Most frequently asked questions
What's the difference between TEFL and TESOL?
TESOL means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
The terms mean the same thing and are often used interchangeably.
It doesn’t matter whether you do a TEFL course or TESOL course, but if choosing an online option, then an accredited TEFL course is important. Ensure your online TEFL certificate/TESOL certificate is awarded by an professional external accrediting TEFL body such as ACTDEC and is not just an in-house certificate. See our accreditation page for more information on why getting the right accreditation is important.
Can I start the course here and take it abroad to finish it?
The courses also work really well if you are already teaching, as they will give you new ideas and materials to try out with your students.
Do I need a degree to do the course?
Help! I’m stuck on a question, what do I do?
The depth and quality of the tutor response and marking generates the most positive student comments on our returned course quality questionnaires, which are sent out to students on course completion.
While we won’t necessarily give you the exact answer, we will point you in the right direction.
How is my course assessed?
In this way you always know how you are doing and we know your strengths and can help you with any potentially weak areas.
Your marks are added up as you proceed through the course and there are more marks for the latter modules, so you have the chance to make up any marks you may have missed out on in the earlier ones.
So that you can check the level you are at, you need to get 50% for a Pass, roughly 67% for a B grade (ACTDEC Pass with Merit) and 83% for an A grade (ACTDEC Pass with Distinction). You’ll receive individual comments on all of your completed sections. Not just ticks and crosses but feedback designed to be of real help to you as you progress.
I am a non-native English speaker - can I do one of your courses?
– IELTS 6.5 or above
– TOEFL iBT 110 or above
– TOEIC 880 or above
– CEF C1
– pass at Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English).
While we do not test applicants on their level of English, should submitted work contain a significant number of errors and understanding is impeded, at our discretion, it will be passed back to the student for re-working until it is of an acceptable level. Marks are deducted for poor use of English in responses.
If you do not have an acceptable level of English to succeed on the course then we reserve the right to cancel your course and refund your course fees.
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