• 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.
Nov 16, 2022
Jan 29, 2023
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About Program

Our Online Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours) is regulated by Ofqual (UK) and approved by the DEAC (US), so has official recognition from 2 government recognised bodies! This makes all the difference when applying for jobs.

The online-only version of our course is the most flexible way to get TEFL qualified. 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. The online course consists of ten mandatory units. On average students complete the course within 4-6 weeks.

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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

4.83 Rating
based on 223 reviews
  • 5 rating 87%
  • 4 rating 11.66%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0.45%
  • 1 rating 0.9%
  • Instruction 4.85
  • Support 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Academic Rigor 4.4
  • Job Assistance 4.35
  • Content 4.85
  • Engagement 4.65
  • Support 4.65
  • Platform 4.85
  • Value 4.85
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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.

2 people found this review helpful.
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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.

  • Easy to access
  • Info easy to understand
  • Interesting content
  • Assignments can sometimes seem daunting
2 people found this review helpful.
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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.

  • Complete course with 10 different units
  • Support is fast and effective
  • You really need to pay attention to do well
3 people found this review helpful.
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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

  • Organization
  • Extra materials
  • Content
  • No teaching experience
4 people found this review helpful.
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Kareem Medhat
No, I don't recommend this program

The TEFL Academy

The content of the course is very good. I’ve learned how to teach a foreign language because of this course. With no prior experience to teaching, the content of the course helped me to understand all the recent methodologies of teaching English as a foreign language. The support by the tutors was alright, but could’ve been better. However, disputes all the positive experiences with the studying that was mentioned, I highly do not recommend anyone to take the course with The TEFL Academy for several reasons:
1- after the completion of the course, I waited more than 6 weeks to receive my hard copy certificate, but nothing was delivered.

2- When I reached out to the academy, they said that it most likely lost and I’m gonna have to pay for a replacement which was 37 USD. I asked them this time for a tracking number, they said “Our standard delivery service does not come with a shipping tracking number. And if you want to a tracking number, you gonna have to pay extra.”

3- They blamed me for providing a wrong address, although the provided address was completely accurate.

Their alumni’s service is really terrible. And for anyone else trying to get an online TEFL course, please make sure to check before you start and to inquire about all the post-course details.

  • Decent content
  • Engaging activities
  • assignments support
  • Terrible support after completing the course
  • Most likely they going to lose your hard copy certificate so they can make you pay extra money
  • You aren’t allowed to view the content of the course after completing it
3 people found this review helpful.
Response from The TEFL Academy

Hello Kareem,

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with the course content.

We are sorry to hear you are having trouble with your hard copy certificate. I can see a replacement was sent out via tracked courier this week.

Additionally, you were provided with a free PDF and confirmation of completion letter via email at the time of completion. Please note that PDF certificates may be used to both apply for jobs and the legalisation process.

Unfortunately, Royal Mail’s tracked services ceases to provide accurate tracking once it has left the UK which is why we are unable to provide this service as standard. It would be cost prohibitive to provide tracking for all students when it fails to work outside of the UK. The only way to guarantee door to door tracking it to use courier services. As 99% of our hard copy certificates arrive at their destination without any issues, we do not provide courier services as standard. The cost of these as standard would require us to raise the price of the courses across the board for a very small number of students that have an issue.

I can assure you we do not gain any money for issuing replacements. In fact, we actually absorb the cost of reissuing the certificate ourselves and only require the student to pay for the postage if they request a courier (standard mail is free of charge for all students outside of South Africa).

Students are provided with access to log in and copy any material they require for 12 months after completion of the course if they request this via email. I can see from our communication history that student services have provided you with CV and cover letter support and certificate legalisation information but if you do feel you need further support, please do not hesitate to reach out on hello@theteflacademy.com.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best structure for online learners

The structure of this course is perfect for overseas and online learners. I love that you were able to complete the lessons at your own pace within a given time frame. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to embark on a versatile and fruitful career as the opportunities are endless with this diploma. Furthermore, the feedback you receive from the lecturers on your assignments are extensive and extremely helpful for future creation of lesson plans after completing the course.

  • Can do the course at your own pace
  • Easy to access and navigate
  • The pack of interpersonal communication as it’s solely virtual
6 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL level 5 online course

Had a great experience with the TEFL Academy. Assessments were marked quickly and feedback was always helpful. The assessors provided helpful points after each assessment to improve my work. I also found the tests after each module to be a great recap of all the knowledge learned. The website was user friendly and had no trouble accessing the content. Every module had clear and concise information and I feel well prepared to become a TEFL teacher. Useful links were provided for all topics for further reading. Great experience with the TEFL academy all round.

  • Content
  • User friendly interface
  • Quick and helpful feedback
9 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Level 5 (168) Hour Review

The site was very easy to navigate. The units were adequately broken down and there were quick links to the side in order to access the different topics under each section. The information was relevant and the course was very interactive. I liked the inclusion of the additional reading material section. This allowed you to do further reading if you are interested. The end-of-unit tests were very good for revision and required you to have aa thorough grasp of the unit. The assignments provided sufficient challenge and the tutors responded in good time.

  • Excellent GUI
  • Credible Information
  • Quick response from tutors
10 people found this review helpful.

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