How much a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course costs depends on:
The length of TESOL course
The type of qualification (if any) that the TESOL course leads to
Whether the TESOL course is taught fully online, in the classroom or a combination of both.
How much is an introductory TESOL course?
A short introductory TESOL course costs around $150-$250 online or $350-$450 in a classroom. This will train you in the basics of TESOL and is suitable if you’re planning on short-term, volunteer TESOL teaching.
A classroom-based 120 hour TESOL course will cost from around $1,500. Fees rise by about 30% if you opt for a major city, can be almost double if you go for a central New York venue and higher still if you choose to go for the CELTA brand.
How much is a combined TESOL course?
A combined TESOL course costs around $800-$1,000. This will give you 2-3 days of classroom-based TESOL training on top of an accredited 120 hour online TESOL course.
TESOL course price tips
Look out for deals – some of the largest TESOL providers (including i-to-i) were offering up to 50% off TESOL / TEFL course prices on Black Friday.
If you’re looking at TESOL to fund travel abroad, a standard, accredited 120 hour TESOL course will usually give you everything you need – at a fraction of the price of CELTA.