Our TEFL Experts have over three decades of experience in the world of teaching English as a foreign language and have helped thousands of students get the skills and certificate they needed to start a great new career.
Now, it’s your turn!
Here are the answers to many of the questions we are often asked about TEFL. From how you qualify to eligibility, finding work and everything else in between!
If for some reason your question and answer isn’t listed, please get in touch with us and our TEFL Experts will be happy to help.
Phone: 01349 800 600
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- About TEFL
- Weekday and weekend classroom courses
- Online TEFL courses
- TEFL certificate
- TEFL jobs
- Working and living abroad
What is TEFL?
Are there any age restrictions?
Can I take a TEFL course if I have a disability?
Is there international TEFL accreditation?
Which course should I take?
I am a qualified teacher. Do I really need a TEFL certificate to teach English abroad?
Weekday and Weekend Classroom Courses
What qualifications do I need to apply for a course?
Where are TEFL Org courses held?
Are there any breaks on the course?
How many people are there on the course?
Is accommodation provided?
Is lunch included?
What time does the course start/finish?
Is there observed teaching practice during your classroom courses?
What is the difference between the online and weekend course?
Can I pay in instalments?
Can I add on further TEFL courses later?
Online TEFL Courses
How do I enrol?
How long will it take to complete the online TEFL course?
What if I need more time?
What support will I get on the course?
How do I contact my online course tutor?
Do I need to purchase any textbooks for the course?
Do I need to know grammar?
When will I receive my TEFL certificate?
What does it say on my certificate?
Where can I get my TEFL certificate legalised?
I’ve lost my certificate. How do I order a new one?
Does the TEFL certificate expire?
Will a TEFL Org certificate get me a job
A school I have applied for work with needs to verify my certificate. How do they do this?
Can TEFL Org set me up with a job on completion of the course?
Will I be able to apply for job straight after the course?
I completed my TEFL course through a different course provider. Can I still apply for roles advertised on the TEFL Jobs Centre?
Am I too old to teach English as a foreign language?
Do I need a university degree?
Do I need teaching experience to find a good teaching position?
Working and Living Abroad
Do I need to speak the local language?
I have children. Will they be able to go to the same school?