TEFL Certification

CIEE is committed to making sure you’re well prepared when you walk into your classroom. Our online TEFL-certification courses are a great way to enhance your knowledge and skills. These courses are intensive, combining theory with hands-on engagement through a teaching practicum. On completion, you’ll have the practical teaching experience that schools are looking for.

TEFL certification is not an eligibility requirement for most CIEE Teach Abroad programs, but it’s a wise investment. With this valuable addition to your resume in hand, you gain a real advantage – especially for more competitive programs. Certification also brings you real benefits that can enrich your program. It helps you to be a more effective teacher, so both you and your students get more from your time in the classroom.

A few CIEE Teach Abroad programs include our 150-hour, professional-level TEFL certification course in the program fee. For most, it’s an optional add-on – and well worth the investment. You’ll find details about requirements on each country’s program page.


Be prepared with a TEFL Certification

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    Participants who said the TEFL course prepared them to teach in a classroom abroad

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    Designed to maximize material comprehension and fit around a busy schedule

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    Small classes ensure personalized feedback and provide an ideal environment for shared learning