TEFL Courses in South Africa

TEFL Courses in South Africa

Live in South Africa? Or keen to travel there? Want to get a TEFL certification? Search and compare the best accredited TEFL courses throughout South Africa.


TEFL & TESOL Certifications in South Africa

Places You Can Get Qualified

You can take courses throughout the country in places like:

If you don't have the time or want to commit to a classroom course, another option is to take an online TEFL course which allows you to study from the internet. This is very flexible and allows you to study from anywhere in the country/overseas as long as you have a phone, or tablet or computer to complete the course.


What Will You Learn

On a TEFL course you will generally learn:

  • Introduction to the course and teaching abroad
  • How to plan a lesson
  • How to manage a classroom
  • Best methods to instruct students
  • Resources, games and activities which can help
  • How to give structured teaching lessons
  • Advice how to get employment and become a successful teacher



Most companies will require you to be aged 17+, be willing to learn, have a good level of English and also be open to the idea of teaching abroad. Don't worry if you don't have any teaching experience, most people new to TEFL are totally beginners looking for a career change. Companies also usually don't require a formal degree or education for you to register. Courses are also open to South African citizens, and also students from around the world who are keen to experience living and studying here.


Free TEFL Courses in South Africa

Interested in getting TEFL certified for free in South Africa? Finding free TEFL programs in South Africa can be difficult but some companies do offer low cost and very cheap options. Some recruiters offer to pay for courses if you work for them on completion. Whilst some courses include job offers.


What Company to Book With

Lots of local and international companies offer TEFL certification programs in South Africa and you will need to research which one is right for you. There are basic entry level courses, and also more expensive and longer courses available which are generally better in terms of qualification. You will also need to choose whether to book a classroom or online course.


South Africa TEFL Course Reviews

All the TEFL courses featured on our directory are reputable and the companies listed have trained thousands of students. You can view testimonials and reviews from past participants before booking.


How Easy is it to Find Work

Once certified, you can start applying for jobs in South Africa and abroad. 


Help & Advice

If you have any questions or need any help choosing or booking a TEFL course in South Africa, please contact us.