About the TEFL Institute
TEFL Institute is the worldwide leader in professional TEFL certification and the training of international English teachers. Based in Chicago, IL, with course locations in 35 cities around the globe, we offer the finest in 4-week intensive onsite TEFL training courses, providing the 150 hour certification required to teach English in thousands of schools and language institutes around the world.
Highly Qualified and Experienced Instructors
All TEFL Institute Instructors, for both online and onsite courses, are experienced university professors holding at least a Masters, and very often a PhD, in TESOL or a related field; all instructors have at least 10 years professional teaching experience and are selected through a rigorous process incorporating multiple interviews and live teaching demonstrations.
Designed by leading scholars and experts, TEFL Institute’s 150-hour certification curriculum provides the comprehensive skill sets required to succeed as a professional English teacher.
Primary topics include: major teaching methodologies used around the world; the cornerstones of English (speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar & listening); addressing the needs of students of different backgrounds, ages, and levels of proficiency; and lesson planning and curriculum development.
All TEFL Institute 150-hour courses incorporate a 20-hour practicum to provide all students with hands-on experience in a live teaching environment; our TEFL Professional online course is one of the only online courses in the world to incorporate such a practicum.
Accreditation & Recognition
TEFL Institute is a fully accredited internationally recognized TEFL Provider. TEFL Institute courses are accredited through ACCREDITAT, a division of Training Issues Ltd, based in the UK. Accreditat is a leading international accreditation body for TEFL training. Courses accredited through ACCREDITAT have met demanding standards in 4 key areas in order to received accreditation status: 1) The ethics and integrity of their operation, 2) The high quality of their courses, 3) The caliber of their assessment, 4) The high capability, extensive knowledge and expertise of their instructors. TEFL Institute courses are also recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education qualifying for CPDU (Continuing Professional Development Units)