An internationally recognized TEFL certification
Practical tools & lesson ideas that will aid you in the classroom
The opportunity to work at your own pace
120 hours packed with up-to-date TEFL tuition and training
Full support from a personal tutor throughout the course
Full job search support upon graduation
A fantastic value price thanks to reduced overheads
Our aim is to help you not only qualify, but to become an outstanding teacher. So while you will get all of the benefits above, the course will also give you an all-round preparation.
What Will I Learn?
Key aspects that the course covers include:
Language learning strategies
Testing and error correction
Upon completion of the course you will have gained a solid understanding of the principles behind teaching English as a foreign language, as well as a wealth of practical ideas on how to make your lesson fun, effective and methodologically sound.
Alongside your own personal tutor, you will also have access to a huge number of online resources, featuring up-to-date information on a whole host of topics – in fact, on everything you could possibly need to know. And after you’ve completed each of the five downloadable modules, you’ll be able to keep hold of them for reference in the future.
How Long Will The Course Take?
That is entirely up to you! All of our courses can be taken at your own pace. You can gain your TEFL certificate in as little as four weeks, if you are pressed for time, or you can take all the time you need.
We don’t set time limits, or expect you to fit in with our schedule, we work around yours. So whether you’re at college, working full time, have children to care for, or are ready to hit your studying full steam ahead – this is the course for you.
We have had students qualify in as little as 2 weeks (with a lot of hard work), and we have had students study gradually over 3 months or more. We have also had part-time students who took years to complete their course. And that’s fine too!
Ideally you should submit at least one assignment a year. If this is not possible and the course is left inactive for over 12 months then we will help you reactivate it. See here for details.
Who Is This Course For?
There are no course prerequisites, you don’t need any previous experience – just a determination to learn and an enthusiasm for teaching English. We provide the rest!
Where Is This Course Accepted?
If you want to find work after graduating then it’s vital that your TEFL qualification is recognized internationally. We’re happy to say that our 120 hour TEFL certification has proven to be a golden ticket for thousands of our graduates, who have found teaching jobs across the globe and who regularly provide us with positive feedback about their learning experiences.
Not only do we have graduates working in all five continents, but also in both the public and private sector – in everything from one-room schools, to large university campuses. The course has also been recognized by many states and authorities.
For a full list of countries where you can work with the ICAL TEFL certificate, click here.
How Can I Find work?
Private language schools
Primary or high schools
Higher education colleges and universities
Nurseries and kindergartens
Teaching assistant roles
Various roles in your home country
Your ICAL TEFL certification will last a lifetime, just like a degree or any other professional qualification.
How Much Can I Earn?
The exact amount you can earn will depend on where in the world you choose to teach and at which type of school or institution. As a rule of thumb though, in most cases a first time TEFL teacher will earn enough to cover living expenses and a bit extra – enough to cover outings, additional travel and some savings.
Additionally, many teaching jobs also include extra benefits such as free housing and flight reimbursement – making it an even more appealing career option.
Have More Questions?
Please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call…
…or tweet us, email us, send us a letter, whatever your preferred method, you can find all of our details on the contact page. We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions at all – we’re here to help, and we’d love to help you start your TEFL adventure!
Why 120 Hours?
From our extensive experience we have found that 120 hours is the standard requirement for practically all reputable TEFL job vacancies.
For this reason we do not offer any TEFL courses below 120 hours, because we believe that we have a responsibility to ensure that all of our students graduate with all of the qualifications and skills that they need to get a job in TEFL.
Our TEFL Certificate course has been around for over 20 years and that means we have lots of experience with training language teachers. Our highly qualified and credentialed tutors have been involved with language teaching, teacher training, and in designing courses. They also possess extensive knowledge and grounding in everything related to the field of TEFL.
ICAL TEFL has trained thousands of successful graduates teaching TEFL across the globe.
When you sign up you will be assigned your own personal tutor, who will guide you throughout the course. Your tutor will be there to give feedback on assignments and will provide any other support that you need.
More information about our tutors’ qualifications can be found on the Personal Tutors page.