Accredited 170-Hour Online TEFL Certification Class

Company : International TEFL Academy
Activities: Online TEFL Courses / TEFL Courses
Duration: 2 months to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1500 $ Dollars (US)

More than 3,000 students take this 170-hour Online TEFL Course each year, making it the most popular course available. 

Graduates of this course are teaching in up to 80 countries worldwide and it is accredited & recognized as a professional "Level 5" TEFL course by accrediting bodies in the UK, which is the same level of accreditation enjoyed by top level 4-week classes, including CELTA.

The ability to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification on a part-time schedule appeals to those students who wish to continue working or going to school while completing their training.  Aside from being able to continue with work, the Online TEFL Course enables students to afford the highest quality of TEFL/TESOL training at the professional certification level at a cost that is considerably lower than a comparable 4-week in-person class. 


Length of Training: 

11 weeks part-time (typically 10-12 hours per week)


170 Hour Certification:

150 hours academic coursework + 20 hours practicum (live practice teaching). Those take the Optional Young Learner & Business English Modules will earn a 200-hour certification. 


University-Level Instruction: 

All ITA Online TEFL Certification classes are taught by highly qualified university instructors with advanced degrees and experience.  Please read Who Teaches International TEFL Academy's Online TEFL Certification Course?  to learn about our standards for our professors


Bonus Modules: 

Optional two-week bonus chapters (available at no extra cost): Young Learners & Business Professionals. Students who take bonus modules will earn a 200 Hour TEFL Certification.


Job Search Guidance: 

All students and graduates receive hands-on job placement assistance and lifetime, worldwide job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. Students who have fully paid tuition are eligible to receive job search guidance during their class.


Class Size: 

Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.


Interactive Features:

This course features live lectures, webinars & chats, however there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.



This TEFL class meets or exceed international standards and is accredited by recognized organizations in the field. This certification will qualify you for full-time paid employment as an English teacher abroad. 


Costs / Benefits

$1395 (150-hour Class & 20-Hour Practicum)

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International TEFL Academy Accredited 170-Hour Online TEFL Certification Class Reviews

Excellent experience

In 2014, I decided to do the online TEFL course during my senior year of University and 1 month after graduating with my diploma and certification in hand I bought a one way ticket to teach in Florence, Italy.

At first I didn't have much work because Florence is a very small city. However, I emailed my advisor and she was quick to put me in contact with an associated school that would help with possible job recommendations. Using her guided help and the ITA alumni job chart I was able to secure two employers during my year in Florence. After my year in Florence came to an end, I decided to move to Spain because there wasn't any work in the summer.

Looking at the ITA Alumni Facebook page, Spain just seemed to have the most activity and the job chart had more employers. I then decided on living in Barcelona and I hit the ground running handing out CVs and posting them online. I have had the most success and comfortable living from teaching English in Spain as a private teacher. Three years later and I am still teaching English in Barcelona as it has not only become my home, but a beautiful destination where I can fulfill my dreams of traveling and still teach English.

All in all, my experience with ITA has been nothing short of excellent. My TEFL certification, like my passport have been one the best investments I have made. If you are interested in knowing more about me and my journey of teaching English abroad as well as getting your fix of travel inspiration, you can follow me on Instagram: @travelingcrumbs (Travelingcrumbs)

By: Allen Tunstall
Nationality: American
Age: 27

I really enjoyed the course

I did the online course with ITA and I really learned a lot. I’m currently teaching in China and I’ve traveled a lot in Europe. I’ve also met a lot of amazing people. Thanks to the academy for making my dreams come through!

By: Alexia
Nationality: American
Age: 27

Fantastic TEFL course

I’ve loved my experience before, during, and after my actual TEFL course. The recruiting/admissions team really helped me decide on the right course for me (online vs. classroom) and answered all my questions. The course (online) prepared me very well and there were so many opportunities to work on lesson plans that I started working with many lesson plans already done! The Student Affairs Team for post course students were so great! They helped me narrow my job search and get me different options to look into as well. I had a fantastic experience with ITA.

By: Allison
Nationality: American
Age: 24

I recommend the ITA online tefl couse to anyone interested in teaching abroad

Throughout my experience with International TEFL Academy, the online TEFL course and my current ambassadorship, I’ve had a plethora of support from advisors, instructors, and the Student Affairs department. I genuinely enjoyed my TEFL course because of the effectiveness and my instructors helpfulness and speedy response times. My ambassadorship has been one of the most exciting and fun things I’ve ever done. I love being able to help people transition abroad and answer questions about living in Berlin!

By: Tina Angok
Nationality: American
Age: 24

Take this course!

I took the TEFL online course to become certified and this gave me an experience of a lifetime. I knew the course would open doors for me overseas with job opportunities I desired, but I had no idea it would partner me with a dream job! Thanks to my TEFL certification and their global connections, I landed a job with an international summer camp in Croatia. I had no experience prior teaching/working with children in such a setting, but I felt more than prepared thanks to TEFL Academy. I cannot help but feel so lucky to have chosen this course! My only issue is that I didn’t think to find this academy sooner!!

By: Claire Johnson
Nationality: American
Age: 23

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