120 Hour Self-Paced TEFL Course

Enjoy hours of video content to learn what it takes to be successful in an ESL classroom

Get TEFL certified and land a great teaching job abroad through Teaching Nomad!

Since 2011, Teaching Nomad has helped over 4,000 people enjoy amazing experiences abroad through teaching. A TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification is the first step towards your overseas adventure.

In most countries, a TEFL certification is required for employment and let's face it, your students depend on you and if you haven't been trained to teach ESL learners you won't be able to connect with them effectively.

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For a limited time we are including our 40 Hour, how to teach ESL online course for free! Regular cost is $78.

Courses Included with Purchase

40 Hour Learn to Teach ESL Online
Includes everything you need to begin making money online as an English teacher from anywhere in the world!
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6 payments of $17/month

Original Price: $17

About the course:

While requirements vary from country to country - the 120-hour TEFL certification is one of the most widely accepted certificates by schools globally. Our self-guided course will allow you to study at home, at your own pace to complete your certification in anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.


  • Language Awareness
  • Approaches to Language Learning
  • Phonetics
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Teaching English Lexis & Vocabulary
  • Teaching Receptive & Productive Skills
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Stages and Plans for TEFL


The course consists of the following:

  • 10 Chapters of theory
  • 15 Multiple Choice Quizzes and one Final Test.
  • 20+ Training Videos
  • 15+ Videos of actual teachers teaching real students at both private and public schools.
  • 5 written assignments that you'll receive feedback on
  • Written tutor support

TEFL & other document authentication:

Upon successful completion of your final exam, your certificate will be sent to you via encrypted PDF within 48 business hours.

If you plan to work in China, your TEFL certificate, degree, and criminal background check will need to be authenticated by the Chinese embassy. We can do this for you and offer a substantial discount if you buy authentication service at the same time as your TEFL certificate. Looks for these options at the thank you page after you make your purchase.

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"The TEFL Course was amazing! I learned a lot!"

Thank you for your wonderful guidelines on how to teach children English. I learned a great deal about all of the important fundamentals. I feel very prepared to teach English to a variety of types of learners. I feel confident in being able to help others to progress in learning English as I have progressed in learning to teach English. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in being a good TEFL teacher in another country or in your own respective country for that matter. Thank you!

- Cynthia, Graduate in March 2020

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Our experienced team worked closely with seasoned ESL teachers and employers to create a unique TEFL certification program.

The online course follows the same syllabus as our popular classroom based course but allows you to complete the certification at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

Finish the course and have the knowledge, confidence and certification you need to nail the interview and secure your great job abroad.

Course Curriculum

  Chapter 1
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  Classroom Activities
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  Teaching Grammar
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  Teaching Pronunciation
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  Chapter 7
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  Final test & Lesson Plan
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  Finding a Job
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to take a 120-hour TEFL course?
The 120 Hour course is the most recognized certification in the TEFL industry. Some countries may accept a lesser qualification but a 120 Hour course will take you almost anywhere you want to go!
How long will it take me to finish this course?
It depends on the individual's ability to learn things online. Most people are able to finish the course within one month. If you're in a rush you may be able to finish it as fast as 1-2 weeks!
Can your certificate be authenticated at the Chinese embassy?
Yes! As of July 1st, 2017, all TEFL certificates need to be authenticated at the Chinese embassy or consulate before a work permit is issued. Not only can our certificate be authenticated, we can help you with the process! We can even help you authenticate the other documents needed for a work permit & visa (a Bachelor's degree and criminal background check). For more information, click here: https://www.teachingnomad.com/documents-authentications
Are the videos just lectures of someone reading from powerpoint slides?
Some of them are, but most are videos of teachers teaching actual students! This will give you an idea of what it's actually to teach overseas, and prepare you for the challenges new teachers face.
How long will it take to receive my certification?

Upon successful completion of the course, your internationally recognized TEFL certificate will be sent to you via encrypted PDF within 48 business hours. If you require a hard copy, that can be arranged as well. Each certificate contains your unique student ID number which employers can use to confirm authenticity.

Do your certificates say "online" on them?

No, the certificate granted specifies the course hours completed. Along with your name and unique student ID number.

What is the difference between TEFL, TESL and TESOL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The term TEFL is mostly used when English is being taught in a country where it isn't the native language(e.g. teaching English to Chinese people in China). TESL is similar to TEFL and stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. This is where English is being taught to non-native speakers of English in a country where it is the native language (e.g. teaching non-native emigrants in the UK/USA). Finally, TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and encompasses both TESL & TEFL. The principles behind TEFL/TESOL are the same, and the training programs are special courses designed for teachers who want to teach English to non-native speakers of English.
I don't have any teaching experience or a degree, can I still take the course?
Of course, our online course does not require you to have any experience or a degree. By taking this course will enhance your chance of getting a teaching job.
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