Are there any prerequisites?

No, you have to be a fluent English Speaker. You don’t need any qualifications or previous teaching experience, just the desire to be a teacher.

What is the minimum age to take the course?

The minimum age to take our course is 18 years old.

What if I am a non-native speaker?

If you can speak English Fluently or we recommend an English level of CAE (Cambridge Advance English) or above. The learner should have CAE or minimum IELTS 5.5/ CEFR B2.

Is the course British English or American English?

Our course is American English; there are very slight differences between the two versions.

What computer device is required to study the course?

You can study from any electronic device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone) from anywhere in the world with stable internet connection, yet you need VPN within China.

Do I have to purchase any additional material?

No, you don’t have to purchase additional material; all the material you need to complete the course is online.

Do I need to know grammar?

You will learn grammar during the course, in fact there is a complete module on grammar.


How long does it take to complete the course?

On average it takes about two months to complete it. Some learners have completed the course in less than 4 weeks.

What happens if the course expires before I finish?

No Problem, you can extend your course at any time you wish. Course extension fees are:

1 month = 20 GBP

3 month = 35 GBP

6 month = 50 GBP

What are the requirements to complete the course successfully?

You should score over 50%in the final grade to obtain TEFL FIRST certificate.

How soon will my tutor give me feedback?

Your tutor will respond within two business days. You can email your tutor via

Is it possible to access my course after completion?

If your course hasn’t expired, yes you can access to your course. If you need additional time you can purchase a course extension.

What happens if I fail a module?

You have two attempts to pass each module.

How often can I access the course?

You can access your course 24 hours and 7 days a week


When will my certificates will be available?

Online- Your PDF certificate will be available for down load as soon as the course is complete.

How can I get a hard copy certificate?

Hard copy certificates will be shipped via registered post for free. It usually takes about 7-30 days depends on the local postal services. Additional copy will be 10GBP + Shipping.

UPS: Courier services very from 25 GBP upwards depends on the destination. Get a quote by our team members. Delivers within 3-5 business days.

Does my TEFL/TESOL certificate expire?

The TEFL/TESOL certificate doesn’t expire.

Can my TEFL FIRST Certificate be notarized?

Yes, it can be notarized with Affidavit.

Can my TEFL FIRST Certificate be authenticated?

Yes, It can be authenticated including notary and state legalization.


Does TEFL FIRST offer job placement?

Yes, we accept teachers from natives countries: Australian, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, United Kingdom, Passport holders of European Union, and Latin Americans

When will I be able to apply for jobs?

You can apply for jobs as soon as you register for our course.

Where Can I teach?

Our TEFL FIRST certificate is internationally recognized. However requirements vary from employer to employer and country to country.

Do I need to speak the local Language?

Employers are hiring you because of your ability to speak English, not the local language.

Do I need a degree to teach English?

Yes, a degree would be preferable. However there are countries that hire you without a degree.