Internationally accredited TEFL Certification courses in Asia

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TEFL Courses in Asia Overview

TEFL certification courses in Asia are offered in Japan (Nagoya), Korea (Incheon), Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), Cambodia (Phnom Penh), and Thailand (Chiang Mai and Hua Hin). The classes are 4 weeks, full time, Monday - Friday.

Students should expect a professional-level TEFL certification course to run daily (5 days a week) with 15 to 20 students maximum per class. Student teaching (practicum) is often completed in the evening or some weekend hours with local ESL students. All students receive ITA's exclusive lifetime Job Search Guidance included with tuition.

See below to learn more about locations, tuition, housing options & other TEFL in Asia details.

Why Take Your TEFL Certification in Asia with International TEFL Academy?

Premier TEFL Asia Courses

Get your TEFL certification in Asia with the fourth year running #1 Best TEFL Certification Course on international education leader GoAbroad.com.

Internationally Recognized TEFL Certificate

Your TEFL Certification from ITA does not expire, is accredited at the highest level, and is recognized by employers in Asia & worldwide.

Experienced Experts to Guide You

Receive the pre-enrollment guidance you need from experienced advisors who have all lived and worked abroad. They will answer all of your questions and you can ask them about their own experiences too!

We Invest in Your TEFL Success

Develop your English teaching skills led by our team of university-level instructors. In addition to creating a dynamic classroom environment, they will also share constructive feedback on your assignments and oversee your live practice teaching.

Finding a TEFL Job Made Easy

Receive onsite job guidance in Asia in addition to ITA's exclusive worldwide,  Job Search Guidance, including personalized assistance from our expert advisors. These services are lifetime so you can access them at any point in the future.

You're Not Alone. We're Family.

Join a caring community of 40,000 alumni from all backgrounds teaching English online & in 80 countries. Interact with fellow students to learn from their experiences as international ESL teachers. 

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Browse Your Asia TEFL Course Options

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.

We strongly recommend enrolling in your onsite TEFL course at least 1-3 months in advance. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.

Ask a TEFL Asia Instructor

Sarah Kalert, Head of Academics at International TEFL Academy.
Sarah has a Master's in English - TEFL/TESL and has taught English abroad in Chile.

What's Included in ITA's TEFL Courses in Asia?

Your ITA TEFL certification includes:

  • Internationally recognized TEFL Certificate delivered by International TEFL Academy
  • Personalized & dedicated lifetime job search support in Asia & worldwide
  • Interactive & constructive feedback from your course instructor
  • Peer-participation with classmates
  • Observed live practice teaching sessions with local ESL students
  • All course reading materials, assignements and quizzes
  • Access to ITA's network and community of 40,000 teachers

Please note that travel, housing and food are not included in your course tuition.

What Will I Learn in ITA's TEFL Courses?

All TEFL courses in Asia are internationally accredited and designed to provide the highest levels of training. Our goal is to provide you with the skills required for a successful career as an international English teacher. During your TEFL course, you will learn the following:

  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: from beginner to advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

ITA Grads Teaching English in Asia

Jessica Montgomery

Teaches English in Korea

Jessica Montgomery

My pay was great! (My pay was bumped up because I had my TEFL certificate) I was able to save approximately. $12,000 USD before leaving South Korea. And that excludes all of my traveling in and around Asia.

Stephan Stansfield

Teaches English in Thailand

Stephan Stansfield

I would highly recommend teaching in Thailand. As for advice, be prepared to be flexible and open up your mind to learning another culture. It has greatly changed my perspective on life.

Jacklynn Blanchard

Teaches English in Vietnam

Jacklynn Blanchard

I chose to get my certification through the International TEFL Academy because I read a lot if glowing reviews from its alumni, I liked that there were advisors, and there was job assistance.

Accreditation & Accolades

Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad and online. We offer internationally accredited TEFL courses online & in 20+ locations worldwide. We certify 6,000 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online, and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe.

International TEFL Academy is recognized by employers worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification. Our TEFL certificates meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by sanctioned bodies in the field.

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