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We Offer High Impact Authentic Affordable Accredited Life-Changing TEFL Courses and Experiences

BeyondTEFL exists to provide you the opportunity to gain an accredited TEFL certification which enables you to not only teach abroad, but to make maximum impact in the communities you teach. We work with some of the best TEFL course providers to bring you quality, fulfilling experiences. All our courses are internationally recognized and accredited.

  • Original price was: $600.00.Current price is: $415.00.

    120 Hour Self-Paced TEFL Course

    This 100% online, self-paced course is designed to prepare you to confidently and successfully creat...

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    100% Online
    Fully Accredited
    Average Duration 3-6 Weeks
  • Original price was: $299.00.Current price is: $249.00.

    30-Hour Teaching English to Young Learners Training Course

    Today, children make up the vast majority of English learners. This 30-hour Teaching English to Youn...

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    100% Online
    Flexible Support
    Fully Accredited
  • Original price was: $1,750.00.Current price is: $1,530.00.

    Barcelona In-Person TEFL Course

    Take this intensive four-week TEFL course in sunny Barcelona, Spain's most cosmopolitan city, and im...

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    Average Duration 3-6 Weeks
    Flexible Support
    Teaching Practice Included
    Fully Accredited
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    Costa Rica In-Person TEFL Course

    Earn an internationally recognized and accredited 4-Week TEFL Certification in Costa Rica at a renow...

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    Average Duration 3-6 Weeks
    Flexible Support
    Teaching Practice Included
    Fully Accredited
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    4-Week Virtual Intensive TEFL Course

    This Intensive 4 Week Online Course will get you TEFL certified in one month. For the successful com...

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    Average Duration 3-6 Weeks
    Flexible Support
    Fully Accredited
  • $1,499.00

    11-Week Virtual Part-Time TEFL Course

    Our online, 11-week, 170 Hour TEFL course is an excellent option for securing a TEFL/TESOL certifica...

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    Flexible Support
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    Teaching Practice Included

Why Choose Beyond TEFL

“TEFL” or Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification is your first step to becoming a professional English language teacher abroad or online.

With a BeyondTEFL certification, you’ll be on your way to:

  • Learning how to be the best English language instructor you can be
  • Getting paid to teach English online or abroad
  • Making a real impact for your students
  • Going beyond the conventional 9-5 and living the lifestyle you’re dreaming of
  • All students & graduates receive lifetime job search guidance for teaching English abroad & online.

We’re committed to quality.
We’ve handpicked the best TEFL courses ensuring you have the best instruction and qualification to become a great English teacher.

We’re committed to impact.
We’re here to help you make a true difference in the lives of your students and in the communities you work in.

We’re committed to internationalization.
We believe that a better education and a better understanding of other cultures creates global citizens with the capacity to affect real change.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to enable meaningful and transformative experiences teaching English by providing top quality TEFL certification courses, teaching internships, and teaching jobs.


All of our TEFL courses are accredited, meaning they are internationally recognized for their quality and legitimacy.

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Job search support

We know finding a good job is tough, especially overseas. That’s why we offer lifelong global job search support to all our students and grads. Whether you’re teaching online or abroad in places like South Korea, Spain, or Argentina, we’ll help you find the right opportunities to match your goals and skills.

Course Reviews


What is TEFL?

TEFL is an abbreviation for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The English community uses this acronym, similar to TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language), to refer to the teaching of English to non-native English speakers. A TEFL certificate is a globally recognized certification that is required to teach English to non-native speakers both online and in person.

What is required to get a TEFL certificate?

BeyondTEFL requires proficient fluency in English (B2 and above), an internet connection, and the course fee for all TEFL certifications.

Other online TEFL courses typically require a high school diploma/GED. Some in-person TEFL courses may require additional education, such as an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, as well as proof of English fluency for non-native speakers.

How many TEFL course hours do I need to teach English?

Most English teaching jobs abroad accept traditional 120-hour certifications. Specialized areas of study, such as Teaching Business English (TBE) and Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) may require additional hours depending on the employer.

What’s the best TEFL course to teach English abroad?

A traditional 120-hour TEFL course is the best course for teaching English abroad. BeyondTEFL’s accredited certification courses are recognized by public and private schools worldwide and are done online.

What’s the best TEFL course to teach English online?

BeyondTEFL’s 120-Hour Online TEFL course is the best and most flexible course for teaching English online. Online TEFL courses are less expensive than in-person courses and are accepted by nearly all online teaching platforms.

Do I need a specialty TEFL course?

You do not need a specialized TEFL course to teach English in person or online. Most teachers are content with a standard 120-hour TEFL certification, but specialty courses will improve your teaching skills, benefit your students, and increase your chances of being hired.

Do I have to be a native English speaker to teach English?

Though many schools only hire native English speakers, non-native English speakers are still hired all over the world, both in person and online. The main requirements for employment are a high level of English proficiency and a TEFL certification.

I’m a teacher, do I really need a TEFL certificate?

To teach English as a foreign language abroad, you must have a TEFL certification. Teaching English to native students in your home country is not the same as teaching English to non-native students. The good news is that prior job experience as a licensed teacher will put you miles ahead of other candidates while also providing an advantage to your students!

How much can I earn teaching English?

Salaries for English teachers working abroad and online vary depending on qualifications, experience, and the employer. Depending on your credentials, English teachers in East Asian countries such as South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan can earn up to $3,000 per month. Online teachers can earn up to $30 per hour. It all depends on your contract hours and additional benefits like housing, insurance, and vacation time.

How long does it take to get TEFL certified?

The time it takes to earn a TEFL certification differs depending on whether the course is taken online or in person. Quality online courses typically take 1-3 months to complete. In-person TEFL courses vary, but for the traditional 120-hour TEFL certificate, teachers must complete a total of 120 hours, spanning from weeks to months.

How long is a TEFL certificate good for?

language education sector, as well as the advancement of technology, it is recommended that you maintain an updated TEFL certificate as well as any specialty courses you may find useful throughout your career to maintain knowledge of current teaching practices.

How will completing a TEFL course help me and others?

Get Qualified

You wouldn’t drive a car without a driver’s license or go scuba diving without knowing how to swim. Teaching can be challenging for even the most enthusiastic teachers, and BeyondTEFL believes that all instructors should have a thorough understanding of how to teach English properly, from developing effective lesson plans tailored to each student's needs to learning important classroom management skills to serve all students, regardless of skill level or background. Our fully accredited TEFL courses will provide you with the necessary certification to teach English abroad or online, as well as market yourself as an experienced and competitive professional.

Freedom to travel and teach

Teaching English abroad is one of the many ways volunteers, remote workers, and professionals can make a living while exploring our beautiful planet and helping others. Whether you teach English in Asia or online, becoming a certified TEFL instructor will open doors to many countries around the world while providing the financial flexibility and work-life balance that will make you a well-equipped teacher to guide students in their language-learning quests. The money you earn teaching English will be more than enough to continue supplementing your nomadic lifestyle.

Take the path less traveled

BeyondTEFL aims to be a resource for underrepresented and disadvantaged groups all over the world, where the advantages of learning English will have a substantial influence on local communities. BeyondTEFL connects with remote and often forgotten regions and encourages teachers to visit these unique locations, which will benefit not only student lives but also foster cross-cultural understandings in our globalized world. Travel to unknown countries and experience life through the eyes of locals; your newfound teaching career will allow you to meet new people and cultures while making a difference.

Make a huge impact

It is common for many English teachers to continue their professional careers after obtaining a TEFL certification and gaining classroom experience. Working in nonprofits, NGOs, and charities focusing on education are just a few of the many ways English teachers use their passion for teaching to better the planet in ways that are unique to their diverse interests. BeyondTEFL wants our TEFL holders to go beyond the typical language schools and private academies that most providers promote, and to instead continue advocating for ethical and sustainable change.

Lift others through education

Education is the ultimate gatekeeper to an inclusive society and unified world. Teaching English as a foreign language is one small but significant way English speakers can contribute to the vital education sector while also building opportunities for individuals and groups through full-fledged cultural immersion. Education enables us to connect, inspire, and nurture positive change all over the world. Teaching English will instill confidence and security in students, motivating them to seek other educational pursuits and reminding them that their dreams are possible.

Create meaningful experiences

Teachers will be taken off the beaten path and will experience professional and personal growth while creating positive change. Whether you're a first-time teacher, an experienced education professional, or looking for a purposeful career break that will help others, becoming TEFL certified will allow you to live and work abroad, make new friends, and have the time of your life. As you continue your life journey, your time spent teaching English will become an important part of not only your career, but also of your life.

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