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TEFL Certification Course

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.

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 a long-time local ESL teacher with significant TEFL experience.

2022 TEFL Certification Course Dates: CANCELLED

  • Due to no Working Worldwide placements being offered in China for 2022-2023, the TEFL Certification Course will not take place this spring. We hope to bring the course back in 2023, along with our Working Worldwide placement opportunities in China. 
  • $500 non-refundable deposit due by March 15 (will contribute to total price)

Previous Course information (for future reference): 

  • Priority deadline for the course is March 15, 2021
  • 2021 Price: $1,200 
    • $500 non-refundable deposit due by March 15 (will contribute to total price) 


*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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