Hiring Process & Requirements
  • Country-Specific Documents

Read more: What are the Basic Requirements to Teach English Abroad?

Are online TEFL courses really as good as in-person courses?

When it comes to online TEFL Courses, you want to make sure you choose a reputable school that offers an accredited online TEFL certification that:

  • Meets or exceeds international standards,
  • Is taught by University-level professors,
  • Provides you with live practice teaching,
  • Offers valuable feedback on your course assignments,
  • Allows you to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.

Read more: What Are The Advantages of Online TEFL Courses Compared to In-Person Courses?

What is a Level 5 TEFL course & Do I need a Level 5 TEFL certification?

Let's put it this way: TEFL schools need to be externally accredited for the same reason universities are accredited: to ensure that quality and ethical standards are maintained and to recognize professional acceptance and recognition in the international job market.

A widely recognized system of accreditation is the one set by the British government (Ofqual). In this system, a Level 5 TEFL Course ensures that quality standards are met to provide you with a professional-level training.

Read more: What is Accreditation for TEFL Certification Really All About?

How much does a TEFL course cost?

The cost will vary depending on the type (online or in-person), options and location of your course.

ITA's TEFL course tuition ranges anywhere from $1,399 USD to $5,000 USD (Discounts may apply).

Read more: TEFL Certification Cost Comparison

Which TEFL course is right for me?

Choosing the right TEFL course is critical in providing you with the training, qualifications and job placement assistance you need to get hired to teach English online and abroad. There are a few mistakes to avoid:

  • Do not take a TEFL course that is not accredited
  • Do not take a TEFL course that has no live practice teaching
  • Do not take a too-good-to-be-true cheap or Groupon deal TEFL course
  • Do not assume that in-person is better than online
  • Do not take a TEFL course that has no job placement assistance
  • Do not buy a TEFL course before talking to a school representative first
  • Do not assume that all TEFL schools and courses are the same

Read more: 7 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing the Best TEFL Class

Can I teach English with just a TEFL certificate?

The short answer is yes! You do not need prior teaching experience, nor do you need a degree, to teach English online and abroad as long as you have an accredited TEFL Certification. You may have more limited options as to where you can teach, but there are dozens of countries and online companies worldwide where you can teach English without a university degree.

Read more: Do Certified Teachers Need a TEFL Certification to Teach English Abroad?

Read more: No Degree, No Problem: The 6 Best Countries to Teach English Without a College Degree

Read more: Can I Use My TEFL Certification to Teach English in the United States?

Does TEFL certification ever expire?

The short answer is No. Your TEFL certification never expires and never needs to be renewed.

Read more: How long is a TEFL certificate valid?