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TEFL / TESOL Course Overview

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in France and around the World?

This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job guidance assistance for finding jobs teaching English in France and around the globe.

The fastest-growing city in France, Toulouse looks across the Pyrenees to Spain and"bohemian Barcelona" for its inspiration, turning its back on "polished Paris" and "bourgeois Bordeaux."

It is the modern combined with the old that makes Toulouse a fun place to live. The historic center has the ancient feel of Florence or Siena, while the presence of Airbus and other high-tech industries, in addition to internationally renowned universities means that the city has an international, cutting-edge side as well.

In some of the more boisterous restaurants and taverns, you can find yourself sharing long tables with students (there are over 100,000 of them in Toulouse) and aerospace engineers! A crossroads of Europe, Toulouse is very well connected to the rest of the continent by hundreds of daily low-cost flights.

There are over 30 language teaching organizations in the city, so teaching opportunities are available to those who qualify for employment. France is currently undergoing a "TEFL boom," making Toulouse an ideal locale for earning your TEFL Certification.

TEFL / TESOL Class Details


4 weeks full-time.


We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. More information here.


Students should expect to be in class from 9:00 am - 6:30 pm (with breaks, of course), Monday-Friday. No class on weekends but some homework is required.


Charming, easy to manage and aesthetically beautiful, Toulouse enjoys a well-earned reputation as the liveliest and most exciting city in South West France. Know as "La Ville Rose" for its red brick and beautiful sunset glow, Toulouse is a young, vibrant, and dynamic city of 500,000 inhabitants.


Classes are capped at 9 students. Internet access is available at the school facilities, which also include a reference library, lounge (with outdoor terrace), and computer lab.


This is a partner course of International TEFL Academy. All students receive the full benefits of ITA students and alumni, including lifetime Job Search Guidance.

TEFL / 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.


Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students.


All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. 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

Tuition & Costs

The Cost of the TEFL Class is approximately $2,086 USD.
($550 Deposit + €1,400 (Euro) balance  -exchange rates fluctuate daily).



  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance
  • Airport pickup
  • Housing costs


Students can inquire about French lessons at the TEFL centre, which can be provided for an additional cost. 

Enrollment & Eligibility


Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL 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 (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.





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

Housing Arrangements

Upon enrollment, you will be put in touch with the Onsite Course Director who can assist with arranging your accommodations during the course. All housing is available the weekend before the course and goes through the weekend following the course. Housing is within 30 minutes of the course location.

  • Host Family - If you are looking for an authentic experience, consider this homestay option. Cost ranges from 400-500 Euros.
  • Studio Flats - This option is suitable for those who would like the privacy and independence of their own furnished apartment. International TEFL Academy provides furnished studios or small apartments for one person or two people traveling together. The cost is about 700-800 Euros.

Communication, Phone and Internet -You may buy or rent a cellular phone from any of the numerous phone stores in Toulouse. Students are also encouraged to use local Internet Cafes.

Make sure to enroll at least 60 days in advance to guarantee that housing will be available. 

Housing Options for The Toulouse TEFL Course We help you find Housing in Toulouse, France

TEFL Course Dates & Registration

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions, review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad, and assist you with enrollment. 

We strongly recommend enrolling in your Toulouse TEFL course at least 60 days in advance due to its popularity and to secure housing. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.



Job Opportunities for Toulouse TEFL Students 

All students and graduates from the Toulouse TEFL Class receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Toulouse in addition to lifetime, worldwide, and online, job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. 

Read our France Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in France.

Watch videos of ITA alumni teaching in France.


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City of Toulouse, France
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Toulouse riverside
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Toulouse Capitol
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Toulouse Streets

Toulouse TEFL Course FAQs

How many hours will I be spending in class and on course work during the course?

The course runs from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Students will have a few afternoons off after 4 pm after the first week if they are not doing their student teaching.

A minimum of 7 hours will be completed during your TEFL course starting on the second day.  Six lessons will be observed, with only one to be unobserved. 

Read more: A day in the life of a Toulouse TEFL Course student.

How many assignments are there throughout the course and what do they consist of? How many hours of homework can I expect outside of class?

There is one big project called the “one to one” which students will work on throughout the duration of their course and takes approximately 10-20 hours in and outside of class to complete. Two open-book grammar tests will be done during class time. 

There will also be an essay that takes approximately 3-4 hours that is done completely outside of class.

Lastly, it takes about 6 hours on average to lesson plan for the teaching practice.

Will I have a lot of free time to see Toulouse and travel around France?

Because of the intense nature of the schedule, you should plan to do any major sightseeing either before or after the course finishes.

Will grammar be taught during the course? Are there additional resources in the course materials?

Yes!  There will be sessions on the following: parts of speech, present and past tenses, referring to the future, conditional structures, auxiliary verbs, modal verbs, phrasal verbs, passive structures, reported speech, articles and form/fuction.

There are plenty of grammar reference books available at the school. 

Is there a textbook needed for the course? Do I need to purchase it before the course begins?

A textbook is not required for the course however, students are encouraged to read The Practice of English Language Teaching by Jeremy Harmer if they are looking for a good introduction into the profession.

What kind of English language learners will I be teaching during the practicum?

Students can expect to teach mostly French students however, there are also some students from Asia, Spain and South America.  The levels vary between elementary and upper intermediate.

Are there any specific technology requirements for the course?

No but students should bring a laptop to France with them.  Certain assignments such as projects and essays will need to be completed on a computer.

How can I prepare for the course? Can I begin working on my assignments prior to the course?

There will be a pre-course task sent to students to complete before the course begins.

Does the TEFL course recommend housing or arrange it?

There is a free accommodation finding service that the school offers where TEFL students are matched up with landlords who can assist students with finding somewhere to live. 

What time should I arrive on the first day of class?

Arrive at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start on the first day of class and all students need to bring is a pen!

Toulouse TEFL Course vs Online TEFL Course

Toulouse TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • Accredited by IATQuO (International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations) - Meets/Exceeds All Industry Accreditation Standards
  • University-Level Instructors
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 6-8-Hours Live Practice Teaching
  • Classes Capped at 10 Students

Online TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • 170-Hour Online Certification
  • 4-Week Full-time/ 11-Week part-time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10 to 20-Hours Live Practice Teaching

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Named best Online TEFL class


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Why Our Alumni Love Us!

Jemimah James

Toulouse TEFL Course Grad

Jemimah James

I chose International TEFL Academy because they have contacts all around the world and I wanted to be sure my certificate would allow me to travel where ever the wind may lead. I enjoyed the course a lot. The trainers were all very supportive, encouraging and insightful. Plus they were a lot of fun! The month was intense but certainly worthwhile. I made quite a few friends, not only with the other students, but with the "guinea pigs" who came for free lessons.

Anne Donnelly

Teaches English in France

Anne Donnelly

I wanted to get TEFL certified after I became more interested in a career teaching English. While I had teaching experience in after-school classes/private tutoring/etc, I don't have a degree in education, so it was very important to me to get a bit more formal education in the subject. ITA was recommended to me by a friend who had done a course here. After doing a lot of research, I ultimately chose ITA because I thought it was the best value for the number of hours.

Lindsey Huckson

Teaches English in France

Lindsey Huckson

I chose to get certified because I am always looking for ways to expand my mind. I have a passion for learning and a strong desire to see the world. I had just gotten out of a very long term relationship and needed a change in scenery. I chose ITA because they just seemed to have all the answers to all my questions. They are extremely organized, highly enthusiastic, open to compliments AND concerns (this is important), active on social media, and optimistic outlookers.

Visit the France section of our blog to read more articles and stories by our alumni about their experiences getting TEFL certified & teaching English in France.