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Level 5 TEFL Course

Our Level-5 TEFL certificate offers internationally recognized training in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

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Online TEFL Certification at Your Pace

Online TEFL courses are the perfect way to get qualified for teaching English abroad in an environment and pace that's convenient for you. Our UK Government Ofqual-certified courses are designed to give you the necessary experience and understanding so that you can jump straight into the classroom. It's internationally recognised too, meaning you will be able to take your next career step in any country around the world that you are dreaming of.

TEFL Certification from Hiring Experts

Since we began in 2012, Teaching Abroad Direct has successfully placed thousands of teachers in global teaching positions. Our new and accredited TEFL courses provide trainee teachers with a comprehensive education in English language teaching to prepare them for classroom success. We’ll also impart our knowledge about what language schools are looking for when hiring a good teacher, meaning that our students will be primed to go out and find global teaching positions as soon as they complete the course.

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Testimonials from Schools We Work With

UK Branch Manager,
Shanghai Meiji Teaching Experience

We thoroughly enjoy our experience working with Teaching Abroad Direct. The team is very efficient and professional and always provides reliable teachers. They are hard-working and passionate representatives who take care of everything. We look forward to a continued successful and fruitful partnership.

Gaby Luo,
Guangzhou Elite Education Co.

We are looking for ELS teachers from native countries and thanks to Teaching Abroad Direct, we have received lots of quality candidates and resumes. We particularly appreciate their efficient response and responsible attitude. We have no hesitation in recommending their Level 5 TEFL course to all the people who want to be an ELS teacher.

Tina Li,
Recruiting Specialist,
International Institute of Education

Teaching Abroad Direct specialises in helping teachers fulfil their dreams of teaching abroad across the globe. They're very friendly and professional people to work with, they know what they’re doing and how they can help. Their dedicated consultants are there to help throughout the whole process as you begin your journey to work abroad, we appreciate their support and help.

FAQs on our TEFL Courses

  • Are TEFL courses on deal websites, like Groupon and Wowcher, the same as this course?expand_more

    Courses advertised on deal sites are unlikely to offer high-quality, regulated and accredited TEFL-training with experienced teacher trainers. In the TEFL world, you definitely get what you pay for, so opting for a low-cost teacher training course will not gain you the knowledge or credibility of a proper qualification.

  • Is it hard to get your first TEFL job?expand_more

    It depends on when and where you’re looking. Many language schools work within the same time frames as public schools, so recruitment for September begins in the summer or spring before. Check Teaching Abroad Direct’s TEFL jobs for current opportunities as schools are always recruiting.

  • Can Teaching Abroad Direct help me secure a job once I have finished the course? expand_more

    Teaching Abroad Direct began life as a job board, so we are one of the best places to look for a position. Our online TEFL course also offers insights into what recruiters are looking for based on our experience successfully connecting teachers and schools.

  • Can I apply for a job before I have completed the course?expand_more

    Yes! This is a great way to line-up teaching experience so that you can put your new skills to work as soon as possible. However, you are responsible for making sure that you complete the TEFL course before your position begins.

  • Where can I get a TEFL job once I’ve completed one of these courses?expand_more

    Countries where TEFL teachers are currently required include Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as other countries around the world including Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Russia and Spain.

  • Is there an age limit for becoming a TEFL teacher?expand_more

    The majority of EFL teachers are in their twenties or thirties. If you are under eighteen you may find it a challenge to find paid work. However, a TEFL qualification will allow you to build up experience through voluntary work, online teaching or summer camps.

  • Will my TEFL qualification expire?expand_more

    TEFL qualifications do not expire. However, if you have not taught for a significant amount of time you may need to refresh yourself on current methodologies and classroom practises.

  • Which TEFL qualification is right for me?expand_more

    Our Level 5 TEFL courses are perfect for those who are new to teaching and wish to develop their knowledge further. It is also suitable for those who need flexible study. Level 7 courses such as the DELTA are best suited to those with significant experience and existing teaching qualifications. They are a major commitment in terms of time, money and career.

  • What do the levels of TEFL qualification mean?expand_more

    Level 5 TEFL certification means that you hold a qualification equivalent to a NVQ, HND or foundation degree. Level 7 certifications such as the DELTA are on the same level as a Master’s degree, postgraduate diploma, or PGCE (but do not qualify you to teach in UK public schools).

  • Do I need to speak another language to teach English abroad?expand_more

    You do not need to speak another language, although it is always advisable to learn a little of the local lingo before you go.

  • Can I take a TEFL course alongside a full-time job?expand_more

    Our online Level 5 TEFL course offers flexibility in when and for how long you study, meaning that you can work through the course at your own pace while continuing to work.

  • Who is Ofqual?expand_more

    The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a government department in England responsible for regulating and assessing qualifications such as GCSEs, A-Levels and TEFL qualifications.

  • Is it more difficult to get a job if I am not a native English speaker?expand_more

    Most employers welcome teachers from all countries and backgrounds. Maximize your chances of success by making sure your English qualifications are up-to-date. Many employers require certification to B2 level or above.