CIEE TEFL Certification

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification Courses

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Not just a TEFL certification.

CIEE Online TEFL Certification courses offer:

  • Live tutors who give personalized feedback
  • Weekly live meetings
  • Small class sizes that are capped at 13 students
  • Opportunities to collaborate with peers through discussion boards
  • Intercultural training to help you navigate diverse cultures in the classroom

Don’t just earn. Learn.
CIEE TEFL Certification is for fluent English speakers looking to not only earn a certification but also learn how to be a successful English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. We offer a range of online TEFL certification courses – with practicum options at home or abroad – that fit everyone’s experience levels.

  • 150-Hour Certification

    Accredited lifetime certification accepted worldwide.

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  • Job Placement in Spain

    Get TEFL-certified and we'll match you with a teaching placement in Murcia, Spain

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  • Destination TEFL

    Online coursework followed up 2-week practice teaching abroad.

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What is TEFL Certification?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can teach English abroad, or in your home country.

An effective TEFL certification course will include:

  • English language acquisition theory (understand how your students learn English so that you can successfully teach them)
  • Language teaching methodologies (we all have different learning styles – arm yourself with a teaching toolkit to ensure you reach all your students)
  • Grammar modules (you can formulate grammatically correct sentences  - but can you explain why they’re correct?)
  • Intercultural training (if you’re going to take one thing away from a TEFL course this is it – understanding individual cultures plays the biggest role in actually helping your students learn English)
  • Required practicum hours (put your new skills to use as a TEFL teacher on the other side of the desk) 

Guess what – CIEE TEFL Certification Courses offers all these things, PLUS:

  • Dedicated US-based staff to help you with every question along the way
  • Flexible course start dates – new courses start every 2 weeks
  • Opportunities to complete your practicum training abroad
  • An extensive network of over 350,000 alumni worldwide
  • Access to expert Teach Abroad staff to help you get you a job teaching English overseas

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Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Upcoming 150-Hour TEFL Certification Course Start Dates

  • January 7, 2019
  • January 21, 2019
  • February 4, 2019
  • February 18, 2019
  • March 4, 2019

How to use your TEFL certification?

  • Teach English Abroad

    CIEE Teach Abroad will land you a job abroad, get you a visa, and support you every step along the way.

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  • Teach English at Home

    Be a positive influence in the lives of immigrants and refugees in your community by teaching English.

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  • Teach English Online

    Earn money working from home or while traveling the globe by teaching English online.

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Teach English with Confidence

What People are Saying

  • "The course material is informative and broken down in a way that makes the course great for visual, audio, and kinesthetic learners."

    P. Mongo, Westwood, Mass., preparing to teach in Thailand
  • For the first time, I really began to believe in myself as a teacher.

    M. Royster, Michigan, preparing to teach in Spain