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TEFL Courses: How do I get started?

TEFL is an acronym which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. You may have come across other acronyms like TESL and TESOL, but they all pretty much mean the same thing. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the skills, confidence and qualification you need to teach English abroad.

It's easy to get started and we've got courses for everyone - from online TEFL courses to combined TEFL courses, which include classroom training. So what are you waiting for? Start your TEFL adventure below.

TEFL Courses: Combined

The perfect blend of online and classroom! Our combined TEFL courses give you a weekend of practice in the classroom, together with an online course. Plus, because you can choose the level of study you want, you’ll be fully prepared for your first teaching gig.

Experience the practical side of teaching with other TEFL students then complete the online course in your own time. Accessible from any device 24/7 and fully supported by expert TEFL tutors.

TEFL Course140 Hour

Combined

$314.65 was $899.00

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TEFL Course200 Hour

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$349.65 was $999.00

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  • 120 hour online TEFL course

  • 2 day classroom TEFL Course

  • Internationally recognised professional TEFL certificate

  • Dedicated tutor support

  • 30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course

  • 30 hour Advanced Grammar Course

TEFL Course320 Hour

Combined

$359.70 was $1,199.00

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  • 120 hour online TEFL course

  • 2 day classroom TEFL Course

  • Internationally recognised professional TEFL certificate

  • Dedicated tutor support

  • 30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course

  • 30 hour Advanced Grammar Course

  • 30 hour Advanced Lesson Planning Course

  • 30 hour One-to-one Course

  • 60 hour Teaching Business English Course

TEFL Courses Online

Flexible, fast and engaging! Our online TEFL courses give you all the training you need to become a top TEFL teacher. They’re accessible from any device, 24/7. You’ll find them packed full of videos, real-life classroom scenarios and interactive quizzes.

Virtual learning comes with virtual support and you’ll get that from our expert tutors. Get qualified in no time and get teaching!

So whether you want to get qualified quickly and get teaching or want to take your time and get some in depth TEFL training, we’ve got the course for you.

TEFL Course120 Hour

Online

$149.70 was $499.00

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TEFL Course180 Hour

Online

$179.70 was $599.00

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  • 120 hour online TEFL course

  • Internationally recognised professional TEFL certificate

  • Dedicated tutor support

  • 30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course

  • 30 hour Advanced Grammar Course

TEFL Course300 Hour

Online

$199.75 was $799.00

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  • 120 hour online TEFL course

  • Internationally recognised professional TEFL certificate

  • Dedicated tutor support

  • 30 hour Teaching Young Learners Course

  • 30 hour Advanced Grammar Course

  • 30 hour Advanced Lesson Planning Course

  • 30 hour One-to-one Course

  • 60 hour Teaching Business English Course

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Quality training + Amazing jobs = Happy teachers

i-to-i is all about incredible service. Our marvellous team are here to get you qualified and in to teaching, as and when you need.

I have learned more about the English language with the TEFL course and by teaching English than I have learned my entire life experience of attending school.

Christina, teaches in Germany

10/10; it changed my life.

Jess, taught in Cambodia

I loved being able to expand my knowledge of teaching, its practices and to improve my grammar.

Heather, Thailand intern

Probably the best thing is the travel I get to do, and the salary I earn while working relatively few hours in a week.

Tim, teaches in Russia

I knew I wanted to travel and work with children even before university, but I had to save save save! TEFL allowed me to gain my qualification online in my own time.

Alli, taught in Cambodia

TEFL definitely adds a quality to travelling that you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Josh, Thailand intern

Compare TEFL Course Providers

i-to-iBridge TEFLITTTITTOTEFLen
Affordability*$149 - $359$391 - $2495$239 - $1490$275 - $325$126 - $490
Experience24 Years32 Years25 Years17 Years6 Years
English
Government
Regulated
Yes, up to 320 Hours
Developed with
Employers
Course OfferingsOnline + ClassroomOnline + ClassroomOnline + ClassroomIntensive ClassroomOnline only

Content accurate as of April 2018. *Affordability comparison is based on 120 hour TEFL courses and upwards.

Year

World firsts from i-to-i
World Firsts from i-to-i

1994

World's first Weekend TEFL Course

2001

World's first Online TEFL Course

2006

World's first TEFL Internship

2012

World's first TEFL provider to launch a Jobs Board

2016

Only English government regulated short TEFL course

Frequently asked questions

How do I know which TEFL Course to choose?

It’s really important to do your research before you buy, as there are so many TEFL course providers out there. Look out for Ofqual-regulated certificates which basically means the content, teaching and materials have been scrutinised to a high level of quality. You’ll also want to make sure you get at least 120 hours of training, which is the industry benchmark for employers worldwide.

How much can I earn teaching English abroad?

Teacher salaries vary from country to country so it does depend where you teach, but most TEFL roles will pay a salary that’s enough to live comfortably by local standards. Top end? In some countries you could earn up to £2,000 a month!

Can I teach English abroad without a second language?

You don’t need to speak another language to teach English abroad. Many schools prefer that TEFL lessons take place completely in English, so that’s all you need.

Where can I teach English abroad?

Once you’re TEFL qualified, the doors will open to thousands of roles all over the world, in any country where people are keen to learn English. This basically means there are opportunities everywhere!

Will I get help finding work?

You certainly will. Our team will support you throughout your course, and after that you’ll have access to thousands of great exclusive roles worldwide through our famous TEFL jobs board.

Can I make a career out of TEFL?

There are loads of great, varied roles available to TEFL teachers if you’re in it for the long haul. Fantastic roles are available like Director of Studies, and even TEFL Course Designers (like our tutors!) – the world is your oyster once you’ve got some experience under your belt!

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