Let’s do this Properly!

22 years later… i-to-i’s TEFL courses are still simply the best!

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If you’re going to do this life-changing, exciting and unforgettable thing, do it the right way – with a fully accredited, super experienced and totally supportive TEFL provider. A qualification from us is your passport to far-flung places – and we’re the perfect traveling companion.

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Quality and value

Our qualifications open doors all over the world, we’re accredited by all the right people and innovation is kind of our thing.

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Support and advice

We know this is all new to you – but we make it new ‘exciting’, not new ‘scary’. And we’ll hold your hand as tight, and for as long, as you need.

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Experience and knowledge

We wrote the book on this stuff, we’ve been around the longest and have handed out more TEFLs than anyone – about and counting.

  • Est. 1994
  • We make things simple
  • Invented 2-day TEFL
  • The only Ofqual approved TEFL
  • Employers recognise our qualifications
  • Official partners with STA Travel
  • Ongoing investment and innovation
  • Unique destinations
  • A bustling jobs board

Our Mission

To make teaching abroad straightforward and accessible – to push you, to inspire you, to offer our support – and to take you places you never imagined possible.

We’ve made the world bigger and smaller, all at the same time. Travelling the world has never been easier.

Lucy, Cambodia

Knowing that I am helping these children and adults to build their confidence and improve their English is so rewarding, and I find their determination and humility inspiring. They are not only learning from me, but I have learnt so much from them too.

Lauren, Vietnam

Life is good and simple - we have more than the average Vietnamese household so if you ask me, we’re pretty darn lucky. I’ve instantly been brought back to my university days - when you counted coins and the strangers you lived with became your best friends.

Danni, China

I am no longer living for the weekend. If I am at school or at home I feel the same level of contentment and joy. If it’s Monday or Saturday my feelings towards the day are mirrored. I love my work life and my personal life. It’s astounding, I never thought I could be so happy.

Tim, Russia

Life is better than ever! I work for successful people, salary is great. I see the world. I see growth in the kids I teach. Is there anything more I really need to say to persuade you that this is a life-changing course?

Jasmine-Leann, Thailand

I wish everyone could spend a period of their lives in a school such as this to truly put what it is important into perspective. The world would definitely be a better place

Will, Spain

Not only am I learning more about Spanish people, getting under the skin of the culture and discovering what it is that makes them tick, but I’m also enhancing my career, my skills and building something more than simply a 24 hour-a-week TEFL career.

Charlie, Cambodia

I really enjoyed immersing myself in the culture and I’ve learnt such a lot. The kids are incredible, and their attitude towards learning is inspiring. It was definitely the children that made my teaching experience so enjoyable.

Rachel, South Africa

I was already planning on going travelling and this meant I could travel and do something meaningful too! Teaching the children was incredible and made me realise what I want to do as a career later on in life: teach! I also made some pretty close friendships as well as getting to live in an amazing city.

James, Paris

My advice would be: do it! Life is too short and I firmly believe that if you want to leave and be successful, the only thing standing in your way is a lack of self-belief.

Our Team

We’ve got the experience, the global reputation, and the courses employers recognise and respect. But our secret weapon is our knowledgeable, helpful team – here are a few of the friendly faces you’ll meet along the way.

Our experience makes yours

World-class pool skills, amazing singing voices, infectious laughter… each member of i-to-i staff brings something unique and amazing to the table, but we all have one thing in common – we love teaching English abroad. We’re a young team with loads of travel miles under our communal belt, and our skills will help you get the most out of your TEFL experience.

Our Story

With 22 years of teach and travel experience and innovation behind us, we’re still leading the TEFL industry forward – with no signs of slowing down! Here’s how we got here.

Established in 1994

1994

No one’s been doing this longer than us.

First 2-day classroom course

1994

We pioneered the taster TEFL and changed the industry forever.

First Online TEFL Course

2001

We brought the industry kicking and screaming into the digital age.

50,000 grads trained

2003

We’re not done yet.

First TEFL internship to China

2006

We opened the door and still have a great relationship with Chinese employers.

100,000 grads trained

2012

Yes, you did hear that right... one hundred thousand TEFL qualifications awarded.

Launched our jobs board

2015

We've relationships with employers everywhere, our jobs board is THE place to find teaching jobs abroad.

175,000 grads trained

2012

That's gotta be a World Record?

Joined forces with LoveTEFL

2015

A brilliant partnership, and we’ve never looked back.

Government Regulated TEFL Courses

2016

Phew, it’s been a long journey... our qualification is now recognised by Ofqual the government department which regulates qualifications. Pretty impressive, right?

Regulated, accredited & trusted

We’re independently regulated

Our TEFL courses are a little bit special, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been given the double thumbs up – regulation from Ofqual and accreditation from ODLQC. No other course provider can say that.

So what does that mean for me?

When you’re applying for jobs with your regulated certificate from an accredited provider (that’s us), all the other applicants will be in the shade. This means you can apply for the best jobs out there – the stamps on your certificate shout ‘look at me! I’m brilliant!’.

Rachel on the South Africa TEFL Internship from i-to-i on Vimeo.

Thailand - The best experience of my life from i-to-i on Vimeo.