The TEFL Org

The TEFL Org

About

The TEFL Org is an award-winning teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course provider that offers both in-class and online training options. Established in the UK, The TEFL Org now offer TEFL/TESOL training across the world.

Over 10,000 students train with us every year, why not join them?

NEW Virtual Classroom TEFL Courses

Learn how to teach English as a foreign language with one of our virtual classroom TEFL courses - a blend of online modules you can study at your own place, plus 4x four-hour sessions where you get the chance to put into practice what you've learnt!
Website
www.tefl.org
Founded
2008
Headquarters

18 Alexander Place
Inverness
IV3 5BX
United Kingdom

Reviews

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Usha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I didn't know what to expect when I attended this classroom weekend. I was so worried I wouldn't know a lot and would be lost. I was also worried that I would be so tired from such an intensive weekend that I wouldn't absorb it all. Well, how wrong was I! The class was so well delivered, that I lost track of all time! The class tutor Asif was so engaging and knowledgeable, that attending his class was truly a pleasure. The people in my class were all so lovely and it was so great getting to know everyone and to do work exercises with them. Where ever you are in your TEFL class, this weekend course is such a great experience and it gives you a taster of being a teacher and preparing engaging material.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be nervous, everyone is in the same boat as you! Just go to the class and ask as many questions as you need to. You will come away with such a rewarding feeling.
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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This course was very hands-on and engaging. It packed a lot of learning into not a huge amount of time. Liz was an excellent teacher and inspired us all to work hard and we all learned a lot. Would reccomend to everyone. The days were long but passed quickly because the learning was so fast paced. It never dragged and the time flew by. I feel now much more ready to take on the challenge of stepping into the world of teaching English abroad. Definitely glad I did this course and once again, wLuke reccomend to all

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Kathleen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

There was a LOT of information over the two long days (11 and 9 hours) but the tutor (Liz) was really easy-going, friendly relaxed and put everyone at ease.

She delivered the course effortlessly, kept all 15 of us engaged at all times (no mean feat), offered encouragement and fantastic feedback on teaching practice, explained concepts clearly and gave an amazing amount of background information. Her depth of knowledge of language is impressive. From break-time translations of Chaucer to a full 45 minute foreign language lesson in Japanese, her knowledge was impressive.

The course included games, two sessions of teaching practice, explanations of concepts, classroom management, everything we could possibly need to know.

I left at the end of the weekend, exhausted but enthused and confident, ready to finish my online coursework and start my new career.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I thought standing in front of a group of native English speakers, teaching them how to speak English, would be odd and I admit to being nervous before I arrived on the course. I needn’t have worried. Liz put everyone at ease and we were all in the same situation. We had a fantastic group who were all really supportive and we worked through it as a team.
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Jemma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rachael was such a great course leader, and I feel more motivated than ever to continue with my TEFL training!

The course days may seem long, but they're divided into subjects in such a way that I never felt like the days dragged on - if anything, they were over so quickly!

You go over a little of what's covered in the online courses, but the majority of the weekend course is new information, and I would say it's essential to getting a feel for what actually teaching a class will be like.

Mostly participatory - there's little note taking involved. There are a couple of group presentations, but they're very low stakes and a great way to try out lesson planning and delivering.

So glad I took part, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's thinking of or already doing TEFL.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing. I felt the course was perfect as is. A good length, plenty of breaks, and covered a wealth of subjects without being overly complicated.
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Elaina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Informative and helpful information regarding modules/topics/lesson planning, engaging lessons and teaching (pictures,tasks,videos,roleplay), covered a wide range of questions and topics which was great! Also good that we could ask questions throughout and hear the teachers own experiences ! Good amount (2 days), not too short or long! Lessons and teacher provided confidence and a clearer idea of what to expect for the student! Was an informative, really helpful and enjoyable weekend course...10/10!!!

Programs

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Classroom and Online TEFL Courses
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20-hour Classroom TEFL Course
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120-hour Premier Online TEFL Course
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Alumni Interviews

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

America Rodriguez

America is a photographer and certified English teacher with a TEFL. She has traveled Southeast Asia teaching English and shooting photography.

Why did you choose this program?

TEFL was recommended to me by other travelers overseas. Many people stood behind what an easy and thorough online program it was. I found it was so easy to navigate, print, and study. It was so easy to do homework from any destination I was at. There were many resources that were given, and that helped me out so much. TEFL gives you up to six months to finish the certification but I didn't actually need that long – which reduced any pressures I was worried about!

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

I didn't need to organize much. That's how great the program is. Had I needed any tutoring, there was tutoring available. Anytime I sent an email with any concerns, I would get an immediate response. It was pretty much self-explanatory, and that was the best part about it. In the past, online classes were a bit intimidating to me, but not the TEFL. Easy breezy!

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

The only thing I wish I had known was that TEFL even existed; I would have done it sooner! TEFL has changed my life. I’m always telling people to look into getting certified. There are so many freedoms and opportunities that go along with it. Life is too short. It has allowed me to travel and take control of my finances. Go get it!

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

Daily living abroad is amazing. It’s much more relaxed and enriching. It’s truly fantastic to live in a beautiful location and work fewer hours. I was able to work less hours in a day, and do my photography and other artsy projects I had going on. Life for me was fuller. My week was filled with creating value and creating art. Couldn't ask for more!

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

My biggest fear traveling abroad was that I wouldn't be “employable”. However, once I found out about this program, I felt hope. I applied for jobs immediately after starting the program. So many companies were ready to hire me. I was automatically put at ease and knew I could travel freely and not be concerned about money.

Weren’t you scared traveling?

People usually want to know the dangers of traveling. I traveled with a group so I felt "safer". However, if I had the chance to do it differently, I would have traveled alone or just with one person. Traveling in a big group had proven to be difficult.

I was timid at first but realized that most locals are very welcoming because they really want to learn about the western culture.

Staff Interviews

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

Alejandra (Ali) Wilson

Job Title
TEFL Advisor
Ali is part of the Sales and Marketing team at The TEFL Org. Her day-to-day tasks as TEFL Advisor involve dealing with customer inquiries via email, live chat and over the phone and advising students on the best course to take.

What is your favorite travel memory?

During my third year at university, I took part in the Erasmus Study Abroad program. I studied in Seville for 6 months and loved learning about Spanish culture, traditions and obviously tying all the amazing food.

We had a few long weekends away but my favourite one was Morocco. We got the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier and visited a few towns and cities in the north of Morocco. I fell in love with one called Chefchaouen which had nearly all of its walls and floors painted different shades of blue. The local markets were also really cool and I got to try out my haggling skills!

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

I would say that I have definitely been inspired by our students!

I speak to people from all over the world on a daily basis and in most cases, I get to hear their stories, plans, and dreams.

Whether it's someone who has just finished university and is looking to try out teaching for a short while or it's someone looking to completely change their career and move abroad to teach, it's a big step to take!

I think I'm definitely more open to trying new things now and just saying...why not?

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

We have heard back from so many students that it's hard to pick one.

I have to say that my favorite one is from David, one of our graduates. After quitting his retail job and selling his property in London, he traveled for 12 months, visiting 24 countries! Towards the end of his trip, he realized that this was not a lifestyle he wanted to give up so he decided to complete a TEFL course. Since then, David has been living as a 'Digital Nomad' and teaching English online while traveling all over the world.

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

I am currently working through our 120-Hour Premier Online TEFL Course and have also attended our 20-Hour Weekend Course.

The classroom course sounded really intensive at first, but it was so fun and interactive. The tutor taking the course was really great at getting everyone involved and making us all feel confident enough to plan and deliver our own lesson at the end of the course.

If I was to use the qualification to teach, I would definitely consider our Vietnam Teaching Semester. I'd go for this as not only do you have a teaching position arranged for you, but you also have full in-country support for the duration of the program and you get to meet other newly qualified EFL teachers from other countries.

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

I think one of the things that make us unique is that we are a relatively small team so there is still that personal touch involved. Whether you are contacting us via live chat, email or phone, it's likely that the same person will respond.

I think the support that we offer not only prior and during the course, but also after completion also makes The TEFL Org unique. From tech issues to checking your CV and offering advice on finding work, we have a great team all willing to help.

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

I believe that a passionate team of people who are open to change and willing to try new things will always push a company forward.

It's great when you hear that someone you helped at the beginning of their journey has gone on to secure their dream teaching job. I think this keeps everyone in our team motivated to do our best every day.