TEFL Institute of Ireland

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Open minds, open opportunities with TEFL

Encourage your students to travel the world and achieve life-enhancing experiences with a TEFL qualification that lasts a lifetime. Our TEFL courses provide a practical approach to helping 15-19-year-olds put in place the building blocks for an exciting and fulfilling career. They’re also a fantastic way to improve their self-esteem and achieve a more independent and adventurous approach to learning and life. 

Our online accredited 120 Hour Elective TEFL Course offers your students the most convenient and affordable way to teach English as a foreign language anywhere in the world – not to mention gain incredible life experiences along the way. 

Once qualified, your students can choose who, where and when they teach English with lifetime TEFL job advice from the TEFL Institute of Ireland.


A TEFL certification is the ideal elective course for Transition Year students and those following the Leaving Certificate Applied program. It gives your students the incredible opportunity to become a fully-qualified TEFL teacher – a lifelong certification that allows them to see the world and get paid. 

Not only that, a TEFL certification is a gateway to:

  • An exciting way to gain work experience.
  • Learning new skills and different cultures.
  • A rewarding career helping English learners succeed.
  • Boosting your confidence and personal development.

It looks great on a CV too!

120 Hour Elective TEFL Course 

Our accredited 120 Hour Elective TEFL Course is a fast-track option to get qualified to teach English. On average it takes 4-6 weeks to complete. However, your students will get six months to complete their online 120-hour course, so they can study at their own pace and fit it around other study and personal commitments.

What’s more, as a TY Coordinator, you will get a free course to effectively tutor your students as well as our own tutors to help. Our team of TEFL experts are here to support you and your students every step of the way. 

Once they’ve completed their course, your students will have an internationally recognised TEFL certificate that opens a world of opportunities to them.

Bonus TEFL workshop 

The TEFL training doesn’t have to stop there. Once they’ve completed their 120-hour training, we can also deliver an exciting two-hour workshop. During the workshop we’ll go through the TEFL essentials to make sure your students feel 100% confident with their new-found knowledge and skills. 

They’ll learn:

  • How to create a relaxed classroom atmosphere before starting a lesson.
  • Fun ice breakers they can use when they start teaching English.
  • What they can do with their TEFL certification.
  • Stories from TEFL Institute’s team, including their background and how they ended up in TEFL. 

This workshop can be completed online or in-person, depending on government guidelines and border restrictions at that time.

The 120 Hour TEFL Elective Course is competitively priced, with discounts on larger group bookings available. Our friendly TEFL experts are on hand to talk you through our range of training options, so you can find the best one for your school, students and/or teachers, and budget.

Get in touch

Your primary contact is Becky Popova, the Partners Specialist of the TEFL institute of Ireland. Please do not hesitate to contact her through [email protected] Alternatively, you can contact the operations department at 058 73135


    What’s inside?

    The 46 page comprehensive TEFL brochure will tell you everything you need to know about teaching English as a foreign language – including the full range of training options, TEFL Jobs, and TEFL scholarships available.

    • Which TEFL Course
    • Why a TEFL Internships
    • TEFL Scholarships Available
    • Best countries for TEFL Jobs
    • Career Guidance Centre

      What’s inside?

      • The TEFL job market
      • Types of employers
      • Job advertisement & examples
      • Interview questions
      • Tips for a good cover letter

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