Online Level 5 TEFL Course

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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!

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.

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

We've got four, yes FOUR new course locations in North America!

👉 Washington DC
👉 Austin
👉 Seattle
👉 Vancouver

Questions & Answers


9.37 Rating
based on 103 reviews
  • Instruction 9.3
  • Support 9.2
  • Value 9.3
  • Academic Rigor 8.3
  • Job Assistance 8.2
  • Content 9.6
  • Engagement 9.3
  • Support 9.3
  • Platform 9.7
  • Value 9.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

Online Level 5 TEFL Course

I found the course to be very complete with a platform that was very easy to navigate in. The topics were not overwhelming at all, so it invited you to finish every lesson in a short period of time.
The topics thtat you have to cover are very useful to improve your teaching skills and also are very helpful to become a more organized teacher. The course also contains valuable information to improve lesson planning and how you develop in the classroom.
I feel completely satisfied with the course and I highly recommend it.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would dedicate to the course a couple of hours more each day.
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Highly Recommend

Very happy I completed this course with TEFL Academy. After looking extensively online through lots of different courses I found this one to suit my personal needs. During the course I found the content to be useful, clear and have really thorough coverage of the topics. There was support when I needed it during my assignments and the feedback was clear and helpful. I have created a folder of all of the useful links provided throughout which will be highly beneficial when teaching in future - this includes lesson plans, explanation videos, activities for the classroom and helpful tips.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
With this qualification you can teach anywhere around the world. There is a helpful job support section once you complete the course which can help match you to your dream job
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great TEFL course

The structure of the course was easy to follow, the units were well connected and very informative. I have gained a lot of knowledge about teaching English in a fun and interactive manner. The tutor's reviews of the written assignments were clear and very well explained. The assignments made me apply the information from the previous lessons, in this way everything was fixed better. I find it incredibly useful to have been given access to multiple websites throughout the course. They will definitely be valuable later.

What would you improve about this program?
I would include a practice hour on teaching English online after the course. I would have been a good opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great TEFL Academy

I have just finished my online TEFL qualification through The TEFL Academy. The course was easy to navigate and well structured with plenty of exercises and activity. You cannot move onto the next section until the previous is complete and you've passed the end of unit tests; which is really good as you build on the previous units in the next ones.

The tutors marked the assignments really quickly and the feedback from all of them was constructive, in depth and clear. There were never any problems with the online course not working.

So impressed I'm going to do a top up course with them as well.

I would definitely recommend using them if you are looking to get into TEFL teaching.

What was your funniest moment?
The funniest moment was trying out the exercises I had developed with my family. Always good to practice them first as I would have made a real fool of myself in front of a class.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Online Level 5 TEFL Course

It is a very well structured course and the material is very relevant. The platform is easy to navigate and most of the time you get the support you need in a short time.
I have learnt a lot about teaching and teaching techniques. I am sure it will help me a lot in the process of becoming a good teacher!
All the procedures were very thoroughly explained and in case you want to learn further, a solid variety of links are provided for your own personal development.
I would recommend this course without a doubt!

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe the interaction with the technical support staff and with the tutors after one receives grades and comments for each assignment.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Online level 5 Tefl academy course

At first, i thought it is going to be boring, but then the more i read the more i want to read more as the content was really captivatingly informative. It covered and taught me everything i would need to be an English teacher. I was lucky for choosing Tefl academy. It was up to par and more than i expected. I would definitely recommend this program to whoever wishes to dive into a whole new experience and opportunities. And make their sight open wide to a new life. In the end, many thanks to the team of tefl academy.

What would you improve about this program?
To offer free of charge pdfs covering the courses. And give/send legalized certificates.
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Yes, I recommend this program

If you want to get your TEFL qualification, The TEFL Academy is the place for you!

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about the positive experience I had studying through The TEFL Academy, is under-promise and over-deliver! They exceed expectations with marking times and sending the certificate. What impressed me most, was the fact that all instructions were made so clear - especially when it came to assignments. If you do have a query, you simply log a ticket or send an email and you receive a very prompt response. The course content is well organised and concepts are explained very clearly. The TEFL Academy makes this qualification achievable to anyone who are willing to put in the time to do it. I am truly happy I chose The TEFL Academy to do my TEFL qualification!

What would you improve about this program?
Improving this course would be a challenge as it is pretty much perfect! If it could improve, it would probably be to add more videos in the course with tutors explaining concepts.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Online TEFL Review

I had wanted to get my TEFL for a while but was working fulltime and couldn't justify taking time out of work to study fulltime. The course was made extremely easy access, the flexibility for studying around work was key for me. I am so happy that I finally hold my TEFL thanks to TEFL Academy. I strongly recommend this course through TEFL Academy, the way the course is presented and laid out was extremely well done, the course was well balanced with text, video, photos and interactive activities keeping the course engaging and not just full of information.