Earn your TEFL certificate online with live instruction


Program length
Job assistance
4-6 two-hour online sessions + optional in-country OTP
$990 (get a $150 discount by registering at least 15 days in advance)
$150 - $450 depending on OTP destination


About the program

  • TEFL Course Live is a complete instructor-led online 120-hour TEFL course that includes the option of adding 10 days of in-class observed teaching practice, in China or Thailand, that is all affiliated with the University of Northern Colorado.

  • This course allows you to earn your TEFL certificate with the possibility of also earning graduate-level university credit that can be applied to an MA TESOL or a similar degree.

  • You’ll learn from excellent TEFL trainers who are ready to help you reach your full potential in the classroom.

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Benefits of TEFL Course Live

  • Up to $250 off document authentication + free authenticated TEFL certificate

  • Interactive lessons to discuss teaching theory with professors

  • Collaborate on lesson planning and classroom activities

  • Deliver lesson plans through virtual lessons

  • Get constructive feedback on lesson plans and virtual lessons

  • Become a confident teacher before starting a new teaching position

Finding a TEFL job

  • Teachers that choose to do the OTP in China will receive job placement assistance, and those that qualify will receive guaranteed job placement.
  • Teachers that choose to do the OTP in Thailand will receive job placement assistance.
  • We also provide free job placement services for teachers that qualify.
  • The demand for English teachers in both China and Thailand is high, so it is easy to find a teaching job in virtually any city that you’re interested in.

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If you choose to complete the 10 days of observed teaching practice in China or Thailand, you’ll need to consider accommodation costs as well. 
Housing for those 10 days is typically between $150 and $450 depending on the country. 


The online curriculum is identical to our classroom course. In addition to the theory, trainees are expected to complete the following:

Before arrival (online portion)

  • 6 hours of training videos made with footage from real classes – observation forms for each video
  • 3 lesson plans – with detailed feedback from professional teachers
  • 2 hours of observed teaching practice – deliver lesson and receive feedback from seasoned teachers
  • Materials compilation project – justify and defend choices of classroom materials used during observed teaching practices
  • Language learning and student profile research project
  • 11 quizzes, 1 mid-term exam and 1 final exam

During the optional classroom portion

  • 6 hours of observed teaching practice – receive feedback from seasoned teachers
  • 6 hours of observing experienced ESL teachers 
  • 10 course days where experienced teacher trainers will help you plan and improve your classes
  • Foreign language journal student profile – 2 hours of learning a foreign language (Swahili) to apply your experience as a learner in your ESL teaching
  • Language learning and student profile research project 
  • Materials Compilation Project – justify and defend your choices of classroom materials used during your observed teaching practices

Where you can complete the in-class portion:

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    What alumni have to say

    TEFL Course Live

    I highly recommend these guys. [Teaching Nomad] is amazing, they have a lot of knowledge about what they are doing, and they have plenty of experience in China and in other places around the world teaching English.

    – Alberto

    TEFL Course Live

    “If you are looking for a TEFL certification and you don’t have any experience as a teacher, which was my case a few months ago, I highly recommend that you employ Teaching Nomad’s services.”

    – Brenda

    TEFL Course Live

    “I am so grateful to be a part of the online version of this program. I learned a whole lot and became a better teacher because of this program.”


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