CIEE Online TEFL Certification Courses
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CIEE Online TEFL Certification Courses

Teaching English to non-native speakers is essential now more than ever. Both at home and abroad, the necessity for English teachers is growing daily. Getting TEFL certified means greater job opportunity in your hometown, as well as the promise of adventure abroad. With CIEE, the leader in international education and exchange since 1947, you get the support and knowledge of over 70 years of experience as well as access to the resources of over 350,000 alumni across the world.

CIEE currently offers 3 different online TEFL courses:
  • 150 Hour Course: (11 weeks) Online Professional Certificate including 20-hours practicum teaching -- for $1,000
  • 60 Hour Course: Self-Paced Intro to TEFL certificate -- for $300
  • 30 Hour Course: (3 weeks) Age Specific TEFL Certificate -- for $270
What makes CIEE TEFL unique?
  • Accredited by the World TEFL Accrediting Commission, and peer-reviewed annually by professors of Linguistics employed at US Universities
  • Feedback from your tutor and peers via video comments, weekly emails, and a weekly live virtual tutorial with your classmates
  • Access to the CIEE Alumni Network – a global matrix of 350,000+ professionals
Interested in a CIEE Destination TEFL program?
  • Support and guidance from CIEE staff in Portland, Maine.
  • Small class size (13 or fewer).
  • Personalized attention and weekly tutorials from your tutor.
  • Alumni network of over 350,000 across the globe.
  • Job opportunities both at home and abroad.
United States of America
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Questions & Answers

For those students who are taking the online TEFL class, you are expected to personally get in contact with ESL schools or institutions in your area. That is what I did. CIEE provides a list of schools and organizations they have worked with before - i.e. where former TEFL course trainees have done their practicums - but that is really just a starting point. You can choose to contact any of the...
Mostly yes. There is a weekly online meeting with your teacher, and you can select from a variety of appropriate times. Also, they want you to keep pace with the class, so that you'll do roughly one module per week. There is also a final date when the practicum is due. However you can do the course at your convenience, and whenever you have available time.

Program Reviews

based on 46 reviews
  • Benefits 8.9
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 6.7
  • Facilities 7.2
  • Safety 8.4
  • Instruction 9.1
  • Support 9.7
  • Value 8.1
  • Difficulty 7.1
  • Job Assistance 8.9
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Worth the Effort

The CIEE 150-Hour Certification Course is worth the effort and time that it takes to complete. If you are looking for a good course, or a good company that you can trust to get you where you want to be, this is exactly the course for you.
I took the course after I returned from abroad in order to have a physical certificate, and while there was a break down in communication during a change in staff and I was never sent my certificate, I would still recommend the course and the company. I have used the company three times now, and I've yet to be wholly disappointed with anything.

How can this program be improved?

I would suggest that they try to make sure that the certificates are received by students. The course itself was great.

Yes, I recommend

About CIEE TEFL Programs

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange – world leader in international education and exchange – is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. For more than 70 years, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills...