What is TEFL Certification?

What is the difference between CELTA, a local competitor, and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate?

What is TEFL Certification?

TEFL Trainer's Certificate TEFL Graduates 2016

We have compiled a table of facts on CELTA, a local competitor (“TEFL X”) and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate to understand the very important differences between a variety of Accredited TEFL Certification courses:

Course length & price

Course length 1 month 1 month ✓ 1 to 6 months
Course start dates fixed fixed ✓ any day throughout the year
Hours per week full-time full-time ✓ part-time or full-time
Course price €1650 up to €1800 up to £499
Lodging allowance x x x

Our extremely reasonably priced TEFL Course options enable you to sign up any time, and even commit to an internship later on in the year. This allows you to budget for travel and lodging.

Course content

Trainees per group 18 max. 8 max. 1
Teaching practice (in total) 6 hours 10 hours 50 hours and up
Group size taught 10 – 16 students 3 – 10 students 1 – 8 students
1-to-1 classes taught x x / (optional) mandatory
Specialist English taught x from week 4 from day 1
Lesson Plans provided (all) x x

Course assessment

Teaching practice      
Written assignments ✓ on paper  on paper on paper and online
E-learning  x  x  
Final Exams  x  ✓✓ 2  ✓✓✓✓✓ 6

At the end of the course and upon successful completion of the 6 final exams, 6 written assignments (reflective diaries), and of the TEFL internship or 6 lesson plans (depending on the course format you have chosen), you receive, from TEFL Trainer, a complete breakdown of your grade, explaining how you performed as a teacher in a language school or throughout your lesson planning, how you performed in your theoretical exams online, but also through your written assignments (reflective diaries). Our grading system is clearly explained in the Student Handbook which you are emailed upon signing up online.


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I attended a workshop across two weekends on teaching business, young learners and exam preparation which were equally as well-planned and engaging. I’m sad it’s over!

Poppy Treadaway

This is a great course (…) In particular, Julia offers impeccable support throughout the whole process and dedicates a lot of time to her interns!

Julia Audinet

I really enjoyed the blend of online training with teaching in Madrid, giving me a chance to implement what I had learnt. The reflective diaries were also really helpful to delve deeper into the theory behind teaching.

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Beth M. Madrid

The TEFL trainer is a great course and provided me with a wonderful experience teaching in Madrid.

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Emma S. Madrid

This work experience of teaching was really perfect for me. I had no experience in that sector but the staff helped me a lot.

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Clémence J. Madrid

During my TEFL training in Valencia I gained a lot of new knowledge and fantastic experiences.

The TEFL trainer programme covers all neccessary topics to make you a confident and well prepared teacher.

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Denise P. Valencia