TEFL / TESOL Course

Earn your TEFL / TESOL certification to teach in Hong Kong and aboard.

Find Headstart’s recommended TEFL/ TESOL courses.

Headstart has done the hard job for you. We have screened and selected the preferred TEFL/TESOL courses from the world’s programme providers. Our TEFL/TESOL partner OnTESOL is recognized worldwide and user-oriented.

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Headstart Recommended TEFL / TESOL Provider

  • Experienced TESOL trainers

  • Offer Certificate to Diploma online TEFL/TESOL courses

120-hour

TEFL Certificate

with TEYL Specialization

Approx.

HK$2,499*

CAD$399

(Original Price : CAD$499)

Save CAD$100!

120-hour

1 - 2 months

Online material

Video tutorial

Tutor support

ACTDEC Level  3


Can not add teaching practicum

270-hour

Master TEFL Certificate

with TEYL Specialization

Approx.

HK$4,499*

CAD$750

(Original Price : CAD$1,050)

Save CAD$300!

270-hour

2 - 6 months

Online material

Video tutorial

Tutor support

ACTDEC Level  3

TESL Canada Professional

Standard 1

120-hour

Advanced TESOL Certificate

Approx.

HK$3,399*

CAD$550

(Original Price : CAD$650)

Save HK$550!

120-hour

1 - 2 months

Online material

Video tutorial

Tutor support

ACTDEC Level  3

TESL Canada Professional

Standard 1

250-hour

TESOL Diploma

Approx.

HK$5,399*

CAD$895

(Original Price : CAD$995)

Save HK$550!

250-hour

2 - 6 months

Online material

Video tutorial

Tutor support

ACTDEC Level  5

TESL Canada Professional

Standard 2

*Payment will be charged in Canadian Dollar, bank transaction/administration fee is excluded. All prices are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuation.

Course Details

What Are People Saying?

I did the course to perhaps start a part-time job teaching English, and I definitely learned a lot. I would like to thank my teachers and mentors for their guidance. The scheduling allows adequate time to complete the course at an affordable price. I have already recommended a friend who is currently is on the same course :).
Bianca Smith, 250-hour TESOL Diploma
The OnTESOL course really helped me develop as a teacher and shaped the way I teach. Upon completion of the course, I found myself equipped with numerous techniques and tools (frameworks) due to which I can create a fun learning environment for my students. Also, the constructive feedback from the mentor was instrumental in this whole experience as I got to learn from my mistakes and reinvent myself as a teacher.
Kumar Shubham Troy, 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate
I took the 120-hour Advanced TESOL online programmes and found this course to be extremely beneficial as it has helped me grow personally and professionally. The course is a bit demanding regarding the coursework, but it is really worth it. I had a wonderful experience of learning new strategies that I will be able to apply throughout my lessons.
Kenza Yousaf , 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate
This course helped me to gain knowledge and tips of becoming an ESL teacher. My mentor was great at helping me out if I was stuck somewhere and also she replied to me promptly. I would like to thank Headstart for guiding us to this opportunity. The course schedule was very suitable for me as a mother of two. The price of this course is very reasonable and the time given to finish the course was feasible too.
Saby Zaman, 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

FAQs

TEFL, TESOL and CELTA are often used interchangeably. TESOL and TEFL are the most popular terms when talking about teacher training courses in Hong Kong and worldwide for young learners, while CELTA is a specific brand of TESOL course operating under the umbrella of Cambridge University focusing on Teaching Adults.
Although it is possible to teach abroad without a TEFL / TESOL certificate, the majority of schools in Hong Kong now require teachers to be TEFL / TESOL qualified and certified, especially if the teacher doesn’t already hold a degree or holds a degree from another field. Many countries now require teachers to be TEFL / TESOL certified as well.
It’s fair to say that most schools in all countries have hiring ‘preferences’ for people with college degrees (Bachelors). However, there are still a few part time teaching opportunities around the world and in Hong Kong with schools that do not demand college degrees but the teacher has good teaching strategies and experience.
Having some knowledge of the local language may be beneficial when teaching English aboard but it is not a must. Most of the countries such as Hong Kong and China require the teacher to conduct classes in English only.
Native English speaking is highly preferred in Hong Kong and other Asian countries. Fluent English speakers can also find jobs in Hong Kong. The Immigration Department in Hong Kong will issue teaching visas to native English speakers with passports from the particular English speaking countries.
In general, once you have earned your certificate, it is permanent.
Although some schools and even countries require teachers to have prior experience and references, there are still many opportunities for first time English teachers.
Salaries vary by school type, responsibilities and teacher credentials. Please refer to the recruitment FAQs for further information.
There isn’t a simple answer to this question as it depends on what your needs are. Online TEFL / TESOL courses provide fast track options to acquire a certification, while In-Class certifications provides extra hours of class observation and practicum.
Research is the key of success. Check if the provider is long established and what are their options available. Also check which if the courses have been accredited and whether the modules meet your needs.
A refund on the courses does not apply after 7 days of enrollment or after student’s submit the first assignment, whichever occurs first.
The passing mark for every module is 60%. Students have to pass every single assignment/test. If they fail an assignment, they will have one more chance to pass. If they fail the same assignment twice, they will fail the whole course.
Note that even if students fail and passes the make-up assignments/tests, they cannot fail and revise more than 4 assignments. They will receive an academic notice after failing 3 times.

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