Online TEFL certification course comparison

Online TEFL certification course comparison
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Compare EBC’s online TESOL certification course against the others

EBC offers the world’s most  famous TESOL certificate the Trinity CertTESOL as a 100% online course. The table (below) shows how EBC compares to other 100% online courses especially when it comes to external moderation and teaching practice. Teaching practice is an essential component of any TESOL certification course that will convince employers that you know what you are doing. External moderation demonstrates that the course is quality controlled to the highest standard.

In addition to learning how to teach English, you will also learn to teach online like a professional using ZOOM. This is something that none of the other online courses teach you and is quickly becoming an essential skill in the teaching world.

Training school EBC The TEFL Academy i-to-i TEFL.org Premier TEFL International TEFL Academy
Certification award Trinity College CertTESOL Online TEFL i-to-i TEFL certificate TEFL.org TEFL Certificate TEFL course ITA TEFL Certificate
Course type 100% online 100% online 100% online 100% online 100% online 100% online
Certificate states “ONLINE” NO (important for jobs) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Learn professional ZOOM online teaching skills YES No No No No No
Guaranteed British Council certificate acceptance YES No No No No No
Accrediting body (UK OfQual regulated) Trinity College, London Qualifi, Nottingham Gatehouse Awards, Harrogate TQUK, Manchester TQUK, Manchester TQUK, Manchester
Year accrediting body established 1877 2002 2010 2013 2013 2013
Accrediting body runs international English exams YES No No No No No
OfQual level 5 5 5 5 5 5
Learn live with your classmates using Moodle and ZOOM YES No No No No Yes
Every course externally assessed YES No No No No No
Every course externally moderated YES No No No No No
Real teaching practice given to English language learners YES No teaching practice No teaching practice No teaching practice No teaching practice No – you organise your own
Your teaching practice is trainer observed and assessed YES No No No No No
Learning hours 180 168 180-200 168-188 168-180 170
Completion time 4 weeks 4-6 weeks 4-6 weeks 4-6 weeks 4-6 weeks 4 – 11 weeks
Lifetime, worldwide, proactive job placement included YES No No No No No
Guaranteed certificate acceptance for jobs at British Council schools in over 110 countries YES No No No No No

The EBC online Trinity CertTESOL

Get premium accredited TESOL certification without leaving home


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