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Why Take Your TEFL Certification Course Online?



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Watch this quick video to get an overview of the content & structure of the 170-Hour Online TEFL Course.

More than 5,000 students take this 170-hour Online TEFL Course each year, making it the most popular course offering for International TEFL Academy.  This course comprises of 150 hours of interactive coursework with 20 students in a class and a 20 hour Practicum (ESL student teaching/observation requirement).   Graduates of this course are teaching English abroad in up to 80 countries worldwide and it is accredited & recognized as a professional "Level 5" TEFL course by Ofqual, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (United Kingdom's education regulation body), which is the same level of accreditation enjoyed by our ITA operated 4-week classes, including CELTA. This online TEFL class also provides a recognized qualification for teaching English online.

The ability to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part-time schedule appeals to those students who wish to continue working or going to school while completing their training.  Aside from being able to continue with work, the Online TEFL Course enables students to afford the highest quality of TEFL/TESOL training at the professional certification level at a cost that is considerably lower than a comparable 4-week in-person class. 

  • State-of-the-art curriculum incorporating the latest in teaching methodologies and practices including classroom management & lesson planning;

  • Comprehensive Pre-Enrollment Guidance & Advice: Work with a personal advisor to answer all of your questions about TEFL certification & teaching English abroad;

  • University-level professors possessing at least a Master's Degree or Ph.D. & years of English language teaching experience; 

  • Live, interactive features, including webinars, videos, lectures, and peer-to-peer interaction;

  • 20-hour practicum to gain hands-on teaching experience;

  • Lifetime job guidance assistance, including personal assistance from expert advisors and referrals to top schools and recruiters. 
    Note: Students do begin receiving job search guidance during the class you can begin interviewing and applying for positions while you are earning your certification.

  • Alumni Network: Exclusive opportunities to network & correspond with thousands of ITA alumni teaching in 80 countries worldwide;

  • Internationally Accredited: This 170-hour course is officially accredited by TQUK, which is recognized as an official awarding body for TEFL certification by the British Government (Ofqual). This course is officially recognized as a Level 5 course (equivalent to a 4-week intensive in-person TEFL or CELTA class), which is recognized worldwide as a professional teaching credential.

  • Course Duration & Structure:  This is a part-time 11-week course that is specifically designed to accommodate those who are working or going to school full time. Read more about Course Content.

  • High-Quality & Affordable TEFL/TESOL training option at a considerably lower cost than the 4-week in-person courses.

  • All ITA students & graduates have the option to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty classes in the fields of Teaching English Online, Teaching Business English, and Teaching English to Young Learners. Check out the TEFL Specialty Class Index for more information.
  • Award-Winning Recognition: Since the beginning of 2019, ITA has been named the #1 TEFL school by GoOverseas.com & GoAbroad.com across a range of awards categories for TEFL certification, including #1 Best Online TEFL Course by GoAbroad.com.  ITA's Online TEFL Class also received recognition as the top-ranked Online TEFL class in several categories of the GoOverseas.com Community Choice Awards for TEFL Certification.  Check out a full run-down of ITA's awards, reviews, and recognition.