What is 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 (“TEFL X”) and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate to understand the very important differences between a variety of Accredited TEFL Certification courses:

Course length & price

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 up to £499 (before discount)
Lodging allowance x x ✓ between 180 and 275EUR per month

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

Monthly Allowances / city (2018/2019)

Madrid Barcelona Valencia
Capped monthly allowance per completed calendar month and pro rata €220 to 275 €180-249 €180

Course content

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 – 8 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

Teaching practice      
Written assignments ✓ on paper  on paper on paper and online
E-learning  x  x  
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 or 6 lesson plans (depending on the course format you have chosen), you receive, from TEFL Trainer, a complete breakdown of your grade, explaining how you performed as a teacher in a language school or throughout your lesson planning, how you performed in your theoretical exams online, but also through your written assignments (reflective diaries). Our grading system is clearly explained in the Student Handbook which you are emailed upon signing up online.


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TEFL is a great introduction to teaching and allows you to meet new people every day. I’m sure it will help me in my teaching career. April 2018

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Tonie T. Madrid

The course consists of valuable information, so efficient for those who consider teaching English. As a non-native speaker now I feel more confident and well-prepared to conduct English lessons.  April 2018

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Natalia W. Madrid

I completed my TEFL training in January and I absolutely loved it. I would 100% recommend the training programme, definitely worthwhile.  April 2018

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Zoe DP, Valencia

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