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TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) refers to teaching English tho those who do not speak English as their first language. You do not have to be a native English speaker to teach TEFL and it is also referred to as EAL (English as an Additional Language), TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
You can teach English classes online or abroad; many countries are looking for TEFL teachers.
Many countries and companies hire TEFL teachers throughout the year. Visit our Jobs Board to apply for your favourite destinations or explore options on TES.
No, you do not need to speak another language to teach TEFL. You will pick up key phrases if you decide to move abroad but you do not need any knowledge of a language to be able to teach.
Nope, you can be any age to take a course and any age to teach.
No. Some countries and jobs may require a degree when applying for jobs abroad but this is rare. You do not need a degree to take a TEFL course or to get most TEFL jobs.
Yes, if you need any special arrangements to take our courses, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
We are continuing to build connections with schools overseas. Visit our Jobs Board for the latest positions and contact your mentor for CV, application and interview guidance.
Our TEFL courses are made up of many modules with end of module tests. These tests can be retaken as many times as you wish. Your tutor will also support you throughout the course, ensuring you don’t fail.
No, TEFL certificates do not expire. However, if you are applying for jobs some years after taking a course, you may wish to opt for a top-up course to refresh your memory but also to attract the best employers.
No, the price you pay includes all the information and resources you would need. You may however, wish to take notes throughout the course and use our resources page to support your learning.
No, you don’t need any prior knowledge of English grammar. We will guide you through the important elements of grammar you will be expected to know and teach when applying for TEFL jobs.
The courses are organised by hour. These can take anywhere between 2-3 weeks and 2-3 months depending on how often you will be working on the course.
There is not one single awarding body for TEFL. Most course providers provide their own accreditation or membership with non TEFL- specific accrediting bodies.
No qualifications are needed to apply for a course, however it is recommend you can speak English at a native speaker level.
For every course, we offer a tutor to support and guide you through each module. You can contact them at any point and they will support your learning to ensure you succeed in your chosen course. We also have a variety of blogs and resources to support your training further.
After completing your course, you will receive an electronic copy of your certificate within 14 days.
There are a variety of different courses you can take. Generally, the more hours you study for, the more confident and prepared you will be for applying and interviewing for positions. Plus, if you wish to apply for a popular destination, your CV would stand out if you have our 180-hour course compared to our 40-hour course.

It really depends on what you are looking for. If you are unsure which course would suit you best, contact us at info@tefl.guide, let us know what type of job you are looking for and a bit about yourself and we can suggest which course would suit your needs the best.
At the end of each module, there is a short quiz with various types of questions. You can retake the quiz as many times as you wish. You must achieve at least 70% of each quiz to pass the course.
Contact us as info@tefl.guide if you are interested in upgraded your course.
We appreciate that you are probably in a position where you want to travel and teach. That is why we ensure our courses are affordable and competitive, leaving you with more money to travel whilst you are working abroad.
To be offered a reasonable paid job teaching English abroad, you would need to take a 140-hour course or 180-hour course. Most quality TEFL providers charge between £200 - £500 for these courses. We aim to provide high quality courses for a reasonable price, making it accessible for all learners.

You will then need to pay for pre-departure costs such as work permits, visas and flights - although these are sometimes reimbursed for paid for by companies.

You may need some money for when you first land in your destination but wages will cover cost of living and often cover additional travel opportunities as well.
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