What is included in a TEFL course?

There is no simple answer to this question because there are so many different TEFL providers offering a wide range of different TEFL courses. However, at ITTT, we are happy to state upfront what is and isn't included in our TEFL course prices.

Essentially, the course price you see advertised on our website covers everything you need to complete your training and receive your TEFL certificate. Unlike many other TEFL course providers, we will never ask for additional payments to cover additional things such as study resources, exam fees, or certificate fees.

Do I need to purchase any textbooks for my TEFL course?

Our online TEFL certificate courses include high-quality course materials that you can download and print out for you to keep. Even though we do provide you with a recommended reading list during your TEFL course, you do not have to purchase any textbooks or other materials to successfully complete your course.

Your online TEFL course dashboard includes all the materials you will need, divided into the different course units. You can study the material directly in the dashboard online, or you can also download and save the course content on your device or print out the individual units on paper.

Do I need to pay extra for a hard-copy certificate?

No. When you have finished all sections of your course, we will send you a hard copy of your certificate to wherever you want it in the world. The certificate will be mailed to you via registered mail, which is included in the course fee. We will also send you a PDF copy of your certificate in case you require it while you await the original. Should you require additional notarization of your certificate, a notary public service fee of US$45 will apply.

Is the certificate postage fee included in the TEFL course?

Yes. The certificate will be mailed to you via registered mail, which is included in the course fee.

Although every course graduate will receive their TEFL certificate in the mail as soon as they complete all sections of their course, we cannot guarantee how long delivery to different destinations will take. This is not a problem for most people, but if you are on a tight schedule and need that certificate in your hands as soon as possible, we can arrange for express delivery through DHL. This add-on service is available for a small fee to any location on the planet.

This extra expense is not necessary for the majority of our course graduates, but if you need to prove your qualification to a potential employer or government office and don't want to wait, it could be money well spent. In many cases, a temporary electronic copy of your TEFL certificate will suffice, which we can arrange for free in an instant. Simply let us know if you require either of these alternate options, and we will make the necessary arrangements right away. If you need to start your TEFL journey as soon as possible, you can count on us.

Is job placement included in a TEFL course?

Everybody's background and goals are different. What works for one TEFL course graduate might not work for another. That's why we do not offer 100% job placement at ITTT but rather a lifetime job support service, whereby our team stands by you for the duration of your TEFL career and helps you realize your dreams.

This means we assist all course graduates in finding suitable teaching jobs in their chosen country. Because there is a high demand for English language teachers in many countries around the world, those who are serious about living and working abroad should have no trouble finding a teaching position that fits their needs. We offer a variety of services to assist you with the process, including:

  • Access to our potential employer database.
  • Exclusive job leads on unadvertised positions.
  • Help with creating a high-quality CV or resume.
  • Help with writing cover letters.
  • Assistance with the preparation of trial lessons for job interviews.


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