TEFL Certification

The Definitive Guide


How Much Does TEFL Certification Cost?

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There are mainly two major types of TEFL classes, in-class and online. 

Cost of In-Class TEFL Course

Tuition for in-class TEFL courses in North America run between $2,200 and $2,800, while they are between $1,500 and $2,100 in Latin America. Europe has a few options that fall under $2,000, but they also have TEFL courses that cost upwards of $5,000 or more. 

Cost of Online TEFL Course

The online courses are more affordable, which is great for anyone who cannot afford hefty tuition payments now or in the future. No one needs to worry about practicing interacting with anyone during their online classes, as there are often mentors available to video chat at scheduled times.

Online Course Pricing Comparison

Depending on your own pace, you can get the TEFL  certificate from online course from 4 weeks to 8 weeks.

Institution Course Duration Price Price Range
International TEFL Academy
170 hours
University of Toronto
120 hours
120 hours
120 hours
Medium ~ Low
120 hours
Medium ~ Low

There is really no difference in the classes, as the same material is covered whether a person takes the course online or in-class. 

The in-class options are pricier with a cost of a couple thousand dollars, but everyone must remember that they can get more hands-on experience in a classroom setting. 

On the other hand, the online classes are often cheaper with a cost of a few hundred dollars.

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