Teaching English in S.Korea - TEFL certificate... (online only but where?).............?

What is the best place online to get a tefl certificate?

i looked online but there are way too many to choose from and im not going to be teaching english as a career but just so i can save money and attend a good college in korea

what is it like to take it online? is it just read this, understand, study, and then test?

what is it like to take it on campus in a college? much like regular classes?

i know online is not the better choice but im hoping i can get by with it because i was born in korea and im 100% korean and i can speak both languages pretty well

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Go back to Korea and get certified there!

  • 9 years ago


    There are loads of TEFL online course providers so choosing can be difficult! There are some good tips for choosing a reputable course provider here:


    To find work in South Korea most employers will want to see that you have done at least 120 hours worth of TEFL training, this would give you a really good chance of finding the best jobs out there. There are actually courses where you can do a combination of online training and classroom based training so this may be something you want to consider. Online courses with i-to-i consist of different modules, in which you are required to do some reading then a few multiple choice questions then you have checkpoints where you need to complete an assessment. The assessment is marked by a tutor who will give you feedback on it.

    TEFL courses are designed for people who don't want to make a full time career out of teaching abroad so this may be something that will suit you. For more information about the courses you can do you can take a look here: http://www.onlinetefl.com/tefl-course/

    Hoe this helps and good luck!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Of course I'm biased, but I'd say ICAL - the oldest online provider out there and the largest, too with a good reputation! http://icalweb.com

  • 9 years ago

    i-to-i is pretty good. It's best to do a face-to-face course though.

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