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TEFL Standard (DC)

Course Duration:  5 weeks (Includes one Weekend training session held at TEFL Institute DC).
Tuition:  $1,000      

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Washington, DC  USA 

Washington, DC is a city of vistas.  Unlike other large cities, it isn't dominated by skyscrapes and the result:  the world's first planned capital is also one of the its most beautiful.

Though politics may reign in the District, there is no shortage of culture - from marble monuments and museums standing in the shadow of the Capitol dome, to shopping, dining and nightlife scenes befitting a world-class metropolis.


About the Course

TEFL Washington Standard is a 120-hour certification course, consisting of:

  1. 2 days of weekend onsite training sessions
  2. 30 days of online training
  3. 20  hours of practicum (hands-on student teaching or observation) 

The combination provides each student with the flexibility of part-time distance learning as well as the benefits of onsite classroom training. 

Each TEFL Washington Standard course is led by a university-level instructor with at least a Master's degree and over five years of TEFL teaching experience.  Small class sizes allow for optimal learning, peer-to-peer review, and instructor feedback..

One Weekend (2 Days) of Onsite Training

The onsite portion of the course consists of 2 full days of onsite weekend training in our TEFL Washington D.C. location.  In-class days will be offered on weekends only, from 9AM - 5PM with appropriate breaks.  The in-class portion is held on Saturday and Sunday.

The topics covered range from speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar with a focus on small group activities, peer-to-peer review, and developing teaching and presentation skills in a classroom setting.

30 Days of Online Training

The online portion of the course consists of 60 hours of training conducted in an interactive Virtual Learning Environment hosted on TEFL Institute Online. 

Students will be assigned weekly modules, consisting of reading assignments, writing assignments,  quizzes, and sometimes an online video. Writing assignments are posted to a forum that is accessible to your classmates and instructor. One requirement of each assignment is to post comments on at least two (2) of your classmates’ assignments, ensuring lively and engaging discussions throughout the course. Check out the course syllabus for more info about assignments and topics covered.

Request a guest login for our TEFL Institute Online by contacting a TEFL Advisor here.

20 Hours TEFL Practicum

The student teaching/observation is done individually, and is arranged in your area. Usually finding an ESL classroom to observe or assist is a quick and easy process.  If you have trouble finding a school to work with, our Student Services Department will help you find a classroom.

Students are required to purchase their TEFL Professional Textbook, Workbook, Practicum Book in advance. See our bookstore for prices.


TEFL Institute does not provide housing in Washington, DC. However, we are happy to assist you in finding accommodations. Several hostels are nearby with prices ranging from $26-$34 USD and up per night. 


Washington, DC is serviced by three large airports - Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Chantilly, VA, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) located just south of Baltimore, MD.  All three airports are accessible by the regional subway system called Washington Metrorail, Amtrack, or the commuter MARC trains.

The district is easily navigable by the Washington Metrorail, consisting of five color-coded lines, the Metrobus, which connects to all Metrorail stations and feeds into other local bus systems within the region, and the DC Circulator, which operates around the National Mall between Union Station and Georgetown, and between the Convention Center and the National Mall.

Other regional tansit systems make commuting in and out of the district quick and easy.  Click here to read more about transportation options within the area.


Washington, DC weather is mild compared to many parts of the United States. The capital region has four distinct seasons, although the weather can be unpredictable and varies from year to year. Fortunately, the nastiest weather in the Washington, DC area is usually fairly short in duration.


Tuition Includes

    Tuition Includes:

    Tuition DOES NOT Include:
  • TEFL Institute course fee
  • Job placement assistance
  • Pre-enrollment and departure advice
  • Assistance finding housing
  • Course materials
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel to and from the course
  • Visa, if needed
  • Airport pickup
  • Medical insurance (TEFL Institute can recommend medical insurance)

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