Which TEFL course is best?

TEFL course options

In our search for which TEFL course is best, perhaps the first question we may ask is…

Am I eligible to take a TEFL course?

Here at ITTT, we want to make our courses as accessible to as many people as possible. Providing you are healthy and open to new ideas, you are welcome to join the many thousands of trainees of all ages and backgrounds who have gained their TEFL certification with us.

We believe the most important quality needed to teach EFL is the desire to learn from new experiences and other than that there are few limitations. In order to gain a TEFL certification with ITTT, you need to be at least 18 years old; there are no upper age limits.

We do not require our trainees to have completed any specific level of education, as it is not necessary to possess a university degree to teach EFL in many areas of the world. There are some countries where foreign teachers do require a degree to meet the criteria for a visa or work permit, but there are also plenty of other options worldwide for those without a degree.

What do you need to teach English?

Infographic Why take a TEFL Course?

All ITTT TEFL certification programs are open to native English speakers and non-native speakers alike and there is no requirement to speak any language other than English. There are some countries that have restrictions on hiring non-native English speakers, there are also many other fascinating countries throughout the world that do not. Regardless of which country you would prefer to live and work in, you do not need to be familiar with any other language. Our courses are all based on the communicative approach to language teaching that requires that only English be used in classroom teaching.

ITTT offers the best range of TEFL courses that vary in duration, cost, and method of study. You can be sure that regardless of the course you choose you will receive the same high-level of study materials and first-class instruction.

Our accredited TEFL courses come in two main formats: online certification and in-class certification.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods of study but whichever you choose you can rest assured that you will receive the best TEFL certification currently available.

Should I take a TEFL course online or in a classroom?

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In-class TEFL courses

Four-week in-class courses: This intensive course option is held over a four-week period at one of our international training centers. The major benefits of this course option are:

  • You can practice your teaching skills with genuine language learners in an authentic classroom environment. Immediate feedback on your lessons.
  • Classroom-based instruction by experienced, professional teacher trainers.
  • Outside the classroom, you are free to explore the local culture with your classmates.
  • Training in-class can often lead to job opportunities in the local area.

Our in-class courses are located in some of the most exciting cities around the world. We have options throughout the USA, plus training centers in countries such as China, Thailand, Vietnam, Italy, Spain, France, and Costa Rica to name a few. For more information about locations, please visit our in-class TEFL course page or click on the interactive map below.

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Online TEFL courses

For a number of reasons which may include difficulty in travel and initial expense, our flexible online TEFL course options continue to grow in popularity. For further information, please visit our online TEFL course page.

We offer a whole range of courses in varying duration and prices. Have a look through all the following options to find the best TEFL course for you.

120-hour online TEFL certification course

For Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This course provides you with a good working knowledge of the English grammar system, as well as a variety of useful skills and techniques that will help you to deliver interesting and well-constructed lessons in the classroom.

Standard
Course
Specifications
120-Hour
Course
120-Hour
Course
With Tutor Support
and Video
Continuous Assessment
Internationally Accredited
Embossed Certificate
Letter of Recommendation
Supplementary Materials
Free Lesson Plan Access
Teaching Skills Units
Grammar Units
Phonology Units
Video Lessons
Full Tutor Support
20 Course Units
Free Course CTBE or CTEYL
Technical Support
Job Guidance Lifetime Lifetime
US$ 435
US$ 239
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US$ 599
US$ 349
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Teaching English Online: 170-hour TEO Certificate from ITTT

Consisting of our 120-hour certification course plus the 50-hour course in teaching English online, the ITTT 170-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course with Online Specialization has been specifically designed for people who would like to gain a qualification to enter the TEFL employment market - online and offline.

Our network of renowned TEFL recruiters also keeps us informed of online teaching positions ready to be filled. Apply today and start teaching online in a matter of weeks.

Standard
Course
Specifications
170-hour TEFL Course
with online specialization
170-hour TEFL Course
with online specialization
with tutor support & videos
Continuous Assessment
Internationally Accredited
Embossed Certificate
Letter of Recommendation
Supplementary Materials
Free Lesson Plan Access
Teaching Skills Units
Grammar Units
Phonology Units
Video Lessons
26 Course Units
Full Tutor Support
Free Course
Technical Support
Job Guidance
US$ 420
US$ 289
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US$ 520
US$ 369
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Advanced TEFL courses

250-hour Diploma course in TESOL (DipTESOL)

If you are looking for a higher level of qualification, then our 370-hour TESOL Diploma course will meet your requirements. Moving beyond the ‘what’ of theory to the ‘why’ the Diploma extends your knowledge base while giving you valuable additional transferable skills. The Diploma course is research-based.

There are many reasons for undertaking our online TESOL Diploma course including:

  • To enhance knowledge as an EFL teacher.
  • This is an advanced-level course.
  • The potential of earning a higher income.
  • A Diploma is the qualification often required for a higher teaching position.
  • This is a qualification that will open up new avenues of employment within the EFL teaching world.

Our advanced online TESOL Diploma course includes a wide variety of subjects, from material design to different learning theories, all of which are designed to give you a clearer understanding of your role as an EFL teacher.

As you make your way through the course you should find that many of your existing skills gradually improve, such as your research skills and writing ability. The course should also help you to develop many other transferable skills that you will find useful both inside and outside of the classroom.

With the accompanying 120-hour course, the total study time is 370 hours.

Advanced
Course
Specifications
370-Hour TESOL
Diploma Certification
With Tutor Support
Research-Based
11 Certification Modules
11 Research Study Sheets
11 Self Study Worksheets
Internationally Accredited
Embossed Certificate
Letter of Recommendation
Technical Support
Job Guidance
Free Lesson Plan Access
Full Tutor Support
Course Assessment Modular Tests
Complimentary Course Free 120-hr TESOL Course
with Tutor
US$ 1390
US$ 599
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TEFL course packages

At ITTT we aim to provide the best possible TEFL certification options. We have three exclusive course packages that offer great value for money and the opportunity to gain an extensive level of expertise in EFL teaching.

Our three packages course options are:

  • 220-hour Master Package Course
  • 470-hour Professional Package Course
  • 550-hour Expert Package Course

All three course packages include the 120-hour online TEFL certification course, the 50-hour course in teaching business English (CTBE) and the 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL). Course graduates can choose between receiving a single certificate that encompasses all components of the course package, or receiving an individual certificate for each section completed.

  220-hour Master
Package Coursewith tutor support & videos
470-hour Professional
Package Coursewith tutor support & videos
550-hour Expert
Package Course with tutor support & videos
120-hour TEFL course with tutor support and videos
50-hour course in teaching business English
50-hour course in teaching English to young learners
250-hour Diploma course in TESOL (DipTESOL)
50-hour course in teaching English online
Certificate of teaching practice recognition
$ 699
$ 399
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$ 1298
$ 799
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$ 1690
$ 999
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Other TEFL course options

Combined TEFL courses

Another popular option that offers a compromise between the in-class and online course options is to take a combined TEFL certification course. With this option you can study the theories and principles of EFL teaching via distance learning at whatever pace suits you. Once complete, you can then attend one of our training centers to gain valuable classroom experience before starting your first teaching job. The in-class section of the combined course is available in a variety of exciting locations, including:

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • New York City, USA
  • Paris, France
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Rome, Italy

The in-class section of the combined TEFL course requires attendance at a training center for 5, 8 or 10 days depending on the location. Completion of both sections of the course results in the same certification as the full in-class training course.

How does the Combined course work?


For more information, please visit our combined TEFL course page.

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30-hour Certificate of Teaching Practice Recognition (CTPR)

If you are already TEFL or TESOL certified or considering one of our certification courses but lacking teaching practice, our 30-hour CTPR would be perfect for you. This option is aimed at potential teachers or qualified teachers who need to show employers that they have completed six hours of teaching practice.

Practicum
Certification
Specifications
Certificate of Teaching
Practice Recognition
Six hours of Teaching Practice
Teaching Practice Feedback
Portfolio of T.P. Evidence
Embossed Certificate
Technical Support
Job Guidance
Lesson Plan Access
$ 149
$ 99
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Now we have considered all the options, take a look here to find our recommendations for your best TEFL course option, depending on your requirements.



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