TEFL Courses in Europe

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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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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Y
1/10
No, I don't recommend this program

If you purchase a course with this company then do so at your own risk! I purchased a course from them and completed it within 3 month. On compilation, I received and E-Certificate, reference letter and a congratulations letter for successfully completing the course I also got a phone call to congratulate me for successfully completing the course. I didn't purchase the hard copy certificate because I thought I'd do it another time. Though I used to log into my account every 2-3 weeks just to go over some notes and look at my certificate.

3 month later, I decided to purchase the hard copy and GUESS WHAT?? Without ANY warning or messages they had REMOVED MY CERTIFICATE , the REFERENCE LETTER and the COURSE COMPLETION LETTER. It was like it never existed. though I have screen shots of all those documents and saved files. They were demanding me to re-do some of the modules again, only then they would give back the certificate. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THEM WHO PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED IN WRITING, THAT I HAD SUCCESSFULLY PASSED. I learnt my lesson and I would never recommend this company to anyone who is going to work hard. They will turn over the hard work and take your money. I've no other option other than taking legal action against them. It's a good job I have sufficient evidence.

If you still want to do a TEFL go on the other sites. There are reputable institutes out there, offering a reliable and pocket friendly courses. Sometimes Groupon and Reed courses have amazing offers don't just assume its cheap so it won't be good. Some of those courses are from reputable companies. Good luck and watch out from this Premier TEFL scam!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I'd choose a different institute to get my qualifications
Response from Premier TEFL

We are very sad to hear you feel that way. I would love to discuss this with you, but I was unsuccessful to connect to you on the phone. Even though your coursework has not passed the necessary standards for the Ofqual qualification there's are options available for you. Unfortunately you never submitted you revised coursework within the deadline, but we are happy to discuss how you can move on from here with your existing qualification. I will try and reach out to you again over the phone.

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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
8.8 •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

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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...

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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
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Alumni Interviews

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

Oliver Delorie

Oliver is a nomadic writer/artist/musician addicted to living, working, traveling and volunteering overseas, speaking other languages, and immersing himself in foreign cultures.

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.

Sarah

Sarah is a qualified fitness Instructor and TEFL Specialist at Premier TEFL. She's been hiking all over 5 continents. From hiking Machu Picchu to a dawn visit of Angkor Wat temple, Sarah will make sure adventure is at the heart of your plans!

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory would have to be the 5 days, 85km Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. At the beginning I was ill due to altitude sickness and thought I wouldn't be able to finish the trek, this would have been devastating for me as I have planned it for so long. Fortunately, I came around on day 2 stronger than ever.

We met some beautiful native people along the way. Each night we stayed in different camps with the most delicious fresh cuisine cooked for us by our chefs. Night one we stayed in Skydomes which are made of glass in the middle of a glacier, where we watched the stars until we fell asleep.

On average we were hiking 21km a day up and down mountain peaks, through jungles and crossing rivers. On the last night, we stay in hotel accommodation, which was heaven with hot showers and towels! Seeing Machu Picchu was the icing on top of the cake. All the hard work to get there is was completely worth it! I really love nature and everything that it has to offer so this was defiantly my favorite travel memory for sure!

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

I feel as though I've grown massively working for Premier TEFL. I was lucky enough to have visited our schools and teachers in Thailand and Myanmar which was amazing. Greeting all the kids who love being thought English and super excited to see you is truly heartwarming.

I've always had a love for travel and I think its the best education by far! Meeting people from every walk of life and sharing travel stories is something you'll never forget. Not to mind trying all the amazing food!

I also feel that travel also makes you grow as a person. Moving to a country where you don't know people or even the language is scary but it is by far the best experience and I would encourage anyone to try it!

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

One of the best stories for me was one student who always wanted to go and teach English and travel but was super nervous about going on her own. She chooses Premier TEFL because she felt it’s a loyal company to trust and she'll be going with a group of like-minded people.

We were chatting on the phone nearly every week before she left for Vietnam making sure she had everything. I remember getting a call from her a week into her Internship thanking me for helping her make the right decision and it made my year! She couldn't be happier that she took the leap! She fell in love with Vietnam, the food the people and of course the teaching. That for me was so reassuring knowing that it was changing her life.

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

Gosh, this is such a hard question. I love them all, but, if I were to choose one, I would have to say Argentina Nationwide!

I've recently returned from traveling there and I loved it. With the Argentina Nationwide Paid Internship, you stay with a local Argentina Family and the cook you 3 meals a day. I've learned little Spanish from traveling and I'd love to improve it so this would be a great one for me!

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

I think it would have to be the variety of courses and Internships we have available. Do you want to teach in South America? Asia? Europe? Or do you want to teach English online? We cater to everyone wanted to teach English.

One time in particular where I was proud of the team was when we launched our new website, in 2019. A lot of hard work designing, marketing, and web development went into creating our amazing new website and it's super easy to use and navigate around. Lots of nice pictures and a beautiful layout.

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

I believe the biggest factor in becoming a successful company is communication and Teamwork.

I'm so lucky to be a part of the Premier TEFL family. We all care about our newly qualified teachers going abroad and possibly teaching for the very first time. We don't see people as numbers we see them as part of our family. In most cases, our teachers are traveling aboard for the first time and we want to make sure it's a great experience.

So we take the time to listen to each personal story and why they want to teach abroad.