TEFL in England

130-hour online TEFL course followed by a practicum in England

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In London, the community of ESL learners is growing by the day. Though you’ll find it easy to make conversation with our British neighbors, the students you’ll interact with don’t yet have that luxury. Your two weeks here will be spent getting them closer to that ultimate goal of speaking English. This is a rewarding extension of your TEFL course, only made better by the free time you’ll have to explore a city both rich in history and teeming with innovation!

From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace and The Shard to the Fountains of Granary Square -- there’s a world of experiences. Why wait?

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Program Cost: $2,000


  • 130 Hour Professional TEFL Online Course
  • 2 weeks of instruction and observed practicum with local students, including:
    • 40 hours of instruction by a mentor
    • 20 hours of observed practicum
  • Pre-departure and in-country support (visa assistance, what to pack, transportation advice, emergency support in-country)
  • Travel insurance
  • Job assistance
  • Accommodation assistance
  • A day trip to Oxford


  • Accommodation (assistance included)
  • Airport pick up
  • Airfare
  • Meals (besides welcome meal)


Program dates:  September 7-18, 2020

Application deadline:  April 1, 2020

A Typical Day in London for a Destination TEFL student:

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8:00am: Swing through your local neighborhood cafe for a coffee and delicious scone.

9:00am: Arrive at your local school to observe and teach ESL lessons. You’ll be teaching and observing for about 2 hours per day, so during this time you may have a prep period, or you’ll be working with eager ESL students!

1:00pm: Enjoy a hearty meal with your classmates at a local pub.

2:00pm: Get out your notebooks! Travel to the CIEE London classroom for ESL instruction by an experienced mentor teacher.During this time, you’ll discuss what went well in the morning, what you are preparing for the next day, and have intercultural training for success in an ESL classroom.

6:00pm: Work is done for the day! Enjoy a nice stroll around the beautiful streets of London or along the famous River Thames.

6:30 pm: Dinner time! Enjoy some fish and chips or a meat pie while conversing with the locals.

Note: Schedule is an example, subject to change

Weekend Inspiration

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The weekend is yours to explore - here are a few suggestions on how to spend your free time:

Visit the Natural History Museum located in South Kensington. Admission is free and the architecture is stunning!

See a show! London’s theater scene is one of the most diverse in the world. Check out the “West End”, an area where the city’s fringe theaters put on some of the best and cheapest shows.

Hop on the train and in less than two hours you can be gazing up at Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous ancient sites. 

Hop on the famous London Eye and have a bird’s eye view of the most famous sights in London!

Destination TEFL Eligibility Requirements

Must be a fluent English speaker
Must have a valid passport
Ability to obtain a clean criminal background check
Non-US citizens are required to purchase their own travel insurance
Must love adventure and traveling abroad

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Have more questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You also can call 207-553-5229 or send us an email.