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Accredited Online TEFL Certification

Receive your TEFL certification online with OnTESOL and get an internationally recognized credential to teach English abroad. Our online TEFL certificate courses are recognized by TESL Canada. This Canadian accrediting body is equivalent to the UK-based CELTA certification.

Online TEFL Courses Accredited By:

Accredited TESOL/TEFL Courses
TESL Canada Standard Levels 1 & 2 ACTDEC UK Levels 3 & 5

TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TEFL is the best way to get paid to travel the world! Teaching English is perfect if you want to experience a gap-year abroad or transition into a new career. We have met people from all ages and educational backgrounds; from young university graduates who want to take a year off and travel the world, to experienced teachers in search of more exciting opportunities abroad, to stockbrokers in search of a more meaningful career. If you have a degree in any field, then you can take a TEFL course to get certified to teach English worldwide!

What Credentials Do I Need To Teach English ?

Generally speaking, the minimum entry-level requirements for English teaching jobs are a BA degree and is an accredited 120-hour TESOL, TESL, or TEFL certificate.

TEFL certification is your passport for teaching jobs worldwide, but not all TEFL courses are made the same. The best courses are recognized by TESL Canada, Trinity CertTESOL, and/or Cambridge CELTA, such as the OnTESOL courses developed by Coventry House International.

Read More: TEFL Certification Requirements by Country


TEFL, TESOL, and TESL are interchangeable acronyms that are used to refer to the same industry. There is a common misconception that TEFL is required for teaching English abroad and that TESOL or TESL is required for teaching in native English-speaking countries, but the truth is that the teaching methodologies of TEFL, TESOL, and TESL are the same.

Employers do not differentiate between these acronyms, they are instead more concerned with the reputation and quality of the training school and accrediting body that issued the certification, whether it be TEFL, TESOL, or TESL.

Recommended for teaching positions abroad, online, and in Canada/USA: 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate. Combine our most popular online TEFL courses and save CAD$400/US$320.

Read More: What’s the difference between TEFL, TESOL, and TESL?
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Online certification courses Accredited by TESL Canada since 2003. Accepted abroad and in native English speaking countries.

Where Can I Go With An Accredited TEFL Course?

An accredited TEFL course that is accepted abroad and in native English speaking countries opens the whole world. You can start your career at home or you can go abroad for a year or two and use that experience to apply for better jobs when your return home, if you find that teaching English is for you.

If you are a new teacher looking for fun gap-year opportunities, the best options are: South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Costa Rica.

If you have an EU passport, then Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic are great options too!

Experienced teachers can pursue more lucrative opportunities in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

Read More: Learn about our job assistance package

What Makes A Good TEFL Certification Course?

Grammar And Phonology:

Being a native speaker will only help you to a certain point. In the classroom, it would enable you to identify errors. However, it is difficult to help students understand how to correct themselves without knowledge of grammar and phonology rules. For this reason, OnTESOL includes a comprehensive grammar and phonology module in every TEFL certification course.

A comprehensive grammar module of at least 20 hours is crucial. It is not possible to teach grammar communicatively without first understanding the grammatical structures and functions. Very few teacher training courses offer training in grammar. OnTESOL will teach you grammar and then test you via exams and lesson plans where you apply this knowledge in a communicative lesson.


Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) methods are the most effective and engaging for teaching English, but knowing about the Communicative Approach or Task-based Learning is only the half of it! As a teacher, you will need to follow these methods through well-planned lessons that present the language point in context through the use of materials and activities that mimic real life scenarios.

OnTESOL is the only online TEFL institute that will teach you how to plan lessons using various lesson planning formats. Learn to adapt or even create a full curriculum based on original lesson plans that meet your students’ needs!

Teaching Practice:

Teaching practice is not mandatory for entry-level teaching jobs abroad, but it is highly recommended for becoming a better teacher. Why is OnTESOL one of the few online TEFL institutes that offers a teaching practice module? Very simple. To take this module you need to know how to create lessons and most online TEFL certification courses out there offer a quick introduction to the methodology of TEFL, but they do not assess trainees through lesson planning assignments. The TEFL certification courses offered by OnTESOL will prepare you for the classroom from the first day you finish the online course, whether you want to get supervised teaching experience or feel ready to jump into the job!

Why Choose OnTESOL?

Why choose OnTESOL? Our practical online TEFL courses will train you to create professional lesson plans using the Communicative Approach. You will be assigned an accredited teacher trainer who will assist you throughout the program and provide you with extensive feedback on every assignment.

Your TEFL course also includes a job assistance package, so you can apply for TEFL jobs using our recruitment services or the TEFL job board. Study TEFL online from the comfort of your home and get certified quickly to teach English abroad!


Our TEFL/TESOL courses come with free job placement assistance. We work with the largest language schools in the world and the most reputable recruiters to place our TEFL online graduates in paid teach abroad programs. Other TEFL online course providers charge their students for free job placement in poorly paid internship programs. Our service is completely free and you will get placed in top teach abroad programs such as English FirstEPIK, or Gaba. In fact, you don’t even need to take the online TEFL course with us. We offer free recruitment services to all TEFL certified teachers who completed their course with an internationally recognized organization!


All our TEFL courses come with professional tutor support! Your tutor will answer your questions and provide you with extensive feedback on the assignments. This feedback is a very important part of the learning process. Your tutor will make comments on your assignments and give you a summary of the main areas that need improvement. You can follow up with questions and engage in an academic discussion until you have understood the topic.

At OnTESOL, we strive to make the online TEFL experience as similar as possible to an on-site course. Coventry House International, the parent organization that developed our online TEFL certification courses, has over 12 years of experience offering on-site Trinity CertTESOL and TESL Canada courses, and our goal is to transfer that on-site experience into an online format in order to offer high-quality and affordable TEFL courses.

Read More: About Coventry House International – OnTESOL


All our TESOL / TEFL courses are academically equivalent to the CELTA certificate. This means that an online TEFL course by OnTESOL will prepare you to teach anywhere in the world and also give you the credential that you need to pursue a teaching career at home. All our courses are advanced and you can even complete a separate 20-hour Practicum anywhere in the world.

For those who are planning to teach English abroad, we recommend taking the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course. You will get advanced TEFL training in an online format that includes the 10-hour live workshop plus 3 specialist modules that will prepare you to teach young learners, online, and in foreign countries. There are more than 10,000 TEFL jobs waiting for you all over the world. Study TEFL online with OnTESOL and get paid to travel!

Read More: What is TESL Canada?
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TESL Canada

Which TEFL Certification Is Right For Me?

The key to picking the right TEFL certification course is knowing where you want to teach and for how long. Many places accept online TEFL certification and many others require completion of a supervised teaching practice module.

Luckily, OnTESOL offers flexible options for those who want to teach English abroad during their gap year, teach English online, and those who want to pursue an international teaching career. You can take the TEFL course online, complete a specialist TEFL module online, and even take a separate teaching practice module anywhere in the world!

Recommended TEFL Course for Teaching Abroad:

OnTESOL offers fully accredited 120-hour, 168-hour, and 250-hour TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification courses. We recommend the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate for a comprehensive and interactive learning experience. Combine our most popular online TEFL courses and save CAD$400/US$320!

All our courses are recognized by TESL Canada. You can complete a separate 20-hour Practicum module anywhere in the world to get a credential that is equivalent to CELTA and qualify for teaching jobs in Canada.

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