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
 9.2
Practical teaching experience
 8.8
Job guidance
 8
Value
 9.1
Course instructor
 8.7
Advice and support
 8.6

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.

Great experience

  • UAE -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

I have looked up a number of TEFL courses on the web and wasn’t sure which one is reliable and came across TEFLacademy. They didn’t fail me! I have set my goals and developed my study habits while taking the course. That would have not been possible if the course material wasn’t engaging, but it was. I made sure I allot a specific time to study, followed a timetable for my assignments to be completed. I recommended it to friends!

A worthwhile course from the comfort of home

  • High Ham Langport Somerset -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

The Level 5 online course is interesting and enjoyable. I completed it while working full time although I required a one month extension over the allocated six months.
Regular tests ensured that the staged course work had been understood. The three assignments required several days intensive research and effort and the assessors feedback was helpful and courteous. I was especially impressed to receive feedback on Sundays and [ UK ] bank holidays !
The course was an enjoyable experience and I can recommend it to any body. Be prepared to put in the effort and you will not be disappointed.

Good intro to TEFL

  • Kaysersberg, Alsace, France -
  • 8/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

Review of Qualifi Level 5 Certificate in TEFL from TEFL ACADEMY.
I quite enjoyed the course although I did find the first two assignments quite challenging. The support from the tutors was comprehensive and very helpful. It is invaluable I think for the students to be able to re-submit after getting help and guidance from the tutors. Even with the covid-19 environment the tutors responded promptly when I submitted my assignments.
Overall, I am glad I took the course. There were exhaustive lists of related reading material too, for those who want to dig deeper.

Something I always wanted to do

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

I finally decided to take the course. I do not regret it at all. Easy step by step guidance. I would highly recommend it for anybody who has a love for teaching. Currently just waiting for my Certificate to apply for a job.

Great Course

  • Strand, South Africa -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

I have enjoyed completing my course with The TEFL Academy. Everything is set clear and easy to follow. I did not have to make use of the support portal once because the Assignment expectations were clear. I will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to do a TEFL course.

Detailed Tefl course

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

I wanted to complete this course as my overall aim is to teach English in Spain. The course is well organised and I enjoyed all of the different units. The feedback took 7 days to be returned on the three main assignments, the feedback was detailed and suggested ideas for improvement. There is a lot of information provided on the various units and also a section for further reading with links and useful videos.

Combined Level 5 TEFL Course with 20-hour Classroom Teaching Practice

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

I have recently completed the Combined Level 5 TEFL Course with 20-hour Classroom Teaching Practice. I recommend this course because it has the teaching component in it and you can gain practical experience combined with the online theory part. Each unit of the course is well structured with end of unit test. You do need to be dedicated and manage your time wisely. The assignments are challenging but the feedback is really helpful. I am so excited to have now completed the course and can't wait to see where it takes me.

TEFL Academy Level 5 Online Course review

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

Great Course. Well planned and organised. Marking is poor. Recieved copy and paste feedback, no evidence that the marker read the assignments thoroughly. However, the assignments were interesting and suitable for the course content provided. The course is worth every penny.

Level 5 TEFL

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

The course was very practical in teaching us how to lesson plan, rather than just being about theory. I think my level 5 TEFL course has really prepared me to work as a teacher, because there were a lot of very useful and practical topics covered.

TEFL Academy Level 5 168 hour course

  • Brazil -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2020

The course was very thorough, with a very good variety of information, activities and presentation of materials. the online system worked perfectly with no hitches and, if you have a question, you get response very quickly and very supportive. I really enjoyed this, kept me going through the Coronavirus lockdown, I learnt a lot and now feel prepared to teach!

They provide no information about class management and the assignments given

  • London -
  • 1/10
  • Doesn't recommend
  • Completed the course in April 2020

Don't fall for the positive reviews. There is no guidance whatsoever for the assignments, so you are left to guess what's expected of you. Hit or miss. You don't learn how to manage your class. The readings in the 10 units are so basic that they could be done with sock puppets, and they provide no training for what you need to complete the assignments and for what you need in real life. The feedback you get is of little use too and it's more about criticising your work for not complying with the format that they never explained to you in the first place. Ironically, this is exactly the opposite of what they tell you to do with your own students. If the academy doesn't practise what it preaches, how can anyone take it seriously? The only good thing is that I got the certificate. But I learnt nothing new on this course.

Excellent TEFL certification

  • Pakistan -
  • 7/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2020

I rate high the quality of this course because it is equavelent to Celta and good value for money. It is level 5 course. Staff is very friendly. I have completed my TEFL certification recently from the TEFL academy Ireland online I got access to the course 6 months online.

Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hrs)

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

I have been studying the Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hrs) during my free time.
I managed to finish the course before the deadline while working full time.
Because I could complete my assignment whenever I could which was convenient for me.
I had fun while completing my assignments so I would recommend this course.

Very positive and interesting experience!

  • Finland -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2020

Me and my husband are planning to move abroad. To make this plan reality we started to consider teaching English as one job opportunity. Even before signing up to the course we got very nice and thoughtful ideas via e-mail and answers about whether this course is the thing we are looking for.
I studied Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hrs) and the overall experience was very useful and helpful. The course answered all questions and doubts I had, assignments were interesting and I was positively surprised about the feedback I got from evaluators. They really put effort on the evaluation and give you clear guidance.
To sum up, I can definitely recommend this course. I’m sure I’ll find it useful in my future job opportunities.

It made me more confident to teach EFL

  • Taiwan -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2020

The TEFL Level 5 course has all the basic and advance information necessary to build your career in teaching EFL. The practical assignments are very helpful in applying what we learn through the course.
The accessibility from my smart phone let me study whenever, wherever.
The support team are very responsive and assisted me patiently.
I would definitely recommend this course!

Looking to the future

  • Perth, Australia -
  • 8/10
  • Recommends
  • Course: Combined, completed in February 2020

I am a perpetual student, enjoy learning about many things. As I am planning to move overseas in a few years I purchased this course to be able to supplement my income and travel. I chose the combined course with the 20 hour classroom component. That part of the course was very intensive and tiring to fit the 20 hours in 2 two days but it did give the class a chance to put into use some of the teaching methods we were learning. The online course was structured and easy to work through the 11 Units. The required 3 assignments were challenging but there was online tutor support to help and guide me when needed. Overall I would recommend this course as you can complete the online portion at your own pace.

Good experience for every teacher

  • Iran -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2020

Hi I am sara and I've been teaching english for 15 years. I 've just finished my 168-hour online course with the TEFL Academy. I believe this course is really useful for teachers since they get familiar with new methods of teaching and feel more confident to teach and also can make better decisions on how to design their lesson plans and class activities.

great value for money and good customer service

  • netherlands -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Course: Combined, completed in january 2020

During my 2 days in the classroom, I had a very understanding, patient and helpful teacher.
The online course material was easy to navigate and understand, and it was helpful to see which parts I had already completed, it gave a sense of achievement.

When I had problems with the payment the customer service department were very helpful and quick to respond to me.

Great Value for Money

  • Bordeaux -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2020

A great course with adhoc material. It will for sure help me become a better teacher.
The most helpful part was learning about lesson planning. New to me, but of great value.
The assignments are quite challenging, and not so easy to achieved, but I'm proud to have been able to pass all of them. I guess this also is what gives value to this certificate.

Well worth it!

  • Dublin -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in January 2020

The TEFL course has helped me achieving my future goals and also, it has given me more experience as a teacher.

The course is very complete and it gives you all the informarion and tips you would need once you start teaching. All the team they have to help us is brilliant and they are always there to give us a hand with everythig we need.

I totally recommend this course!

Great course

  • Montreal Canada -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Course: Combined, completed in February 2020

This course is great. There is a lot of information given with practical assignments. The best part of the course in my opinion is the classroom portion. I wish that the classroom portion was even longer. The instructor was very knowledgeable and I really enjoyed it. The only thing that I think could be improved more support to help graduates find work.

Shed bright light

  • Iran -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2020

I would really like to appreciate the effort taken to design this course. Passing a level 5 (168 hours) TEFL course was absolutely beneficial for me as a teacher since it had a great impact on improving my lesson plans and now I can manage to organize my lessons more appropriately. This course gave me an insight on how to develop my own material in a way to be authentic. Eliciting the answers was another mesmerizing lesson I have learned to apply in my classes. All in all, it is absolutely thorough and comprehensive in covering all aspects of teaching which are essential for a teacher to master. Therefore, this course plays a key role in improving a teacher's career.

Simple but effective

  • France -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Course: Online, completed in January 2020

The TEFL course online was fantastic for me. All the information was well organised and well presented. Being an online course was great as it allowed me to continue with my other jobs and study when I had spare time. It worked out perfectly. I can't recommend it enough.

A fantastic learning experience

  • Streatham, London -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in February 2020

TEFL academy provided me with all the tools and more to complete the course and further my knowledge into teaching. The job display is also incredibly helpful in finding work. The tools and tips regarding CV writing and cover letters are great guidance into a jump start into a teaching career. Would definitely recommend and excellent value for money!

Such a pleasure

  • South Africa -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Course: Online, completed in February 2020

The manner which Tefl presents the course should be a benchmark of how other online courses should operate. The course materials were elaborate and well laid out for any student to grasp.

It was a pleasant experience studying through the Tefl academy.

My personal Level 5 TEFL Course experience

  • Ukraine -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Course: Online, completed in February 2020

Frankly speaking, I have been working as an English teacher for 2 years. But The TEFL Academy Online Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) gave me some more experience. The tests after each unit are planned so that you cannot just copy the material, but you have to implement the knowledge you have gained from the unit and show your understanding of the material. The 3 different assignments are also challenging. But if you prepare every next lesson, it will be easy to complete your unique assignment. I teach in Ukrainian school. With the help of my TEFL certificate i hope to find a better well paid job.

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