120-Hour TEFL Certification

With an estimated 1.5 billion English language learners around the world, the demand for TEFL certified teachers is sky high. Earn your internationally recognized TEFL certificate in this online course, so you can teach English online, abroad or wherever the need arises. Once qualified, you will be able to confidently walk into a classroom and deliver a lesson to English language learners.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES2100

What you will learn

  • How to prepare and deliver a dynamic and interesting lesson plan.
  • Classroom management strategies.
  • Language skills and how to teach them.
  • How to find and design teaching resources.

How you will benefit

  • Earn a certificate which allows you to teach English all over the world.
  • Gives classroom confidence.
  • Find better paid teaching work.
  • Opportunity to work/travel.

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
  1. Grammar and Language Awareness
    1. Introduction
    2. Nouns
    3. Verbs
    4. Verbs that are not Verbs
    5. Adjectives and adverbs
    6. Other parts of speech
    7. Present, past, and future tenses
    8. Conditionals
  2. TEFL Methodology
    1. Understanding student and teacher roles
    2. Teaching structures, strategies and methods
    3. Activities in the classroom
    4. Classroom management, correcting errors and giving feedback
    5. Teaching vocabulary and functions
    6. Teaching reading and listening
    7. Introduction to phonology
    8. Teaching young learners
    9. Teaching business English
    10. Teaching one-to-one
    11. A PPP Lesson
  3. Video Observation
    1. A PPP Lesson
    2. Functional language
    3. Foreign Language
    4. Skills
    5. Dealing with difficult students
  4. Telephone Teaching
    1. Introduction to telephone teaching
    2. Lesson types and needs analysis
    3. Structures and strategies
  5. Teaching Large Classes
    1. Introduction to teaching large classes
    2. Classroom organization
    3. Activities and discipline

Multiple tutors support this course.

ALEX- I have 22 years' experience in TEFL. After gaining my CELTA in Madrid after university (BA Business and Law), I taught in Barcelona for 6 years before returning to the UK. I have worked in various TEFL specialisms over the years, from general English in traditional language schools, to exam preparation, private lessons, online teaching, Business English, young learners, and TEFL publishing, in positions ranging from EFL teacher to DOS. I have been involved in EFL teacher training for the last 10 years, involving face to face and online tutoring as well as writing course materials, and most recently completed a course to become a Linguaskill speaking examiner.

I have worked for Tefl.org since very shortly after it began in 2008. I started as a classroom tutor doing the face-to-face 20 and 30-hour courses and have been an online tutor too for around 8 years now. I am also directly involved in writing online course materials for an accredited TEFL training organization.

THOMAS- I am currently the Online & Academic Manager at TEFL Org, where I have worked since 2008.

I have been teaching English for 32 years, and a teacher trainer for 25 years. I have taught in France & Portugal, but most of my teaching has been in Madrid, Spain, where I have been living now for 30 years.

I have taught from general English in traditional language schools, to exam preparation, private lessons, online teaching, Business English, young learners in positions ranging from EFL teacher to Director of Studies. I was also a Cambridge examiner at the British Council for several years. My experience as an online teacher trainer started in 2000.

Over the years, I have also written teaching materials for online and face to face learning.

My qualifications include a TEFL certificate, Trinity Diploma in Teaching English as a second/another language, and a master's degree in Education Leadership & Management.

DEE- My name is Denise. I have been involved in the TEFL world for almost 40 years. I started teaching English locally when I was a young adult to new immigrants. I went to university as a mature student at the ripe old age of 24, where I graduated with a BA (Hons).

In 1992, I completed my CELTA teacher training. In the wake of the Barcelona Olympics, I moved to Spain, where I worked as an English teacher, head of studies, and a school director before opening my language school. Throughout my time in Spain, I was involved in teacher training and professional development courses, as well as communication skills training for high-level business executives in English. I also worked as a coursebook writer and editor for an EFL publishing company. I started writing and working with blended learning courses when they were in their infancy, which led to the advent of 100% online learning in the early 2000s.

I am also an Internal Quality Assessor and have also written several TEFL training courses over the last 20 years.

ASIF- I started academic and professional life in the law; however, I often found myself in situations where I was having to decipher, learn, analyze, or teach aspects of language. As this took-up more and more of my time, the decision to make language my full-time occupation did not take long to make, and I became and remain a secondary-school teacher, the classroom being my favorite place. Knowing what you do needs a firm understanding of language, to which I credit my academic grounding in applied linguistics and many years in the classroom. Academically, my primary research interest lies in language testing, a field in which I have supervised several research candidates, some at the doctoral level. This affords me an in-depth understanding of the thinking behind the syllabuses and exams you will come across in different parts of the world. It allows me to take a step back and fit exams and the like into a fit-for-purpose context.

I have worked for an accredited TEFL training organization for 10 years as a classroom and online tutor. My qualifications include a master's degree in Applied Linguistics and a master's degree in TESOL. I may be preparing executives for a press conference one weekend; I may be teaching basic English to refugees another, delivering teacher-training courses the weekend after, and marking online assessments too.


Bachelor's degree or higher is recommended.

Online English teachers can work from anywhere with a reliable internet connection – whether that's from home or as they travel the world. You can absolutely teach English TEFL online without a degree! While a number of the major online teaching platforms do require a degree, there's still plenty of work teaching online without a degree.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, upon successful completion of this course you will receive your 120-Hour TEFL Certificate.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

Upon successfully completing the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through. You will also be qualified to receive the 120-Hour TEFL Certificate.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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