How long does the TEFL 120-hour course take?

If you are a full-time student or employee, figuring out when you will fit a brand new 120-hour TEFL certification into your schedule can be difficult (especially if you are looking at completing it on-site overseas).

The good news is that you can take as long as you want to get your TEFL certification. Structured on-site TEFL courses have start and end dates, so determining how long it will take to complete a TEFL course is as simple as determining the program dates. However, our 120-hour TEFL course can be completed entirely online, thus giving you all the flexibility you need to make it happen on your own terms.

How fast can I complete a 120-hour TEFL course?

As this course is self-paced, it really depends on your own personal learning style and the amount of spare time you have available to study. As a general guideline, the typical completion time for this course is six to eight weeks. However, if you have few other commitments and are willing to put in the effort, you can potentially finish this course in as little as two weeks.

How fast can I complete an in-class TEFL course?

Our online TEFL courses are laid out to be self-paced, so the length of time it takes to complete an online course is ultimately up to you. An in-class TEFL course, on the other hand, requires full-time study at one of our training centers, which means the course dates are set before you begin your studies. In this case, you will need to attend a training center for four weeks to complete all of the required lessons and participate in several teaching practice sessions with real English language students. As soon as you finish the course, you will be able to apply for teaching jobs around the world.

What is the longest time you can spend on a TEFL course?

Aside from the four-week in-class TEFL course, the time it takes to complete your TEFL training entirely depends on how much time you have to study and your own motivation.

To avoid putting you under undue pressure, we allow up to six months to complete all aspects of our standard online courses. The Diploma in TESOL has a maximum time limit of one year. Whatever course you choose, you should have enough time to complete your studies at your own pace without feeling rushed or pressed.