Location
Multiple Locations +2
  • United States of America
    • San Francisco
    • New York
    • Los Angeles
    • Chicago
    • Boston
    • Washington D.C.
    • Seattle
  • Canada
    • Montreal
    • Toronto
    • Vancouver
Length
168 hours
Training Type
Classroom

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
No
Job Placement
No
Certifications
TEFL TEFL (Hybrid)
Weekly Classroom Hours
20
Age Min.
16

Pricing

Starting Price
490
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
Some Accommodation Activities Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Sep 16, 2020
Jan 04, 2022
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About Program

At the TEFL Academy 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 certified by 2 government bodies!

Our course is built around understanding your potential employers. Within the industry some employers prefer “hands on” studying rather than purely online, and as a result our combined course provides 20 hours in the classroom with an additional 148 hours of online study. This course will give you additional confidence to handle face-to-face tuition, and allow you to have a competitive edge in the marketplace for jobs.

The 20-hour weekend classroom course is designed to breakdown the fundamentals of TEFL. Within those 20 hours you will have teaching opportunities and gain knowledge from other students in the classroom.

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Program Highlights

  • Internationally recognised
  • Qualifies you to apply for paid & volunteer internships
  • Specialist grammar unit
  • Free top-up course
  • Instant access on enrollment

Program Reviews

9.27 Rating
based on 15 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 93.33%
  • 7-8 rating 6.67%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Instruction 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Value 9.3
  • Academic Rigor 8.1
  • Job Assistance 8.7
Showing 1 - 8 of 15 reviews
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Gavin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Academy

My experience was a new and unique challenge that made me think about my own native language in new ways and made me see teaching in a new light. I had to work hard and think about how I would make a lesson plan during the assignments. As a studying and aspiring linguist myself, I found every moment interesting. From learning the intricacies of the language to how to properly teach it to others. Whether you want to invest in your future or just have fun, the TEFL Academy has plenty to offer you.

What would you improve about this program?
I would recommend including more interactive activities within the course. They help from keeping some of the more reading intensive units from dragging on.
4 people found this review helpful.
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James
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Challenging and Rewarding Experience

I've been eyeing taking a TEFL course and did a few months of research from online to in class courses. The TEFL Academy was always one of the highest rated online courses that offered the full hours and flexibility. As a native speaker of English, I found this course challenging, but worth it. The teacher feedback is great and gave me lots of help in order to pass the assignments. I can't wait to use what I've learned here and I know I'll be prepared when I take over my first classroom. If anyone feels unsure about the TEFL Academy and the level 5 course, don't be! It is a lot of work, but you have plenty of time and help to get through it. I used up my entire 6 months, but I was also working, taking college classes and other things. If you dedicate your time on this, you'll be done in 2-4 weeks.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Dedicate more time to the assignments. I pretty much waited until the last minute to complete assignments and almost missed my deadline due to not factoring in how much time assignments need.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Erin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall, a great learning opportunity!

The lessons are easy to navigate, and the assessments are a great review of those lessons. The only parts I found a bit troubling were the assignments. After completing the course, I think this would be a fantastic opportunity for primary school educators familiar with lesson planning, but it's a little more challenging for those of us without that benefit. The ability to complete this online was both wonderful and daunting, since your ability to understand everything is dependent on you alone. Nonetheless, I would recommend this course for anyone!

What was your funniest moment?
Dancing when I passed my assignment is at the top!
15 people found this review helpful.
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Christopher
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Value TEFL Certification

If you're looking for a Level 5 TEFL Course, your best bet is The TEFL Academy. The materials provided were mostly well-written, providing an in-depth look at important criteria for teaching English and even ensuring that you properly understand the language. While I did find some of the online material dry, the writers did a great job putting in humor that delightfully surprised me.

During the pandemic when face-to-face classes aren't really an option, or at least they shouldn't be, TTA's online courses will still provide you with everything you need to feel prepared to teach children and adults at all levels. It certainly gave me the confidence to jump right in. On top of that, they provide you with job resources and help after you've completed your certification.

What was your funniest moment?
At one point during a lesson, there was information about problems you might face when teaching young children. A particular part about how they will definitely chew on plastic covers made me laugh out loud.
15 people found this review helpful.
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Susanna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Would Recommend/Take Again

The TEFLAcademy Level 5 TEFL course overall met my needs for gaining a TEFL certification. The course was easy to work through in a reasonable amount of time, and was cost effective, which were two important factors for me. I am hoping to use my TEFL to teach overseas in a Spanish speaking country, and I feel this course has prepared me well to do so. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone looking to do their TEFL in a fully online format, and in as short of amount of time as possible.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I took this course again, I would have spent more time going through the suggested readings. Though not required, they likely would have supplemented some of the main curriculum and not only improved my scores, but also my comprehension of the material.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Gerald
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Qualifi Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

My experience was unique because I started the TEFL Academy certification during the COVID lockdown. My course was very easy to follow virtually. I have been out of school and out of the classroom for over 20 years, and TEFL Academy was very easy to navigate for someone like me who is not the best with technology. I found the course very challenging, and the support I did need was easy to use. At first I breezed through the online Units thinking I would easily come in way under the 168 hours for the course. But then I got to the assignments. Each one took me weeks to complete, working around my full-time job, and I found them to be more challenging than any assignment I had to get my degree in Education. I would highly recommend TEFL Academy's online certification course!

What would you improve about this program?
While the support from TEFL Academy was great, having immediate chat feature would have made it easier to get answers to questions immediately.
15 people found this review helpful.
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Kailey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AMAZING PROGRAM!

The TEFL Academy's Level 5 program is absolutely outstanding! It is easy to navigate, you learn a lot, and the response times to questions are super fast! I learned so much from this course that I believe I will use throughout my career of teaching English. There were many times that I had questions about assignments that I would reach out to my tutor and the response replies were so fast. I am so thankful for its affordable rates and options in achieving the certificate both online and in person. I would recommend to anyone 10/10! Thank you TEFL Academy!!!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could change one thing it would be to schedule out my lessons better and not try to pack so much into one day.
16 people found this review helpful.
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Peter
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hrs)

The course was well set-up and simple to follow. Progress within the units can be made quickly. Allow more time to complete the 3 assignments as they are composed of several parts that need to be addressed thoroughly. These assignments are the basis of the final grade. The grading of these assignments does take time to complete so keep it in mind if the class deadline is approaching. The entire course can be completed in a little month given full time attention. A unit can be easily completed in less than two hours. Assignments will generally need several days in order to create and organize the relevant worksheets, overheads, reading materials and reflections. Online assistance was helpful several times in finding where grade feedback was located and uploading files.

What would you improve about this program?
When communicating with the graders, I did not see right away where the feedback to an assignment could be found. I was helped by the online assistance when I inquired after a few days of waiting. If something was posted to an account, maybe a notification at login would prevent any delays.
17 people found this review helpful.

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