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
 9.5
Practical teaching experience
 9
Job guidance
 8.5
Value
 9.4
Course instructor
 9.2
Advice and support
 9.1

Great course

  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2021

I completed the TEFL Level 5 course this summer after signing up following a New Years Sale. I had been thinking for quite a while about doing the course, and The TEFL academy is by far the best provider I found.
The course is laid out in a great way, with lots of interactive quizzes to keep you engaged. It's easy to navigate and understand, and gives you lots of material and tips/tricks over the way. My one tip is to make sure you write down the websites they suggest to you as you go along as they are super useful.
I found sometimes the guidance on the coursework assessments could be a bit vague, however I was able to email the tutor support and get help and advice very quickly. The course was great, and within days of completing it I was able to feel comfortable teaching online.
The support you get is superb - from needing advice from tutors, help accessing things, or even advice afterwards, the whole team at this company is great. By far the best place I've come across to do your TEFL qualification.

The best decision from COVID period

  • Czech Republic -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in July 2021

I am so happy I found TEFL academy! COVID time gave me an opportunity to think about what's important for me and could make me feel fulfilled. TEFL Academy is a great place to educate yourself in English teaching. I loved how interactive, complex and fun the content is. You progressively learn great English teaching strategies, have the opportunity to study even additional sources, complete small tasks during the lessons and practice what you've learned during the assignments. The feedback from tutors about your assignments contains suggestions to be even better but motivate you at the same time. And you have half a year to complete! Great!

Excellent course

  • London -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in July 2021

Having been out of any education for decades I approached this with some nervousness. I needn’t have feared, it was an extremely well laid out course, quick and helpful advice and interesting assignments I enjoyed tackling. I passed with Merit, Distinction and Merit, could have kicked myself for missing out on distinction on the final assignment, I don’t think I was far off. To any new trainees I’d say just step back and go over again before submitting. I was excited for gaining distinction in assignment B that I sent off my final one too quickly and I feel it would have helped to take a breath and just make sure you’ve covered everything. A merit is still great of course, but if you’re a perfectionist it will drive you mad!

Such a fantastic course!

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

Thanks so much for such a well-organised course. I just completed my Level 5 TEFL Course and it was a breeze to get through. I was able to complete the course with no hassle and understood what was expected of me. Support was so on it and got back to me within a day!

I'm so happy I decided to do this, and so excited to see what the future holds for me in the English teaching world. Thank you Tefl Academy!

Wonderful course

  • Horley -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in July 2021

Such a worthwhile course. Easy to follow but challenging enough to know that once you have passed you will have a wide range of knowledge to help you get into teaching.
As a teacher already I have found that this course will help me in the future with my job application as well as my career path back into teaching

All round good course, with a few areas for improvement

  • UK -
  • 8/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in July 2021

A challenging course that one can't just sail through. It requires putting your brain into action.

With regard to improvements, it would be nice to have more samples (video, planning sheets or otherwise) of exemplary teaching methods upon which to do the coursework. Getting a distinction on any of the coursework was beyond my ability, perhaps because I haven't done any teaching yet, however it would have been nice to see some more of the 'gold standard' of what was expected of any student on the course in terms of achieving a distinction.

Otherwise, quite a manageable, user-friendly layout and a fine introduction into the larger TEFL world. I am pleased that I chose TEFL Academy, as it is (I believe) the only TEFL Course that is accredited in both the USA and UK. Not too shabby.

A highly competitive course!

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

I just completed the course and I am highly satisfied with not only the content, but also the student support available. The content was logically structured and students are given ample additional resources to assist them in their ESL teaching career. Assignments can be tough, but the feedback is definitely helpful. I am especially impressed by the support available during the course. Response time is almost immediate. Highly recommend.

The TEFL Academy changed my life!

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

Doing the courses the academy offers has really changed my life! It opened so many doors for me and made me realise what my biggest dream is: Teaching! I only regret not having done it sooner. It was the best decision I ever made. The tutors are amazing and are there to assist you all the time, the course material is very detailed, with quizzes, activities, etc to help you achieve greatness.

Fantastic experience

  • Italy -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in September 2019

The Intensive Course was well organised, easy to follow and very helpful. My tutor was at all times available and extremely encouraging. It was the foundation for what was to be my language teaching experience. I would recommend TEFL to anyone who wants to teach English as a foreign language as it is recognised all over the world.

Very pleased

  • Ireland -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2021

I just completed my TEFL course and I must say I’m very pleased. The course was well-built and I was able to study at my own pace. The assignments were quite challenging but I received great exam feedback. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to explore teaching!

Tefl the way to go!

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

Tefl the way to go... A good choice for both young and middle age to accomplish something good in life, and build your career. The easiest and fastest way. The teaching techniques are remarkable. You learn much. And they sure gear you up to be one of the best Tefl teachers.

Extremely rewarding and informative

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

The course was exceptional. I enjoyed the assignments which practically echoed actual classroom objectives. The tutor and admin support is extremely efficient and I never seemed to be checking for a response before the realistic timeframe allocated to waiting was up. Overall I recommend this course to any aspiring teacher.

A great online course

  • United Kingdom -
  • 8/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2021

The TEFL Acadamy's online course is interesting, helpful and well engaging. Obviously it isn't able to provide real life class teaching experience. However, the assessment exercises are very helpful in preparing you for teaching. The course material online has a good mix of reading, listening and activities to keep it interesting. I enjoyed the course.

Great experience

  • Sydney, Australia -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2021

I had been procrastinating about starting a TEFL course because of time and financial constraints and due to concern about my ability to successfully complete an in-depth course.
However, when I saw the excellent TEFL academy reviews, and visited the website I was sure this was the course for me. The curriculum and course structure and content presentation was thorough without being intimidating and quite entertaining. The support and website content, including the jobs board added to the value for money.
I have successfully completed the TEFL Cert V course AND another top up course sooner than I expected and couldn’t be happier with my decision to choose the TEFL Academy.

Level 5 TEFL course

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

I found the TEFL level 5 course platform for online learning very easy to use and well organised. The standard of the content of the course was also very high and presented in an interesting way.
I particularly liked the lesson planning section which will help enormously when it comes to teaching.
Also, the online and practical teachers courses offered will be useful.
Thanks TEFL academy for making learning easy!

Flexible and thorough

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

I loved the flexibility of being able to do the programme in my own place at my own pace. A thoroughly enjoyable course, which took one through all aspects of teaching business English in a logical and methodical way. The tutor feedback was very helpful for non-teachers and the support feedback was extremely efficient. Thank you for a great programme!

Excellent

  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in June 2021

I had an excellent experience completing the TEFL course, although it was completely online I felt supported by the tutors and any issues or queries I had were answered rapidly. The course itself gave me confidence in being able to teach English to students from different countries of different abilities.

Upskill

  • Scotland -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2021

As someone who is currently studying a primary teaching degree, I felt this helped improve my subject knowledge and develop my current skills further. Had good links to what I was learning currently in my degree and they both worked well together

Great TEFL learning experience

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

The TEFL Academy Level 5 TEFL course was great for me. I have been teaching at high schools for a number of years and felt it was time to do something new. From this course I was able to develop some new skills and update my approach to teaching.

I was able to complete everything in this course at home on my computer and didn't need any additional materials. I finished the course in reasonable time and the duration of each unit was manageable while continuing with my full-time job. Feedback from my tutors was prompt, constructive and extremely helpful.

Highly recommended

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

After having studied the Level 5 Course I now feel confident to start my TEFL career. The assignments were quite difficult but offered excellent teaching practice & the tutor feedback was invaluable. I already had some teaching experience but had never been taught how to properly structure a lesson but now I would be happy to prepare my own lessons if necessary as well as sourcing my own materials, something I didn't have much idea about previously! I loved the fact that I could dip in and out of the course whenever I wanted to & managed to complete it within 6 months despite working full-time. I would highly recommended this course to others & am very happy that I chose the TEFL Academy.

Excellent Experience!

  • Canada -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2021

The TEFL Academy, Level 5 TEFL Course, was fun, interactive and educational, while providing me with the training, skills and confidence that I can teach English to any person and have a positive impact in people's lives! I would recommend this training course to anyone who is interested in learning how to teach English as a foreign language.

Tick Tick Tick

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

I started doing the TEFL course because coming from a legal background and then running a business, teaching was something new and I considered it necessary to know what would be expected of me in such a role. My experience of teaching was little to none. I wanted to feel more confident and fill in some of the missing gaps i.e., identify and attach the grammatical labels.
Doing the TEFL has ticked all the right boxes in terms of what I wanted to achieve. My confidence has been boosted, the labels have been attached and missing pieces to my jigsaw puzzle have been found. Also, throughout the course I have been exposed to invaluable information, ideas that can be used and a plethora of resources for teaching. Tick Tick Tick.
Apart from the above, everything about the course was exceptional, the ease of use, layout, structure, wealth of information, instructions, the end of unit tests and assignments. Tick Tick Tick. In addition, the professionalism, attention to detail and administrative efficiency were second to none. During the entire experience I always felt reassured and encouraged and if I needed assistance, I knew it would be available.
To conclude, I would rate my experience as 10/10 without a doubt and go as far as saying that the TEFL Academy Level 5 course should be used as an example to other course providers.

Everything you need to know about TEFL

  • United Kingdom -
  • 9/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2021

I thought this course had loads of relevant information about TEFL, I felt pretty clueless at the start but the TEFL academy has been brilliant in changing this and teaching me all I need to know about TEFL. I'm looking forward to hopefully teaching English overseas. This qualification has opened many doors for me.

Most engaging course I have ever done

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

This course was immensely easy to get started in and I often found myself unable to stop like a good book.

When I did stop I found it very easy to get back in as they remind you where you were.

The progress bars also gave an excellent sense of achievement watching them tick up.

Overall the support was so nice and prompt that I found myself never hesitating to ask for assistance on problems I had.

The best choice

  • Japan -
  • 10/10
  • Recommends
  • Completed the course in May 2021

You won't regret having chosen this course, I truly believe it was the best option out there. Every lesson was truly interesting and useful. The TEFL Academy's course is didactic, practical, and inspirational. It will help you get the tools and perspective you will need as an English teacher, showing you not only teaching methods but also letting you understand more about your duties and responsibilities as a teacher.

Pedagogically profounding

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

This course challenges you as a teacher but provides the necessary support to reach those expectations. As a student already studying a bachelor of education degree I definitely underestimated it at first! I was pleasantly surprised to find it could teach me a thing or two that my degree hadn't. It definitely provides you with a sense of pride when you complete it.

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.

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