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The TEFL Academy

Why choose The TEFL Academy?

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.

Reviews

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Stace
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An excellent learning expeience to broaden your horizons

It's a very comprehensive course covering many TEFL topics. The assignments are of a very high standard, so you might have to resubmit if you don't do well but you do get 3 attempts. The staff give comprehensive feedback on the assignments. It's self-paced so you can do it anytime (within 6 months). The free top-up courses provided with the course are excellent and give more value for money. The course content is very interesting. There are quizzes at the end of units to test your knowledge. I am glad to have done this course!

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Olivia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Worthwhile Course

I would 10/10 recommend this course. The support was great and the platform was easily accessible. There's 10 units and all are really easy to follow. The tests at the end of each unit are straightforward and worthwhile. Feedback is provided by tutors for each assignment and I found this very helpful. There's 3 assignments and you get 3 attempts on each, giving you a chance to succeed and pass the course. The content is interesting and overall I was really delighted to engage with the 6 month course. It was very beneficial and I feel more confident now if I was to go abroad and teach English as a foreign language.

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Kay-Cee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Accessibility, Materials & Support

The spur-of-the-moment decision to purchase and complete this course really paid off and was everything I expected and more! The six-month time frame suggested was well within my ability to balance my current job while working on my TEFL qualification. I found it easy to pace myself with the course content, had no trouble communicating with the very efficient admin and tutor support, and found the assignments fun yet optimally challenging, thanks to the clear and well-thought out instructions. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience!

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Stace
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An excellent learning expeience to broaden your horizons

It's a very comprehensive course covering many TEFL topics. The assignments are of a very high standard, so you might have to resubmit if you don't do well but you do get 3 attempts. The staff give comprehensive feedback on the assignments. It's self-paced so you can do it anytime (within 6 months). The free top-up courses provided with the course are excellent and give more value for money. The course content is very interesting. There are quizzes at the end of units to test your knowledge. I am glad to have done this course!

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Phoebe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Level 5 online course

A brilliant and engaging course with helpful, timely feedback on assignments. I particularly appreciated the 'further reading' links at the end of each unit which allowed topics to be explored in even more depth. The site is well-presented and easy to navigate with quizzes at the end of each unit to check understanding.
I can highly recommend this course to anyone looking to obtain their Level 5 TEFL qualification online, particularly given the opportunity to fit study around other commitments- the generous time frame makes this possible even while working or studying full time.

Pros
  • Hand-graded assignments
  • Easy to navigate
  • Weekly webinars

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Alumni Interviews

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

Quentellus Ladale Toliver

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.
Jess Morris

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.