Get Your TEFL Certification in London

TEFL courses in London have been designed by experienced TEFL professionals to ensure you learn everything you need to know about teaching English overseas. Staff are all highly qualified and will provide you with the knowledge and tools to become a sucessful English teacher. Don't worry if you have no previous TEFL experience, all levels and abilities are welcome to apply. Classes are also a lot of fun and a good way to speak to past TEFL teachers and to make friends with other students from all over the world.

Thousands of people join TEFL, TESOL and Celta courses in London every year, this is your passport to getting a world recognised qualification which will enable you to teach anywhere in the world. View our guide which includes information about recommended TEFL courses and companies, reviews and also information on how to book a course. There are also discounted TEFL courses in London available throughout the year.



Anyone aged 17+ can take a TEFL course in London, whether you live in London, the UK or are from overseas.


London TEFL Course Locations

TEFL courses are held throughout the city in places like Paddington, Islington and also central London. You might also like to view all of our TEFL courses in England for more options.


Types of TEFL Courses in London

There are short intensive classroom TEFL courses in London which can be taken over a weekend to more advanced courses including a 150 hour combined classroom and online TEFL course which can be taken over a period of months. Some courses are full time whilst others are flexible and can be take part time during at weekends perfect if you are busy working or studying during the week. Lessons are very hands on and teachers will get you involved every step of the way.


What You Will Learn

During the classroom training course, you will learn all the skills and knowledge you need to successfully deliver your own TEFL lessons and become good at teaching English abroad. You will have the opportunity to learn about modern TEFL methods, classroom management and, of course, lesson planning and preparation! Not to mention you will share your training experience with an interesting bunch of new, like-minded people. These are the main topics which will be taught:

  • Classroom management
  • How to get students to speak
  • Grammar
  • Practise Foreign language lessons
  • Controlled Practice
  • Games
  • Lesson planning, preparation & practice
  • Needs analysis & understanding levels
  • Pronunciation
  • Correcting errors
  • Teaching Skills
  • How to find teaching work abroad



There are weekend and longer courses available.



Usually courses run Monday to Friday, or weekends 9 - 6.



Prices vary depending on the company and course. Courses usually cost around £150 for a basic qualification or £350+ for a more advanced option. 4 week Celta courses in London cost around £1000.


What's Included:

  • Course book and material
  • Tuitor
  • Internationally recognised TEFL certificate
  • Reference letter
  • CV support
  • Lifetime access to our TEFL job centre
  • Accommodation (or help in finding somewhere to stay)


Where to Stay

Some course providers will pay for accommodation whilst others will requie you to book this independently. If you are taking a weekend TEFL course in London you might want to decided to stay in a hostel or cheap hotel which offer budget rooms. If you already live in the UK it will be intriguing to see how British hostels compared to those worldwide, and whether they offered the same facilities as their overseas counterparts.

There are hostels and accommodation through central London, a fairly central location easily accessible by underground or over ground trains. Central London is a busy and exciting area to stay; there are shopping complexes, popular stores, and numerous restaurants and coffee chains. It also has a local feel, as it offers small independent cafes, specialist bookshops and cheap internet facilities. Hotels and hostels are simple to locate, their websites usually give clear instructions on how to reach it from either train station.

Hotels and hostels are usually large sprawling buildings, comprising of accommodation over a number of floors, usually with a café, refectory and bar on the ground level. Staying in a mixed dormitory will be around £25 a night. Room can be small, containing bunk beds, lockers and a sink. There are also hotels and other alternative places to stay too.


London TEFL Course Reviews

If you have ever taken a TEFL course in London and would like to add a review, write about your experience or share any recommendations please contact us,

"I thought the TEFL course I took in London was excellent, all the information and course booklets were both practical and useful - this helped when it came to passing the course" - Sarah R, London

"Our instructor was amazing. I didn't really know what to expect before booking the course but it turned out to be a lot of fun mixed with a lot of learning. I would highly recommend taking a course in London" - Lee S, Brighton

"I did a weekend course in London and had a great time. Our group really got on and out teacher was really friendly. Taking the London TEFL course was the best thing did, because of this I have now been teaching in Japan for 2 years and loving every minute of it." - Jake S


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