The TEFL Academy

The TEFL Academy

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About

The TEFL Academy specialises in TEFL courses and nothing else. TEFL is not only in our name, but it is also the backbone of our academy. All of our trainers are experienced EFL professionals. They have all qualified as TEFL teachers themselves, gained years of actual teaching experience and are now passing on their working knowledge to our TEFL course students.

Accreditation is a major factor that should be considered when choosing a TEFL course. The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by Qualifi, (UK government department) and the DEAC, (US government department); two regulated awarding bodies.

We've got four, yes FOUR new course locations in North America!

👉 Washington DC
👉 Austin
👉 Seattle
👉 Vancouver
Founded
2012
Headquarters

28 - 32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin
Co. Dublin D02 EK84
Ireland

Reviews

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Ahmed
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

At first, i thought it is going to be boring, but then the more i read the more i want to read more as the content was really captivatingly informative. It covered and taught me everything i would need to be an English teacher. I was lucky for choosing Tefl academy. It was up to par and more than i expected. I would definitely recommend this program to whoever wishes to dive into a whole new experience and opportunities. And make their sight open wide to a new life. In the end, many thanks to the team of tefl academy.

What would you improve about this program?
To offer free of charge pdfs covering the courses. And give/send legalized certificates.
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Pieter
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The course the TEFL Academy put together is comprehensive and challenging. It not only engages on multiple levels, but also encourages self-learning with multiple sources and extra reading material. The instructions are always very clear and the service from the tutors are always prompt. The assignments that have to be completed are challenging, and the feedback from the tutors are very helpful. I would definitely recommend the Level 5 TEFL course to those looking to teach English in other countries.

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Marisa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about the positive experience I had studying through The TEFL Academy, is under-promise and over-deliver! They exceed expectations with marking times and sending the certificate. What impressed me most, was the fact that all instructions were made so clear - especially when it came to assignments. If you do have a query, you simply log a ticket or send an email and you receive a very prompt response. The course content is well organised and concepts are explained very clearly. The TEFL Academy makes this qualification achievable to anyone who are willing to put in the time to do it. I am truly happy I chose The TEFL Academy to do my TEFL qualification!

What would you improve about this program?
Improving this course would be a challenge as it is pretty much perfect! If it could improve, it would probably be to add more videos in the course with tutors explaining concepts.
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Alex
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I highly recommend this TEFL course to anyone! The course is fun and interactive with content that is easy to understand.The course does an excellent job of preparing you for your teaching job as it contains useful information and possible scenarios. It covers teaching lessons for various English levels and types of lesson plans. Overall the course gave me a better understanding of the English language and gave me the confidence I need to teach different age groups and different English levels .

What would you improve about this program?
I would suggest that more videos are included into the program.
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Kyle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL has provided a great structure in order for me to complete my course. Even though we have other commitments TEFL academy caters for all future teachers so even if you want to take the next step into teaching abroad. I highly recommend the TEFL academy. This course really helps in completing your goal and gives you the opportunity to travel overseas. It provides so much variety to learn from that caters for a person's individuals needs. Their site is updated and makes open distance learning achievable

What would you improve about this program?
I am currently happy with the system implemented. I found the system to be very easy to use. When I had queries i just opened a ticket and before i knew it. It was resolved

Programs

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The TEFL Academy
Online Level 5 TEFL Course
Online
9.36 •98 reviews

We only offer one course because we want all our students to have the...

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The TEFL Academy
Combined Level 5 TEFL Course in South Africa
South Africa
9.45 •89 reviews

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The TEFL Academy
Combined Level 5 TEFL Course in the UK and Ireland
England
9.41 •39 reviews

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The TEFL Academy
Combined Level 5 TEFL Course in Europe
Multiple Countries
9.42 •26 reviews

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The TEFL Academy
Combined Level 5 TEFL Course in Australia and New Zealand
Multiple Countries
9.38 •8 reviews

At the TEFL Academy we only offer one course because we want all our...

The TEFL Academy
Combined Level 5 TEFL Course in the United States of America and Canada
Multiple Countries
9 •8 reviews

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Alumni Interviews

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

Quentellus Ladale Toliver

Quentellus is an individual that is of African-American descent. He is an accomplished electronics degree graduate with several certifications in ammonia operation and air conditioning systems with years of experience.

Why did you choose this program?

Because of geological location; however, the reason I chose this particular program was in part due to it looking more official than the others. On my trip to a foreign country (South Korea), I was told by my friend that I was very knowledgeable about what I knew and wondered how I would do at teaching. With my current job, it made sense with the way the program was laid out.

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

The provider assisted with making me dig deeper into what I already knew about the subjects; on my own, it was up to me to decide mine on topics' materials for every assignment (the provider also assisted in the matter by providing templates). When it came to reviews, the assessor assisted in what I need to improve and what was good, if not great.

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

If I had to give advice to someone that wanted this program, it would be to take their time. Although it can be done as quickly as needed, I would recommend them to take their time. Rushing will make them impatient and the longer lessons seem daunting, making one miss the simple things one already knows.

Be prepared to not have reviews on some of the lessons, as it will seem as they are abundant in the beginning.

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

An average day, as it is an online course, is, however, the students want it to be. However, I would recommend doing half a lesson in 2 to 3 days, then the other. Even so, that is still pushing it for those who are struggling; spending 1 hr a day may be enough, depending on how much one covers in that hour.

I myself tried to cover a lesson a day; in the beginning, it worked out fine, until you get to the longer lessons; then you have to take into account the assignments, which would take almost a week to perform properly.

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

When going abroad, I was fearing that I would not be able to answer the questions that were being asked. But after a while, I felt more comfortable about that.

There are still times I feel I would not have the answer to some questions, but I am comfortable now that, if asked a question I don't know, I could easily answer it with the appropriate response.

Is there any type of information you would like to point out to others?

Yes. I would point out that it would be a good idea to find out what requirements one needs for the teaching job they want. It is important to note that there is paperwork that is needed as well when going abroad that needs to be taken into account. These two things are easily missed in the thought process.

Staff Interviews

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

Jess Morris

Job Title
Student Services
Hi! My name is Jess and I am a part of the Student Services Team here in The TEFL Academy! We deal with everything, from enrolling to certificates and are here to help existing, potential and alumni students with whatever questions they may have.

What is your favorite travel memory?

One of my favourite travel memories is when I was in Croatia with a friend and we decided to venture in Bosnia Herzegovina for a few days. We stayed in a crazy hostel, with even crazier owners! They brought us to a rave in a cave which was so much fun. The next day we got to explore Mostar and we also traveled to Sarajevo and did a walking tour. It was so interesting!

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

Getting to work for The TEFL Academy has given me opportunity to grow in many different ways. I speak to a range of different people from different places daily which is really interesting and sometimes we do have little chats about where in the world we are! I've also significantly improved my geography, which is handy!

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

My favourite stories are from teachers who teach young learners. The students get so attached to their teachers and they always have gifts from them that the children have made! I love to see the photos also; we often share these on our social media (with consent). It's a good way to show current and future students the opportunities out there when they get their qualifications.

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

I would love to go on our Vietnam internship! I've always wanted to travel to Vietnam because it does look absolutely beautiful, but the internship sounds like a very rewarding one also. Getting to travel the world by also helping those to further their future prospects is an amazing opportunity.

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

I think our company is unique in many different ways. Our organization is special because we really do believe in the power of education. We all, in some way or another, have traveled to many different places across the world, and the majority of us have taught also. This gives us a real insight into the actual world of TEFL and the teachers.

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

Being successful means a lot of different things for different people. I think a successful company really values what they are intending to do, and I believe The TEFL Academy does it in every way. My hope for our organization is that it grows and expands to cover all across the world! Providing a course that helps individuals to further themselves but also to educate others is something that is very special.