the tefl academy logo

The TEFL Academy

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.

Reviews

Default avatar
Alison
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommended-straightforward and explanatory

The course is very thorough and presented in a way that even if you are a non native speaker studying to teach English it is understandable. Multiple explanations and examples are presented alongside the material so there is little room for confusion. The material can seem a bit heavy especially if you are not used to using the methods presented- if this is the case independent research and reading is quite necessary. The response team to help tickets are speedy and on track with the aid provided. If you are looking to get a TEFL certificate I highly recommend doing it through this platform.

Default avatar
Loren-Lee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tefl level 5 course

I had a great time doing the course. I learned a lot of new and interesting things. The lay out of each unit was concise and straightforward. It wasn’t overbearing. This assignments might at first be a little daunting but they provide templates and examples and that’s really great. The resources were great and it never took long for assignments to be graded. It was definitely the best thing i decided to do in 2022. I would recommend this to anyone who’s interested in teaching and or even traveling abroad. It’s a great way to have a new experience. It’ll be a decision you won’t regret.

Pros
  • Easy to access
  • Info easy to understand
  • Interesting content
Cons
  • Assignments can sometimes seem daunting
Default avatar
Ethan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great course with extensive information

This program is great for people looking for a complete TEFL course that will give you a respected certificate and knowledge on many aspects of teaching English as a foreign language. It prepares you to organize many different types of classes and teaches you about many different things. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of a challenge and a course that will actually be useful in the future and look good on your résumé. I also have had a good experience so far with the support and have had no issues.

Pros
  • Complete course with 10 different units
  • Support is fast and effective
Cons
  • You really need to pay attention to do well
Default avatar
Jonathan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellence is an understatement!

I recently completed my TEFL 5 Diploma through The TEFL Academy and I am incredibly impressed with the level of education and support that I received throughout the program. I initially had concerns that revisiting the cold and repetitive intricacies of academic English would be tedious let alone boring, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the course was not only engaging but also satisfying and nostalgic in a sense. The material was clearly presented and provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and techniques required to be an effective English teacher.

The administrative and support staff were truly outstanding, providing professional and responsive assistance whenever I had questions or concerns. The website was well-maintained, visually pleasing and easy to navigate, making it a breeze to complete the coursework. Additionally, the webinars were a valuable supplement to the course, providing an opportunity to further develop my understanding of key concepts and expand my skill set.

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have completed my TEFL 5 Diploma with The TEFL Academy, it has empowered me with the knowledge and skills to pursue my passion of teaching English and inspiring others to chase their dreams. I highly recommend The TEFL Academy to anyone who is considering a career in teaching English as a foreign language, as it is without a doubt, a top-tier program that will equip you with everything you need to be an exceptional teacher.

I believe that education is the key to unlocking a world of infinite potential and possibilities, and I feel honored to be a part of this mission, the kids are the future and The TEFL Academy will undoubtedly enable me to guide them in the right direction.

Pros
  • Excellent Support
  • In-depth content
  • Exciting Webinar events
Cons
  • Initial intimidation and confusion due to the large amount of information
Default avatar
Betsaida
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tefl academy is worth it

TEFL academy is a very organized institution, everything that's asked from the student is given as content, we have a lot of extra material to enhance our knowledge, you don't need to be afraid of the assignments, they are a way to help you organize your own strategies in terms of lessons and the TEFl academy gives you all the steps. Again it's very organized, but you will not have the experience of teaching, I think level 5 course's don't have it, but it's still worth it because you still plan how you'd give lessons for real

Pros
  • Organization
  • Extra materials
  • Content
Cons
  • No teaching experience

Programs

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

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.