COVID-19 & TEFL: The latest

Learn online. Teach online. Stay safe!

A message from our Managing Director, Gordon Mathie…

“Here at i-to-i, we’re committed to providing the best service for our valued customers. So, during this time of change and uncertainty, we’ve made sure that we can be on-hand and available for calls, emails, live web chats and everything else – exactly the same as before! However, we recommend calling us for a quick response, as it may take us a little longer than usual to respond to emails.

Although our teams may be working remotely, we’re all still here, ready to offer advice and guidance on TEFL courses, teaching English online, future travels and anything else you need us for.

Finally, we’d like to wish all of our customers – and all affected by COVID-19 – safety and solidarity through this difficult time.”

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As most of us have been advised to stay indoors for some time, getting TEFL qualified has become even easier. Our Online TEFL Courses allow you to study from home on any device, 24/7. Your certificate will be valid for life, so you can teach online now or teach abroad in the future – or both!

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Following advice from the Government and the WHO (World Health Organisation), we’ve made the decision to postpone all of our Classroom TEFL Courses that were scheduled to go ahead in the next five weeks. We’ll continue to reassess the situation and keep all of our students informed as much as possible, until circumstances change.

We are receiving regular updates from our venues and tutors about the local situation. As soon as we are able to run our courses again in a safe environment we’ll be in touch with you.

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We’ll be contacting all enrolled students directly to keep you updated on the situation. We’ll place all of you onto our Flexi option until things change. This means that, when it’s safe for us to start running our Classroom Courses again, we’ll get in touch and book you on to a new date that suits you.

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Good news! You can still enrol onto any of our Combined TEFL Courses – we recommend opting for the Flexi option (for no additional cost) which allows you to enrol without choosing a date or location. Then, when it’s safe for us to start running our Classroom Courses again, we’ll be in touch to book you on to a suitable date.

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Due to lockdown restrictions in the UK, we’re currently unable to send out printed certificates. When restrictions are lifted, we will get these certificates out to you as soon as possible. E-certificates will still be provided for all customers who pass their course, and these can be verified online by employers.


Rest assured, we’re doing everything we can to support our interns during this time. We’re keeping a very close eye on the global situation and referring to our own government’s advice (, the World Health Organization ( and our overseas partners in making decisions.

If we can’t run your internship…

We’ll make a final decision on your internship at least one month before it’s due to start, and we’ll contact you individually to discuss options with you.

If we aren’t able to run the internship as planned then we’ll postpone your booking and transfer you on to the next available start date – or a date of your choosing if you prefer.

If you can’t or don’t want to travel on the internship at a different date then we’ll be happy to talk through additional online training that you can take instead.

What if I want to decide now?

While the situation continues and if you’ve decided that you don’t want to travel at this time, you can switch over to a future date free of charge. If you wish to cancel your trip with us completely, we’ll need to apply standard cancellation terms.

If you haven’t already done so, we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance which covers you for travel disruption. You’d then be able to claim on this if your trip is affected. Here’s a useful link to explain more:

Please rest assured, we’re monitoring the situation daily and will contact you as soon as a decision has been made on each internship. If you do not hear from us and are concerned, please feel free to give us a call.

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Leeds,West Yorkshire, LS5 3JB,
United Kingdom

i-to-i TEFL is a part of Teach and Travel Group Ltd.
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