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Teach English Online

Online language learning is growing at a rate of 10% a year and students actually learn 5 times faster online than face-to-face. You can teach English online as a full time career or a side gig.
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Teach English Abroad

We take all the hassle out of securing your placement, meaning you’ve more time to focus on the fun stuff. With fully-organized internships abroad and a busy jobs board, you'll never run out of options.
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Online TEFL Teacher
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Thailand TEFL Intern
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South Korea TEFL Intern
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Testimonials from students who have taken courses through the website and found success teaching English online or abroad.
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I recently attended a virtual classroom practice course with Michelle Kauffman. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt more confident to keep... going with the process of teaching ESL. Michelle delivered a fantastic schedule, everything was in sync and with Michelle's kind, patient attitude, I felt everyone in our course left with more confidence and a renewed passion to teach ESL.read more
Warren Taylor
Warren Taylor
12:25 05 Dec 23
I took the 10-hr Advanced Cert in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course. I enjoyed the two-day virtual course, and the opportunity to... practice with other students on the same journey! I appreciate that there were several dates available, as well as ET times to choose from. Our instructor, Michelle Kaufmann, was great! I would gladly take another course with her again! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to answer any questions we had. Thanks Michelle!read more
April Spikes
April Spikes
21:57 03 Dec 23
Michelle Benson is an excellent tutor with great experience and commitment to us understanding the module. Highly recommended!
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The Shakira Show
15:04 22 Nov 23
I want to share the wonderful experience I had taking the 10 hour Virtual TEFL course. I learned a lot and I had so much on the process. I... am so thankful I got Michelle Benson as a tutor for these 2 days. She is such a wonderful teacher, very supportive and so smart. I would definitely recommend taking this course, it will teach you a lot on how to manage a classroom online and in person.read more
carol perca
carol perca
01:06 20 Nov 23
I have just completed my 10 hour Advanced Certificate in TEFL Classroom Methodologies Course with Michelle Benson. I'm delighted to say, I... passed! The class was accessible to everyone in the class regardless of computer skills. I was travelling on a long coach journey in between Day 1 and Day 2 of the course. Even though this meant completing my homework on a bus, with pen and paper, rather than working on a Power Point presentation, what was most important was participating and showing that I understood what I was meant to be teaching. So I was able to pass, even with stick-figure drawings! Michelle was awesome at explaining everything clearly and putting us all at ease. I also learned a lot from observing the other students on the course. If you think you would benefit from some practical teaching advice and tutoring, I highly recommend this course.read more
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Leanne Bunce
19:03 14 Nov 23
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Shayan Balouch
18:38 13 Nov 23

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We are an independently accredited TEFL course provider with English government-regulated qualifications. Earn your certificate and begin teaching English in as little as 6 weeks. Our trusted reputation with global employers means that you will have access to a world of job opportunities. Enroll today for instant access 24/7 to your tuition material. Learn on any device at home or on the go, through our exclusive study app.

Questions and Answers

How can I get a TEFL Certificate?

There are a few ways that you can get a TEFL certificate. One option is to study with an English teacher training institution, such as Premier TEFL, offering government regulated TEFL qualifications. Alternatively, you could take online courses as part of a fully inclusive TEFL internship program. Finally, some budding teachers complete scholarships that include certificates and up to three weeks of teaching practice in Europe for a subsidized fee.

What is a TEFL Certification?

A Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate is an internationally recognized certification that proves that you have the skills and knowledge to teach English to students who are not native speakers. There are several online and in-person courses available that will help you achieve this goal, and many universities worldwide also offer TEFL/TESOL degree programs. Upon successfully completing one of these courses, you will be eligible to apply for a teaching job overseas (or online). Because most foreign countries require teachers to have a valid certificate from an accredited institution, having this credential gives you the necessary qualifications when applying for jobs.

How long does it take to get a certificate?

It typically takes anywhere from 3-12 weeks to receive a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate. This will depend on the type of program you choose, the number of classes you take, and your previous teaching experience (if any). Make sure to contact each school specifically in the location and surrounding areas where you would like to work to find out their hiring requirements in order to expedite the job-hunting process.

Is it worth it to get a TEFL Certificate?

There are a variety of benefits that can come with getting a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate. Firstly, it will show employers that you're knowledgeable and experienced in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Additionally, it will give you the ability to work in countries where there is high demand for teachers of EFL. And finally, those who get a TEFL certificate will be able to earn significantly more money than those who attempt to teach English without a formal certification.

How hard is the TEFL exam?

The difficulty of exams depends on what academic level your course is, but with the right preparation and study materials, you can put your best foot forward and pass the assessments with comfort. Make sure to focus on answering assessment questions accurately according to the assignment description and the tips in the question amplification. Practice by writing notes in a study journal about each topic that you cover in your modules to show your understanding of English language teaching methodologies. You will also benefit from completing the interactive activities and reflective tasks throughout your coursework to get a feel for what is expected of you during the actual exam. Remember: there is no one correct way to approach preparing for the exam – just make sure that you are thorough in your preparations!

Does TEFL pay well?

Yes, teaching English as a foreign language can be very rewarding. Depending on your location,qualifications and experience, you could achieve an annual in excess of US$60,000 pa. In some countries your TEFL salary would be tax free. In addition to pay, teachers also enjoy various benefits such as comprehensive paid training, stable employment with good hours and weekends off, and opportunities for career growth.

Can you fail a course?

As part of Premier TEFL’s customer pledge, we guarantee that you will pass your TEFL course or get your money back. Once certified we focus on helping you successfully prepare for getting hired as a teacher of English as a foreign language. There are many factors that can help you achieve success. One important aspect is making sure that you have a well written resume/C.V. and the skills to write a relevant cover letter. It is important to know what employers are looking for, which is why we hosts job coaching seminars monthly for all students and graduates. Additionally, graduates can apply for jobs both online and abroad on the TEFL jobs board.
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