TEFL Certification

What is the difference between CELTA, a local competitor, and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate?

TEFL Trainer's Certificate TEFL Graduates 2016

We have compiled a table of facts on CELTA, a local competitor and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate to understand the very important differences between Advanced TEFL Certification courses:

Course length & price

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
Course length 1 month 1 month ✓ 1 to 9 months
Course start dates fixed fixed ✓ any Monday throughout the year
Hours per week full-time full-time ✓ part-time or full-time
Course price €1650 up to €1800 ✓ £359 (before discount)
Lodging allowance x x

Our extremely reasonably priced TEFL Course enables you to sign up any time, and commit to an internship later on in the year. This enables you to budget for travel and lodging. Don’t forget that the language school we will place you will provide you with a lodging stipend.

Allowances / city (2017)

Madrid Barcelona Valencia Castellón Valladolid
Capped monthly allowance per completed calendar month €275 €249 €180 Accommodation & Travel Card Accommodation

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 – 5 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 site and on paper
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 (min. 130 hours), you receive, with TEFL Trainer, a complete breakdown of your grade, explaining how you performed as a teacher in a language school, how you performed in your theoretical exams online, but also through your written assignments.

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This was a really interesting course to do, and was a perfect placement for my year abroad. The interview process was very organised and streamlined and my placement was confirmed in good speed. January 2016

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Llewelyn M, Barcelona

I have definitely improved my English teaching skills. I had a great time. The online course was very extensive. I would definitely recommend it! January 2017

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Laurynas S., Valencia

It is one of few programmes that give you direct experience teaching before your qualification is even complete, allowing you to learn theory and apply it whilst on the job. December 2016

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Wilhelmina A, Madrid

My experience with TEFL Trainer has, without doubt, improved my teaching capability. The team offered constant support while allowing me to develop my individual teaching style. August 2016

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Julia I, Barcelona
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