Since its creation in 2004, TEFL Institute has grown to become the worldwide leader in professional TEFL certification and training of English teachers abroad. Check out our new classes here.
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, TEFL Institute offers the highest quality of TEFL certification training courses available, with locations in 35 cities around the globe. Our courses exceed international standards by providing a minimum of 120 hours of coursework and training, paired with 20 hours of TEFL Practicum (onsite student teaching experience).
Each year, TEFL Institute graduates are employed as teachers of English as a Foreign Language in countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. With over 80 nations to choose from, employment as a TEFL certified English instructor will open the door to a life filled with adventure and unique experiences.
TEFL Institute’s reputation of excellence has allowed us to become affiliated with some of the largest public and private English language educational programs in the world. Our relationships extend to such noted government programs as the Chile Ministry of Education, United Nations Open Doors Program, as well as to government sponsored public school programs in China, South Korea, and Japan. Additionally, TEFL Institute’s relationships with various private language schools around the globe often elevate our students to top of many hiring pools.
TEFL Institute’s mission is to provide our students with the highest quality of TEFL Certification training possible. This philosophy is rooted in the belief that flexible schedules, options between onsite and offsite locations, affordable instruction from the best instructors, and excellent staff support from registration to graduation is what leads to every students’ success.
TEFL Institute provides extensive resources and benefits for those who want to pursue a career in teaching English abroad. With unrivaled resources such as lifetime job placement assistance, and access to our prestigious alumni community, TEFL Institute makes it easier to begin your journey teaching English overseas.
What does TEFL Institute provide in the classroom?
Designed by leading scholars and experts, TEFL Institute’s 150-hour certification curriculum provides the comprehensive skill sets required to succeed as a professional teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
Our instructors are a vital element to what makes TEFL Institute classrooms those of high quality. All TEFL Institute instructors, for both online and onsite courses, are experienced university professors holding at least a Master’s degree, and very often a PhD, in TESOL or a related field. All of our instructors have at least 10 years of professional teaching experience, and are selected through a rigorous hiring process, incorporating multiple interviews and live teaching demonstrations.
How will you benefit from a TEFL Institute certification course?
In addition to all the benefits discussed above, a TEFL Institute certification course will allow you to:
While many Americans confront the most challenging job market in generations, TEFL Institute provides not only viable and accessible job prospects, but once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see the world and gain invaluable international work experience.
TEFL Institute’s 150-hour certification courses exceed the highest international standards, and provide qualification to work in thousands of schools and language institutes around the globe.
Our graduates have been granted employment opportunities in more than 50 nations. Even without a 4-year degree, native English speakers with a TEFL Certification can teach in nearly half the world, including such nations as China, Brazil, Spain, Thailand and many countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
You will be provided with a dedicated and internationally experienced Student Services team composed of staff and instructors who will help you every step of the way. We provide personal and expert advice on interview procedures and hiring processes for international job markets from experienced advisors.
You will have logistical support and personal assistance from an experienced staff of course managers and job placement advisors with years of experience teaching English abroad.
You will be given pre-departure guidance and assistance prior to your journey abroad.
Upon graduation, you will gain access to the Alumni Only Section of our website which houses a dedicated Job Board, library of over 400 free lesson plans, and inside knowledge about companies seeking to hire TEFL Institute Alumni. Additionally, you will gain access to our Alumni Only Facebook Page.
TEFL Institute places thousands of teachers abroad every year, resulting in a diverse network of alumni that are passionate about what they do. Our alumni network, comprised of over 6,000 TEFL teachers, is the backbone of TEFL Institute, and continues to grow each year. See what our alumni have to say about their experiences here.
Our seasoned alumni are always contributing to the TEFL Institute community as well as to the next generation of teachers by providing advice, testimonials, and how-to’s. These can be found on Facebook or the alumni portal here.
Here is a testimonial from one of our alums:
“I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping me with finding a job in Korea. The whole experience by far has been the best of my life and I can easily say that I feel well taken care of and happy here.
I love my job and my students are the highlight of my days. The city is also amazing with a great blend of cultural traditional and modern sights and wonders to behold. And overall, the Koreans are delighted to have foreigners here. I have never met a group of people who are as open and friendly and welcoming as Koreans. And as a foreigner I feel very safe here too.
Anyways, I can write email after email raving about my experiences here but I really just wanted to say thanks for your help and I know that I would not be here if it wasn’t for you.”
Accreditat is a leading international accreditation body for TEFL training. Courses accredited through ACCREDITAT have met demanding standards in 4 key areas in order to received accreditation status: 1) The ethics and integrity of their operation, 2) The high quality of their courses, 3) The caliber of their assessment, 4) The high capability, extensive knowledge and expertise of their instructors. TEFL Institute courses are also recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education qualifying for CPDU (Continuing Professional Development Units)
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