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What Is a TEFL Certification?

The First Step to Teaching English Abroad

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Take the First Step

A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is the first step to becoming a teacher of English to non-native English speakers and is often required by schools hiring English language teachers. A TEFL certification opens doors to travel and teach English abroad, online, or in your own community to non-native speakers.

CIEE TEFL’s online courses offer the flexibility of studying when and where you want while networking with classmates and receiving individual feedback from your dedicated TEFL instructor. When you earn a TEFL certification with CIEE you will become a more effective and confident teacher, so both you and your students get more from your time in the classroom. Invest in your future with a CIEE TEFL certification that never expires!

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2019 GoAbroad Innovation Award finalist for Innovative TEFL program



Rated for high level of support and instruction



4.5 out of 5 overall rating and for course content

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