Length of Training:
11 weeks part-time (typically 10-12 hours per week of work).
170 Hour Certification:
150 hours academic coursework + 20 hours of practicum (live practice teaching).
Specialty TEFL Classes:
All ITA students & graduates have the option to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty classes in the fields of Teaching English Online, Teaching Business English, and Teaching English to Young Learners. Check out the TEFL Specialty Class Index for more information.
TEFL Course Dates & Availability:
More information on TEFL Course Dates. We recommend enrolling at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
All ITA Online TEFL Certification classes are taught by highly qualified university level instructors with advanced degrees and experience. Please read Who Teaches International TEFL Academy's Online TEFL Certification Course? to learn about our standards for our professors
Computer, laptop, or tablet; The Moodle app allows for course reading to be read on cell phones, however we do not recommend taking the entire course through a cell phone; Must be able to open PDF or Microsoft Word documents on your device; Upload files in either PDF, JPEG, Powerpoint, or Microsoft Word; Internet Browser - Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox; Access to consistent and reliable internet; Knowledge of the following terms: browser, PDF, Word doc, download, upload; Cable or DSL internet speed (dial-up is not acceptable). Take this Online Proficiency Quiz for a chance to navigate through the course platform!
Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.
This course features live lectures, webinars & chats, however, there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.
The ITA Online TEFL Course is accredited by TQUK and awarded a Level 5 status by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation regulates qualifications, examinations, and assessments in England).
Job Opportunities for Teaching English:
This certification will qualify you for full-time paid employment as an English teacher abroad. Read our Country Profiles to learn about the worldwide job markets for teaching English abroad.
Please review our Registration Procedure and the Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling. You can pay your tuition & enroll for your course here.
Non-Native English Speakers:
Must complete a phone interview & submit a written essay to verify your English skills.
Please review TEFL class syllabus & TEFL course content.
All of your course reading materials, assignments, and quizzes will be available to you online. However, you can purchase a copy of the textbook if you choose.