60-Hour TEFL Certification

Build your foundation with our crash course in TEFL

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Brush Up on Your Skills, or Get a Taste of What Teaching English is All About

Our introductory course gives you the basic preparation you need to succeed as an ESL teacher. This 60-hour certification course can be completed at your own pace over six months. Automated and flexible, it’s a great option if you want to refresh your TEFL skills or learn about TEFL but aren’t sure about pursuing a TEFL career quite yet.

You can expect to learn about the role of a teacher, as well as about various learning styles and environments. You’ll also learn best practices and approaches for teaching English, classroom management skills, and lesson planning. Unlike other TEFL providers, CIEE’s 60-hour course includes a look at intercultural issues such as different communication styles and cultural values, to prepare you to interact effectively with people from different backgrounds.


This basic 60-hour course is self-paced and designed to allow you to complete coursework at any time during a six-month period. Experienced tutors provide some support using our innovative video feedback tool. Special discussion boards allow you to interact with peers who are also taking the course.

Students work independently, attending online presentations and completing online readings. This means you can work whenever you’d like, whether that’s early in the morning, late at night or sometime in between.


Once you complete 60 hours of online coursework, you’ll be awarded a 60-hour, world-accredited TEFL certificate. You’ll get your certificate by both mail and email, so it’s easy to provide to potential employers with your applications.

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Our courses are hosted on Canvas, a user-friendly Learning Management System used by over 800 colleges, universities, and school districts. Watch our video to get an overview of our easy to use course platform, and a sneak-peek at what your interaction with our tutors, discussion boards, and live tutorials will look like!

Total Cost: $300

The fee for this course includes:

  • All teaching materials and instruction
  • Feedback on your coursework from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • An optional 10-hour grammar module
  • A world-accredited certificate

With open enrollment, you can sign up and get started any time.


If You’re Fluent in English, You Can Enroll!

The only requirement for TEFL certification is that you must be fluent in English.

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Have more questions?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You also can call 207-274-5711 or send us an email.