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TEFL Course Levels Explained

Want to teach English online or abroad?

Premier TEFL courses are trusted by employers and respected worldwide. Choosing a level depends on what you plan to do with your teaching qualification and how much time and money you’re willing to invest in achieving it.

All Premier TEFL courses are suitable for beginners. Our Level 5 CELTA-equivalent courses are English Government (Ofqual) Regulated giving you access to better paid jobs in a wider range of countries. If you’re tight on time or budget, choose an accredited fast track course and certify to teach English within 4 weeks.

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Accredited Fast-Track TEFL Courses

Best for entry-level jobs
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
+ 4 TEFL-PRO high demand area courses
Perfect if you want to qualify with more teaching area choice like business and young learner English
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
includes Teaching Practice +4 TEFL-PRO Courses
Our Flagship accredited course is ideal if you want a solid grounding in current TEFL techniques which includes learning specialisms in high demand teaching areas. Live virtual teaching practice via zoom will catapult your classroom confidence and earning power.
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online

Level 5 Ofqual-regulated TEFL Courses

Best for top-paying jobs
Accredited by
includes Teaching Practice +4 TEFL-PRO Courses
This UK Government regulated course is for you if you are interested in a career change or want to work in the best schools online or abroad. Continu- ous assessment ensures quality. This results in you being a confident and knowledgeable novice teacher.
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
+4 TEFL-PRO high demand area specialist courses
Perfect for you if you are interested in an intense career-changing course. This CELTA level regulated qualification will allow you to be employed in best schools online or abroad. Plus the TEFL- PRO bolt-on courses will give you skills to cater to most student needs Continuous assessment ensures quality resulting in you being a confident and knowledgeable novice teacher.
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
Teaching Practice +4 TEFL-PRO Courses
Are you looking for the definitive standard of teacher training to launch your TEFL career? This is it. We’ve created a 360 (degree) program to assist new teachers get a thorough grounding in every aspect of teacher training. With four specialist courses and ten hours of virtual teaching practice under your belt you’ll get the best jobs abroad, get the best jobs online, which will give you the best start in your exciting career.
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
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Jacob’s Advice

“Every day we get asked ‘is my English good enough for a TEFL job?’ and we like to think we’re a helpful bunch. So, we’ve devised a test to help you find out. Answer these 11 questions and receive a personalized recommendation for what TEFL course is best for you.

If you are a native or fluent (C2 or above) English speaker, we would recommend a Level 5 or Hybrid TEFL Course to give your earning power the greatest boost in this booming, yet competitive market.

10 Hour Virtual TEFL Day Course

Perfect if you are short on time and open to everyone. On this virtual classroom course, you will learn how to deliver interesting and useful lessons to English learners of all ages and levels with a peer-to-peer teaching practice module.

You’ll also gain the vital methods needed to give you the confidence to enter any classroom, either virtually or abroad.

Specialist Teaching Courses

High demand specializations
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
Accredited by
The minimum needed to teach
Perfect if you want to qualify quickly and cheaply
Employer accepted - especially Asia and online
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Guide

Our 26-page TEFL brochure has everything you need to know to get started as an English teacher. Find out which TEFL course is best for you, learn about different internship opportunities and hear from our alumni. This comprehensive brochure has you covered!








Accreditation

Approved Training Centre: 1709191
Ofqual Regulated Courses
Accreditation Number: 2565-3146
GoAbroad Top Rated TEFL Organization

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Your Questions Answered

1

What if I’m not good at grammar?

Don’t panic! In many cases your focus as an English teacher will be conversational.

Most native English speakers aren’t aware of grammar terms; but you’ll cover everything you need to know during your course, plus receive a 70+ page Grammar eBook.

2

Do I need to be a native English speaker?

No! But you will need to be a fluent English speaker with a great command of English.

Plus, we have one of the largest range of paid TEFL internships welcoming non-native English speakers.

3

What score do I need to pass my course?

Your course is marked through continuous assessment with end of module knowledge tests. You’ll need to score 100% to pass, and unlock the next module.

If you don’t pass first time, you’ll be able to re-sit at no extra cost, so don’t worry.

4

How long does a TEFL course take?

The time taken to complete a TEFL course depends on how much study time you can dedicate each week and which duration of course or training package you choose.

You’ll have 180 days (six months) to complete your TEFL course, which is typically twice as long as needed to finish our most comprehensive training course

5

Can I take the course and work full-time?

Absolutely! And most people do exactly that.

Your TEFL training is self-paced, meaning you can study as much or as little as you want, depending on your commitments.

6

When does my study time begin?

You have a six month study period to complete your TEFL course, from the date of enrollment.

As a guideline, the 120 hour Advanced TEFL Course takes 6 – 8 weeks to complete typically while the 168 hour Level 5 TEFL Course takes 10 – 12 weeks. You’ll have more than enough study time over six months to complete