Free TEFL certification

Free TEFL certification

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How to get a TEFL certification

Nothing in life is free, right? That’s not always true. If you apply for a position with EF English First and pass your interview, then we will sponsor your TEFL course online. This free TEFL certification could save you up to $500. You'll become a TEFL graduate without having to pay a penny!

Online ESL certification

If you’re looking for a new career in teaching, or you just want to have a fantastic year abroad, then the first step is to get your free TEFL certification. Why spend hours hunting for the right provider and finding a job when you can do both at the same time. Get the new start that you are looking for with a job at EF English First and an accredited TEFL course online.

Accredited TEFL course

This 120-hour online ESL certification course will allow you to be able to kick-start your career as an ESL teacher - all it takes is your drive to go through all the required core modules at your own speed to become accredited.

Is a TEFL certification worth it?

The answer is yes! This certification is part of the requirements for teaching English in China and will help get your foot in the door for many other English career positions.

How long does a TEFL certification take?

The answer is it depends on the level of the course. For our courses many of our applicants finish in 2-4 weeks if they also have a full time job but it can definitely be done quicker if you have the time! Start your free TEFL course with us now!

Accredited TEFL course

The free TEFL certification course is broken down into mandatory teaching units, and one specialized unit.

Core Modules

The free TEFL course has three core modules that cover Engage, Understand, and Learn:

  • Focus on how to make sessions interesting.

  • Utilizing materials to assist learning.

  • Giving instructions and grading language.

  • Errors, feedback, and pronunciation.

TEFL certification modules
Specialized TEFL Unit focused on teaching young learners

Specialized TEFL Unit focused on teaching young learners

If you love working with young learners, then why not specialize in teaching them. In this module of our TEFL certificate you will focus on four core areas:

  • Motivating young learners.

  • Teaching young learners.

  • Behavior management.

  • Teaching phonics.

Specialized TEFL unit focused on teaching adults

If you feel more comfortable teaching older learners, then specializing in teaching adults may be the way forward. In this module of our online TEFL course, you will focus on four key areas:

  • Characteristics of adult learners.

  • Motivating adult learners.

  • Managing the group.

  • Assessment.

Specialized TEFL unit focused on teaching adults
Specialized TEFL unit on teaching English online

Specialized TEFL online unit

The world is changing fast, and so are the ways we can teach and learn languages. Get ready for the future and specialize to teach English online. In this module of our TEFL certification online, you will cover:

  • Online learner’s perspective.

  • Encouraging self-directed Learning.

  • Conveying meaning online.

  • Responding in Action.

Application criteria

The best part about applying to complete your free TEFL course certification online with EF English First is that you will also be provided with a full-time TEFL job abroad with EF in one of our centers in China and Indonesia.

However, for us to be able to provide you with your free TEFL certification and your legal working visa so that you can Work Abroad, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand.

  • The ability to obtain a clear background check.

  • Commitment to minimum one-year contract.

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Application criteria

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