TEFL Courses in Europe

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TEFL Certification in Europe Overview

TEFL certification courses in Europe are offered in Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, France, Russia, and Turkey.

Students should expect a professional-level TEFL certification course to run for 4-weeks from 9 am - 6 pm daily (5 days a week) with 10 -12 students in a class. Student teaching (practicum) is often completed in the evening hours with local ESL students. All TEFL certification courses in Europe incorporate a minimum of 100 hours of academic course work and at least 6 hours of observed student teaching with 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 Europe details.

Why Take Your Certification in Europe with International TEFL Academy?

Premier TEFL Europe Courses

Get your TEFL certification in Europe 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 Europe and worldwide.

Experienced Experts to Guide You

Receive the pre-enrollment guidance you need from experienced advisors who have all personally lived and worked abroad. They've been in your shoes and 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 experienced 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 one-on-one lifetime job search assistance from the course staff in Europe and our dedicated Student Affairs Department. Whether you just graduated or are looking for a teaching position a few years down the road, you'll receive the same stellar support to land the best TEFL job for you.

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 Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe?

Your ITA TEFL certification comes with:

  • Internationally recognized TEFL Certificate that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Europe & around the world
  • Personalized lifetime job search support for teaching English in Europe and around the globe 
  • Interactive & constructive feedback from your team of highly experienced instructors
  • Class sizes typically limited to 12-14 students per class
  • Observed live practice teaching sessions with local ESL students
  • 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 Europe 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 Europe

Brandi Nelson

Taught English in Spain

Brandi Nelson

I chose International TEFL Academy because after my first conversation with an advisor I felt comfortable and at ease. The advisor was very patient and answered my many questions and hypotheticals. I felt that this was a place where I would get the support and guidance I would need to take the next step.

Ken Patel

Teaches English in Spain

Ken Patel

I chose ITA primarily because of their huge and active alumni community which has been an invaluable source of information and encouragement throughout my experience - it was definitely a good choice.

Kevin Iannone

Teaches English in Italy

Kevin Iannone

The TEFL course in Florence was rigorous and rewarding. It was described as an intensive course and this was no idle boast. I liked it very much. The difficulty of the coursework prepared me for the challenges of foreign language instruction and I cannot imagine teaching English without the training I received.

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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