Travel companies and language schools offering training for people wanting to teach English abroad ...
Clare Language Centre
based: Co Clare, Ireland
English teaching course Western Ireland. Offering CELT courses (Certificate in English Language Teaching) open to all comers. And a short course for qualified teachers (Preparatory Certificate for English Language Teaching) teaching the specific skills required for the teaching of English as a second language.
| English TEFL course | Ireland |
i-to-i TEFL Featured Site
Teach English abroad with this range of TEFL courses to enable the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. These can be combined with their paid TEFL internships», or TEFL experiences» which combine teaching with adventure travel. Destinations include China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Spain, South Africa and Colombia.
| English TEFL course | working/volunteer | gap year | Asia | South Africa | Colombia | Spain |
Language Institute Edinburgh (The)
based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
An English Language School based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Offering Trinity College London TEFL certificate and diploma courses for people looking for a TEFL qualification that is recognised globally and is fully accredited by the British Council.
| English TEFL course | Scotland |
based: Barcelona, Spain
TEFL/TESOL training provider in Barcelona, Spain. A very practical program from a modern teacher training school in Barcelona, training students from all over the world to be top-class English teachers.
| English TEFL course | Spain |
based: Devon, UK
A Christian charity which offers credited on-line TEFL courses for people who want to teach English as a foreign language in a Christian service environment.
| English TEFL course |
English With Sarah
based: Conwy, Wales, UK
Residential one-to-one ESOL/EFL/ESP/EAP and ESL English language courses held in a teacher's home, also courses preparing students for IELTS or Cambridge exams.
| English TEFL course | Wales |
TEFL Travel Packages
An excellent range of packages which combine it all together. Earn yourself a TEFL qualification, gain some unique English language teaching experience and enjoy the opportunity to travel and explore – combined together in a neat single package.
Destinations include China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Spain, South Africa and Colombia.
A special language category listing travel companies and language schools who offer training and recognised qualifications for people who wish to teach English abroad as a second or foreign language. As well as teaching opportunities to put the qualification into use, be these paid internships or TEFL placements combined with holiday time and adventure travel.
The most common qualification offered will be TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, although others are also listed (see our list below). This may be courses based in the home country and set up to prepare students to teach abroad, or many be courses held abroad as a holiday course. Some include volunteer options to teach English while gaining the qualification or after the course is over.
As well as the English TEFL instruction, this sort of break will often also offer volunteer opportunities and holiday/recreational activities such as sports, cultural tours and excursions.
Teaching English as a foreign language is commonly undertaken by gap year students and graduates as an excellent way to get the most from their time out. They gain valuable experience and skills while contributing to the life and work of a local community. See our Gap Year section for further ideas.
• ALTO – Association of Language Travel Organisations; a global not-for-profit trade association for language schools and language travel agents.
• TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
• ELT – English Language Training (UK preferred).
• TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (USA preferred).
• ESL – English as Second Language.
• CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, the Cambridge CELTA is one of the most widely accepted initial English teaching qualifications.