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FAQs

What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Will my certificate qualify me to teach abroad?

Yes. Employers are looking for fluent English speakers that have studied the foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language; taught by a qualified and recognised training organisation.

Where can I teach?

The TEFL qualification is recognised all over the world. Most employers will require you to have completed at least 120 hours although this can vary from country to country and employer to employer.

What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

These are basically different terms for the same thing. TEFL is the term widely used in the UK and TESOL is more common in USA, Canada and Australia.

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Who is this course suitable for?

We get a broad mix of people on our courses ranging from 18 to 80. Some are wishing to change career, others just wish to travel and work abroad and some have just graduated and need this qualification to work during a gap year.

For some employers, this course is more than sufficient, combined with being a fluent English speaker to get paid teaching work. Candidates receive their certificates approximately three days after completion and  can then go straight into employment on graduation from the course.

Do you also offer TEFL jobs and internships?

Yes, TEFL UK are excited to support you in your search for overseas TEFL jobs and internships. We offer a range of jobs and internships in countries such as Argentina, China, Colombia, Georgia, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

What is the difference between a TEFL job and a TEFL internship?

TEFL internships can be a great way to gain classroom experience without committing to a long term teaching contract. You would usually receive a little more initial training and support for a TEFL internship as this type of program is often aimed at first time teachers.

Why is your TEFL internship in China free when other TEFL providers charge? 

We believe in keeping costs as low as possible for our students and alumni. It is our mission to make teaching abroad easily accessible for everyone. TEFL internships in China are popular due to the huge demand for English language training throughout the country. Some TEFL providers choose to charge a fee for a TEFL internship in China. At TEFL UK, we don't charge you anything! Do your research and make an informed decision!  

Are TEFL UK courses accredited?

Yes, our new and innovative courses are fully accredited via international TEFL accreditation body Accreditat. The standards set by Accreditat for TEFL accredidation are among the most rigorous in the industry. This means we can guarantee our students will receive the best TEFL education available, scrutinized and validated by Accreditat.

What would my certificate look like?

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Why are TEFL UK courses unique?

Our courses offer excellent value for money. Our on-line campus has been developed and tested to offer enhanced functionality, creating an easy to follow and seamless learning experience. If you are looking for more proof that TEFL UK is the right choice for you, check the numbers! TEFL UK have trained over 40,000 students in just four years making us the UK's fastest growing TEFL provider.

How do I know if I am eligible to take one of your courses?

We welcome students of all nationalities. You will need fluent English ability to study with us but, as the material is studied on-line in our virtual campus, you can study from anywhere as long as you have a Wifi connection!

How long do I have to complete the course?

You would have a 12 month subscription on the course from the day you enrol. If you take longer than 12 months to complete the course, you can purchase a 6 month extension for £19.

Do I need any previous qualification to take one of your courses?

Our courses are open to everybody and it is not necessary to hold a degree or teaching qualification in order to study with TEFL UK.

What other opportunities are available to me after completing a course through TEFL UK?

We have a dedicated job placement service and can offer you access to 1000s of international teaching opportunities. In addition to this, TEFL UK recruit for online teaching roles. So, if you are not yet ready to move abroad, you can still teach English from the comfort of your own home on a flexible schedule that suits you. Please note, certain application criteria apply for the online teaching jobs. Find our more here.

Do I have to be online at certain times of day to study the course?

The courses are self paced meaning you can teach according to your own schedule. You do not need to be online at any set times of the day. You can study at any time and from anywhere!  


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