Online TEFL / TESOL Certification Programs

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International TEFL Academy - Online Programs:
Based in Chicago, Illinois, International TEFL Academy provides internationally-accredited and recognized TEFL / TESOL certification courses in a range of locations worldwide including the USA, Canada, Italy, and Spain among many others. In addition to our full-time campus-based TEFL / TESOL programs, we offer an online ESL teacher certification program which takes approximately 11 weeks to complete. The online TEFL / TESOL certificate program is a fully interactive course taught by a highly-experienced university level professor.

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Photo of Online TEFL / TESOL Certification Programs• Our online TEFL certification course is accredited by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK), an awarding organization recognized and regulated by Ofqual - one of the leading accrediting bodies in the UK.

• It is a QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 5 course. The equivalent of a CELTA course, this is the highest level of accreditation for TEFL certification.

Online TEFL / TESOL 170-Hour Course / 11 weeks:
Designed for students who wish to teach English as a foreign language internationally in a professional environment, this course consists of 150 class hours and 20 hours of teaching practice at a local ESL classroom in your home town, in venues such as language schools, community centres or libraries.

Optional Extra Module: Business Professionals & Young Learners:
An additional 30-Hour Business Professional & Young Learner module is available as an optional add-on to the main course for total TEFL / TESOL certification of 200 hours. It takes approximately 2 weeks to complete.

Online Virtual Classroom:

Image of Online TEFL / TESOL Certification Programs• The International TEFL Academy online course is conducted in a virtual online learning environment, hosted by, one of the worldwide leaders of online distance learning.

• Students do not need to be a computer expert to take the course; they just need a very basic knowledge of web browsing.

• There is no software to download, and as long as you have an Internet connection, your entire course content is accessible. The course itself is very user friendly and easy to navigate.

Onsite TEFL / TESOL Course Locations:
Our onsite TEFL course locations include: New York, Chicago & Boston, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Limassol, Cyprus; Budapest, Hungary; Crete, Greece; Florence & Sardinia, Italy; Ciudad Guzman Mexico; Arequipa, Peru; St. Petersburg, Russia; Barcelona & Madrid, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; Pattaya, Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Student Reviews:

Photos of International TEFL Academy - Online Programs•  “Kristin, my instructor, provided grades and feedback in a timely matter. All questions I had via email were responded quickly and with helpful answers…Kristin was amazing!”
Nick, Pensacola Beach FL

•  "John assured me that this is a university level course and prepares you for teaching abroad. Also, the job placement assistance made the International TEFL Academy more appealing.”
Ida, San Jose CA

•  “I am looking forward to using my certificate I obtained at International TEFL Academy to teach English abroad and make my class exciting for students! My online class, set up for me by my advisor, exceeded my expectations! Todd is a great instructor. He provides clear examples and encourages class discussion and participation.”
Joseph, Yakima WA

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Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-14 were from:

Nizhny Novgrod,, Russia;   Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia;   Colomb, Sri Lanka;   Limassol, Cyprus;   istanbul, Turkey;   Bangkok, Thailand;   LOGANVILLE;   Panama, Panama;   Fanling, Hong Kong;   Salalah, Oman;   and more.