CertTESOL Certification (TEFL) Course in London

CertTESOL Certification (TEFL) Course with a very experienced team in London

This very intensive, four-week TEFL course, TESOL certification (Cert TESOL), prepares you to teach English as a foreign language. You will gain the basic skills and knowledge you need to be a successful English teacher. You will learn from our qualified and experienced team in a professional and friendly environment.

The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL certification for English language teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations in other countries.

This English teacher training course includes a special workshop dedicated to finding a job as an English language teacher - both in the UK and abroad.

You will have all study materials as well as daily three-course lunches included in the price of your course.

Please write to teachertraining@londonschool.com if you have any questions.

Who’s it for?

The Cert TESOL course is aimed at anyone interested in an English language teaching career. You may be a recent graduate, or perhaps you fancy a career change and would like to do something more fun or satisfying. Whatever your reasons, this course will give you the skills you need to teach English, either as a long-term career or for a shorter time to help you travel the world.

The Benefits

By the end of the TEFL course you will be able to:

  • plan and deliver effective English lessons

  • understand and use a range of teaching techniques

  • show increased  understanding of the English language

  • design teaching materials for use in the classroom

  • effectively assess the language needs of your students

  • teach in language schools all around the world

Course Content

You will learn the basic rules and practices of language, language learning and language teaching as well as gaining useful teaching practice in a supportive environment. You will complete four written tasks, and you will also receive four hours of teaching in a language that is completely unknown to you so that you can experience language learning from a student's point of view.

130 hours timetabled course hours including:

  • 90 hours of supervised class input (including 5 hours on an unknown language)
  • 6 hours teaching practice
  • 4 hours class observation
  • 30 hours preparation and self-study time

In addition, you will also need to spend 70 hours on research, assignment writing and preparation.

Total qualification time = 200 hours

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources

  • Workshop on finding a job as a TEFL teacher

Accredited by:

The teaching was excellent, the TESOL class size small (we had six), the staff were all very friendly and helpful and the lunch included in the course fee was always delicious and plentiful.


See some of our 'Frequently Asked Questions' here, including the difference between Cert TESOL and CELTA, information about registration, qualifications, the assignments you will do, the job opportunities available after the course. 

Why study at The London School of English?

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  • location Westcroft Square
  • students Max Group: 12
  • age Min Age: 18+
  • duration Duration: 4 weeks
  • time 130 timetabled hours
    9.30am-5.00pm (Mon-Fri)
  • timetable Not available in 2020

English Level

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.