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Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.


Price Details
Program Tuition Includes:
-- Interactive online TEFL class with a university professor
-- FREE 30-hour Business Professionals & Young Learners optional add-on module (2 extra weeks)
-- Qualify for paid English teaching positions worldwide
-- Lifetime job guidance
-- 200 page ESL job search manual
-- ESL School Directory (approx. 8,000 schools worldwide)
-- Exceeds requirements to teach in South Korea (Korea application fee is waived for anyone who takes a course through Greenheart Travel)
Aug 31, 2023
Jun 08, 2022
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About Program

Take the first step in getting paid international teaching work with an Online TEFL Certification Course. This 11-week class is the most thorough and interactive course you can take without physically being in a classroom.
You’ll get everything you need to open the door to thousands of paid jobs teaching English abroad.
This course will qualify you to not only for Greenheart Travel teach abroad programs, but for teaching positions all around the world: Teach in Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East!

Course Overview:
-11 Week course, 12-15 hours per week
-Internationally accredited by TQUK
-170 Hour TEFL/TESOL Certification
-FREE 30-hour Business Professionals & Young Learners optional add-on module (2 extra weeks)
-Interactive online TEFL class with a university professor
-Class sizes limited to 20 students

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Greenheart for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.



We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • A fully interactive, collegiate level course, taught by a university level professor.
  • Lifetime job search guidance after completion of the course.
  • $100 alumni discount off any future Greenheart Travel programs as an Online TEFL graduate
  • Your Teach in South Korea application fee is waived for anyone who takes a course through Greenheart Travel
  • Class sizes limited to 20 students for personal instruction

Program Reviews

4.67 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • 4 rating 33.33%
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  • Benefits 5
  • Support 4
  • Fun 3
  • Facilities 4
  • Safety 3
  • Content 4.5
  • Engagement 5
  • Support 5
  • Platform 4.5
  • Value 4.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

The Practicum Was My Most Dreaded and Favorite Part

Although disappointed I couldn't experience the program in Thailand (due to Covid), all's well that ends well. The online program ended up working out great. Switching from Thailand to the online platform was quick and easy. The course material was rigorous and there were several times I wished I had access to more free teaching resources like lesson plan templates, but the instructor was helpful and quick to respond.

I was most dreading my Practicum since I wouldn't have the in-person teaching experience. I thought my dread justified when I didn't receive a respond from my first assigned student for tutoring. However, the adult student I was assigned next was a dream. His enthusiasm to improve English and gratefulness for our tutoring time really made the experience wonderful.

Still looking forward to one day actually going overseas to teach...

36 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Challenging program

I have advanced degrees and thought this course would be like Community College—worth doing but not too demanding. Instead I found it required me to stretch to do well. Of course, that means I got more out of it than I expected. I took the course while I was also learning how to teach English 8 in public school online. It made for endless hours on the computer. Still, I had to push myself to complete the project required each week to my own satisfaction. It was worth the effort. But No Homestay!

What would you improve about this program?
I was not prepared for the complexities of navigating the course online. A more complete orientation before Week 1 of the course would have helped.
54 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

My TEFL Course Experience

When I first started the TEFL course back in April 2015, I took the course primarily because I wanted to find a job after college. I was taking the course as I was graduating that May and was looking for jobs. It was difficult to manage at first because I was filling out job applications but everything went really well after some weeks into the course. I learned how to be a better teacher because the course introduced me to the concept of "Presentation, Practice, and Production"

58 people found this review helpful.

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