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Are you passionate about linguistics and helping people to reach their full potential? Then a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) could be right for you. TESOL (also referred to as TEFL – teaching English as a foreign language) is a hugely rewarding career choice that could lead to positions working almost anywhere in the world.

Our flexible TESOL course allows you to set the pace of your studies while learning from industry experts and successful teachers of English as a second language.

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enroll in our TEFL course, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Teaching Methods
    2Classroom Management
    3English Systems, Skills and Spelling
    4Planning Lessons
    5Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
    6Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
    7Teaching Grammar
    8Teaching Vocabulary, Meaning and Context
    9Phonology of English, Teaching Pronunciation and the Phonemic Script
    10Visual Aids, Activities and Games
    11Testing for the EFL / ESL Student
    12Culture and the EFL / ESL Classroom
    13Professional Development and Employment
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with enrolling in our TESOL courses online. For example, you will:

    • Advance your career as a teacher of English as a second language
    • Learn with a course that has been constructed with the input of senior teachers within the field of TESOL
    • Set your own timetable to fit your learning around your other commitments
    • Be guided and supported by your own personal tutor
    • Learn remotely, saving yourself money and time
    • Take advantage of a 10% reduction in course fees by paying upfront, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Discover the benefits for yourself by signing up for our TEFL course online today.

  • Career Prospects


    As one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, English fluency is increasingly in demand across the world. Being able to speak, read, write and understand English to a high standard is a valuable skill regardless of where in the world you live. As a TESOL teacher, you could help people to increase their knowledge of the English language and communicate with people from all walks of life.

    Working as a teacher with an internationally recognised TEFL certification, you’ll have the chance to travel to countries in all corners of the globe. Teaching English as a second language can also be a great opportunity to embark on a culturally enriching working holiday and learn more about the different cultures you interact with.

    Some of the organizations you could work with include:

    • Private language institutes
    • Public schools
    • Universities
    • Business corporations
    • Preschools, nurseries or kindergartens
    • Charities

    You could also start your own business as a private tutor and enjoy the financial benefits and freedoms of being your own boss.

  • Course Levels Explained


    Our TEFL course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our TESOL course.

    So, if you want to advance your career in teaching English as a second language, simply enroll today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within 24 weeks.

    The beauty of taking our TEFL courses online is that you can choose the speed at which you complete your studies. For those who would like to fast track their learning, this course can be completed in a matter of weeks. Alternatively, if you’d like to take your time, we allow up to three years to graduate.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    At ICI, our TESOL course is held online using distance learning. Also known as correspondence learning, this course format allows you the opportunity to fit your learning around your other commitments for maximum flexibility. You can work through lessons and assessments wherever and whenever suits you.

    With access to your own personal tutor, you’ll receive feedback on your work and answers to your questions as soon as possible. Studying with ICI saves you time and money by eradicating the need for a commute. Even better, our TEFL courses are designed to be practical, engaging and comprehensive, as well as highly convenient.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    Like all ICI education courses, our TEFL course goes far beyond the theory of the classroom. Taking a practical approach, it teaches you everything you need to know to succeed in this competitive industry.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Whether you’re already in the teaching profession or you’re looking to launch your career as a teacher, this course is for you. By consolidating and building on your existing knowledge, it will help to boost your confidence and give you the creative impetus you need to be a success in the classroom. Taking our TEFL course is one of the most practical steps you can take towards teaching English as a second language.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our TESOL course are included in the course fee. Once you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a TESOL teacher
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, DipTESOL)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enroll Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in teaching English as a second language – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.