Frequently Asked Questions - Online Courses FAQs

Online Courses FAQs

There are no prerequisites to sign up for any of the courses. You must be at least 18 years old when you complete the course. There is no upper age limit. The course is very user friendly.

Yes, you must have a B2 level (Common European Framework) in the English language.

All the courses are written in British English. You may find words like centre (center for American English) or organised (organized for American English).

No. There are many countries that will employ you without a degree. Upon successful completion of the course we will provide with free job placement support. Our staff will help you with the countries that hire English teachers without a university degree. We also have a partner that offers jobs teaching English online from the comfort of your home or office.

Purchased directly from us:

  • 40 hours 4 months
  • 60 hours 6 months
  • 120 hours 12 months
  • 150 hours 12 months

Courses purchased with a promocode/ voucher code/ special offers:

  • 40 hours 2 months
  • 60 hours 3 months
  • 120 hours 6 months
  • 150 hours 6 months

Don't worry! You can purchase an extension of up to one year after your course has expired.

These are the following prices:

7 days extension is £12

1 month extension is £25

2 month extension is £35

3 month extension is £45

If you fail the course, you will have a discount of 75% from the fees on our website.

On average, trainees usually take between 9 to 12 weeks to complete the 120 and 150 hour course. The introductory courses take on average 6 to 8 weeks. You can complete them faster if you wish.

You can contact your trainer at any time by email. For general questions your trainer will reply within 24 hours (Monday to Friday). For feedback on assignments your trainer will respond within 5 working days.

Depending on the course that you purchase you will need to take tests and assignments. The 40 and 60 hour course will have two tests, a grammar and final test. The 120 hour and 150 hour course will have a grammar and final test and assignments to be completed during the course. Those assignments need to be sent to your trainer. The trainer will grade them and send you feedback on your work usually within 5 working days. Feedback is comprehensive and will include careful comments on your work and assignments, together with suggestions and recommendations. The assignments consist of a range of different tasks that include lesson plans on different skills and analysis of classroom management situations.

150 hour course: you must complete a lesson plan assignment, self-study questions, grammar and final exam.

120 hour course: you must complete a lesson plan assignment, self-study questions, grammar and final exam.

60 hour course: you must complete self-study questions, grammar and final exam.

40 hour course: you must complete the grammar test and final exam.

Lesson plan and other assignments are Pass or Fail. You have three attempts.

Grammar exam: You must pass with at least 50 points. You have three attempts.

Final Exam: You must pass with at least 50 points. You have three attempts.

Your final grade will be based on an average of your grammar and final exam.

90% to 100% = A

80% to 89% = B

50 to 79% = Pass

It is not compulsory to purchase any additional textbooks. We recommend the following textbooks:

  1. Grammar for the English Language Teachers Martin Parrot
  2. The Practice of English Language Teaching by Jeremy Harmer latest edition.

Note: You can purchase both texts from

Please contact your trainer via email and inform him/her of your course completion.You will receive your digital certificate within 5 working days of completing the course by email and once your trainer has requested your certificate. Our trainers do not work on weekends so do not count those days.

Authenticity of your certificate will be done on our website under the certificates tab for any employer to verify.

If you need a hard copy of your certificate sent via regular mail, there is a cost of £24 per certificate. If you want a faster mail service such as DHL or FedEx, there is an additional fee. Our team will be glad to assist you once we know the country where it needs to be sent.

No, your TEFL certificate does not expire. However, the longer you leave to teach the less attractive this will be for employers. Should this happen we recommend you take a refresher course which we will provide at 50% of the amount paid for the course.

Once you have selected your course and made payment you will need to complete the registration form, during which you will create a username and password. Once this is completed you will be able to login at the homepage of our website and access the course 7 days a week 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world.

You can apply for a job during the course. Our Jobs Department will be glad to assist you in work visa requirements, duration of contract, CV and more ( Some employers will offer you a position with the understanding that you successfully complete the course. If you need a letter confirming that you have enrolled in our course, we will gladly provide one for you free of charge via email.

That´s a big YES! Job placement service is integral to our services. We have a network of partners around the world where teaching jobs are available. We have a Jobs Department with many years of experience helping our graduates find jobs abroad. We will assist you in the process and guide you in the right direction. We will also assist you in teaching English online from the comfort of your home or office. Global TEFL does not guarantee a job upon completion of the course. Please‚ contact us at we will provide you with job placement assistance.

You do not need to speak the local language. Many schools prefer that you do not use the local language and rather focus on getting your students to speak English only.

No, you do not need experience in teaching English. Any experience is ideal but it is not compulsory in finding jobs. Free in-class teaching practice is provided when hired through our Jobs Department. Our partners abroad will provide a free 5 to 15 day practical training before you start teaching. Some also provide language lessons and cultural training as well helping you adapt to the local culture.

We provide the best academic and admin support to all our students and graduates. Job placement is integral to our services. We provide free lifetime job placement.The general objectives of our courses are similar to others but we have an academic staff with more than 26 years of experience teaching English abroad and trainers with experience at international institutions.

Yes, we provide free in-class teaching practice when you are hired through our Jobs Department. When hired, our language centre, school or university partner will provide a 5 to 15 day training. Some partners also provide local culture adaptation and language training free of charge. You can also contact local YMCA's or community centres to volunteer as an English teacher in your country. A letter from such place sent to us will validate this training.

On completion of the course you will have 30 days to access the course. After this period you will be de-activated regardless of the amount of remaining days you have left.

Global Language Training offers all its graduates apostille, embassy attestation and notary services for our TEFL certificates. Schools and recruiters in countries like China and Vietnam demand the original copy of the certificate to be legalised by the embassy. Our certificates are accepted by the embassies of those countries for a work visa.

We understand that legalising TEFL certificates is a time consuming, stressful and can be a confusing process. We are here to make your life easier. We offer a complete embassy attestation service. Simply send us your documents and save yourself a lot of trouble and time.

 • FCO apostille service completed
 • Embassy attestation
 • All handling charges, administration costs and government fees included.

This is not an additional fee to your course. This is a fee that is only paid if you are going to work in China and Vietnam. There is a fee for all of these processes and must be paid in full before we submit any document. These fees are to pay the process not for Global TEFL.

You can also do this on your own if you wish.

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us at

Note: We do not offer this service to other non-embassy accredited TEFL courses. This service is only provided for our graduates.