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TEFL Certification Course

If you’re interested in obtaining a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate, Drake International will be offering a 120-Hour TEFL Certification course throughout the months of April & May. Those 120 hours are a combination of independent and synchronous online instruction, as well as a practicum in a classroom (pending availability due to COVID-19). During this course, the students will learn broad educational theory, second language acquisition theory, classroom management techniques, and various formal and informal assessment strategies. Drake’s course is taught by two, long-time local ESL teachers with over 20 years combined TEFL experience.

A TEFL Certificate demonstrates an individual’s ability to teach English language to non-native speakers, and opens the door to countless teaching opportunities, both in the United States and abroad. Most international educational institutions and countries require ESL teachers to possess TEFL Certification, as a minimum qualification. If you are interested in working in a specific country not available through Drake, we recommend researching the specific work visa policies in that country.


2021 TEFL Certification Course Dates: March 29 - May 29

  • Due to COVID-19, this course will be online for 2021. Coursework will be comprised primarily of independent work and synchronous class sessions. Details on a full schedule to come.
  • $500 non-refundable deposit due by March 15 (will contribute to total price)

Total Price: $1,200


Priority deadline for the course is  March 15 - to register and ask questions about the course, please email Nathan Jacobson:



*Please note:

  • This is a non-credit course. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course should they fulfill all course requirements. 
  • This course is not accredited. There is no official external accrediting or evaluation body to govern the standards of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification programs. As shared, this course was developed by two long-time, local ESL instructors with extensive experience in the field. They have crafted the course to adequately prepare individuals who wish to teach English as a foreign language. 


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