Online TEFL Courses

Get qualified to teach English across the world

120 Hour TEFL Course

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is the perfect way to explore our world whilst getting inspiring hands-on teaching experience – but before you start, you’ll need to get qualified! Here at LoveTEFL we believe getting TEFL qualified should be simple and straightforward.

Where can TEFL take me?

Our 120 hour online TEFL course is packed with all the essential skills you need so you’ll cover things like teaching theory, lesson planning and classroom confidence building which will all help you get stuck in once you start teaching.

It’s all done online, which means you can fit the course around other commitments (not the other way round) and even study on your tablet. One of our expert tutors will be on hand throughout to give tailored feedback and mark your work, and our in-house TEFL support team can answer any questions you have, too.

Once you’re qualified we’ll even help get you teaching in bucket-list locations like China, Thailand, India, South Africa and Venezuela!

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The simplest, friendliest and hassle free job I’ve ever applied for has been through LoveTEFL. From start to finish they were honest and straight forward about what type of person they were looking for, told me exactly what the package consisted of. No hidden costs or agendas and just straight to the point. Bottom line, LoveTEFL are fantastic and they’ve opened up so many doors for the future."

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What will I learn?

  • Planning your lesson
  • Classroom management
  • Putting your lessons into practise
  • Developing lesson content
  • Teaching theory

What’s included?

  • Your internationally recognised TEFL certificate
  • Simple and easy online format available on any device, anywhere in the world
  • Dedicated TEFL recruitment team and advisors to help you get overseas
  • Expert support from your very own personal tutor
  • Loads of helpful resources and tips once you’re in country

At a glance

  • 120 hours of TEFL training
  • 3 months access + optional extensions
  • 24/7 access
  • Earn up to $850 - $4400
  • Loads of helpful resources and tips once you’re in country

Your tutors

  • Tracy Robinson

    Tracy Robinson

    Tracy has worked all over, including four years in Japan where she realised TEFL was her calling. She’s now got over 15 years of experience in the industry, including time as Director of Studies at an English language college here in the UK, where she has a young family. She now loves to help others realise their TEFL dream by writing and marking your TEFL courses.

  • Claire Baker

    Claire Baker

    After training as a primary school teacher in Newcastle, our tutor Claire moved to Prague to start life as a TEFL teacher. Since then, she’s taught in Greece, Czech Republic, South Africa, Italy and Spain (to name a few places!) and still loves to travel, though she’s now based in the UK with her partner and daughter.

  • Natalie Ruggins

    Natalie Ruggins

    DELTA-qualified tutor Natalie has over 11 years’ experience teaching English in amazing locations like India, New Zealand and Cambodia, though she can’t pick a favourite. She’s worked in the UK in teaching and managerial roles, and now lives in the South with her two young sons biking, triking and exploring local parks.

  • Bronwyn Rout

    Bronwyn Rout

    Australian tutor Bronwyn is one of the latest to join the LoveTEFL team. She first came to Europe as an exchange student over 16 years ago and was desperate to return, doing so by working in a range of jobs including air hostessing in the UAE. She’s got an MA in TEFL and now teaches international students preparing for university in the UK.

  • Sonia Graham

    Sonia Graham

    Sonia has got years of practical TEFL experience in South Korea and Spain, as well as having worked as an engineer in India before returning to the UK to tutor for us. Her favourite aspects of travelling are hiking and anything outdoorsy, as well as sampling the local food – but she’s terrified of monkeys (unfortunately, they know this and think it’s hilarious).

  • Paul O’Donovan

    Paul O’Donovan

    Paul has taught in the US and Argentina, as well as travelling around Africa, Europe and South America (where he travelled by bus from La Paz to Buenos Aires!) He now lives in London, where in-between marking your TEFL work he runs a program helping international students prepare for Uni. Also likes: cycling, hiking and watching his favourite football team lose.

Course Breakdown

Each section covers essential TEFL training including grammar and vocabulary teaching guides, classroom confidence building, lesson planning and employment advice.

The course is packed full of practical knowledge and tips to help you become a great TEFL teacher. It has 3 main sections, guiding you through the core elements of successful teaching in turn. Each section includes:

  • Knowledge modules, combining clearly presented theory with short films, 
    activities, quizzes and practical ideas to make your learning come alive.
  • Putting it into Practice, providing brilliant real life examples and ideas to help 
    turn your knowledge into really effective teaching practice.
  • Check Your Knowledge, structured self-check quizzes to help 
    you review what you have been taught.
Section 1: Planning a lesson

Section 1: Planning a lesson

Planning is an essential part of teaching. If you invest time in structuring and developing a lesson, you are well on the way to making it work once you step into the classroom (not to mention having something concrete to help you overcome those first day nerves!).

The first part of the course focuses on how to create a successful lesson plan. You will be guided through the process of creating a great plan and will learn about teaching methodologies, what to include in a lesson plan, how to set out a lesson plan and adapting your lesson for different types of classes you might teach.

Section 2: Lesson content

Section 2: Lesson content

A fantastic lesson plan needs to have some language content. This section examines the 3 main topics you will teach, namely: vocabulary, grammar and the 4 skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

You will refresh your own knowledge of each topic, and learn about how to turn this knowledge into great material for your class.

Section 3: Making it work in the classroom

Section 3: Making it work in the classroom

Planning your lesson and knowing your topic are brilliant foundations for teaching. However, you still need to deliver your lesson to real students.

This section of the course explores how to give yourself the best possible chance of delivering your lesson successfully. You will learn about creating a good teaching environment for your students, approaches to helping your students to learn and how to deal with problems that arise.

Course assessment

Course assessment

Once you have completed Section 3, you will be ready to take the course assessment. This has 3 parts: first you will take a test to check your knowledge, then you will need to create a lesson plan and finally produce a piece of written work to demonstrate your understanding of effective teaching.

Your work will be marked within 7 days, and you will receive detailed feedback. Your certificate will then follow within 28 days (although as a small and nimble business we always try to beat this!)

Taking it further

Completing the course is just your first step to an amazing TEFL adventure. To help you on your way, we end the course with an additional section setting out listings for further reading and resources, practical hints for finding work (including links to useful recruitment sites), and finally some tips to help you with that crucial first day in the classroom.

Support and advice

Trainees have access to support and advice throughout the course, through our support desk team and course tutors.

Did you know?

  • You can earn in excess of £30 per hour with a Teaching IELTS qualification.

  • In the UK there are on average 52 applications for every graduate vacancy...

  • ...Which is why teaching abroad is fast becoming an option for so many post-grads

  • 2 billion people worldwide would like to learn English, with over 300 million in China alone

  • This year alone, China will need 100,000 English teachers. Could one be you?

  • Teaching abroad isn’t just for recent graduates...

  • ...Exciting TEFL Internships don’t require a University degree!


TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course is all you need to become a qualified teacher. After completing our internationally-recognised online TEFL course, we’ll send you your TEFL certificate which will enable you to start teaching English across the globe.

The majority of employers worldwide will only ask for 120 hours TEFL training – so, to keep it simple, we offer the essential 120 hours of online training you need!

  • 120 Hours online TEFL Training
  • Full support from a dedicated tutor
  • Accredited provider
  • Free employment advice
  • Open the door to thousands of jobs abroad

Written by our knowledgeable TEFL experts, our course guides you through the essential stages of becoming an effective teacher – starting with preparing brilliant lesson plans, moving onto developing great content and then finally exploring how to make your lessons really work in the classroom. You’ll also benefit from short videos and guided observations, showing you an experienced teacher doing the activities they are teaching you about.

How can I use the TEFL qualification?

The 120 hour Online TEFL Course is recognised and accepted across the world as a quality teaching qualification. Once you complete the course the doors will open to thousands of teaching jobs in some of the world's best travel hotspots. There are also exciting TEFL Internships and shorter TEFL Adventures which give you a taste of teaching abroad, immerse you in a new culture and give you plenty of opportunity to explore.

How can I fit the course in with my life?

We have had students pass their course in their University holidays, as well as people who currently have a job and wish to spend a couple of hours on the course two or three times a week. The great thing about our courses is that they fit around your life.

What can I earn abroad with TEFL?

TEFL teacher salaries vary from country to country and are typically paid in the local currency. It's worth remembering that the usual income of a TEFL teacher is more than enough to accommodate the average cost of living in each respective country.

Do I need any practical experience?

It really depends on you – weekend TEFL courses give you 20 hours of intensive classroom training and offers a practical insight in to methods of teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Most of our graduates think that the 120 hour Online TEFL course is more than enough training to start your TEFL journey, plus our short videos and guided observations are a brilliant resource to watch experienced teachers carry out their lessons.



When looking for TEFL courses, remember that it is important to find a course provided by an accredited company. LoveTEFL have been independently accredited by the Open Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC) and our online courses are recognised by schools worldwide.

What is the ODLQC accreditation?

The ODLQC accreditation means that we have been professionally reviewed and established as an official, high quality course provider. This accreditation is recognised worldwide, meaning that employers across the globe will recognise that your qualification has come from a reputable provider.

Where will my course be recognised?

Once you have completed your 120 hours of training you will have a TEFL certificate which is recognised worldwide. From our experience the majority of employers will ask for 120 hours minimum training, so the experience will be perfect for your TEFL job applications as well as giving you all the confidence you need to deliver effective teaching.

What are employers looking for?

TEFL employers are looking for teachers with all the essential abilities and knowledge to make for a positive learning environment. LoveTEFL’s interactive TEFL courses will turn you in to a confident, skilled teacher who employees would love to have in their class.

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