ONLINE and Distance Learning TEFL Courses

You can study TEFL online for anything from 12 hours up to 400 hours. Courses can cost anything from £50 to £500. Some are even FREE. Some online courses are accredited, others aren’t. Accredited courses are recognised around the world. The 120 hour accredited TEFL qualification is generally the minimum qualification recognised by Employers as a bona fide teaching qualification.

For Teaching English in Korea, China or Thailand and Online, courses which focus on teaching young learners are usually the most relevant and therefore the most useful. Some TEFL courses are designed specifically for teachers who want to teach students online. Most available positions in these markets are for teaching children at beginner or intermediate level. Having a TEFL qualification does not guarantee that you will be offered a job but it is likely to increase your chances of receiving jobs offers.

Below is a compilation of popular online TEFL courses in a format which will allow you to compare them quickly and easily.

If you choose to book your TEFL course through Flying Cows, we will make a donation to ‘Rubbish Science’ which is part of Operation Orphan (UK charity number 1136170). Rubbish Science is am amazing programme which works with underprivileged communities to develop systematic strategies for problem solving (using rubbish!) which empowers them to deal with real life issues which impact their lives. Find out more Here! Please get in touch with us directly if you would like to train as a Rubbish Science teacher: placement@flying-cows.com

Unaccredited Online Education and TEFL Courses

Course Provider Course Name Course Length (hours) Cost More info and Booking Details
Future Learn English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development (British Council) 12 FREE on set dates or unlimited access for £42 Click Here
Future Learn Professional Development for Early Career Teachers (University of East Anglia) 15 FREE on set dates or unlimited access for £52 Click Here
Bridge TEFL Foundations in Teaching English Online 60 £156 Click Here
Bridge TEFL Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online 60 £156 Click Here
London Teacher Training College (LTTC) Certificate in TEFL 60 £175 Original price. Discounted price £157.50 Add NOBULL at the checkout for a 10% discount. Book Here

Accredited Online TEFL Courses (less than 120 hours)

Course Provider Course Name Course Length (hours) Accreditation Details Cost How to Book
Bridge TEFL Teaching English to Young Learners Certification 60 Accredited by ACCET . Original price £156* Discounted price £140.40* AddFLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here
Bridge TEFL Teaching English to Teenagers Certification 60 Accredited by ACCET Original price £156* Discounted price £140.40* AddFLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here
Bridge TEFL Teaching English Grammar: Grammar Advisor 40 Accredited by ACCET Original price £156* Discounted price £140.40* AddFLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here
Bridge TEFL Teaching Business English 40 Accredited by ACCET Original price £156* Discounted price £140.40* AddFLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here
Bridge TEFL Professional Certificate 100 Accredited by ACCET Original price £335* Discounted price £301.50* AddFLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here

Accredited Online TEFL Courses (120 hours +)

Course Provider Course Name Course Length (hours) Accreditation Details Cost How to Book
TEFL Pros 120 hour Digital TEFL (FREE 2-day introductory course) 120 Accredited by ACCREDITAT Original price £280* Discounted price £252* Add HappyBirthdayFC at the checkout for a 10% discount. TEFLPros
Bridge TEFL Master Certificate 120 Accredited by ACCET Original price £397* Discounted price £357.50* Add FLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here
London Teacher Training College (LTTC) Certificate in TEFL 120 TQUK Endorsed Original price £285* Discounted price £256.50* Add NOBULL at the checkout for a 10% discount. Book Here
Bridge TEFL Diploma in English Language Teaching 150 Accredited by ACCET Original price £1034* Discounted price £934.60* Add FLYINGCOWS10 at the checkout for a 10% discount. Click Here
TEFL Academy Combined Level 5 TEFL course (20 hr weekend classroom course plus 148 hours online). Courses run all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. 168 Ofqual (UK government) regulated & accredited by Qualifi £498 The TEFL Academy

**Bridge TEFL course prices may vary slightly due to exchange rates

Future Learn

Future Learn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now the largest online learning platform in Europe with almost nine million people signed up worldwide. Future Learn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (NHS). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.

Bridge TEFL

Bridge Education Group got its start over three decades ago in teaching English with the establishment of Linguatec Language Centers in Brazil, Chile and Argentina. After a merger in 2000 with Bridge International in the United States, the company became the Bridge Education Group, AKA “Bridge. In 2000 Bridge developed a classroom-based TEFL/TESOL course and in 2004 the International Diploma in English Language Teaching was launched. 2011 saw the debut of the e-learning version of the International Diploma in English Language Teaching. Bridge continues to grow in the field of international education, offering university pathways programs, foreign language training, and consultancy services for higher education.

London Teacher Training College (LTTC)

London Teacher Training College (LTTC) has provided TEFL courses since 1984. They were the first to offer TEFL/TESOL courses by distance learning in the UK. LTTC are a Training and Qualifications UK Gold Approved Centre, an Institutional member of the College of Teachers and a member of iatefl.

TEFL Pros

The TEFL Pros 120 hour online TEFL programme was developed by experienced TEFL teachers and has won awards for support and instruction. The course provides step by step lesson planning and an amazing 17 hours of in-class observation videos. Students can access a free 2-day introductory course and have free access to materials and resources. The 120 hour TEFL course is fully accredited. We are delighted that TEFL Pros are offering Flying Cows customers a further £15 off the cost of the course making this one of our most affordable and popular TEFL course choices.

TEFL Academy

TEFL academy offers a combined TEFL course option which consists of 148 hours of online study plus 20 hours face to face classroom instruction. The 20-hour classroom teaching is available throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. The TEFL course is approved by regulating bodies in the UK and in the US.