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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites??

Absolutely not. You just need to be a fluent speaker of English. You do not need any qualifications or previous teaching experience, just the desire to become a teacher.

How about if I am too young or too old to take the courses??

Age is not a problem. learnTEFL courses are open to all ages.

What if I am not a native speaker of English??

As long as you can speak English fluently or possess  a B2 level or above, according to the Common European Framework , you can teach English

Do I need to speak the local language??

Employers are recruiting you because of your ability to speak English not the local language. The focus is on your students to always communicate in English.

Do learnTEFL courses follow British English (BE) or American English (AE)??

The course follows British English; there are very few differences between the two. Regardless if you use AE or BE our main goal is to train you in how to teach English using our specially developed course which is fun and easy to understand.

What computer device is required to study the course??

You can study from any electronic device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone…) with an internet connection from anywhere in the world.

Do I have to purchase any additional material such as books, Cd´s, DVD´s …??

No, you do not have to purchase any additional or other outside material. Everything that you need to complete the course is online.

Do I need to know grammar??

You will learn all you need to know about grammar throughout the course with easy to follow instructions and examples. In case you feel you would like to have additional grammar support click Resources.

Which course is right for me??

The 60-hour basic course is perfect for someone who would like to cover all TEFL basics. This is our core curriculum.
The 120-hour course is perfect for future teachers wishing to become more marketable in the TEFL marketplace.
The 150-hour accredited course is the most complete online teacher-certification course including the core curriculum and tutor support. This course is for people who are serious about becoming TEFL teachers and are ready to tackle the world.

How long does it take to complete the course??

On average it takes 2 to 3 months to complete the 150 hour course. It depends on how much time you dedicate to studying. Some students have completed the course in as little as 4 weeks. The 60 and 120 hour courses should take around 4 to 6 weeks to complete respectively.

What happens if the course expires before I finish??

No problem, you can buy an extension at any time and up to 30 days after your course has expired. To extend your course please go to www.learntefl.com/extension. The fees are as follows:

1 month US$25
3 months US$39
6 months US$69
What are the requirements to complete the course??

Whether you do the 60,120 or 150 course you must pass all the quizzes and tests throughout the course. The final grade must be at least a C or 70% to gain your learnTEFL certificate.

How soon will my tutor give me feedback??

After submitting assignments you will receive feedback within 2 business days, not including weekends. Your tutor will grade 1 module at a time; we highly recommend that you review your previous work and results while received the pertinent feedback from each module before continuing on to the next module.

Can I access my course after completion??

If your course has not expired when you complete the course you will have complete access to the course. Should you need additional time you may purchase an extension in order to access your course.

What happens if I fail a module??

Not to worry, you have up to 3 attempts to pass each module. In case you are having difficulty passing a specific module your tutor will be there to give special support and instruction in order to ensure you pass.

How often can I access my course??

You can access your course 24 hours a day – 7 days a week as many times as you wish.

Can I upgrade my 60 or 120 course??

Yes, if you purchase the 60 hour course you can upgrade to the 120 or 150 hour course at any time by emailing support@learntefl.com.

When and how will I receive my TEFL/TESOL certificate??

Once you have completed all assignments and the final exam you will be able to download the online version of your certificate immediately.

Can I get a hard copy of my TEFL/TESOL certificate??

A learnTEFL hardcopy certificate will cost US$29, which includes includes postage and packaging. To purchase a hard copy certificate please go to www.learntefl.com/hardcopy.

Does the TEFL/TESOL certificate expire??

The certificate has no expiration date. It is important to bear in mind that employers are less attracted when it has been a couple of years since you became certified and have not taught during this time.

Does learnTEFL offer a job placement service??

Yes, once you register for work, our dedicated, experienced recruitment team will work on your behalf to find you the teaching post that you desire. They will listen to your needs, guide you through the registration process, assist with CV preparation, explain interview techniques, etc.

When will I be able to apply for jobs??

You will be able to apply for jobs as soon as you have completed your course.

Where can I teach??

TEFL certificates are recognised and accepted worldwide. Requirements vary from employer to employer. For more specific information please visit our Jobs section

Do I need a degree to teach English??

Although a degree would be preferable, there are plenty of employers who will accept you without a degree. Please go to our Jobs section to learn more about countries that employ you without a degree.

What happens if I have a TEFL certificate from another provider??

The positions we offer are only for learnTEFL graduates.