Accredited, trusted and highly rated course provider Premier TEFL

Premier TEFL

Why choose Premier TEFL?

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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Good first time abroad experience

It was great to have assistance with everything regarding visas and work permits, as this was my first time abroad I think dealing with all that would have been overwhelming. It was also great to have other teachers from the agency starting out with me, so if you are nervous about being alone I recommend asking for a placement where other English teachers are. My students were amazing and I miss them, though some classes were very tough, be prepared to work. You will get opportunities to travel.

  • Visa and work permit assitance
  • Free housing
  • Assitsance available through out the year
  • Some disorganization within in the school and the agency
  • You must pay your own way from orientation to your teaching placement
  • Last minute updates which may cause you to miss/ rearrange your classes
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180 Hours Certificate course TEFL

Overal the course was really excellent. It provides teaching opportunities as a secondary or even primary income when I do hopefully start my online teaching. I Found the course to be very thorough and every aspect was covered in both questions and required answers field, however, it made it a bit tedious and very long but as the saying goes “no pain no gain right?” I would like to add that help was ever present when needed and I would like to personally commend and thank ROSE in (CUSTOMER SUPPORT) who held my hand when I felt overwhelmed, who was very kind, compassionate and encouraged me to finish.

  • Parts of English that I spoke naturally but fully understand the structure and how it differs from other languages
  • Good addition to my CV and a source of additional income when I start to reach online
  • Now very careful with my pronunciations and punctuations
  • Fatigue
  • Found it very tedious
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An unforgettable experience in Argentina!

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PremierTEFL Paid 5 Month Thailand Chiang Mai TEFL Internship

Moving to teach in Thailand was one of the best decisions I ever made. I met amazing people, grew as an independent individual, and gained valuable experience as a teacher! This program provided me with pre-departure assistance, training, and school placement that allowed me to live my dream of teaching and working in Thailand. Moving to a new country can be very difficult, especially with visa and COVID requirements. However, Premier TEFL's partners in Thailand were extremely helpful with this process. They made moving into a different country in the middle of a pandemic easy! Their training program was also super informative and included effective methods of teaching. When I arrived at my placement school I was able to see the progression of my students' learning with the methods taught to me. Additionally, I was living in a country with amazing food, beautiful mountains and beaches, and some of the kindest people I have ever met. If you're looking for the perfect place to begin a new adventure in Thailand, this is the perfect place to start!

  • Helpful assistance with paperwork before and during your time in Thailand
  • The training period allowed me to easliy make new friends
  • Great introduciton to living in a new culture
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Sandra Lane

I am really happy with how the course is getting handles, and the leniantsy on payments andnalso all the different helo that is available, the material is easy to read and to go through, website is very user friendly. With all the options out there I would definitely recommend them... Would love too finish now and then start getting students. Will really recommend them for anyone that I know that would like to do there TEFL course. Worth every cent... Hope they grow significantly big into the 1st choice in the world for Tefl courses

  • Learn english in detail
  • Can open doors
  • Enjoyably


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Alumni Interviews

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

Abbey Francis

Abbey is an online English teacher from Australia living in France. Having always had a passion and desire to travel, Abbey made a career change to become an online teacher. Now she is able to travel the world and work on the road.
Abbey F.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose to complete my TEFL certificate with Premier Tefl because I knew it was the first thing I needed to start teaching English online. I wanted to choose a company that had courseware that would actually prep me for my new career, which is what I got with this company. Not only that, Premier Tefl provides so much support and guidance to their students. I received a stellar course and wonderful support from the team that made the transition into online teaching so much easier than I expected.

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

Premier Tefl was an incredible company to complete my 120hr TEFL certificate through. Correspondance with their team was always easy and they provided so much support throughout the course. The course itself was great! I actually felt like I was learning the necessary tools to become an ESL teacher. The software was easy to navigate and the course was engaging from start to finish. I completed my certificate feeling as though I was really ready to start teaching ESL students.

The only thing you have to organise on your own is actually completing the course!

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

If you're thinking about getting your TEFL certificate and completing a Premier Tefl course, I would highly recommend getting yourself a small notebook to write down what you're learning. The courseware is very informative and educational. The new knowledge that I obtained, I was able to retain and use in real-life ESL teaching because I wrote things down as I was studying them.

I would also recommend seeking the help of the staff for any query you may have whether that's in relation to the course itself or the opportunities that having a TEFL certificate can provide you with. The whole team is really supportive and helpful!

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

You can complete your TEFL certificate at your own pace with Premier TEFL. If you want to study the course quickly, it is possible to do so! I wanted to complete the course quickly so that I could start my new career as an online ESL teacher as soon as possible. I studied for at least a few hours every day until I completed it. However, you have that flexibility, so it really depends on your individual situation. I would recommend putting some time into it every day so that the knowledge you're learning remains fresh in your mind and you can start your career as an ESL teacher sooner.

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 think my biggest fear starting my career as an ESL teacher was whether I could retain students and make a lasting career out of having my TEFL. I realised pretty quickly that I had a passion for teaching English as a foreign language and I was equipped with the knowledge to do so thanks to Premier TEFL. Honestly, I am so glad I got my TEFL and made the change in my career, I now have a ton of amazing students who I get to teach daily, I really didn't need to have that fear.

What advice would you give to future TEFL teachers?

Just do it! As cliche as that may sound, having a TEFL certificate has opened up so many doors for me. I can now fulfill my passion for travel, while at the same time working a job that I am very passionate about. It is so rewarding to see my students improve their skills in every class and to make strong connections with them and their families.

Staff Interviews

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

Zoé Moreau

Job Title
Marketing and sales assistant
Zoé is a french student working for Premier TEFL as a part of her course. She joined the company at the beginning of January.

What is your favorite travel memory?

When I was in Ireland, in middle school: we stopped in the middle of nowhere for a short break. There was a lot of fog but we could see a beautiful landscape. The ground was covered by a kind of red moss surrounded by hills. The atmosphere had a bit of "magic", we were completely separated from the rest of the world.

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

As a french native speaker, I am feeling much more confident in oral English since I am working at Premier TEFL. Even though I make mistakes, I try again and gain self-confidence. Plus, this company gives me another way to see the "world of work"! It is not always a synonym for stress, it can also be a synonym for joy and achievements!

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

I heard about a girl in Vietnam. It is really simple, but touching: she woke up surrounded by beautiful landscapes after making new friends the day before and thought "Woah, this is my life!". I think that this kind of feeling, of thinking, is the best we can have! It is during these kinds of moments that we realize how lucky we are, and how life is beautiful.

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

I would say the internship in Vietnam! I have been interested in Asia for a long time, and, for me, Vietnam has something that the other countries don't have. Apart from magnificent landscapes and culture, I really want to discover the people there. As a European, I think their way to see the world, to live, would open my scope and help me grow up! Teaching there would bring me as much as I will give to the other.

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

I can't say I am "proud" of my team, because I am a part of it for a short time, but I admire them! And I think that what makes my company unique is its team: they are a real team, not only a group of people who work in the same office. Each person has his skills, they collaborate and help others when it is needed, always with a smile! They are caring towards each other, their customers, and the newcomers! It is a pleasure to work in such a good company and trustworthy team.

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

Once again: the team! From my point of view, a good idea can only be properly developed if the staff is competent and work as a team.

Even with the best idea in the world, if your teammates work alone, don't communicate, or are lazy... it is useless. But if your team is built intelligently and everybody wants to make the project hit the top, everything is possible!