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
 8.4
Value
 9.3
Course instructor
 9.1
Advice and support
 9

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!

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!!

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