• Online
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Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The online course can be purchased in GBP, EUROS, US DOLLARS, AUS DOLLARS, CAN DOLLARS and NZ DOLLARS.
Oct 19, 2020
Sep 24, 2022
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About Program

We only offer one course because we want all our students to have the best access to global TEFL opportunities. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), regulated by Ofqual (UK) and the DEAC (US) so it’s regulated by 2 government bodies! This makes all the difference when applying for jobs.

The online-only version of the course is the most flexible way to get TEFL qualified. Most appeal to anyone would likes to study in your own time with help and support from our dedicated tutor team.

Once you have successfully completed the course you will be qualified to teach English abroad anywhere in the world. For maximum preparation there is an added bonus of a dedicated unit on teaching English to young learners. Another key reason why our TEFL Level 5 certificate is globally the most recognised and accessible TEFL of the market.

The online course consists of eleven mandatory units. With an average of 9 weeks online completion if participating full time.

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Program Highlights

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals
  • Instant access on enrolment
  • 6-months access to online campus
  • Specialist Grammar Unit
  • Internationally recognised

Program Reviews

4.84 Rating
based on 208 reviews
  • 5 rating 87.02%
  • 4 rating 12.02%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • 1 rating 0.96%
  • Instruction 4.85
  • Support 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Academic Rigor 4.4
  • Job Assistance 4.35
  • Content 4.85
  • Engagement 4.65
  • Support 4.7
  • Platform 4.85
  • Value 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Online TEFL Level 5 course

The online TEFL course is a very good option for anyone who wants to become a certified ESL teacher but doesn't have time to attend courses in real life. The course website offers a variety of useful information and tips on teaching different age groups of students. Each unit contains not only text presentations on the topic but also plenty of engaging exercises to check your understanding. The access to the course is time limited but it is more than enough to complete all units with assignments (just remember to stick to your learning schedule ;) ). Overall, the course was a pleasant and enriching experience. It's even better if you also book the 10h teaching practice in one of Academy's locations. Helps you put everything you learned into perspective and it's a great opportunity to brainstorm teaching ideas with other course participants.

  • Easy access to course materials
  • Great support system
  • Clear way of presenting information
  • No reminders about the amount of time left for course completion
3 people found this review helpful.
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Review of Online TEFL Level 5 Course

I found the online Level 5 TEFL Course to be extremely informative. The lessons were helpful and concise. Plus, the three major course assignments truly tested ones ability to apply newfound knowledge in a practical manner. There were also many suggested resources in each module, which elaborated upon relevant teaching topics. There is a lot of support embedded into the TEFL program for those interested in seeking-out jobs shortly after completion. Plus, the in-person training component provided a great opportunity for networking. I have completed the course feeling prepared to create my resume and cover letter, and to begin applying for English-language teaching jobs!

3 people found this review helpful.
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My experience with the TEFL Level 5 course

I had a wonderful time learning with The TEFL Academy and preparing myself to become a TEFL teacher. The support given throughout the course is really helpful, the units are well structured and the content presented is very interesting. The teachers give great feedback as you complete your assignments and are available to clarify any other issues you might have. The weekly webinars are also a plus and everyone gets to ask questions at the end. I definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in pursuing a TEFL career!

3 people found this review helpful.
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Comprehensive and enjoyable course

I decided to take this course with the intention of being able to work online when hopefully moving to France for early retirement. I am probably not the age of the usual students following this course. But I found it very user-friendly.
The online course was interesting, informative and fun to follow and I could work at my own pace at whatever time I wished. All the units were explained well and the assignments were clearly defined. Tutors returned feedback and grades returned quickly.
The online level 5 diploma course also offered 3 top-up certificates of 30 hours each in specific areas of teaching English, given free of charge. Teaching one-to-one online, Teaching young learners and Teaching Business English. All three were very interesting.

  • European recognised qualification
  • Online and self paced
  • Affordable
3 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent Online Course

Great course to do online as it was a very engaging and interactive course
Interactive activities throughout each unit to check for learning and understanding were quite useful as it kept me engaged and interested
Easy to do in my own time when suited me as I work full time so would recommend for others in a similar position
Some aspects of the course such as grammar were quite challenging which kept me engaged in the course
Assignments were also interesting and allowed me to do some further research and expand my knowledge on the topics
There was also further reading at the end of each unit and links throughout the course which is great to learn more

  • Online
  • Interactive
  • Engaging
  • Challenging at times
6 people found this review helpful.
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Endless Possibilities

Having travelled a little in the past – USA, Canada, Ireland, Britain, and England the possibility of working and ENJOYING the beauty of the world seem endless right now!

My last 6 months doing the Level 5 TEFL Course (Qualifi) online, with an added short Teaching Business English, with The TEFL Academy have opened this vision for me. The freedom of choice and option are approached with caution especially when, years of life experience has also taught me that there is a certain amount of restraint that needs to be taken when making a choice.

We all know there are quite a few options and different institutions for learning Teaching English online. Take the time to investigate, ask questions and you will see for yourself! (Look for a more detailed review on Trustpilot.)

I am very pleased in my decision to study with The TEFL Academy. Armed with my suitcase and my Certificates from The TEFL Academy I can honestly say for the first time in my live, I feel as if the world is my oyster!

  • It was very exciting to start learning and I dived in immediately. Life got hectic, yet I still managed to push myself in the end and get through the assignments to finish.
  • There is so much information out there about teaching English, The TEFL Academy provided direct links to and information for the most helpful sites, narrowing the time for intensive personal research. This was probably the most valuable added feature to
  • Every query and Ticket that I logged were attended to – some even reported “high volume delays” yet replies were still prompt enough.
  • It's difficult and lonely learning online
13 people found this review helpful.
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Leticia Agyemang
Yes, I recommend this program

Great course

Enrolling in the level 5 TEFL course is one of the best decisions I took at the beginning of the year. The course is detailed and well structured. There are 10 units in all with an end-of-unit test to check your understanding. Each unit has several activities which make the learning experience quite engaging.
The website offers lots of helpful information
Tutors are very helpful and give detailed feedback on assignments. I am now more confident than ever to start my career as an ESL teacher. I highly recommend this course.

  • Well-structured
  • Value for money
  • Covers every aspect of teaching English
  • Loss of access to the site after 6 months
12 people found this review helpful.
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Good range of content

Content covers not only how to teach English but also offers practical tips on how to manage a classroom. Plenty of templates and examples are given for important documents and areas of teaching. The platform it is delivered on is very straightforward to use. Very helpful feedback given on assignments. The only thing that I think can be improved is more support once you finish the course on how to prepare your CV and apply for jobs. Personal support from tutors would be welcome here. I would recommend this course

  • Done online
  • Level 5 qualification
  • Lack of teaching experience
  • Lack of support with applying for jobs
12 people found this review helpful.

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