TEFL Certification

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CIEE TEFL classes are capped at 16 students to allow you to build meaningful relationships with your classmates and highly qualified TEFL tutor.  During the weekly live class sessions, you’ll actively discuss the course material to make sure you understand the concepts and are ready to apply them in your teaching.  Meet the CIEE TEFL tutor team


CIEE TEFL’s ACCET accreditation is  recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and exceeds international standards. Learn more


We’ll help you find your dream job teaching English abroad or online.  All CIEE TEFL students and alumni receive free job placement assistance. Learn more


  • 150-hour TEFL Certification

    Our flagship course, perfect for anyone looking to become internationally certified to teach English abroad. Course includes: 

    • 150 total training hours 
    • Online coursework for 11 weeks 
    • Cohort of peers 
    • Dedicated course tutor 
    • 20 hours of practicum 
    • Meets international qualifications

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  • 60-hour TEFL Certificate

    Our introductory TEFL course, ideal for someone looking to learn what TEFL is about. Course includes: 

    • 60 total training hours 
    • Open enrollment 
    • Self-paced (must be completed in 6 months) 
    • Tutor support 
    • Option to enroll in 150-hour course 

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  • 30-hour TEFL Certificate

    Our age specialization course is made for someone looking to refine their skills in teaching young learners, teens, or adults. Course includes:

    • 30 total training hours 
    • Quarterly start dates
    • Online coursework for 3 weeks
    • Tutor support 
    • Option to add on to 150-hour course

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Hear from CIEE TEFL Alumni

  • “I really loved my experience in the TEFL course provided by CIEE. The course was easy to navigate through, my peers and tutor were helpful and engaging, and I learned a lot from the course material.”

  • “I learned way more than I thought I would. The course moved at a good pace and prepared me for various classroom settings. The instructor gave great feedback and was invested. I also felt like there were good opportunities to connect with other people in the course, which can be difficult these days in the virtual world. I highly recommend CIEE for all their programs!!!”

  • “The CIEE program is interactive, informative, and thorough. It has taught me so much and I am so glad I decided to complete the program. The teacher is professional and engaging and all of the material is targeted and very informational. CIEE did an outstanding job of preparing me before the course, supporting me during and after the course.”

  • “You not only get to learn but can also meet others who are going through it with you. It's a way to meet cool people and even if we're not going to the same location, it's helpful to know you're not alone. It also doesn't hurt that the certification goes with you on your resume as you move forward. Would recommend!”


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  • 9.5


    2019 GoAbroad Innovation Award finalist for Innovative TEFL program

  • 9/10


    Rated for high level of support and instruction

  • 4.5


    4.5 out of 5 overall rating and for course content


CIEE TEFL is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority providing objective third-party evaluation of education and training practices.  CIEE TEFL is listed on the U.S. Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.

As an ACCET accredited institution, CIEE TEFL awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  CIEE TEFL graduates receive 1 CEU for every 10 hours of TEFL course contact hours.  For example, graduates of CIEE TEFL’s 150 Hour TEFL course receive 15 CEUs. 

Learn why accreditation is so important