GET CERTIFIED

Study from home or by attending classes in different countries across the globe, and get certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Affordable prices Guaranteed

With over 150,000 students enrolled in TEFL courses, it’s never been easier or cheaper to travel and teach English abroad.

Accredited TEFL/ TESOL Certification

The International TEFL and TESOL certificates awarded by ESL Permit are accredited and can be used to apply for English as Foreign OR Second Language Teaching positions all over the world.

train at your own pace

You’ll have lifetime access to the course and you can complete the course at your own pace.

Easy to follow Courses

Our interactive, easy-to-follow TEFL courses are designed to equip you with all the skills you need to successfully teach English as a foreign language.

We’ve got you covered

Our courses meet the minimum requirements for visas relating to TEFL/ TESOL teaching abroad. The TEFL and TESOL courses designed by ESL Permit are founded on thorough research, extensive experience, and sound practical applicability in whatever ESL field you end up working in. All of our TEFL and TESOL courses are based on the same core principle of providing training that is practical, useful, and of the highest standard.

enroll in one of our courses below to start your journey

THIS COURSE IS BEST FOR

New ESL teachers who want to get started teaching English. Experienced teachers who want to add TEFL to their toolbox.

  • Internationally recognized TEFL certification
  • TEFL Online core curriculum 120 hours

120 Hour Online TEFL

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160 Hour Advanced Online TEFL

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THIS COURSE IS BEST FOR

Esl teachers looking to teach abroad.

People in search of ESL and Online jobs who want to meet minimum requirements for most visas and positions.

  • Job Placement opportunities and searches through our exclusive partnerships  
  • TEFL Online core curriculum (120 hours) and two units of specialization (40 hours) including Classroom setup and Information on the ESL market, jobs, and laws of countries.
  • Internationally recognized TEFL certification 

THIS COURSE IS BEST FOR

Esl teachers looking to teach abroad.

People in search of ESL and Online jobs who want to meet minimum requirements for most visas and positions.

  • Job Placement opportunities and searches through our exclusive partnerships  
  • TEFL Online core curriculum (120 hours) and two units of specialization (40 hours) including Classroom setup and Information on the ESL market, jobs, and laws of countries.
  • Internationally recognized TEFL certification 

120 Hour Online TESOL

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I am a graduate of the ESL PERMIT course. I had the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting techniques and facts that will help me teach English for sure. I really appreciated how the course was set up to be interactive and engaging. I felt very comfortable in my new classroom environment after completing this course and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a TEFL / TESOL certification.

Lucy

Happy Students

I have been having a lot of trouble finding a job for the past few months, but then I found this course while searching the web for TEFL courses and I am really glad I did. It has helped me with teaching English and I’ve already gotten some job offers in China! ESL PERMIT is the best tool for anyone who wants to teach English abroad.

Nathan

ESL PERMIT has been a blessing this course is just what I needed to learn how to teach English I would recommend this course for anyone who is interested in teaching English.

Mei

Frequently Asked Questions

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TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language”. TESOL stands for
“Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages”. A TEFL or TESOL
certificate qualifies teachers to teach English to students in counties where
English is not the first language.

A TEFL / TESOL certificate is a requirement for most international teaching jobs abroad. Even in cases where a TEFL / TESOL certificate is not a requirement, it will be noticed by international employers.

Yes. A TEFL/ TESOL certificate prepares teachers to adapt their teaching
across different subjects, not just English, for instruction to English Language
Learners.

No. Our TEFL/ TESOL certification is a lifetime certificate which doesn’t
expire.

Yes. Our courses are all done online.

Yes. All our courses can be used internationally when applying for an English
teaching position as a TEFL/ TESOL teacher. Unless a country specifically
requires you to have a degree or teaching license, a TEFL Society certified
certificate can be used.

Assessments consist of written assignments and tests at the end of every module, as well as a final test at the end of the course

You will receive your certificate electronically within approximately three
business days after completing your course. Your physical certificate will be
sent within seven working days and your tracking number will be emailed to
you. Your physical certificate will arrive according to standard mailing times.

No. The word online will not appear on any of our certificates.

Yes. The TEFL Society is registered in South Africa and The United States of
America, and our certificates can be authenticated in these, and other
countries.

We are registered in South Africa and the United States of America.

Yes. Our certificates include a golden seal with 3D print that ensures our
certificates can’t be forged. The certificate also includes the name and
student number of the student, as well as The TEFL Society addresses in
South Africa and The United States, for authentication purposes. A student’s
enrolment status and performance can also be verified online on our
website.

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