120hr Online TEFL Course

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120hr Online TEFL


The Cape Town TEFL/TESOL Training Institute incl. TESOLSA is excited to present our new 120hr Online TEFL course!

As we were the first institute to offer TEFL in South Africa, opening our doors in 1991, we found it a little difficult to let go of some of the more traditional aspects of TEFL training. For years we hesitated to take our courses fully online and into the 21st Century, holding fast to the idea that one must do an in-class course to have any merit to their certification.

However, we understand that modern life is not slowing down, but rather getting increasingly faster, busier and more expensive. People who should be retiring, who should be focused on their careers or families, or people who should be fully engaged in their studies find themselves in need of supplementing their income – and what better way than by taking a few hours out of your week to teach English? Whether it’s in class locally, online, or taking a whole new step in life and beginning an overseas adventure.

So, we’ve taken the pulse of the people, we’ve listened to what you desire and we understand that many of you who want to do this course simply cannot take time out of your busy lives to commit to an in-class course – let alone those of you who don’t live in Cape Town.

And that’s why we’ve recreated our Online TEFL course to make it better, more accessible, more comprehensive and more affordable. We’ve made it 120hrs so you can meet the minimum requirements when applying for work. We’re moving it all online, so you can access the modules from the comfort of your own home. We’ve included introductory TEYLT and TBE modules, so you can be more prepared for diversity in your prospective students. And lastly, we’ve decreased the price to make it more accessible to everyone.

Once registered for the course you will be issued with a login to the online portal which you can use to access the course modules and resources. All assignments must be submitted via the online portal, any assignments submitted in a different manner will not be considered as a submission.

Participants will be given three months to complete the course. Should the student go over this time their login will lapse and a penalty fee of R250 will be charged for a new login which will last one month. 

The 120hr Online TEFL course is designed for those unable to attend our courses in person and yet are keen to do the TEFL course and acquire the certificate.

The 120hr Online TEFL is more theoretical than the standard course, although skills development is still encouraged. A time frame of three months is given to submit nine Certificate Assessment Tasks concerning different aspects of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Teaching Business English, and Teaching Englsih to Young Learners and Teenagers. .

Cost and convenience are the advantages of 120hr Online TEFL certificate programmes. These courses can be completed from a computer anywhere in the world and cost less than regular training courses.



Acceptance on our course is not automatic. We do require that all applicants have English first language proficiency and tertiary education or work experience. Accent and use of English is very important if you wish to compete in an international TEFL environment.

At least 18 years of age

Matriculated, preferably with some tertiary education or work experience

An interview (face-to-face or telephonically) and pre-course task may be required


Difference between TEFL & TESOL?

There is no fundamental difference in methodology. Completely foreign contexts (where people learning English are exposed to absolutely no English outside the classroom) are becoming increasingly rare. TESOL is a catch-all term for foreign and second/additional language contexts. 

We use the term TESOL for our comprehensive course because the trend in the field is increasingly tending to the use of TESOL rather than TEFL. Longer courses of 100+ hours are also becoming increasingly common. 


difference between a TESOL certificate and the CELTA?

The TESOL course covers the same content as the CELTA and is constantly updated to keep abreast of international best practice. The only real difference is that the TESOL course is not moderated or accredited by Cambridge University.

This means that we avoid having to pay Cambridge a fee and are thus able to offer the training at a substantially lower cost.

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