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TESOL Certification Germany

Get Certified to Teach English in Germany

Accredited Online TEFL / TESOL Certification Courses

An accredited TEFL / TESOL certification course will give you the confidence that you need to teach English in Germany. Get the skills you need to plan ESL classes for any level of student, in Germany and internationally.   The CELTA-equivalent online TEFL / TESOL certification courses offered by OnTESOL include all the grammar, phonology, and methodology materials you need for become a successful ESL teacher in Germany. OnTESOL graduates also receive free job assistance services in Germany.

Testimonial – Jacob Feinberg: “I got two job offers in Germany after completing the 120-hour TESOL certification course with OnTESOL. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to teach English in Germany!”


Established in 2003, OnTESOL is the first fully accredited online TEFL / TESOL institute in Canada. OnTESOL offers self-paced and semi-synchronous online TEFL / TESOL certification courses. All our courses are valid for teaching jobs worldwide.

The 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate course is fully online and provides the same level of training as a 4-week CELTA certification course.  Our most innovative feature is the live 10-hour Lesson Planning Workshop, which can be added to your self-paced TESOL certification for an extra fee. The live workshop is included in the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course (Now 35% OFF)


For K-12 ESL Teachers in Germany: There are hundreds of ESL institutes in Germany that offer after-school programs and English immersion curriculum in arts, math, or science. For this reason, we recommend adding the 20-hour Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) specialist to the self-paced 120-hour TESOL Advanced Certificate course. This combination will prepare you to teach fun and effective lessons for adult and young ESL learners.

Save US$150 when you add the Teaching English to Young Learners course to the self-paced 120-hour TESOL certificate course. Or register in the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate course, which includes TEYL, the live workshop, and 2 extra specialists to prepare you for teaching jobs in Germany, internationally, and online.


For High Paying Jobs: ESL teaching companies dedicated to Business English professionals offer the highest paying TEFL jobs in Germany. For this reason, we recommend adding the 20-hour Teaching Business English specialist to your TEFL / TESOL certification. This specialist course will prepare you for teaching Business English in corporate settings or offer one-to-one tutoring. Save 70% on your Teaching Business English course when you register in an accredited TEFL / TESOL certification course with OnTESOL.

FAQs TEFL / TESOL Certification Germany

What are the Minimum Requirements to Teach English in Germany?

For German and EU citizens, the minimum requirement is a 120-hour TEFL / TESL / TESOL certification.

The job requirements for non-EU citizens are a BA degree in any area, a minimum of a 120-hour TEFL / TESL / TESOL certification, a passport from a Native English-Speaking country (or proof of IELTS 7+ score) and securing an ESL teaching position within the first 2 months of arriving in Germany on a tourist visa.

Is TEFL / TESOL Online Accepted in Germany?

Yes, online TEFL / TESOL certification courses are accepted in Germany if they are fully accredited at the national level in one of the major native English-speaking countries. OnTESOL is fully accredited in Canada, which means that you can use your OnTESOL credentials to teach English in Germany, Canada, and anywhere the travel bug takes you!

Do I Need to Complete a Practicum or Can I Apply for TEFL Jobs After the Online Course?

No, you don’t need to complete the Practicum module to qualify for TEFL jobs in Germany. The most important skill you need to get started as an ESL teacher in Germany is to know how to use various communicative and task-based ESL lesson planning frameworks. When you master this skill, you will have the capacity to teach all levels of students, with or without an ESL textbook. All the accredited online TEFL / TESOL courses offered by OnTESOL include lesson planning Lab Assignments and the optional live Lesson Planning workshop. OnTESOL graduates can also complete a separate Practicum module anywhere in the world.