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Why 150 Hours?
When choosing a TEFL course, the number of hours included is one of the most important factors to consider. Most employers today are looking to see that candidates have at least 120 hours of training. That's why we created a comprehensive 150-Hour TEFL Certificate course that exceeds international standards. Our course is worth the investment of time and money, and it will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your TEFL career.
Apart from the total training hours, the CIEE 150-Hour TEFL Certificate includes the following competitive features to help you stand out from the competition:
Flexible and Comprehensive Online Learning
The 150-Hour TEFL Certificate course can be completed online in less than 3 months, with a commitment of about 12-15 hours per week. This TEFL course will teach you the latest approaches to teaching English as a foreign language, so you can start your next teaching endeavor with confidence!
Expert TEFL Instructor Guidance
CIEE TEFL instructors are highly qualified and experienced, and they are dedicated to supporting your learning. They will provide you with individualized feedback and guidance throughout the course.
Internationally Accepted Accreditation
The CIEE TEFL program is accredited by ACCET, a recognized institution endorsed by the US Department of Education. This ensures that the course meets the highest standards of quality and that your TEFL certificate will be recognized by employers around the world.
Small Class Environment and Real-World Teaching Experience
CIEE TEFL classes are capped at 16 students, so you can cultivate meaningful interactions and discussions with peers. You will also engage in a 20-hour practicum that provides you with hands-on teaching practice.
TEFL Job Search Assistance
CIEE TEFL advisors provide personalized job search assistance to help you find your dream English teaching job. This includes one-on-one coaching, comprehensive TEFL job resources, and free job placement opportunities with reputable employers.
CIEE's 150-Hour TEFL course is packed with value, at a competitive price of $1,195.
*Payment plans are available upon request.
20 Hour Practicum FAQ
Your first time as a teacher in the classroom can feel daunting and that’s why our course includes a practicum component where you can get real life, hands-on experience before jumping in front of the class alone! Most teachers complete their practicum by working or volunteering in their local communities. These opportunities include observing a classroom, co-teaching, lead teaching, or private tutoring. Not sure how to set this up? Don’t worry! We’ll help you create a plan, from researching organizations, setting up practicum dates, and completing pre and post reflective work on your experiences.
No. All practicum hours must be completed after the 1st week of the CIEE TEFL course and completed within 30 days after the course ends. No prior teaching experience can be used to fulfill the practicum requirement.
Part of becoming a TEFL teacher is learning to be flexible in the classroom. Whether you are teaching in person or online, there are many different roles that you can try when completing your TEFL practicum hours. Here are a few examples:
- Lead Teaching
- Private Tutoring
In general, the student(s) must be (a) nonnative English speaker(s) with the intention to learn and improve English language ability and/or proficiency. Any teaching environment in which the learners are native English speakers will not count towards the CIEE TEFL practicum. That said, some universities, community colleges, and K-12 schools offer bilingual education programs including subjects such as math, reading, etc. as part of their bilingual education curriculum. As long as the students are nonnative English speakers, these subject-related classes can count towards your practicum.
Learn more about what CIEE TEFL alumni are saying about their experience within the 150-Hour TEFL Certificate course.
150-Hour TEFL Course Upcoming Start Dates
There are 150-Hour TEFL Certificate course start dates approximately every 2 weeks year round.
Here is a list of upcoming start dates:
|Start Date||End Date|
|January 8, 2024||March 24, 2024|
|January 22, 2024||April 7, 2024|
|February 5, 2024||April 21, 2024|
|February 19, 2024||May 5, 2024|
|March 4, 2024||May 19, 2024|
|March 18, 2024||June 2, 2024|
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TEFL Job Coaching
CIEE TEFL advisors provide personalized job coaching throughout the job search process, including resume updates, interview preparation, and ongoing support.
TEFL Job Resources
CIEE TEFL provides comprehensive resources to help you find your ideal TEFL job, including online and in-person teaching guides, a TEFL job opportunity workbook, and an exclusive job resources hub.
TEFL Job Placement Opportunities
Students and alumni have exclusive access to free job placement opportunities with reputable employers. CIEE TEFL will submit your application materials directly to reliable employers to expedite the hiring process at no additional cost.
150-Hour TEFL Certification FAQs
This course is right for you if:
- You have no teaching experience or want to teach English as a foreign language for the first time.
- You want to improve your teaching skills and knowledge.
- You want to increase your job prospects and earn a higher salary.
- You want to gain confidence in the classroom.
- You want to learn about the latest teaching methodologies and how to create engaging and effective lesson plans.
- You want to practice teaching in a supervised setting and receive feedback from experienced TEFL instructors.
Even if you have teaching experience or are planning to teach English part-time, the CIEE 150-Hour TEFL course can still be a valuable benefit to you. It can help you improve your teaching skills, increase your job prospects, earn a higher salary, and gain confidence in the classroom.
If you are serious about teaching English at any point in your career, then the CIEE 150-Hour TEFL course is a great investment in your future.
To be eligible for a CIEE TEFL course, you must:
- Be a native English speaker or have an advanced level of English proficiency equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) C1 level or higher. Nonnative English speakers must submit proof of their English proficiency.
- Be at least 18 years of age or older.
- Have strong reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills.
- Be able to use a personal computer and have consistent access to the internet.
Not all TEFL certification courses are created equal. Courses designed to help you reach your personal and professional goals will likely cost more than $1,000, but they offer several benefits:
Accreditation: Accreditation from a reputable organization, like ACCET, ensures that the course meets certain standards of quality and rigor.
Comprehensive instruction and support: Paid TEFL courses typically offer more comprehensive instruction and support than free courses. This may include access to experienced instructors, high-quality materials, and job placement assistance.
Recognition and respect from potential employers: Paid TEFL certificates are more likely to be recognized and respected by potential employers.
The CIEE 150-Hour TEFL course is priced competitively, offering high-quality instruction, comprehensive curriculum, and job support at a lower cost than many other TEFL courses of similar caliber.
The CIEE TEFL Certificate does not expire. It is a lifetime qualification that demonstrates your knowledge and skills in teaching English as a foreign language.
Some employers may prefer to hire TEFL teachers with more recent experience, so you may want to take a refresher course or volunteer to teach English to speakers of other languages in your community.
Be sure to research the requirements for TEFL teachers in the country where you want to teach, as some countries may have specific requirements, such as a certain amount of teaching experience.
The recommended timeline for starting a TEFL course depends on your individual needs and goals. However, here is a general guideline:
If you are planning to teach abroad: Begin your TEFL course at least 6 months prior to your intended departure date. This will give you enough time to complete the course, obtain your TEFL certificate, and find a teaching job.
If you are planning to teach English at home or online: Begin your TEFL course at least 3 months before you apply for a position. This will give you enough time to complete the course, obtain your TEFL certificate, and prepare your job search materials.
The TEFL practicum is a required period of supervised teaching practice that gives CIEE TEFL students the chance to gain hands-on experience teaching English to speakers of other languages.
The practicum is important because it helps aspiring TEFL teachers to develop their teaching skills and confidence before they start teaching professionally.
Hiring institutions value TEFL courses with a practicum component, so we made sure to include one in our CIEE 150-Hour TEFL course to help our students stand out from the competition.
Hear from CIEE TEFL Alumni
"The content covered was extremely relevant. I just received my masters in teaching and many of the theories, practices, and strategies taught were the same."
"CIEE makes learning interactive, fun, and easy!"
"I would likely recommend this course to someone interested in ESL instruction because I think it really helped prepare me. I do not have a background in education, yet this course made such concepts very approachable and understandable. I also like how there are job opportunities through CIEE."
"I feel the course provides the materials needed to begin your career teaching English abroad. It gives materials that will help to teach, as well as how to cater to different aspects and situations."