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Pack your bags and take on a different kind of adventure! Get qualified to teach abroad with our range of TEFL courses, combine with one of our Paid TEFL Internships or TEFL Experiences and get inspired whilst making plenty of new friends along the way.

Teaching english as a foreign language

Sign up and get paid to teach english and travel the world with a TEFL course! Add some sparkle to your CV, experience a new culture and help improve children's lives. Visit South America, Europe or even Asia with your qualification. What better way to see the world?

What's so special about TEFL?

  • Internationally recognised
    With over 175,000 qualified teachers since 1994, it's no wonder TEFL courses are exclusively endorsed by schools worldwide.
  • Study that fits around you
    TEFL offer flexible online courses to suit your needs including teach and travel opportunities to help get you into teaching.
  • Support from start to finish
    Everyone from your dedicated course tutor to support staff are there to give a helping hand once you're abroad.

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Internationally recognised TEFL courses
The essential qualification for teaching overseas


Get qualified in as little as six weeks! Study on your computer, phone or tablet with the support of an expert tutor, or choose to add hands-on teaching practise.
• Access your course from any device
• TEFL tips, advice and resources
• Get classroom practise before you go
• Secure the role of your dreams abroad

Courses from £99 - Save up to £70
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Paid TEFL Internships
Live, teach and earn abroad for up to 5 months


• No teaching experience needed
• 140 hour TEFL qualification included
• Orientation and support in-country
• Accommodation and meals
• Monthly living allowance
• Amazing trips and social events

Up to £250 off internships 
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TEFL Experiences
Combine teaching with adventure travel


• Adventurous teaching trips
• 120 hour TEFL qualification included
• Orientation and support in-country
• Practical teaching experience
• Accommodation and meals
• Explore amazing travel destinations

Up to £200 off experiences
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TEFL Courses: Your questions answered

Why take a TEFL course?

Once you’re TEFL qualified, the doors open to a whole world of amazing work and travel opportunities. With exciting online and classroom options packed with interactive learning, it’s nothing like going back to school, and this certificate is recognised by schools and employers all over the world. Working with a dedicated TEFL tutor, you’ll receive personalised feedback and guidance to make sure you feel totally prepared when it comes to teaching abroad.

Do I need a degree to teach English overseas?

In short, it depends where you want to go. There are some countries where you can’t secure a visa without a degree, but there are also loads of countries where a degree isn’t required.

I don’t have any teaching experience, can I still teach English overseas?

Of course! Teaching experience can be beneficial in finding work, but it’s not essential. What really matters is that you’re keen, open minded, ready for adventure and have a good understanding of the English language (non-native speaker? You’ll need to show what you know).

Will I need to speak the local language?

No, you won’t need to speak any language apart from English in the classroom. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn the local lingo once you’re there, and you might even be able to bag some free lessons.

How long will it take me to finish the course?

Again, this depends on you. The 120 hour online course usually takes about six weeks, but we give you three months to complete it, so you can fit it around any existing work or study commitments. If you choose a combined course, the classroom section is taken over a weekend- just pick a time and place that suits you.

Are there any eligibility requirements for the TEFL courses?

Anyone can do a TEFL course regardless of whether you are a native English speaker. If English isn’t your first language, call us or find your local store for more information.
Knowing that I am helping these children and adults to build their confidence and improve their English is so rewarding, I find their determination and humility inspiring. They are not only learning from me, but I have learnt so much from them too.Lucy, Cambodia

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