TEFL courses got you confused? With so many options online, it’s difficult to know how to choose the best TEFL courses to teach in Korea. Which are accredited? Which provide the best long term gain for future employment?  Which ones are scams?

Travel & Teach Recruiting Inc. has been placing teachers in our schools in Korea since 2001. Since then, we have come to learn about the 4 best TEFL courses to teach in Korea in terms of curriculum and value. Here is our list:


International TEFL Academy – Our top pick

Travel and Teach Recruiting recommends International TEFL Academy, the world’s largest TEFL certification schools to become professionally trained as an English teacher. ITA trains more than 6,000 English teachers annually and offers internationally accredited TEFL-TESOL certification courses online and in 25 locations around the world. All students and graduates receive lifetime job search guidance and graduates are currently employed as teachers in more than 80 nations in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
For more information about TEFL certification and teaching English abroad, please visit their site to receive a free guide & $50 coupon now: International TEFL Academy

Bride TEFL (TEFL Online)

TEFL certification to teach in Korea

TEFLOnline.com is the largest provider of TEFL courses in the United States
and is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. This certification is therefore recognized anywhere in the world where ESL is taught, including the US and Canada and is therefore recognized by Travel & Teach as one of the best TEFL courses to teach in Korea.

TEFLOnline.com offers courses starting from just over $200. The entire course is done online, so you are able to work around your schedule. In addition, you also have the assistance of a teacher that will correct your assignments and give you feedback on your work on your TEFL certification to teach in Korea.


ONTESOL – Canada’s Most Recognized TEFL/TESOL Course

OnTESOL’s 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate is the equivalent to a CELTA accredited course because it offers the same lesson planning training and curriculum at a more affordable price and in a more flexible online format.

This self-paced format includes the opportunity to hand in assignments at any time to your own personal tutor. Your tutor is available to mark your assignments and to answer any questions you have about teaching English. All textbook material is printable/online/mobile.

OnTESOL recommends the online 140-hour Advanced TESOL certificate course for Travel & Teach teachers! This course is ideal for teaching English in South Korea because it combines 120 hours of advanced TESOL / TEFL training with a 20-hour specialist on Teaching English to Young Learners. Learn how to create professional lesson plans and qualify for English teaching jobs in South Korea and worldwide!
This program is recognized by TESL Canada on completion of a 20-hour Practicum. As a TESL Canada-approved program, you can get the certificate authenticated for the work visa in other countries and use your OnTESOL certificate to teach English in Canada.

Save CA $100 if you enrol in the 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate and CA $299 if you enrol in the 140-hour TESOL package! Enrol today! 


TEFL Source – Discounted TEFL Courses

With TEFL Source, all of your TEFL/TESOL options in one place. Whether you are looking to do an online course, a combo course (online and in class) or a specialized course (Business English, Young Learners English), you will find everything you need in the TEFL Source store.

And you don’t need to worry about any ‘scam’ courses here; TEFL Source only offers courses that are fully accredited, so you can concentrate on enrolling in the course that feels right to you and have confidence in knowing that it will be recognized by any school in Korea.


Our Best TEFL courses to teach in Korea

So there you have it! These are our top 4 TEFL courses to teach in Korea. It should be noted that there are 100’s, if not 1000’s of TEFL courses online. Be careful as many are not recognized by any institution, making them both a waste of your time and money.

If you have any specific questions about which TEFL course is best for you, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you out!

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