Online Course Comparison

Our 120 and 150-hour online TEFL courses follow the same curriculum as our university-recognized 120-hour classroom course in Shanghai, China

Teacher Link is now partnered with the University of Northern Colorado. Our 120-hour TEFL course and TEFL Course Live follow the same curriculum as our university-recognized classroom TEFL course in Shanghai, China. If you’d like to earn your TEFL certificate while also earning 3 transferable graduate-level credits through the University of Northern Colorado, check out our in-class Shanghai TEFL course. These credits can be applied to an MA TESOL or a similar degree.

Otherwise, by taking one of our 120+ hour online courses, you’ll get a globally accepted TEFL certificate that qualifies you to teach abroad in most countries. If you’re unable to take a TEFL course that has an in-class component, taking an online course is the next best option. By taking one of the online courses, you can work at your own pace from anywhere in the world, plus, with our courses, you can get $235 reimbursed if you take a teaching job through us.

120 Hour Online TEFL Course

  • Internationally recognized TEFL certificate
  • Follows the same curriculum as our university-recognized 120-hour classroom TEFL course in Shanghai
  • Includes 8 modules with a large variety of helpful video content


  • Go at your own pace
  • Qualify for a $100 reimbursement
  • Discounted China document authentication available at checkout
  • Get the confidence and certification needed to teach abroad

120 Hour TEFL Course Live

  • In-class TEFL curriculum completed online with live instruction
  • Follows the same curriculum as our university-recognized 120-hour classroom TEFL course in Shanghai
  • Immersive curriculum

Also includes

  • Online live instruction
  • The option to add in-country observed teaching practice
  • Twelve 2-hour sessions with instructors
  • Real-time constructive feedback

40 Hour Learn to Teach ESL Online Course

  • Internationally recognized TEFL certificate
  • Learn techniques specific to teaching ESL online
  • Go at your own pace
  • Many companies require teachers to have certification before teaching online – taking this course will give you the necessary certification!

Get certified and start teaching ESL online immediately!

20 Hour Teaching Adults Course

  • Internationally recognized TEFL certificate
  • Learn how teaching ESL to adults differs from teaching children
  • Go at your own pace
  • Teaching adults is rewarding, but it does come with its own set of challenges. Learn how to teach ESL to adults in an academic ESL setting!

Learn how to draw from real-world experience to teach adults ESL!

Other course options

On top of online TEFL course options, we also offer classroom TEFL courses. We have courses across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. 

Classroom course

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Why take a TEFL course with teacher link?

Experienced Instructors

Each TEFL course has its own set of instructors, and all of them have extensive experience in the classroom as well as with training other teachers. They will be a great resource for you during the course!

TEFL Job Placement

Some of our TEFL courses offer job support while others offer guaranteed job placement. Luckily, there is a high demand for international teachers in every location that we offer a TEFL course in.

The Experience

Take a TEFL course in one of the many exotic locations we offer and immerse yourself in the culture. Enjoy your evenings and weekends by exploring and meeting people from all over the world!


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