Guide to Getting TEFL Certified in LA

Most TEFL academies are located in the centre of LA. You can also choose to take an online TEFL course which are flexible and can be taken via your computer.



  • Minimum age: 18


Course Duration

TEFL courses in San Francisco are usually around 4 weeks (120 hours).


What a Classes Like

  • Classes are usually around 8-12 people.
  • Usually around 9:30am - 5:30pm. You will also need to set aside some time for homework during the week nights and at the weekends.



Some TEFL courses include accommodation in the price whilst others will require you to find something independently. TEFL companies should also be able to help you find somewhere to stay. Options include homestays, student residences, shared and private accommodation.

Los Angeles is known to be quite an expensive city and finding affordable places to stay is not one of the easiest tasks. The best thing is to consider various types of accommodations and depending on the period of the year or even day of the week there are special offers here and there that will save you quite some money in LA.


Cost of TEFL Certifications in LA

  • 4 week TEFL courses cost around $1500 (£1000).


What to Do in Your Spare Time

You could go celeb spotting, hit the local coffee shops, head to the coast for beaches or party! If you haven’t already fallen in love with California, you might like to do a road trip which will capture your heart. The journey from LA to San Francisco sees the Pacific Ocean Highway intertwine with the Pacific Ocean resulting in magnificent panoramic views - just be sure to keep your eyes on the road! Along the way there are some classic Cali towns and cities to stop in and enjoy like Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Carmel, Cayucos and Monterey.


Los Angeles TEFL Course Reviews

"I opted for the 4 week course and our instructor was wonderful! I learnt a lot about becoming a teacher and I have been able to transfer the skills into my real life teaching environment."

"I could tell our instructor had a lot of experience and that he had been teaching for a long time. I'm really greateful to him for all the help in passing the course."


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