• South Africa
    • Cape Town
    • Port Elizabeth
    • Pretoria
    • Johannesburg
    • Durban
168 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The prices differ depending on what country you are doing your TEFL course in, so please check on the website for accurate information depending on your location.
What's Not Included
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Nov 16, 2022
Sep 11, 2023
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About Program

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

Our course is designed so that you can understand your potential employers. Within the industry, some employers prefer “hands on” study rather than purely online, and our combined course provides 10 hours in the classroom with an additional 158 hours of online study. This course will give you additional confidence to handle face-to-face teaching, and allow you to have a competitive edge in the job marketplace.

The 10-hour weekend classroom course is designed to breakdown the fundamentals of TEFL. Within those 10 hours you will have teaching opportunities and gain knowledge from other students in the classroom.

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Program Highlights

  • Level 5 qualification (same level as CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL)
  • Internationally recognised
  • Qualifies you to apply for paid & volunteer internships
  • 6-months access to online campus
  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 177 reviews
  • 5 rating 87.57%
  • 4 rating 12.43%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Instruction 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Academic Rigor 4.4
  • Job Assistance 4.4
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible gap year learning opportunity

The Tefl academy is absolutely fantastic! I had such a great experience with their course. It provided me with academic stimulation while I was traveling, and the best part was that I could work at my own pace and from anywhere. The coursework was interesting and well-structured, making it a truly enjoyable learning journey. I highly recommend The Tefl academy to anyone looking for a flexible and enriching educational experience! The Tefl academy is beyond amazing! The course offered a perfect blend of academic stimulation and the freedom to learn while traveling. The accessibility and flexibility allowed me to work at my own pace and from anywhere. The coursework was not only interesting but also thoughtfully structured, making the learning experience truly enjoyable.

  • Flexible and easily accessible
  • Enjoyable
  • Not difficult
  • Intimidation from Assignment A as it seemed like a lot
  • Difficult to get started
  • Need internet connection
6 people found this review helpful.
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Great introduction to TEFL. The course was delivered asynchronously online, allowing me to complete the course at my own pace whenever I had free time.
Overall a great course to give you the foundational understanding to help you teach English as a foreign language. Content was useful and assignments assisted with putting the content to use. Overall a great course to get a TEFL qualification. The course materials were helpful and easily accessible. Access to the online portal was simple. I really enjoyed the course and felt I learned a lot. The tutor and admin support were amazing. I would always get quick responses which helped me to complete my assignments on time. This is the first online course I’ve done in teaching and I could say it won’t be my last due to this positive experience! Thank you!

  • knowledge
  • better understanding of teaching
  • got me out of my comfort zone
7 people found this review helpful.
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Tefl level 5 course

When I decided to embark on his journey, I had come across plenty of courses to select from, and tefl stood out as professional and practical. I can now say, upon completion, that it has been an excellent learning experience as well as concise and clear. The customer service is amazing and accommodating. I am grateful that the tefl academy helped and guided me through every step and with all queries, this made all the difference. I look forward to starting my teaching journey and I am very hopeful and excited that the tefl academy will assist me in finding exactly what I am looking for.

  • Easy to understand
  • Practical
  • Accommodating
11 people found this review helpful.
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Level 5 Tefl Course

This was such a great course. I loved the fact that even though it was online, I was still offered support thoughout the course. I didn't ever feel lost or "stuck"

The activities included in each unit are also very helpful in understanding the work better.

Received my certificate really quickly after completing the course which allowed me to start applying for possible jobs straight away.

They also give you a list of job sights which was exceptionally helpful.

Overall I had a great experience.

  • Sufficient support
  • Insightful material
  • Challenging assignments
12 people found this review helpful.
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The best choice

After doing much research on different companies, I decided to enroll on the Tefl Academy.
The payment process was easy and I got my content and access immediately. They have an excellent tutor, admin, and support structure. The content is engaging and exciting. They use a variety of learning methods such as videos, reading, questions, and quizzes. I had to redo some of the assignments and the tutor's support was great with the feedback advising me which areas I need to improve on. The Diploma course is value for money as they also give you 3 additional courses which really help to boast my confidence as a new teacher and also provide me with the resources on how I can now use my qualifications. I would recommend this company to anyone.

  • Flexible hours
  • limited but achieveable time frame
15 people found this review helpful.
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Best course ever!!

I am very impressed with the quality of the course. It was not easy at first because it is of a very high standard, but I am very glad that I made it through. I will definitely recommend them for any online course. I am proud to have a certificate through TEFL Academy as I know this will open doors for me. The content is of a very high standard, and they guide you every step of the way. The feedback on Assignments is also very impressive and helpful. If you've wondered where to do your TEFL course, do not look any further than TEFL Academy!

  • High Standard
  • Good Content
  • Good Support
16 people found this review helpful.
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I got such a friendly staff to help me when i could nit access my course. I was panicking and she was very calm. She managed to help me and i was eventually able to access my course. I really appreciate that help and i was really touched with the help i was given. Thank you so much.
I also got to learn how to teach my own children in my new experience of homeschooling my own children. So its an experience i got for my own children and at the same time i can use to get a job with.
I also learned how i can also correctly learn a new language, this will be handy as i plan to move to a country which i don’t speak their language.

  • Its a very fun way of making money
  • You get to learn the correct approach to learning new language
  • You het to learn approach to teaching people anything really
  • Its very rigorous.
15 people found this review helpful.
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My experience

As an individual with a professional teaching qualification and a decade of experience, engaging in the TEFL course proved to be both enjoyable and challenging. The enjoyment stemmed from the acquisition of new teaching forms and methodologies, as well as exploring fresh concepts of the English language. However, it also presented a daunting task, considering my current teaching role with grade 1 students, who are 7 years old. Balancing the demands of a full-time job and personal commitments while dedicating time to the TEFL course posed a significant challenge.

Nevertheless, the course itself offered a multitude of opportunities for comprehensive understanding. It incorporated a variety of learning resources, such as video clips, cartoons, written text, and quizzes. These diverse materials catered to different learning preferences and facilitated a thorough grasp of the subject matter. The course structure and content were designed with the intention of providing learners with the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed in the field of teaching English as a foreign language.

Considering the investment involved, the cost of the course proved to be worthwhile. By undertaking this TEFL course, one opens up numerous job opportunities in the field. However, it is important to note that seeking an extension for completing the course, if necessary, can be quite costly. Therefore, it is advisable for future students to plan their time efficiently and aim to complete the course at least three weeks prior to the deadline to avoid the need for an extension.

The support team behind the course demonstrated a welcoming and helpful attitude throughout the learning journey. Their responsiveness and assistance were commendable, as they promptly addressed any queries or concerns that arose. Having reliable and efficient support proved to be a valuable asset, enhancing the overall experience of the TEFL course.

In retrospect, participating in the TEFL course proved to be a worthwhile endeavour. It provided an enjoyable and challenging platform for learning, expanding teaching techniques, and exploring new aspects of the English language. Despite the constraints of a demanding work schedule and personal commitments, the course's flexibility and comprehensive resources enabled a fulfilling and enriching learning experience. The benefits of completing the course extend beyond personal growth and professional development, as it opens doors to a multitude of job opportunities in the field of teaching English as a foreign language.

  • Nnline
  • Flexible study time
  • Not expensive
  • Time consuming
  • Some units can be unnecessarily long.
  • No in-person learning centres for unforeseen circumstances like power cuts or internet loss,
16 people found this review helpful.

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