TEFL Certification in Hawaii

Like all International TEFL Academy courses, this CELTA course is internationally accredited and meets or exceeds international standards for professional level certification courses and all graduates of this course receive lifetime Job Search Guidance to assist them in gaining employment as an English teacher abroad.

Instruction is provided by highly qualified and experienced instructors all of whom hold at least a master's degree in teaching English as a foreign language and are CELTA-certified. All instructors and assistant CELTA trainers must possess at 5 years of ESL/EFL classroom experience in multiple environments (including 1 year of teaching abroad), and complete a rigorous 2-month training program under University of Cambridge supervision.

Please Note: This is an intensive, full-time university-level TEFL course.  To learn more about what this course entails, please read 10 Things You Need to Know to Prepare for Your TEFL Class in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Your first step is to speak with an International TEFL Academy advisor to determine whether this class is appropriate for you and to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the CELTA course in Hawaii and English teaching opportunities abroad.

All students and graduates receive lifetime Job Search Guidance worldwide. These services and resources include personal assistance from expert advisors; contact information for tens of thousands of schools worldwide; referrals to top recruiters around the globe; hundreds of pages of information and links for getting jobs virtually everywhere; and much more. 

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TEFL Classes in Hawaii

Optional Activities

While your CELTA TEFL Course will be a full-time commitment that represents a rigourous academic endeavor, you will certainly want to take time to enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer.  Our staff can help you enjoy a variety of great activities including:

  • Swimming with Dolphins
  • Hula Dancing Lessons
  • Ukelele Lessons
  • Waterfall Hikes
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Polynesian Cultural Center

TEFL Classes in Hawaii

Housing Options


  • Homestays: $325 per week (breakfast and dinner included); private single room.
  • Student Residence: Studio for $500 per week, One Bedroom $1000 per week; fully furnished and no meals included.
  • Beach Walk Suite: $485 per week, studio; walk up building with a pool and 1 block from Waikiki beach.
  • Hotel: also available for about $160 per night. 



    All accommodations have a $160 cleaning fee and ICC charges an accommodation placement fee for $160.

TEFL Certification Hawaii

Tuition Includes:

  • TEFL/CELTA Course tuition
  • Assistance with making housing arrangements (actual housing costs not included)
  • Coursebooks & access to an extensive library of TEFL -related resources
  • Lifetime worldwide job search guidance

TEFL Certification Hawaii

Tuition Does Not Include

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

Enrollment Information for Hawaii TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak 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.
Requirements for Enrollment:

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • While a college degree is not required, candidates must meet the requirements for entry into a university & the ability to complete a university-level course. 
  • Non-native English speakers: English level must be C2 or High C1, Grade A orB on the CEFR
  • Must understand the demands of the course, including the full-time commitment and required attendance.
  • Must understand that completion of the course does not guarantee that the candidate will pass the course.

Please note: You must apply for your Hawaii CELTA TEFL Class at least 4 weeks prior to your desired course start date.

1. Complete CELTA application (this will be sent to you by your International TEFL Academy admissions advisor)

2. Pre-Interview Task (this assignment will be sent to you by the course director upon receipt of your application)

3. Interview with course director

4. Within 10 days of acceptance, candidates must send a $600 deposit to ITA (to hold your seat in class) in addition to a signed CELTA Declaration. This Declaration must be signed in ink and returned to the course administrator.

5.  A “Pre-Course Task” will be sent to you by course instructors. It will take about 30 hours to complete and must be done before the first day of class. This task is a self-tutorial on all areas of English, including a grammar refresher. This allows for more time in class to focus on improving pedagogical skills.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.

VIDEO Introduction:
TEFL Certification for Teaching English Abroad


Earning an accredited TEFL certification is a key element in the process of going overseas to teach English abroad, but sorting out your options for taking the right class can be a challenge. This video provides an in-depth overview of accredited TEFL certification course options offered by International TEFL Academy, including the
170-hour Online TEFL Certification Course and onsite 4-week TEFL classes offered in more than 25 locations worldwide, including in the U.S. Watch the video to learn more about these various options, including international standards, costs, schedules, formats, job placement assistance and the advantages to each approach.


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