Accredited, trusted and highly rated course provider Premier TEFL

Premier TEFL

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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.

Reviews

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Rachel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible and unforgettable experience

The experience I had in Romania was unbelievable. It allowed me to get to know a whole new culture and explore Romania which is a fascintating country. I had a lot of fun with my colleagues who were all there for the same reason. The children were great- really easy to teach and interested in learning. When travelling I was always accompanied by Romanian colleagues who were on hand to help out with any translation issues which made me feel safe and relaxed. The accomodation was comfortable and there was plenty of food for mealtimes and snacks. We also had the opportunity to go to the supermarket and buy extra provisions if we wanted. The camp is intense work but completely rewarding.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was hanging out with the amazing people I met. We had so much fun working and also in our free time. We went on adventures to local tourist sites and also just playing games in our accommodation.
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Rolette
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course

I Loved this Course cause it was clear and every module was informative and I like that you get to test your knowledge after every module with a Quiz. I will highly recommend Premier TEFL to fellow future English teachers, it is definitely value for money.
What I love on their Website you can complete a set of questions to help you see what course will be best suited for you as an individual and Premier Tefl is definitely a Family that makes newbies feel welcome and they assist you in every step of the way.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take the course with Premier TEFL and expand your knowledge, You will not regret it at all. This will open more doors for you to work and travel all at the same time.
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Abbey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing TEFL course + personalised experience + teaching opportunities provided

I am so glad that I chose to complete my TEFL course with Premier Tefl. The course is in-depth and I completed it having felt like I learnt a lot about teaching English as a foreign langauge. The course kept me engaged because of the videos, podcast and friendly language used throughout. All of the staff are friendly and eager to provide students with support both during and after the course. I really like that Premier TEFL offers English teaching internships around the world, the opportunities that my TEFL certificate and Premier TEFL have given me are endless! I highly recommend doing a TEFL certificate with this company!

What would you improve about this program?
I honestly can't think of anything I would improve about the TEFL course I completed.
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William
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Premier TEFL - Vietnam Internship Review

After university I found myself in a monotonous routine, I wanted to do something adventurous and that's when I stumbled upon Premier TEFL's Vietnam internship. Looking back, the internship was the greatest and most authentic experience I have ever had.

While 4.5 months sounded perfect, it exceeded my expectations, and I found myself returning to Vietnam the following year (and again in 2021).

Weekends away to the coast or stunning landscapes, evenings free, and delicious coffee, teaching English in Vietnam is a lifestyle that is unparalleled. Whether you're a city or a nature lover, a beachgoer or a mountain hiker, a beer or a coffee fiend, Vietnam appeals to everyone.

The program helps you to transition into your TEFL and traveling journey seamlessly, and you meet plenty of new personalities along the way. With accommodation, work placement, and training, you're always supported. Our internship had over 100 like-minded teachers, many of who are my closest friends today.

If you're stuck in a rut or are naturally adventurous, the Vietnam Internship is the perfect opportunity for an authentic experience without committing to something too long.

What was your funniest moment?
On my birthday, I went to a local bar (or bia hoi) with my teacher and many of the older locals took part to celebrate my birthday. Despite the fact that none of I and my friends spoke Vietnamese, and they didn't speak English, we drank together for a long time. They drowned us in so much of their rice wine, and we were communicating through jokes via Google Translate (and the limited phrases we already knew).
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Sailaja
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Interactive

Course is very intriguing and well taught. Introducing of topic and the exercises is the very good . Excellent content, documentation and the other relevant websites. Assignments are way to bring in the best out of you. I am so glad that I did the course !!
The course is perfect for all those who have the passion for teaching, the desire to see the generations grow especially to see the under privileged children or any one those haven't had the privilege to study English when young but their desire to explore the world especially with English being the most spoken language across the globe. Study English and conquer the world ! Happy learning ..

What would you improve about this program?
Introducing assignment at an early stages instead of leaving till 5th chapter.

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Alumni Interviews

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

William Davies

Will is a TEFL teacher who has his eyes set on the rest of the world. Once skeptical of the idea of traveling outside of Europe, he fell in love with Vietnamese culture and is intent on exploring the rest of Asia.
William Davies

Why did you choose this program?

The post-graduation blues were kicking in and I didn't have much planned for the foreseeable future. I wanted to travel, but not at the expense of my CV. I wanted to gain experience while I travelled, and Premier TEFL's Vietnam Internship was the perfect opportunity.

With a short commitment of 4.5 months, paid accommodation, guaranteed work placement, what could go wrong? I would arrive at my new destination with other like-minded teachers who would experience Vietnam for the first time.

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

The programme provided me with an accredited TEFL course, work placement, paid accommodation, and transport to and from the school. Considering it was my first experience outside of Europe, many of the logistics were taken care of. This meant I could immerse myself into the culture without worrying about, well, anything, aside from making a good impression with the other teachers.

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

To embrace every aspect of the new culture, and not to worry. While there are inevitably moments of culture shock and homesickness, you'll adapt and realise how culturally flexible you really are. Whether you have a good time or a bad time (which I highly doubt), you'll finish the internship with a wealth of invaluable experience. To this day, I am adamant it is the greatest thing I could have ever done for my personal development.

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

School starts quite early and you'll be teaching lessons at around 8 am. You'll enter a classroom of about 30 - 50 children, which sounds daunting, but is actually a blast. They'll greet you with immeasurable enthusiasm as you converse and implement your fun teaching activities, and the lessons go by quickly due to the energy of the students.

As a teacher, you'll have a three-hour lunch break, which leaves you more than enough time to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and the local cuisine with your fellow TEFL teachers. After you finish teaching for the afternoon, you are free to saunter down the bustling streets of Vietnam and do as you please!

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

I had a big fear of the transition in general, as my comfort zone was shrinking in the UK. However, I realised this and I recognised the change as a huge necessity for my personality. I felt fine about the whole experience beforehand, thinking "future Will can deal with the actual logistics of it all", and a week before I got an immense wave of pre-departure anxiety.

I was intimidated by what was to come, whether I turned out to be a terrible teacher, whether I hated Vietnam, or whether Vietnam hated me. It's very common to be anxious about the things that could go wrong, and that's why you just have to embrace the transition. Not everything will go your way, you'll overcome new challenges, but this will only be a fraction of your amazing adventure.

Should I learn Vietnamese beforehand?

In Vietnam, the locals LOVE it when you speak (or at least try to) Vietnamese. They'll often laugh, but this is very endearing. They are already extremely friendly (In fact, I have never felt safer than I have in Vietnam), and they'll be far more engaging if you try to learn their language. Instead of saying 'hello', greet people with 'xin chao'! Instead of ordering a hot black coffee, order a 'ca phe den.'

While you should absolutely learn Vietnamese, the expat scene in Vietnam is thriving. You'll meet many people who are fluent in English, and the English of your students may surprise you too!

Staff Interviews

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

Megan Cronin

Job Title
Marketing & Affiliate Manager
Megan is dotty about polka dots and rockin’ n’ rollin’ with her roller derby team. Media Meg also enjoys learning different languages, but never stuck with one long enough to become fluent! Fun fact: Megan collects an accordion fan from every country she’s been to!
Megan Cronin - Marketing & Affiliate Manager

What is your favorite travel memory?

I have a lot but one that stands out is a trip to Zakynthos, Greece. I went with one other friend and stayed in a hotel where we were the only Irish people! We spent a lot of time exploring the area and learning so much about Greece and its history. One notable experience was when we on a boat trip and spotted the endangered loggerhead sea turtle.

I loved trying local Greek cuisine and partaking in Greek culture. There was also an Indian restaurant near our hotel with the best chicken korma I have ever eaten!

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

I learn something new every day. I know that's an overused phrase, but it's true. What's really great is that I found parts of Marketing that I really enjoy, that I didn't even know existed in the first place.

From when I started to where I am now, I see a lot of change in how I communicate with partners and affiliates. I'm a lot more confident and knowledgeable and I look forward to speaking with people about how we can help each other grow!

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

One of my favorites definitely has to be of a Welsh native who, fresh out of university, decided a TEFL internship in Vietnam was the next best thing for him. He studied 'English Language and Literature' and wanted a change from his local scenery. He was so nervous but he wanted something completely different, and that's exactly what he got.

He shared how amazing the culture was, his students that even gave him gifts, and the friends he made. He is even planning on teaching in South Korea next with the friends he made in Vietnam.

He combines his love for TEFL and writing by sharing his thoughts on our blog too, helping other TEFL teachers on their journey.

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

I would choose the program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mexico is pretty high on my list too so while I'm over on that side of the world I would squeeze in a trip to Mexico, along with Brazil and Chile! The food, the music, the culture, it would be amazing!

I'm learning Spanish too so it would give me the motivation to continue learning.

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

I absolutely love that everyone is willing to help everybody. There are days that are busier than others, but each person always has the time to help someone if they're stuck on something, offering a cuppa and a listening ear.

I'm especially proud of our willingness to try new things, even if it's making ourselves look silly for a social media video!

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

I think always being curious, asking questions, and being open to trying new things whether it's how something works, why it works that way, or even exploring new places on our days off. All that feeds into the great energy that Premier TEFL embodies.

At Premier TEFL we're all of those, and anybody who has had a call with us knows we love to talk and hear all the stories from our teachers!