TEFL Adventure

Online Course Certification

Get certified with TEFL Adventure and begin your journey teaching English abroad.

Top destinations throughout Asia for TEFL-certified teachers





What you’ll learn

  • Master modern communicative techniques for engaging students in multiple English language learning environments.
  • Recognize, identify, and use language acquisition theories and principles to develop sound lesson plans.
  • Deliver lesson plans using interactive and engaging methods.
  • Understand ways to motivate and properly engage students.

Course Units

Students must successfully complete the entire course, submit all assignments, and receive passing grades in each section in order to receive a TEFL Adventure certification.


Unit 1

TEFL Foundations

  • Living and teaching abroad
  • Types of schools
  • Developing English language skills in ESL students
  • Basics of ESL
  • Levels of proficiency
  • Grammar refresher


Unit 2

Classroom Management

  • Class management – the basics
  • Discipline in the classroom
  • Keys to the classroom
  • Creating an effective class culture
  • ‘Student failure’ and success
  • Difficult students


Unit 3

English Instruction

  • How to teach listening
  • How to teach speaking
  • How to teach reading
  • How to teach phonics
  • How to teach vocabulary
  • How to teach writing


Unit 4


  • How to teach kindergarten
  • How to teach elementary
  • How to teach junior high and high school
  • How to teach adults
  • How to teach online


Unit 5

Lesson and Curriculum Planning

  • Basic lesson planning
  • Upgraded lesson planning
  • Working with a curriculum and textbooks
  • Testing
  • How to write a curriculum and plan for a term


Unit 6

Keys to success

  • The logistics of finding a teaching job
  • Effective communication with administration and coworkers
  • Fostering a love of learning
  • Planning Day One

Don't fall behind

Make sure you’re staying up to speed on your lessons by getting TEFL Adventure on your mobile phone.

How it works

1. Enroll

Click on the course you’d like to take and purchase your lessons. Once you are successfully enrolled, you will receive an email instructing you on how to begin taking your classes.

2. Begin your online lessons

The TEFL Adventure online course is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace. As long as you have an internet connection and a computer, you’re free to take classes whenever you’d like.

3. Work through the units

There are six units total in the TEFL Adventure online course, and they amount to more than 120 hours of learning material, including graded assignments and unit tests.

4. Complete the course

You must receive a passing grade for all quizzes, tests, and submitted assignments in order to successfully complete the lessons.

5. Get certified

Once you pass the entire online course, you will earn an ACCREDITAT-accredited TEFL Adventure certificate.

6. Start your adventure!

You may share your certificate with potential employers to help you begin or advance your career in education.

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What benefits do I get with a TEFL certification?

There are a lot of benefits to getting a TEFL certification.

First and foremost, it proves to schools and programs worldwide that you are trained and certified to teach English as a foreign language. This means you are already in a better position than a lot of other people who want to seek English-teaching positions.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any real-world teaching experience yet or if your current job isn’t in the field of education. A TEFL certification helps you jump across a lot of hurdles because it is proof to potential employers that you have already taken steps to prepare yourself as a teacher.

Furthermore, you can go anywhere your heart desires. A TEFL Adventure certificate is not limited to only certain regions of the world. You can choose to teach in any country that you like, or even instruct online classes if that’s what you want to do.

Where can I use my certification?

A TEFL Adventure certificate will allow you to teach anywhere in the world where a TEFL certificate is accepted. We don't restrict the validity of our certificates to certain regions or countries, and it is proof of your qualification anywhere in the world.

Depending on the country, job position, and school you apply to, there may be additional documentation you would need to provide, but your TEFL Adventure certification is fully accredited by OTTSA (Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency) and is valid worldwide proof that you have completed a recognized TEFL online course.


TEFL Adventure’s online TEFL / TESOL course is fully accredited by ACCREDITAT. ACCREDITAT is an independent, international accreditation body which sets rigorous Standards for the accreditation of TEFL Providers.

When an organization has been accredited by an accreditation body, it means that they have been assessed against internationally recognized standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability.

We are proud that our TEFL Course has been accredited by ACCREDITAT. This means that all our students can be confident they are receiving the best TEFL education available, scrutinised and validated by ACCREDITAT.

What’s different about TEFL Adventure versus other programs?

TEFL Adventure is developed by actual teachers who have not only taught English as a second language in classrooms throughout Asia, but who are currently still regularly teaching in the classroom. They also have experience instructing others on how to teach ESL.

The developers of TEFL Adventure have real-world experience in how to navigate the challenges of teaching English to non-native speakers in a foreign environment. TEFL Adventure is designed to help both new and experienced instructors successfully acquire ESL-teaching positions abroad, and be confident teachers once they begin their jobs.

What’s the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

TEFL refers to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, whereas TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The two essentially mean the same thing: teaching English to non-native speakers.

Although there are some programs online that may try to claim one is better than the other, this is not true. The different acronyms do not change the meaning of a training program nor does it affect the value of a certificate.

What will affect the value of a certificate and how much you learn is the quality of the institution that offers it and how comprehensive the content of the program is.

I don’t have a college degree, can I teach with only a TEFL certificate?

You absolutely can.

Many overseas and online schools and programs don’t necessarily require teachers to have a college degree. They are more interested in hiring teachers who speak English at a native level and who have actually learned how to teach English as a foreign or secondary language. In this regard, TEFL Adventure has you covered.

How do I receive my TEFL Adventure certificate?

Those who have successfully passed the TEFL Adventure program will be emailed their digital certificate that is proof that they have completed our courses.

The official TEFL Adventure digital proof of certification is usually adequate documentation for teachers to present to most schools and programs.

However, TEFL Adventure graduates may also wish to have a printed hard copy of their certification, which we also offer for a fee.

Printed copies include:

  • A hard copy of your certification printed on high quality parchment paper
  • Your name printed as proof of course completion
  • Authentication of endorsement by TEFL Adventure, as accredited by OTTSA
  • Protective card stock sleeve for filing and storage

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