TEFL: Frequently Asked Questions
To get you started, we’ve listed some of the most popular questions we get asked about TEFL. If you have a question that has not been covered in our TEFL FAQs, please get in touch with our TEFL advisers who will be happy to help.
You can use the links below to jump to a section:
- Weekday and Weekend Classroom TEFL Courses
- Online TEFL Courses
- Virtual TEFL Courses
- Level 5 TEFL Courses
- TEFL Certificates
- TEFL Accreditation
- TEFL Jobs
- Teaching English Abroad
What is TEFL?
Are there any age restrictions?
Can I take a TEFL course if I have a disability?
Which course should I take?
Are there any hidden fees?
Can non-native English speakers teach English?
Are Groupon TEFL courses the same?
I am a qualified teacher. Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach English abroad?
Weekday and Weekend Classroom TEFL Courses
What qualifications do I need to apply for a course?
Where are TEFL Org courses held?
What time does the course start/finish?
How many people are there on the course?
Is there observed teaching practice during your classroom courses?
Are there any breaks on the course?
Is lunch included?
Is accommodation provided?
What is the difference between an online and a weekend TEFL course?
Can I pay in instalments?
Can I add on further TEFL courses later?
Online TEFL Courses
How do I enrol?
What are the technical requirements for online TEFL courses?
How long will it take to complete the online TEFL course?
What if I need more time to complete my course?
What support will I receive on the course?
How do I contact my online course tutor?
Do I need to purchase any textbooks for the course?
My grammar isn't the best. Will this be an issue?
Virtual TEFL Courses
What’s the difference between a classroom and virtual classroom TEFL course?
Is virtual teaching practice recognised by schools/employers?
In which order should I complete the course?
Level 5 TEFL Courses
Should I do a 120-hour or Level 5 TEFL course?
What is the benefit of a Level 5 TEFL course?
What makes a Level 5 course level 5?
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?
What is TEFL accreditation?
Why is accreditation important?
Is there an international TEFL accrediting body?
What is the difference between regulation and endorsement?
Can TEFL Org set me up with a job on completion of the course?
Are you guaranteed a job after the course?
Will I be able to apply for a 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?
Do I need teaching experience to find a good teaching position?
Teaching English Abroad
Do I need a university degree to teach English abroad?
Do I need to speak the local language?
I have children. Will they be able to go to the same school?