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A Message From Our Managing Director, Rosie Mansfield

It’s been a challenging few weeks for everyone in most countries around the world. And, it’s been especially difficult for the vulnerable in our society. If you or a loved one have been affected by this pandemic our heartfelt thoughts are with you.

At Premier TEFL we have thought long and hard about how we can make a positive contribution to these difficult events. After talking at length to customers, students, teachers and schools, we all agreed that the best way we can help is to carry on just doing what we are doing.

That is, informing people that students need to learn English and they need fluent English speakers to become short (or long) term teachers to help them achieve their education goals. The online teaching platforms are urging us to find more teachers and they are committed to paying industry standard wages.

Since April 2020 we’ve given away over $80,000 worth of professional TEFL courses to help in excess of 500 English speakers retrain or upskill as TEFL teachers and to assist them with their career options. And, the support will not stop there...

Furloughed or Unemployed? Apply for TEFL Funding Assistance

Email [email protected], our covid support specialist will help you through the checkout process with the promotional code SUBSIDY which you can enter during checkout to receive your 15% discount.

PLEASE NOTE: This code is only available to those currently unemployed or on lay off. Subsidy funding support is available on TEFL courses and specialist courses.

COVID-19 & TEFL: News & Updates…


Online English teaching has been the fastest growth area of English language teaching for some time, but during this unprecedented period there has never been a greater demand for education online. Now is a unique time, filled full of opportunity to invest in your own career and qualifications, while also being part of a global education movement.

Over 1bn people are currently learning English around the world. By taking a TEFL course, you too could answer the call of the online TEFL teacher...and teach day-to-day English from home.

Book a call with one of our trained experts to chat about your options for teaching English online.


Premier TEFL Updates


The requirements to teach English online vary from company to company. Some platforms can welcome all nationalities, whether you are a native English speaker or fluent, and whether you are degree qualified or not. You can even find opportunities to teach on your phone or tablet.

If the teaching platform is owned by a Chinese organisation, it is required that you hold a degree and complete 120 hours of TEFL training. And, there are some companies who can only hire citizens of the US / Canada.


There are dozens of job opportunities to teach English online. Application processes are smooth and onboarding is quick. You could be earning a reliable income in just a few short weeks and transforming your living room into the most exciting hub of education.

Preparation is key to success. Be sure to practice for your interview and follow our tips on how to make your demo teaching video a winner.


All printed Premier TEFL certificates are being shipped as normal, from our Irish HQ. If any interruption to our service occurs, our operations team will immediately update you. Certificates will continue to be posted whilst it is safe to do so.

Keep in mind that delivery times may take longer than normal due to reductions in global postal services. We recommend choosing the recorded delivery option if you’re ordering a printed certificate at this time.

TQUK issued Ofqual certificates for the Level 5 course will be issued in PDF format from the end of March 2020 until further notice. Printed copies will be available when the pandemic restrictions in the UK are lifted.


It is currently not possible to obtain an Apostille stamp or Embassy attestation on certificates. If you will require legalisation of your TEFL certificate for visa purposes in the coming months, contact [email protected] to join the list, we’ll let you know once it’s possible to proceed.


All European Scholarship dates have been cancelled until May 29th 2020. Our partners at Angloville are contacting all participants to reschedule for later in the year. If you haven’t heard from the team already, you can reach out at [email protected].

Considering applying?

Good news - you can still apply for dates in 2020, which will be flexible. If it is not possible to run the dates that you booked for, a team member will help you reschedule. All programs will be confirmed in advance and no travel arrangements should be made without guidance from the team at Angloville.


Since January 2020 we’ve been supporting interns at home and abroad during this time. We are following guidelines set out by the Dept of Foreign Affairs and the World Health Organisation along with advice and support of our hard-working overseas partners.

We are monitoring all upcoming start dates across the range of our internships and our operations team is working hard to stay in contact with those booked to travel, once it is safe to do so.

Where it is not possible to run the internship or for you to join your planned intake, you will be able to join the next available start date or delay your start date for up to six months.

Considering applying?

Good news - you can still apply for dates in 2020, which will be flexible. If it is not possible to run the dates that you booked for, a team member will help you reschedule. All programs will be confirmed in advance and no travel arrangements should be made without guidance from Premier TEFL staff.


For anyone planning to travel on a Scholarship or Internship, now more than ever is it important to have comprehensive insurance in place to protect you from travel disruption. Zurich answers some FAQs to help shed light on the topic.

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