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

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
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 £699
Lodging allowance x x  180EUR per month & pro rata

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.

Monthly Allowances / city (2018/2019)

Madrid Barcelona Valencia
Capped monthly allowance per completed calendar month and pro rata €180 €180 €180

Course content

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
Trainees per group 18 max. 8 max. 1
Teaching practice (in total) 6 hours 10 hours 130 hours +
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

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
Teaching practice      
Written assignments ✓ on paper  on paper on paper and online
E-learning  x  x  
Professionalism      
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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