TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is a fast-growing industry and there are numerous TEFL course providers in the UK to choose from. Anybody who is a fluent English speaker can teach English abroad once they have completed a TEFL course.
There are a few different types of TEFL training courses you can take in the UK, including:
These are 100% online and best for people who are unable to attend weekend classroom courses. See our Online Courses
These are usually fewer hours than online courses and they take place in a classroom with a tutor. Classroom TEFL Courses are normally combined with Online TEFL Courses but it is possible to take them alone. See our Classroom Courses
These are a combination of online and classroom courses and they’re best for people who want flexible learning but also an opportunity to put their knowledge into practice. See our Combined Courses
These are much more intensive TEFL courses for those who want a long career in TEFL. They are usually 6-week intensive, full-time, classroom courses and they are a higher level qualification in the UK qualifications framework.
These are shorter courses that focus on particular aspects of TEFL such as Teaching Advanced Grammar. Specialist TEFL Courses are usually combined with Online TEFL Courses to increase the number of hours you can complete. See our Specialist Courses
Once you’re TEFL qualified, your next port of call will be to find a TEFL job in the UK, if that’s where you’re based.
TEFL opportunities in the UK range from working in summer camps to private English tuition to teaching English online so there’s a lot to choose from.
Teaching English online is becoming increasingly popular as it allows teachers to travel at will and earn as they do!
If you choose to teach TEFL online in the UK, you’ll need to decide whether you want to work freelance or for an online language school. The main differences between the two are:
Your salary will depend on what type of TEFL job you are doing in the UK. If you’re doing private TEFL tuition in the UK, you can expect to earn somewhere between £15-£30 per hour. Whereas, if you’re teaching online, you can expect to earn between £18-£25 per hour.
These can be broken down further into specific types of English teaching, such as:
For these types of English teaching lessons, it would be beneficial to complete a Specialist TEFL Course in the particular area you’ll be teaching (e.g. Teaching Business English).
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