Premier TEFL in London: A Gateway to English Teaching Excellence

Premier TEFL in London offers an immersive TEFL training experience, blending the city’s rich cultural and historical backdrop with comprehensive English teaching courses. From the foundational 120-hour certification to the advanced 180-hour Level 5 Diploma, Premier TEFL caters to diverse learning needs, ensuring readiness for global English teaching opportunities. London‘s vibrant educational scene, historical landmarks, and nearby academic towns provide a unique learning environment. This TEFL journey not only equips educators with essential skills but also enriches them with cultural insights, making it an ideal choice for aspiring English language teachers.

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Embark on a TEFL Adventure in London: Transform Your Teaching Career with Premier TEFL

Embarking on your TEFL journey in London with Premier TEFL offers an unparalleled opportunity to merge the vibrant culture and rich history of England’s capital with the dynamic field of teaching English as a foreign language. Premier TEFL’s array of courses, from the foundational 120-hour online certification to the comprehensive 180-hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL Diploma, caters to a spectrum of learners, ensuring you’re well-equipped to teach English in any setting, be it online or across the globe​​​​​​.

Flexible Learning, Global Teaching

Our course offers adaptable learning modes, allowing you to balance your studies with other commitments. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to inspire minds and make a difference in classrooms worldwide.

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Our Level 5 TEFL diploma is not just a course; it’s a passport to global opportunities. Accredited by Highfield Qualifications UK and regulated by Ofqual, this program is synonymous with quality and professionalism in TEFL education.

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Interested in teaching English abroad but you don’t know where to start? There are over 60 countries on our TEFL Job Centre where you can teach English abroad.
Check out these TEFL country guides to get you the dream job teaching abroad.

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180 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma


Course includes:

180 hour accredited online training
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Ideal if you want to teach English online
6 months of study time
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300 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma


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180 hour Level 5 online training
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Opportunities online & abroad
6 months of study time
Completion Time 6-8 Weeks
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310 Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma


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180 hour level 5 Online Training
Highfield Level 5 TEFL Diploma digital & hard copy
Personal online TEFL tutor support
Opportunities online & abroad
6 months of study time
Completion Time 6-8 Weeks
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Why London for TEFL?

London, a city steeped in history and brimming with cultural diversity, provides an ideal backdrop for TEFL training. Its cosmopolitan atmosphere is not just conducive to learning English in a vibrant environment but also offers a wealth of opportunities for aspiring TEFL teachers. From the historic corridors of the British Museum to the scenic beauty of Hyde Park, London is a city where education meets exploration. The metropolis is a melting pot of languages and cultures, making it a dynamic classroom for TEFL students. Engaging with the local communities from Camden’s eclectic markets to the South Bank’s artistic performances, TEFL candidates in London are exposed to a broad spectrum of accents, dialects, and linguistic nuances, enriching their teaching methodologies.

Moreover, London’s educational institutions, from the esteemed University College London to King’s College, provide a robust academic setting that complements practical TEFL training. The city’s rich literary history, from Shakespeare’s Globe to the Dickens Museum, offers endless inspiration for lesson planning and cultural immersion. London’s global connectivity, with students and professionals from around the world, ensures that TEFL teachers can build a diverse network, opening doors to teaching opportunities internationally. In essence, London’s unique blend of historical grandeur, cultural richness, and educational prestige makes it an unparalleled location for those embarking on their TEFL journey, promising not just a certificate but a transformative life experience.

Premier TEFL's Comprehensive Course Offerings

Premier TEFL’s courses are designed with your success in mind. The 180-hour Level 5 Diploma, for instance, is a deep dive into TEFL, covering everything from language acquisition to lesson planning and classroom management, ensuring you’re prepared for the challenges and rewards of teaching English. The course’s modular structure, coupled with personal tutor support and the flexibility of online study, makes it a preferred choice for those looking to launch their TEFL careers from London​​​​.

Nearby Towns for Cultural Immersions


A city steeped in history and academia, is globally celebrated for its world-renowned university, which stands as a beacon of knowledge and tradition. Its picturesque landscape is dotted with an array of historic buildings, each telling a story of the city’s rich heritage. From the iconic Radcliffe Camera to the majestic Oxford University Press, these architectural marvels offer a glimpse into the city’s storied past. This venerable city is not just a hub for scholars; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy of education and architectural grandeur, inviting visitors and students alike to immerse themselves in its vibrant cultural tapestry.


The city is not only acclaimed for its unparalleled academic institutions that have nurtured some of the brightest minds but also for the serene and picturesque activity of river punting along its tranquil waterways. This traditional pastime offers a unique way to explore the city’s stunning landscapes and historic architecture from the peaceful vantage point of the river. As one glides gently down the river, the backdrop of lush greenery and ancient buildings creates an almost ethereal setting, blending leisure with the rich tapestry of history and education that defines the city. This harmonious blend of intellectual rigor and idyllic relaxation captures the essence of the city’s charm, making it a cherished destination for scholars and tourists alike.


Canterbury, a city wrapped in medieval lore, is the proud custodian of the Canterbury Cathedral, an awe-inspiring edifice that has stood the test of time. This city, with its cobbled streets and ancient walls, whispers tales of yore, offering a portal into England’s rich historical narrative. The cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not only serves as a spiritual center but also as a monument to architectural brilliance, attracting scholars, historians, and travelers alike. Canterbury’s legacy is further enriched by its vibrant cultural scene, with festivals, markets, and theatrical performances that breathe life into its historic lanes, making it a living museum of England’s medieval past.

What qualifications do I need to teach English abroad with TEFL?

To teach English abroad with TEFL, most employers require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field. Additionally, obtaining a certification is highly recommended. The standard requirement for certification is usually a 120-hour course, although some countries or employers may have specific preferences or requirements. It’s essential to research the requirements of the country or institution where you plan to teach.

Can I teach English abroad with TEFL if English is not my first language?

Yes, you can still teach English abroad with TEFL certification even if English is not your first language. Many non-native English speakers successfully teach English as a foreign language. However, it’s crucial to have a proficient level of English language skills and fluency, as well as the necessary qualifications and certifications.

Do I need teaching experience to get a job teaching English with TEFL?

While prior teaching experience is often preferred by employers, it is not always a strict requirement to get a job teaching English with TEFL. Many entry-level TEFL positions are available for those without prior teaching experience, especially in countries with high demand for English teachers. However, having some teaching experience or relevant skills, such as tutoring, volunteering, or working with students, can enhance your job prospects and confidence in the classroom.

Will I need to speak the local language to teach English abroad with TEFL?

In most cases, speaking the local language is not a requirement for teaching English abroad with TEFL. English immersion classrooms are common, where only English is spoken to create an optimal learning environment for students. However, having some knowledge of the local language can be beneficial for daily living and cultural integration. Additionally, some employers may prefer or require basic proficiency in the local language, depending on the location and type of institution.

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 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.

London's TEFL Hotspots

British Library:

This rich repository is a goldmine for both language educators and students, offering an expansive collection of teaching aids, linguistic research, and interactive tools. It’s a place where innovative teaching methodologies are at your fingertips, and the depth of material caters to a wide range of linguistic levels and interests. Whether it’s through classic literature, contemporary multimedia, or cutting-edge language apps, this resource hub facilitates a dynamic and engaging learning environment. It serves as a beacon for those dedicated to the art of language teaching and learning, fostering a community where knowledge is shared, and cultural insights are gained, making the journey of language acquisition both comprehensive and enjoyable.

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Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park:

This setting is perfectly suited for immersing oneself in the intricacies of the English language as it is employed in formal settings like public speaking and debates. It offers a unique opportunity to observe the nuances of persuasive language, rhetorical strategies, and eloquent expression. Participants and observers alike can gain insights into effective communication techniques, the art of argumentation, and the persuasive power of well-chosen words. Such environments are invaluable for those looking to refine their language skills, broaden their vocabulary, and understand the impact of tone and body language in conveying ideas. Additionally, it provides a platform for analyzing different dialects and accents, further enriching one’s understanding of English in various contexts.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:

This resource provides deep insights into the realms of English literature and language, illuminating the intricacies and beauty within classic and modern works. It serves as a gateway to understanding thematic elements, literary devices, and historical contexts that have shaped English literature over centuries. Furthermore, it delves into the evolution of the English language, exploring its etymology, grammar, and usage across different regions and cultures. For enthusiasts and scholars alike, it offers an invaluable exploration of linguistic styles, narrative techniques, and the power of storytelling. Engaging with this content enriches one’s appreciation for the written word and fosters a deeper connection to the diverse voices and perspectives that comprise the English literary canon.

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I recently finished the 10-hour TEFL classroom methodologies course led by Michelle Benson, and it was truly enriching. Michelle's teaching... style fostered a nurturing atmosphere where we could effectively grasp and apply new concepts in the classroom setting. This course isn't just valuable—it's essential for gaining practical teaching experience before diving into your own classroom. I wholeheartedly endorse this course to anyone looking to embark on a teaching journey.read more
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I had a very pleasant time doing the 180 Hours Diploma Course on TEFL. It was a tough but enjoyable and I found the website Discord very... helpful for getting clarification on Assessment 2. The course really does go into great depth and does equip the learner to start to teach English as a second language.read more
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You do not need a degree to enroll in a TEFL course. However, a degree is required in certain countries to get a work visa as a TEFL teacher. If you do not have a degree, there are plenty of schools across the world that are open to hiring you, as well as online teaching platforms too.

To sign up for a TEFL course you should be fluent or native English speaking, have completed High School education to the age of 18, and have excellent written skills.

The best TEFL courses will match your personal needs. Knowing what you’re looking for will help narrow your options and allow you to choose faster.

  • Do you want self-study or in-class experience?
  • Want to study on an app?
  • Expect a personal study tutor?

All of these factors will impact your decision. Use our Course Picker Tool to narrow your course choice.

Employers seek 120 hours of TEFL training for entry-level teaching jobs. This is the industry standard and the minimum amount of TEFL training you should undertake.

At Premier TEFL, our most popular courses are our Level 5 qualifications that include certified teaching practice. They help you qualify for more jobs, better pay and are trusted and respected globally by employers.

The best TEFL training providers will have:

  • A range of courses to pick from
  • Excellent customer reviews
  • Knowledgeable staff to advise you
  • Heaps of alumni testimonials
  • Quick response times
  • External accreditation
  • A clear path to employment for you to follow once you graduate

Most learners complete 120 hours of TEFL training in around 3 – 6 weeks, depending on how much free time you have to study.

As a self-guided course, you do not have to wait for scheduled classes, classmates, or seminars. You can complete the 10 modules of coursework in your own time, at your preferred pace.

You will have 6 months of study time access from the day that you enroll and can add more time if you run out.

No matter which TEFL course you enroll on, unless you have teaching experience you might feel daunted by the idea of taking your first class. This is completely normal and it’s recommended to take an instructor-led teaching practice class to boost your confidence and presentation skills.

You do not need any previous teaching experience to become a TEFL teacher. Expect an entry-level pay grade if you are a first-time teacher.

Many online platforms and will supply full training for newly recruited teachers plus a comprehensive bank of lesson plans and resources to use. Experienced TEFL teachers can expect to earn higher hourly rates of pay.

Jump a pay grade by completing our instructor-led teaching practice class. You will get a certificate to attach to job applications.

If you need academic help or support you will be able to email your personal tutor. You can simply reply to the welcome email that you are sent a few days after signing up.

Additionally you can find support on the online community forum from fellow learners and our academic team. Our weekly drop-in live support sessions on Zoom are also popular.

Yes, 120 hours of training is the industry standard for entry-level TEFL jobs. If you want to teach online, this is a popular course to take.

If you do not have any previous teaching experience, add our instructor-led teaching practice class to your training package to satisfy your future employers.

To further improve your employment chances and teaching skills you should study professional development courses in areas such as coaching IELTS students or business English.

In a competitive TEFL job market we recommend taking a Level 5 TEFL course which will typically get you hired more quickly for better paying jobs.

You will have 6 months of study time access from the day that you enroll and can add more time if you run out.

Yes! You can complete the 120 hour online TEFL course entirely on your smartphone.

You can either study the 120 hour TEFL course by downloading the Premier TEFL app to your smartphone or by logging into your Course Dashboard on your phone’s internet browser, we recommend using Chrome.

Premier TEFL courses have a 99% pass rate and 95% of our customers would recommend us.

120 hour fast track TEFL courses are pitched around the High School level and require a score of 80% to pass. The end of module tests can be retaken if you don’t pass the first time around. 

A Level 5 TEFL course has the difficulty level of the first year of university and requires more commitment and effort to pass. The essay style questions on a Level 5 course will be reassessed if the answers do not meet the required standard. 


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Opting for Premier TEFL in the vibrant city of London not only signifies a step towards achieving a globally recognized TEFL certification but also marks the beginning of an enriching journey that blends your passion for teaching with the opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of cultural experiences London has to offer. Premier TEFL’s well-regarded courses provide a comprehensive curriculum that equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in teaching English both in physical classrooms across the globe and in the expanding online education space. This decision paves the way for a rewarding TEFL career, where you have the chance to make a lasting impact on students from diverse backgrounds while enjoying the unparalleled professional and personal growth opportunities that come with living and teaching in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. With Premier TEFL, you’re not just earning a certification; you’re embracing a lifestyle that promises adventure, growth, and the chance to be part of a global community of educators.

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