The TEFL Academy Reviews and Courses

Course summary

The TEFL Academy provides the very best in accredited TEFL courses, meaning your qualification is recognised throughout the world . The TEFL Academy is the world’s leading TEFL course provider. We can help you acquire the skills needed to teach English as a foreign language, whether it be through our specialist online TEFL course or our combined TEFL course.

TEFL courses at The TEFL Academy

  • Combined TEFL course

    Where can I take the course?
    UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and Online

    Course length
    168 hours

    Teaching practicum
    Yes

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  • Online TEFL Course

    Where can I take the course?
    Online

    Course length
    168 hours

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Reviews

Quality of the course
 9.3
Practical teaching experience
 8.9
Job guidance
 8.3
Value
 9.3
Course instructor
 8.9
Advice and support
 8.8

The best way to train to become a TEFL teacher

  • Wales, UK -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2020

I had long wanted to do a TEFL course. When the pandemic struck, I knew this was the time! The TEFL Academy course is the only one certified by the UK government and the US government. Once you sign on, you'll see why. This is an extremely comprehensive preparation for teaching TEFL. Working at your own pace, you will acquire a strong grounding in every aspect of TEFL teaching - from the nuts and bolts of English grammar to how the mind acquires a second language - all strongly framed in methods of lesson planning and lesson delivery. I cannot recommend this course strongly enough to anyone who wants to teach TEFL.

Valuable course

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2020

Throughout the course you are provided with a great deal of useful resources. These resources not only helped me with my assignments, but will also come in handy when I start to teach in real life!

The course instructors are friendly, answered all the questions I had and gave helpful feedback after each assignment.

A true discovery

  • In South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2020

This course was truly a great experience of a great quality. I enjoyed every moment. And it helped me so much.
The material is of great use to me, the course material was easily understandable and the resources was excellent.

Brilliant Course

  • United Kingdom (Bristol) -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2020

I am amazed that I got to complete my course and it went so smoothly with no difficulty. I am so happy that I was able to complete it with TEFL Academy.
I have grown so much through the whole course and learnt so much. There are so many new things to learn even as an English speaker and I can’t wait to now take this certificate and used what I have learnt to teach.

Absolutely amazing course

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2020

From the start to the end, It has been such a smooth journey. The team is so efficient and ready to assist students. I thoroughly enjoyed my course and would recommend it to everyone. Thank you for providing us with such a great platform that will help build us and others throughout the world. If you enjoy working with people and helping make a difference then this course is for you.

Amazing course!

  • Tunisia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I highly recommend this course for all enthusiastic ESL teachers. It covers basically the most important aspects of teaching in detail with further reading resources and videos in case you wanted to expand your knowledge regarding a certain aspect. The course is well organized and easy to navigate. The experience itself feels very professional, unlike cheaper courses. Also, for the one occasion I needed advice from the support team they replied in less than an hour which is really convenient. Overall I would highly recommend this course.

Level 5 TEFL Course (online only)

  • UK -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2020

I loved completing this course. There is a great wealth of information that is perfect for teaching students how they can become the best EFL teacher they can. The units mean that all bases are covered in depth and the assignments are a great way to consolidate knowledge and work on writing your own lesson plans. I would definitely recommend to a friend!

A Great Platform for Obtaining the TEFL Qualification

  • Czech Republic -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I had a great experience with online campus which was made available to me. I didn't know what to expect when I enrolled in the course, but I was pleasantly surprised by how the courses were structured and how easy it was to study at my own pace. It's obvious that this platform cares a great deal about properly training you to become a good teacher. The information is comprehensive and the platform was constantly sending me to extra sources where I could continue to delve into more detailed knowledge. I also found the assignments to be very relevant and fairly reviewed by the staff.

My TEFL coursed exceeded my expectations!

  • Cape Town, South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I could not have asked for a better 'fully loaded' course. The level 5 course I took was incredibly detailed and made me feel as though I was sitting in teachers college, with the experts up front. Not just that but the feedback is excellent, helping you improve where you can, answer any questions you may have and still manages to give the positive motivation we need to keep going. I'm so happy that I finally managed to take this course and feel ready for the TEFL future that awaits me. If you've been hesitating or doubting the versatility or value of this course, think no more, just go for it! For those of us who have no degrees in education, this surely makes me feel as though I can compete with the teachers I've seen in schools. Thanks TEFL for the great knowledge I've gained!

If you're deciding where to get your TEFL certificate, THIS IS IT!

  • Bolivia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I can't recommend the TEFL Academy enough! The interface is super easy to understand and work through. You have the content ready for you for whenever you have time, so going at your own pace is a plus. The assignments are graded within the timeframe they specify, and also properly graded and with guidance and feedback to learn from your mistakes for the next assignments. I loved everything about this course!

Rewarding

  • Namibia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

When I started TEFL I was uncertain about my ability to be a teacher but as I started going through the course I grew more confident and knowledgeable. TEACHING IS FOR EVERYONE!
This unique course and its content is definitely rewarding as well as user-friendly and fun!
Thank you TEFL!

Fantastic Course!

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2018

I started my online version of the TEFL course at the TEFL Academy during lock down. With teaching being my passion as well as having my own children I thought this would the perfect plan for a future career. I found this course very interesting and even challenging, over all being very impressed with the course. The website was easy to navigate, the layout, material, extra resources and explanations were all very clear and informative. I even enjoyed the assignments as they brought together all the topics well, and allowed me to use my creative streak.

Could not recommend this course enough!

An Absolute Gem

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I absolutely loved this course. It took me about 2 months to complete because I worked on it every day as I couldn't wait to log on each day. I am a qualified Montessori teacher and I thought I knew enough. Well this course taught me so much more. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you TEFL Academy, you are the best!!!

Satisfied customer

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I did the online version of the TEFL course at the TEFL Academy and was very impressed with the course. The layout, extra material and explanations were very clear and informative. The topics for the assignments and how it was put together were also very interesting. I thought this course would be boring as languages are not my preferred field of study but I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend the course to anybody.
What I found lacking is a bit more guidance on online teaching as I am only going to do online teaching. Other than that, no complaints.

Highly recommend this course

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I started and completed this course during lockdown. I found it stimulating, enjoyable and challenging in parts. I currently work as a teacher in an FE college but wanted to add this qualification to my CV as I hope to travel in the future.

Level 5 online TEFL course. Definitely worth it!

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I highly recommend the Level 5 online course. The website was easy to navigate and the information was very useful and informative. The assignments were a bit challenging and in-depth, but understandably so, as they test the teacher's understanding of a variety of aspects. I recommend starting the assignments as soon as possible. Overall, excellent content and timely responses from Admin and support. Definitely worth it!

The best course

  • Sitia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

Teaching is my passion and I really enjoyed this course. I learned useful things about teaching, so I can use them in teaching both Greek and English. The most useful part was about to create a lesson plan. I highly recommend to all of you!

I highly recommend this course!!!

  • Argentina -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

We are a traveler family so making this course is a new opportunity to work and travel over the world. I have recently completed my Level 5 TEFL course. I started the course during lockdown after I had returned to my country due to the pandemic. I found the course very clear and engaging and the materials were very useful. In the beginning, I didn't feel very confident because English is not my mother tongue but after the first feedback, I realized that I had a group of teachers to support me.
I could do it while I was with my 18 months old baby and working at home so… It is possible if you want to challenge yourself. I highly recommend this course!!!

A fabulous course

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

I have recently completed my Level 5 TEFL course and am waiting for my certificate. I started the course during lockdown which definitely gave me more time to dedicate to these studies and make notes. I thought the course was well laid out, enjoyed all of the modules and learnt so much. The further reading was really helpful as well. I probably spent too much time researching the assignments when most of the information is there for you in the course! I did find the assignments rather stressful and challenging, but then when you receive your mark and feedback, you feel a great sense of achievement and realise it was all worth it! I found the feedback very helpful and although I did not make use of the online tutors, it is good to know that they are there for you. I have already recommended this course to three colleagues who are looking for something else to do. Definitely worth the time, money, and effort!

An inspiring learning journey

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

I must say this is one of the best choices I have made during my life. The course not only gave me a lot of linguistic knowledge but also kindled my desire to become an excellent English teacher in the future which is not easy to achieve though. After completing the course, especially finishing the three awesome assignments which helped me to put what I have learned in the course into practice, I’m confident to begin my teaching career now. I’m grateful to have this precious experience and will highly recommend this wonderful course to those who want to become a good English teacher.

The course was fantastic!

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

The course was extremely resourceful. The teaching materials and aids were very helpful and the instructions to activities and assignments were clear and understandable. The website is easy to use and is very organized. One of my favorite things of this course is that when doing your assignments, you can do them offline.

Level 5 TEFL course

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

The course was very insightful. I have learned so many new things from this course.Overall their course is very neatly designed & it provides everything you need. The course is magnificent and i would recommend it to anybody who is interested in teaching.

Level 5 Tefl Course - The TEFL Academy

  • UK -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

I have really enjoyed learning with the TEFL Academy when doing and completing my Level 5 Tefl Course.
I started this course during the lockdown of 2020 but this has not impeded the studies and I have had excellent support.
The course content was clear and engaging. The assignments were relevant for the course level. I found the marking procedure to be good in that it was marked and feedback given when they said it would be and all within the timescales despite us living in strange difficult times.
Thank you TEFL Academy It has been a joy, hard work and challenging , making me use my brain but nevertheless I have enjoyed it.

Great experience

  • United Kingdom -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

I participated in the course during Covid lockdown. The first nice point is that platform is very straightforward and staff is very friendly and helpful.

I like the syllabus and the assignments as well. I wish we could have its paper version as well because honestly some part of it are very useful resources especially for new teachers.

Amazing Experience

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

Was a very insightful experience. It was challenging which is great for motivation. They really go out their way to help you get started with your career. I learnt a lot and the 48 hr practical course was so much fun. Thank you!!!

TEFL Academy has an outstanding course.

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in August 2020

I recommended my course to 3 other people who were struggling to find the correct one. It was fun and easy to do. I learned a lot, it was very simple and informative. I was very impressed with the study content and the way it was presented.

Thank you

Trained to teach

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

When I started the course, I thought I knew much about teaching as I am involved with training. I soon discovered I knew hardly anything. From the first lesson from the TEFL Academy course to the last I learned something new and appropriate. I was quite upset when I had to repeat the last assignment as I thought I did well, but after completing the course I understood why I had to repeat and appreciated the quality of the course. My time and money were well spent.

Overall very well structured course

  • New York -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in August 2020

This course is definitely worth the money - at an affordable price, this course is super well structured, the assignments are very well designed and demanding so that you actually have to put some real work in them. I’m super happy with everything about this course, definitely recommend it to everyone!!

A great online course!

  • Wales -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

A great online course that was structured clearly. I was impressed with the detailed feedback given for each assignment and prompt response when I posted a query. The content of the course was thorough and has prepared me for using the TEFL qualification in the future.

Great training

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in August 2020

I loved my experience with the TEFL academy. I feel I have accomplished a lot with them and learnt a lot. They teach everything needed to start a potential career in teaching English as a foreing language. I undoubtedly recommend them.

Great course for being able to teach English or even just to develop your own English.

  • United Kingdom -
  • 8/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2020

The course itself gave you the all information needed into teaching the English Language, in a clear and well structured format great for any level and learning style. I liked the flexibility in being able to navigate into previous units and the interactive activities which can help enhance your learning, as well as give you ideas into ideas for your own teaching methods.

Thank you a very comprehensive course

  • United Kingdom -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in August 2020

Thank you this Level 5 TEFL course was great. There was support when I occasionally needed it and the course seemed to cover everything I needed to gain my qualification. It was enjoyable and I loved the tests along the way. Highly recommended.

Best company for TEFL Certificate

  • Australia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

Great value for money and even better as I purchased while there was a sale. Very supportive Facebook community, easy to reach out to other students and TEFL Academy staff are always there to help.

The course itself is jam packed with information - you will learn a lot! The structure is fantastic, moving smoothly through each part of the modules. Assignments are nicely spaced out.

For me the course wasn't as difficult as some others would suggest. The assignments were a challenge but with motivation and determination they are doable for anyone!

I'm glad I chose The TEFL Academy!

  • United States -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in July 2020

I was overwhelmed when I first started looking for a TEFL course. When I found The TEFL Academy, I chose it for its reasonable price and Level 5 certification online option. I learned a lot through the course, and I was able to go at my own pace. The material was useful, and now I can use the alumni resources to find a job when I'm ready. I wish there was more communication with the teacher grading the assessments, but that is my only wish. The assessments were also good because I was able to apply what I learned to a realistic assignment. I loved taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone interested in TEFL!

'When one teaches, two learn.'

  • London -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in November 2019

Concept checking, eliciting, and again concept checking... now when I think about it, I didn't even know the meaning of these two terms before I started my online course, and before I found myself in front of the people, and front of the professor. While doing the course I was working as well, and I was thinking it will be very easy to manage all duties and to study but in the end was a bit harder, but definitely it was worth. I felt Wow I am a teacher, or at least I could be one and I liked that feeling, a lot. Exercises were fun, replacing roles with a teacher, to find ourselves in his skin was such an experience. Real fun and a lot of new behavioral and academic stuff to learn. We were a good team who managed classroom ''quietly'' while doing practice part, we have been amazing emphatic listeners and overall even better feedback givers. In the beginning, I thought ''who knows maybe one day'' and now I perceive what I was thinking.

Overall, the TEFL course was an amazing experience (very affordable as well), in my case, with a cheerful, fun people from different countries, and with the wise course leader. I was studying philosophy in Croatia from where I am coming from, so I didn't have a teaching background, but now I am having it, and hopefully future as well. After I finished my short studies in the UK, I moved to Italy, because of personal reasons, but I found myself in the world full of new TEFL opportunities, and of course, I will continue developing my teaching skills; do not forget that teacher studies all his life. One more thing and last for now is what I learned and I pride myself on, after finishing the TEFL program, is that helping others is a huge part of personal training and growth.

Amazing value for money.

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed completing the course. I not only learnt alot in terms of the English language but I also learnt alot about myself, By pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is interested.

Excellent TEFL Course

  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I have been casually facilitating English language learning for about 3 years and this course equipped me to support language learners on a whole different level! I came away with a comprehensive view of the language learning process, the role I serve in the process, and techniques that I can use. I highly recommend this quality course!

An amazing course with an amazing company.

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in July 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the course (168 hour Level 5 TEFL course) and learned a lot from it. I had no prior teaching experience, and limited knowledge of what teaching English online entailed, however, after completing the course I feel much more confident.

I received fair feedback on my assignments, and it was marked on time. I always received prompt responses to queries. Overall, I am more than pleased with The TEFL Academy and would highly recommend.

The reason I had initially chosen them was because of all the positive reviews they've received.

Excellent service, good value for money.

Great Experience with TEFL academy

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I have just completed the level 5 TEFL course in June 2020 through TEFL academy. I was really impressed with the support and the content of the course. While it was difficult, when completed I felt like I had earned my certificate. I enjoyed the course, it was very interesting and felt I was supported every step of the way. I had a few admin queries that were addressed efficiently and effectively. Would definitely recommend!

Always interesting and a great course

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I have just completed my Level 5 TEFL Qualification through the TEFL Academy. It has been a great experience and very fun learning experience. I am extremely excited to get started in my teaching career abroad. If you are looking at an academy to qualify in a TEFL course, then the TEFL academy is definitely the choice to go for.

User friendly informative experience

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I recently completed the online Tefl level 5 course. Signing up and accessing the course was straightforward. The content was thorough and presented in an easy to follow fashion that equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful ESL teacher. I would highly recommend this course!

The Level 5 TEFL Course with The TEFL Academy - a great course!

  • Auckland, New Zealand -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I have just completed the Level 5 TEFL Certificate course with the TEFL Academy. The weekend course was excellent, with lots of useful tips and insights and the online course was first class. The course materials were easy to understand and attractively-presented.

The feedback was helpful and constructive and support requests were answered promptly.

The certificate was provided more quickly than promised, despite the current Covid crisis.

I recommend this course to anyone, without hesitation.

Thanks for a great course!

A warm welcome into the ESL universe

  • Zimbabwe -
  • 8/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

the Course serves as a guide to novices into ESL teaching. With help from an experienced teacher helping train you and prepare you for all you need to know from what to teach and how to teach to even where would be most favorable to teach, the instructor was very insightful! Although 10 hour a day for two consecutive days is tiresome it helps having fellow students around to draw energy from and encouragement throughout the course and even after it (P.S we have a group chat). The online bit can be a bit of a drag especially the first five units but it’s amazing when you get to use the knowledge you have on the three assignments which I should mention come with very practical feedback and advice. The communications people are so friendly and patient with your problems so that also helps. Overall a good experience I don’t feel like I just got slapped in the face with some certificate and shoved into a class full of strangers.

Excellent course opening up opportunities around the world

  • Leeds, UK -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

My partner and I are travelling around SouthEast Asia (when possible) and the Level 5 TEFL Course has opened up numerous opportunities for us to be able to fund our travels. Having done no teaching at all previously the TEFL course has given me the confidence to see teaching English as a foreign language as a new career path. Overall the course was very well set out. I like that I was able to complete it in my own time, with no pressure other than my own personal deadlines. The feedback given for each assignment was constructive and allowed me to develop my skills on the following assignments. Overall I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a change in career or a chance to fund their travels.

Excellent

  • Cape Town -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. It came during peak lockdown here in South Africa while I had nothing else to do at home - perfect timing. I completed the whole course in a month! It was very comprehensible, and I enjoyed it the whole way through. I can't wait to start teaching!

Very professional

  • Prague, Czech Republic -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I'm an experienced teacher and I really enjoyed the course. It helped me put many things I'd known into a broader context and even understand better why I actually do what I do in my classes. I also appreciated links to many practical tools and interesting further reading. The overall organization of the course including administrative communication is clear and efficient. I definitely recommend it!

Amazing Course

  • Mallorca - Spain -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

An amazing, intense and extremely worthwhile course. It has been something I have been wanting to do for a while and finally decided to take the plunge. A world of knowledge and information available with very helpful feedback from the tutors. Thank you very much for this opportunity as I am now planning my future in the world of TEFL. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in teaching English as a foreign or second language.

Amazing!

  • Lincoln UK -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

The TEFL course is amazing. I learnt so much and in my own time and pace. The course subjects are useful and interesting. Feedback was in depth and helped me a lot. The website is easy to use. I have really enjoyed the course!

Terrific TEFL Training

  • Cape Town, South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the content and structure of the TEFL course that I completed through The TEFL Academy. Six months was the perfect amount of time to work through the Units systematically and make suitable notes for each topic.
The content was extremely relevant to becoming an online teacher, and I especially enjoyed the interactive activities in each unit.
The three assignments were highly beneficial to my education as a future teacher, as I was made aware of many online resources and taught how to plan an effective lesson for students of different levels and abilities.
Overall, it was a worthwhile course to take and I would definitely recommend it.

A valuable course at a very good price

  • Cambodia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in june 2020

I am an academic teacher. My field is social sciences. I was very curious what to expect from the TEFL online course. Until now I was not convinced about the sense of online teaching. And I tried. Very carefully prepared course, interesting and recommendable.

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