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
 9.4
Practical teaching experience
 9
Job guidance
 8.5
Value
 9.4
Course instructor
 9.1
Advice and support
 9.1

Teaching English from another point of view

  • United States -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2021

I studied translation for 3 years, now that I’ve done the TEFL course I have a completely different perspective of the language. They offer you really good job opportunities, they help you to make a cover letter and a cv. The teachers are always willing to help you. I sent a ticket once and they answered me right away.

Loved this course

  • Cheshire -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in April 2021

I got so much help from the tutors. The online course is easy to follow and has lots of information to learn from. There are small quizzes within the course which keep you stimulated. Also, there are 10 end of topic tests and 3 assignments to complete. All the topics and assignments are interesting and enjoyable.

Level 5 TEFL Course (Qualifi) Review

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in April 2021

The Level 5 TEFL Course (Qualifi) is worth doing, even if it will be used only for online teaching. It is very well thought out in terms of the order in which units are completed, right down to the information covered in every unit.

The extensive feedback given before and after completing an assignment is crucial to passing the course, and this was done very well by the tutors and TEFL as a whole.

The resources given to students during and after completing the course are plenty, allowing for no confusion during and after course completion.

Overall, very well thought out course that is well worth the time and money.

A great course

  • Spain -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in April 2021

The Level 5 TEFL 168H course was an intensive course. It provided highly valuable information and covered all trends in TEFL teaching methodology. It outlines important elements on classroom management and how to adapt to all types of students. It also allows you to do the work at your own pace and time, within the six months that you are given to complete it. The course platform has an excellent design, I never had to contact a tutor once to require assistance, further explanation or guidance. The platform content is easy to follow and navigate through. This course builds confidence through knowledge. I never expected an online course to provide such a high quality of teaching materials and strategies. The assignments were challenging, which actually proves the high standard of this course, and the feedback from tutors was detailed and encouraging. I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is seriously contemplating a career in the TEFL world.

Excellent Course

  • Durban -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in April 2021

I had an excellent experience with the Level 5 TEFL Course. The course was well organised and presented. Each unit was informative and the practical activities as well as the end of unit test consolidated the work learnt. The course provided all the materials needed to complete the assignments successfully. The e-tutors marked assignments timeously and they provided valuable feedback that was detailed and constructive that helped with the next assignment. I am so glad that I chose to use the TEFL Academy.

168hr tefl course

  • South Africa -
  • 7/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in April 2018

The course was pretty good. I felt that mostly I had to find my own way in finding jobs. The tefl academy jobs board was not that helpful and so I ended up going through Dave's ESL cafe. Posted my resume there and in about a week I had over 30 offers, so not bad.

World Class Platform!

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2021

I was recommended to The TEFL Academy by a friend who spoke highly of the course and who had an awesome overall experience. That's when I jumped aboard. Soon or later I ended up referring a friend, who is also blown away by the course.

A massive thank you and well done to The TEFL Academy, your course is world-class. From the aesthetic, user-friendly online portal to the superior support offered by tutors throughout the completion of assignments, I am truly impressed! Highly recommended!

An excellent course, one I would highly recommend

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in March 2021

From the coursework to the advice given, I cannot fault any aspect of this course. The course was comprehensive and structured in a logical manner. The end of unit quizzes were useful and helped solidify the theory that was covered in each unit. I also appreciated how practical and challenging the assignments were as this gave me the tools to teach English to foreign students more effectively whether it be a virtual or actual classroom. The feedback from the tutors were detailed, helpful and encouraging. I researched extensively when looking for a suitable course provider and I am really glad I chose TEFL Academy.

Amazing start to finish!

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in March 2021

I had a really enjoyable experience with the Level 5 course that the TEFL Academy provided. From start to finish I was very happy with the course and it was very informative. I had more than enough time to complete the course whilst working a full time job. It has helped me considerably with my role in becoming an EFL teacher.

Amazing experience

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in March 2021

I took the Level 5 TEFL Course on TFLAcademy.com and I am really happy with it. Everything explained clearly and supported with very useful videos and website links that we can easily find Tefl/esl sources. The only think I wish more about the course was to be able to have lifetime access to this amazing course. I will check job opportunities immediately.

Level 5 TEFL Course

  • Lincolnshire, UK -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in March 2021

The course material was excellent. Comprehensive and well structured. It was easy to follow but didn't shy away from dealing with the technicalities of learning English. I found the end of unit quizzes very useful. It would be enhanced by a search facility to enable a student to easily find material when revising.

The assignments were immersive and challenging. They were by no means easy and required a lot of work. I found this very welcome because I want my qualification to mean something.

The whole course was well organised - I had no recourse to seek help as it was all there.

Lastly, the references, additional reading, etc., were also very comprehensive.

Overall an excellent course and great value for money.

The TEFL Academy is Truly Terrific

  • Italy -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in March 2021

Absolutely thrilled that I have completed this course. I can’t think of a bad thing to say - other than the Unit 4 on grammar being rather long.. but hey English is a complicated language ;P
I didn’t expect to enjoy this course as much as I did. It was well-structured, with comprehensive chapters and at the same time fun. Although, the assignments were challenging, but perfectly apt in preparation for becoming a teacher. Also received great feedback which helped a lot in terms of areas to improve.
I definitely feel prepared to start teaching now that I’ve passed all my assignments.
The tutors were a fantastic help, and having the community support of the Facebook group was also great! Would definitely recommend the TEFL Level 5 course.
Thanks TEFL :)

Completed the course in February 2021

  • Canada -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2021

It has been a great journey in the teaching path study. I found the Level 5 course quite informative and comprehensive that is a great combination when you want to become an English teacher. The topics and contents were attention-grabbing and very precise, so I've tried to apply what I learnt from this course to my English classes. The result was great and I've realized that my students have considerable progress.

10/10 Course with the TEFL Academy

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2021

It has been such an incredible course to do! From the layout of the info to the content provided to even the assignments. I am an Education student and so much of what I learned in the course lines up with my degree and what I’ve been taught in my English and English Second Language modules. The feedback on the assignments were so helpful and very encouraging. I didn’t wait very long for my assignments to be marked either. At the end of my course it was very helpful that they provided links for job sites. I also learned a thing or two about the English language and have even improved it myself. It’s a must do course if you’re looking to do a TEFL course!

Great course

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in March 2021

The course material was very informative. It was very fun as well as interesting to work through. The feedback and guidance from the academy is so in depth and helpful. I have a Bachelor of Education: foundation phase specializing in early childhood development and completing this course enabled me to build new knowledge and learn new things on which I have built my knowledge.

Easy and simple

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2021

I was quite anxious about starting this Level 5 (168 hours) course. Will the content be too difficult? What about the assignments? Will I fail? But once I started going through the content of the units, I realized that it was presented in an easy language, chronological, very detailed in its explanations. Helpful when it comes to examples such as "eliciting'', and various other helpful tips and links such as videos, blogs, books, etc. Assignments were easy to do because of the content given beforehand, and other pieces of information from previous units are revised for you as well. Ah, revision! A big theme in this course. Stick to it :) The layout of the website is also easy to work with. Feedback of your assignments are incredibly detailed and helpful; what you could do better, and also what you did well. All in all, a very easy, simple process of getting your TEFL certificate!

In a Nutshell

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

I found the course both compelling and informative. I was challenged to produce quality work; mission accomplished. The lessons were easy to follow and Tutors were available - but, given the Covid-19 situation and time difference, there were lags of time between questions and answers.

I recommend this course and look forward to Teaching English ASAP.

Excellent

  • United Kingdom -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

I really enjoyed this course. It had a lot of information to help me on my new journey. I would definitely recommend to anyone who was thinking of teaching English as a foreign or additional language. I'm hoping this course opens a lot of new doors for me and take me on an exciting new journey.

Book on the webinar for additional practice

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

The level 5 TEFL course is great value for money. It's very easy to work through at your own pace. The feedback I got on how to improve my assignment when I failed the first submission was very useful. I would strongly recommend the practical webinar as this allowed application of the theory and really brought it to life!

A new adventure

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

This was a course chosen for a major change in career, and I found it was well planned and user friendly. Though it was challenging at times, I persevered and passed. It’s has given me the foundation to start my new online TEFL teaching career.

Excellent experience!

  • Durban, South Africa kzn -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

Great teaching skills, I learnt in depth the basic/ foundation phase of teaching English.
The TEFL academy are great and really do leave well structured comments on each assignment presented, to help and try better your work.
I would recommend anyone who would like to teach English online or in a foreign language to the Tefl academy :)

Excellent course!

  • England -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

I started the TTA Academy Level 5 Course and it was incredibly beneficial. They teach you everything you need in order to be a reliable, confident teacher. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to become a certified teacher. They set you up for success!

Really pleasant experience

  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

The materials of the course were structured logically and were consistent. The units' tests served as sources for strengthening the knowledge got in every unit. Their content was useful for summarizing and repeating the material. The examination tasks are clear. Thus, I had a real pleasure to study at TEFL academy.

I definitely recommend TTA Level 5 TEFL Course

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

I completed my Level 5 TEFL course of 168hrs within 5 weeks, I appreciate that they offer you 6 months to complete the course, this is more than enough time to complete. The course was well structured and easy to access on all gadgets, each unit clearly explains what to expect before you can begin with it and it also informs you on what you should know before the end of each unit.
The staff is always readily available to assist and answer all questions via email or phone call. The bonus pint for me is how they offer to assist you with your job application once you have completed the course.

Fantastic experience with the Tefl Academy

  • Durban, South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

The Tefl Academy is one of the best companies who runs courses that equip you to be able to go out into the world and teach English. They were very helpful and communicative during my course. I received lots of guidance and feedback on my assignments. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to study their Tefl course.

TEFL Course

  • South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in December 2017

My TEFL experience was really amazing and I loved the practical as well as the informal work we did. Online practice teaching was what I really enjoyed then face to face. My instructor was really helpful and made it very insightful for us to learn like children as well and how to take this experience and teach our students in a fun exciting way.

Well-organized, thoughtful content

  • Macao -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

I found the e-learning platform and content organization easy to follow and well laid-out, which made completing the course easy and even enjoyable at times. The design of the course gave me confidence that I was on the right path for learning to deliver ESL lessons in an effective manner, since the lessons themselves were effective for me. The assignments were challenging and the marking I found to be quite strict, but there was enough constructive feedback given to be sure the work I submitted was of sufficient quality. All in all, this course helped me to feel well prepared to deliver ESL lessons in a variety of workplace settings.

Do it and get qualified! You won't regret it.

  • Australia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2021

I really enjoyed the course and am thrilled to have this qualification! Now I can teach anywhere in the world! I found the content to be stimulating, informative, engaging and challenging. It is very thorough and I feel suitably equipped to take on teaching overseas!

Absolutely worth the investment

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

I am so happy that I decided to do the TEFL online course. Not only do I have so many opportunities now, but the service and quality of this course is splendid. I am so so satisfied. Whenever I had a question or needed guidance the tutor and admin team were sure to help and got back to me so fast.
I give it a 10/10

Excellent online course

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

Despite having been a university lecturer (in a different discipline) for 30 years, I found the TEFL online course to be informative and challenging. I have learnt so much about language teaching that I now feel sufficiently confident to start out on a new career. The materials are well-organised and engaging; the assignments are well-designed and appropriate and the information imparted is interesting and detailed. I would recommend the course without reservation.

Loved the course

  • Ireland -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in December 2020

I completed the course in 2020, I found it really enjoyable and rewarding. The course is well laid out and each unit covers a different aspect of EFL teaching in a really easy-to-follow and informative way, with plenty of activities to check your understanding and keep you engaged. The three assignments are challenging, but so rewarding as they consolidate what you have learned in the units. I would highly recommend the Tefl Academy Level 5 course to anyone thinking of pursuing a career in teaching English as a second language.

Great experience

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

I had a great experience with this L5 course, the feedback was always helpful and friendly. I have learned a lot. It is easy for anyone wanting to teach English to understand. I would recommend it to new teachers and to the English teacher that want to broaden their knowledge. Thank you.

I enjoyed the TEFL Academy experience

  • South Africa -
  • 7/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in October 2020

I learned a lot from the course, it was well laid out and easy to explain. It is a good tool to become a teacher that teaches English as a foreign language. The tutors are helpful and assist when needed. The tests and assignments are challenging but doable.

Great experience

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

The Online TEFL Course provided me with a good base of knowledge for my teaching journey. The course provided practical teaching material that can be used in the classroom. It was an in depth course filled with valuable information. I highly recommend The TEFL Academy for anyone interested in doing an online teaching course.

Helen and the TEFL experience after finally following in Dad's footsteps

  • Spain -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in December 2020

My father was an English teacher who died suddenly aged just 50.
I always admired and loved him so much.
During lockdown and after an unfortunate accident kept me at home, I decided to try the TEFL course.
It has been an amazing experience from beginning to end and ongoing...
The course is so well designed (TEFL level 5) and inspires you to think, concentrate and learn more.
It totally took me back to my school days at the grand old age of 53 and has made me realise after all this time, how much I love the English language and want to help others.
The support is wonderful and communication is spot on. What a fantastic set up TEFL is! Many congrats to all the team!

Accessible and in-depth course

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

The TEFL course was easily accessible and digestible, presented in a logical order. The content was not only informative but also interesting and engaging. Each topic is covered in-depth and the assignments help you to practice what has been taught. During assignments there was an expectation to go into lots of depth when it came to grammar, encouraging you to do your own research outside of the course.

What I wanted to achieve and more

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

I really enjoyed this course, it was taxing enough that I nearly gave up twice! I was determined to complete it though as I want to go and teach in SE Asia and get away from office work.
The course builds up gradually and I am pleased to be able to say that it taught me a lot, how interesting language is.
The course is well structured and looking back I know that I will always remember it and hope to put to good use in a learning environment in the future. I also particularly recommend the classroom which I did right at the beginning and remembered aspects of the two day classroom event as I went through the course.
I am planning on doing the teaching on the internet course both as a start and during these Covid days.
A happy 61 year old office worker.

Toolbox

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

I had a positive experience with The TEFL Academy and am happy to have gone through the course.
I now have a better framework to base my teaching on. I feel more comfortable and capable of knowing how to present certain educational concepts. The Level 5 Course provided me with new methods and ideas that will add to my teaching skills and the overall classroom experience. The people and instructors were really helpful and prompt to respond whenever any assistance was needed. I am excited and grateful to have passed the course and look forward to exploring new opportunities.

Best Regards,
Mark

Amazing Experience!!

  • Nigel -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in December 2020

I started the course in June during lock down when I was without a job with a Tourism Diploma and I asked myself where to go and what to do with my life?.. Yet I'm so glad I made that decision to do this course as it kept me occupied while I was learning. I practically enjoyed myself doing the course and a sense of hope for the future was given to me again. The course was well planned and layed out, easy to follow and understand. With every unit completed it was exciting to proceed to the next knowing I'm closer to my goal.

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!

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