Free TEFL Certification

Nothing in life is free, right? That’s not always true. If you apply for a teaching position with EF English First and pass your interview, then we will sponsor your online TEFL course through one of our globally recognized partners. The TEFL certification course and training could save you up to $500. You won’t have to pay a penny!

If you’re looking for a new career in teaching, or you just want to have a fantastic year abroad, then the first step is to get your TEFL certification. Why spend hours hunting for the right provider and finding a job when you can do both at the same time. Get the new start that you are looking for with a job at EF English First and an internationally recognised TEFL qualification.

Free TEFL Certification

TEFL Certification

The free TEFL certification course is broken down into 3 mandatory teaching units, and then one specialised unit.

3 Core Modules

The three core modules cover Engage, Understand and Learn:

  • Focus on how to make sessions interesting
  • Utilising materials to assist learning
  • Giving instructions and grading language
  • Errors, feedback and pronunciation
Free TEFL qualification


If you love working with young learners, then why not specialise in teaching them. In this module you will focus on four core areas:

  • Motivating young learners
  • Teaching young learners
  • Behaviour management
  • Teaching phonics
TEFL Certifications for Free


If you feel more comfortable teaching older learners, then specialising in teaching adults may be the way forward. In this module, you will focus on four key areas:

  • Characteristics of adult learners
  • Motivating adult learners
  • Managing the group
  • Assessment
TEFL Qualifications for online teaching Free


The world is changing fast, and so are the ways we can teach and learn languages. Get ready for the future and specialise in online language teaching. In this module, you will cover:

  • Online learner’s perspective
  • Encouraging self-directed Learning
  • Conveying meaning online
  • Responding in Action
Application for a free TEFL certification

Application Criteria

The best part about applying to complete your internationally recognized TEFL with EF English First is that you will also be provided with a full-time teaching position in one of our language schools in China and Indonesia.
However, for us to be able to provide you with your free TEFL certification and your legal working visa so that you can teach English Abroad, you must meet the following criteria.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Commitment to minimum one-year contract
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