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At TEACH TEFL we understand that teaching a language in a foreign country can be daunting, there are so many questions. What, when, how etc. Here are some frequently asked questions, we are happy to help!! We have all taught in foreign countries so we know.

TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.   The course will provide you with the necessary tools to teach English as a foreign language.  There are a number of courses available.  See our courses page 

The 120-hour certificate is the minimum requirement for most recruiters and schools worldwide.

TEFL= Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

These two acronyms are interchangeable and there is no difference between these two certificates.   Both can be used worldwide

Teach TEFL now offers courses that have been accredited by ACCREDITAT.

This means that all our courses adhere and qualify for the specific standards set by this well-respected external accreditation body. You can be sure that the course materials are of the highest standard, but also that your TEFL certificate will be recognised everywhere.

Click here to see our accreditation certificate

or visit their website: 

You will have 6 months access to our courses. You can however complete the course at your own leisure. This means you can do it as fast, or as slow as you wish.  


If you are unable to complete the course in 6 months, there will be a renewal fee to extend it.

Most countries require you to have a degree.  There are jobs available for non-degree holders, but it might be harder to find a job without a degree.  Do some research first and see what the requirements are per country. It is illegal to work in some countries without a degree, please be very careful. 

Do not trust recruiters who say that you can work in China (and other Asian countries) without a degree.

See our blog post here.

You will receive a digital copy (PDF).

A hardcopy can be arranged, this will have a fee attached to it.  The certificate will be delivered within 2-4 working days after payment has been received (area specific)

This is typically a requirement from the government who issues the visa for teaching.  You don’t require a teaching degree to work in Asia, any BA degree will do.  The TEFL certificate will thus prepare any graduate to be ready for the classroom

A TEFL certificate is only one of the requirements you need to teach abroad. These requirements differ depending on which country you are interested in.  Teaching in South Korea for example you will need a degree and in some instances at least 20 hours of practical experience.  In China you need a degree for a Z Visa.  There are people who find jobs abroad without degree’s but it is advisable to do research on the visa requirements per country.  You do not want to enter a county with an incorrect visa and face deportation or criminal charges. 

Online teaching is also very popular now.  You can teach students from the comfort of your own home.  There are some technical requirements (i.e stable internet).  Some platforms also require their teachers to have degree’s. 

Although this is not our specialty, we will most definitely assist in pointing you in the right direction and assisting you with where to search.  You can check out our JOBS page. 


NO!  There are no hidden costs.

You will receive a digital copy of your certificate.  

See the Optional Extra’s below.


If you need your original copy of the certificate.  We do have an option to Courier it and you will receive it within a few days.  This will be for your own cost.

(R180 within South Africa, other countries, we will quote you on DHL prices)


ACCREDITAT offers a confirmation document at a cost of 20 GBP.

This is a confirmation document, not an
academic certificate. It will confirm that you did in fact complete your course successfully with Teach TEFL, in case
anyone ever doubts this

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