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Premier TEFL

About

We're passionate about providing enthusiastic and adventurous individuals like you the opportunity to make one of the best investments in your future! Each day we're excited to provide you with the freedom to work abroad.

Our specialized team of recruiters are unique to Premier TEFL – with over 25 years combined experience as recruiting professionals they are guaranteed to help you find the job that could change your life forever.

It's our personalized service that you'll love, you only need to read our top rated online reviews online to see what other budding TEFL teachers say about their experience.

In fact actually ask every new customer to see what their reason was for choosing Premier TEFL was… 30+% say our 4.6 star reviews, 30+% say value for money. On top of that, we reckon our 14-day money back guarantee, lifetime study access and UK government regulated training are great reasons too.

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Founded
2014
Headquarters

South Wing, St Mary's College
Emmet Place
Youghal
Co. Cork
Ireland

Reviews

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Susan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The course material is thorough and provides plenty of resources to help students get started in a career in TEFL. The 168 hour course is a good choice to satisfy the teaching certification requirements of almost any school. I was a bit disappointed to find out the hard copy Ofqual certificate costs an extra $89, although this may not be necessary for most people to have. I urgently needed a certificate for work visa purposes and due to COVID-19, TQUK is not currently even printing Ofqual certificates. However, Premier TEFL's customer support was extremely helpful and sent me a hard copy of the 168-hour course certificate (not official Ofqual but still an "original certificate") express at no extra charge. I was happy with this prompt service and am looking forward to starting my new career.

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Brian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The coursework is engaging and direct. I found the interface very accessible and there is a wealth of videos available for support on using the website. I really appreciated the technical support from the team. Aiveen was so quick to help me with any issue I presented and Sandra was excellent as well. All staff are kind and happy to offer support. Having seen other TEFL services used by friends and colleagues, I can assert that Premier TEFL is the most simplistic and effective. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to travel and teac

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing! I found it easy to navigate the course myself and when I had an issue the staff were able to resolve it immediately and with a smile.
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Nikola
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The course was quite engaging and resourceful. I enjoyed a nice balance between the theory and practice of teaching.
It provided necessary information and knowledge on how to conduct a successful class with different types of students.
The UI was quite very user-friendly and clear, the information was easily accessible at every moment and it was possible to navigate easily throughout the course.
Customer support was excellent, I got a prompt reply to each of my requests for help and they helped me successfully every time.
Overall, I would recommend them to anyone.

What would you improve about this program?
Perhaps the tests/ quizzes could be a bit more difficult. Perhaps, you could make questions more random when it comes to retaking the test.
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Nick
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I read HUNDREDS of reviews for other programs and I'm positive I found the perfect one. The course is at your own pace, the material is rigorous enough to make it stimulating, and the support staff is great. I'm a UCLA graduate and I am surprised at how much I learned and loved this course. I'm interested in tutoring and teaching English online and one of the job requirements is a TEFL.

I'm glad my certification is regulated by an outside organization (Ofqual). Anything that can beef-up an "online certification" is important.

PremierTEFL is a great fit for anyone who cares. I say that simply because the course requires self-motivation and interest in teaching English. Starting the course I definitely had self-motivation but not an overwhelming passion for teaching English. But my mind has been changed! The course does an amazing job of showcasing why English teaching is important

Great course! Sign up!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have purchased a longer course. I thought 168 hours would be enough material but after the few first modules, I wanted more specialized information.
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Tijana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Premier TEFL has helped me to efficiently acquire a TEFL certificate. The materials are available at all times, from any device, making it easy to choose pace and fit the course around my schedule and lifestyle. Each lesson contains valuable advice, practical examples, reflection prompts to assist in applying knowledge in your own life, useful exercises to reinforce learning and user-friendly tests that check your understanding. Modules end with supportive and uplifting messages and quotes which add charm and inspiration to learning. People in Premier TEFL are clearly passionate about language, teaching, gaining new experience and making sure this is done in a high quality way. A personal tutor is available for help with the study materials, students get two useful eBooks and there are a lot of additional resources available for reference. Despite this being a remote online course, Premier TEFL has managed to convey a sense of individualised approach, warmth and support, all with a healthy dose of humour and wit, making the experience that much more enjoyable. Give it a go, you won't regret it! :)

Programs

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Fast-Track Accredited Online TEFL Courses
Online
9.64 •45 reviews

Our range of fully accredited TEFL courses start from 120 hours to 240...

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168 Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL/TESOL Certification
Online
9.6 •10 reviews

Welcome to the newest gold standard in TEFL certification; the 168...

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290 Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL/TESOL Certification
Online
9.67 •9 reviews

Why not teach business professionals in Chile? Or young learners in...

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Top Rated - Teaching Internship in Thailand
Thailand
10 •6 reviews

Live in one of the most relaxed countries in Asia...Thailand aka The...

Premier TEFL
240 Hour Expert Online TEFL Course
Online
10 •3 reviews

Begin your successful career path as an English teacher with one of...

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Paid TEFL Internship in Spain with Premier TEFL
Spain
10 •2 reviews

The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plane, and that’s only one of...

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Top Rated - TEFL Courses in Europe
Multiple Countries
10 •2 reviews

Premier TEFL offers the only TEFL scholarship which combines 120 hours...

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Paid TEFL Internship in China
China
9 •1 review

After completing our 120 hour Advanced TEFL Course certification, you...

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Accredited 250 hour Hybrid TEFL Course with Practicum (Fast-track)
Online

Do you want freedom to travel and work abroad after COVID? Here’s how...

Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

The Fast-Track Accredited Online TEFL Course seemed like a great way to deepen my understanding of my first language (English) so I can not only communicate more effectively with new friends and acquaintances but also empower those who are interested in English fundamentals with a new awareness of pronunciation, grammar, etc., so they can communicate more effectively.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

My program provided me with in-person volunteer tutoring opportunities, accommodation, meals, support materials, fun events and games, a cross-cultural experience, a friendly community of both native English speakers and English learners, and an overall enriching and life-changing experience I will always remember.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Be patient with yourself. If it's your first time doing something like this, just know that everyone gets nervous and scared and wonders if they'll do a good job or have a good experience. The best thing you can do (in life) is to be open to new nouns (people, places, things, ideas).

Don't let fear stop you. When you're older, you won't regret what you did; you'll regret what you didn't do.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Breakfast. Tutoring one-on-one or in group activities. Lunch (as much food as you can eat). Free time to walk, read, write, study, hang-out, go to the shop. More connecting and talking and laughing and enjoying getting to know people who aren't like you...but are (I have friends all over the world). Dinner. Games. Music. Drinks. One week at a time in different locations.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was that I didn't know enough English grammar. I still don't, but it didn't stop me from learning and growing and making new friends and eating different food and experiencing life to the fullest.

Traveling around other countries (alone most of the time) is better than any degree or certificate or award. It changes your life forever in more ways than you will ever know.

Go for it! :)

Any last piece of advice?

Pack light.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Aveen Healy

Job Title
Teach & Travel Adviser
Aveen works as part of the team at Premier TEFL. She is one of the teach and travel advisers and handles inquiries for anyone interested in pursuing Teaching English abroad or online.

What is your favorite travel memory?

One of my earliest travel memories is of a school trip to Paris with my friends. We had an incredible few days exploring the beautiful city, experiencing a new culture and visiting all of the sites! We took a cruise down the Seine in the sunshine, took in the masterpieces at the Louvre such as the Mona Lisa, climbed to the very top of the Eiffel Tower and took in the most breath taking views of the whole city! We strolled down the Champs Elysees and we even managed to squeeze in a quick trip to Disneyland :)

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Yes - I love what I do and feel a sense of purpose going to work each day. It is the first job I have ever had where I get excited to go to work each day and I look forward to meeting new people from all over the world and hearing their stories and dreams. I get so much satisfaction from helping these people pursue their goals.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I often hear stories of life changing experiences but my favorite story was from a man who completed a TEFL course with Premier TEFL and moved to China to teach English, fell in love and met his now wife who was also a teacher. The school he works at arranged the most beautiful Chinese style wedding for the couple.This is definitely the most beautiful story so far!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would really love to do every program! They all offer a unique teaching experience in wonderful locations worldwide. If I had to choose I would opt for the program in Thailand so I could explore a part of the world I have not seen yet.

The program is excellent value with so much included in the package for interns. It is also a great chance to meet other interns from all over the world and make new friends and have new life changing experiences.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

We offer the personal touch and go the extra mile to look after all of our customers. People are not just a number to us. We know all of our students by name and care about each of them.

We continue to grow as a company but always remember to keep the personal touch with our customers at the core of our business.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Listening to your customers, understanding their needs and always making sure they have a great experience. It is also important to have a passionate team who love what they do and aim to deliver life changing experiences for all of their students.

Everyone at Premier TEFL is passionate about what we do and we consistently strive to be the best we can be.