TEFL Courses Abroad in Western Europe

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TEFL Courses in Western Europe


162 TEFL Courses Abroad Programs in Western Europe

International TEFL Academy

Each year, thousands of people of all ages from a variety of educational backgrounds become TEFL TESOL certified. In a few months, you could be an International TEFL Academy graduate telling your friends how great it is to live and teach English abroad!


The LanguageCorps TESOL Certification Programs will give you the skills and methodology needed to be comfortable and competent teaching English abroad. While the particular details of the Programs vary by country, all include approximately 140 hours of training, and as many as 30 hours of actual teaching practice. The TESOL Certification Programs incorporate classroom instruction in effectiv...

TEFL Worldwide Offers Accredited TEFL Courses in Prague!

A certificate to teach English from TEFL Worldwide becomes an endless source of opportunity to experience the world and live in new places. In only four weeks, students can earn an internationally recognized certificate. The 120 hour course is accredited and moderated by IATQuO. Students leave feeling well prepared and confident in their teaching abilities. The course provides both theoretical ...

The Language House TEFL - Join our Community & Teach Abroad!

The Language House TEFL comes highly recommended by their graduates. Aside from offering accredited TEFL certificate courses, The Language House TEFL is also a community of TEFL teachers and graduates who help new students with all aspects of teaching abroad. The Language House TEFL is one of the few accredited TEFL courses in Prague and is completely American owned and operated. Sign up today ...

i-to-i TEFL

Our top of the range 140 hour TEFL course will give you all the skills, knowledge and TEFL certification you'll need to find well paid TEFL jobs with 1,000s of language schools and institutes worldwide. It includes 120 hours of expert online TEFL tuition and 20 hours of practical TEFL training at a classroom TEFL course near you. As a leading and established TEFL/TESOL course provider, i-to...

The Language House

The Language House offers an Internationally Recognized TESOL/TEFL Course accredited by IATQuO (International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations). We provide Combination Programs which include Language training and/ or Teaching projects throughout the Mediterranean. Along with Travel tours we offer a variety of ways to discover the world. Located just outside the center of Cann...

Kickstart a Teaching Career with a TEFL Course in Prague

Smaller Earth's 'Hello Academy' in Prague offers a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course which will prepare you to become a certified TEFL teacher. Want to teach English abroad but need your certification to teach English as a foreign language? This course is designed to take beginners and transform them into confident, qualified TEFL teachers. No previous experience is required as...

Language and Training | TEFL International Prague

Language and Training provides a four-week TEFL course leading to an internationally recognized certificate in TESOL. The course is internationally accredited, validated, and moderated by TEFL International, one of the largest and most respected providers of initial teacher training and certification. The 130-hour course is practical, rigorous, and meets all usual international standards. The c...

International TEFL and TESOL Training

Make the world your classroom. Bring education to the corners of the world where it is needed most with your TEFL certification. ITTT offers a wide variety of high quality, accredited, in-class and online TEFL / TESOL courses. Our teacher training courses enable our graduate English teachers to obtain jobs overseas and to teach English abroad. No previous experience or qualifications required. ...

Oxford TEFL

Our school in Prague There are 5 spacious classrooms, a resource centre, kitchen, a reception area and an office. The school is a great space, where we have focused on creating a comfortable environment to study and work in. There is wifi throughout and computers, classroom laptops and projectors provided. The building is on Narodni street in the heart of Prague, just a short walk from...

Language System College

The course is essentially practical and is assessed continuously. In the morning, there are input sessions on the skills and methods of teaching. The afternoon/evening consists of lesson preparation, lesson observation and teaching practice, either in one-to one or group sessions. The course is, by nature, very intensive.

CELTA TEFL in Germany at International House Frankfurt

This program is designed for candidates without previous experience in teaching second languages or for teachers who wish to expand their skills set to include this field. Candidates will receive training leading to a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). The course covers such topics as Language Analysis and Awareness, Classroom Management Skills, and Classroom Observatio...

Externally Accredited TEFL Certificate Course

Our TEFL Toulouse on-site 4 week TEFL certificate course is externally accredited by IATQuO. Trainees have upwards of 120 hours contact time with trainers including at least 6 hours of observed teaching practice. The course covers essential methodology such as teaching technique, phonology, learner styles and grammar. We offer a variety of accommodation to suit different budget ranges starting ...

Global Training Co., Ltd.

Owing to the growing influence of the World Wide Web, Online Learning or E-learning has become increasingly popular in the education sector worldwide. With the easy and cheap access to computers and the Internet, anyone can easily get quality education online and gain access to jobs abroad.


TESOL-direct specializes in quality online/distance-learning courses and this course is for teachers of English who wish to work with children learning English. This course can be studied wherever you live in the world and will provide the insights, skills and confidence to work with children from about 4 to 12. The course assumes that you are already qualified as a TEFL or TESOL teacher. ...

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TEFL Courses in Western Europe

Earning a TEFL certificate is very important to finding work abroad as an ESL teacher. TEFL courses in Western Europe will provide you with the tools you need to excel in a classroom and any other educational setting, while also expanding opportunities for teaching English abroad to include the entire world. Plus, it gives you a reason to spend a highly rewarding month learning and teaching in Western Europe.

Why Take TEFL Courses Abroad

Western Europe presents an enriching and diverse regional context in which to earn your TEFL certificate abroad, and potentially go on to find work as teaching English abroad. Though Western Europe is a relatively small region of the continent by global standards, there is a potent handful of historically influential nations and distinct cultural identities for international teacers to explore while taking TEFL courses. From the cliffs of Normandy to the heights of the Alps to the streets of Rome, tremendous opportunity awaits those who take TEFL courses in Western Europe.


Western Europe commonly refers to all of the countries which developed outside the sphere of Soviet influence in the latter half of the 20th century. It is one of the wealthiest regions in the world, and most countries in Western Europe boast highly advanced economies and developed infrastructures (as well as many fascinating historical attractions dating back for centuries). 

Excluding the island of Great Britain (where most people already speak English), your potential destinations for TEFL programs in Western Europe range from Spain and France in the west to Italy and Germany in the center and the Nordic countries up top. Each country has a different level of English proficiency, which tends to affect the amount of opportunities for TEFL courses, and subsequent ESL teaching jobs. For example, most citizens of the Nordic countries, such as Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, are already highly proficient in English through primary and secondary education, while there are much lower levels of English language fluency in countries like Spain, France, and Italy.

These are just a few potential landing places for TEFL courses in Western Europe, and there are many programs which are offered across all the other major countries and cities of Western Europe. Whether it is simply a month long TEFL certification program, or whether your stay actually extends into a English teaching job in Western Europe, depends largely on the country’s English proficiency, available jobs, and educational system.

Courses & Programs

TEFL programs in Western Europe are offered in both an online format and physical classroom setting. Students always rave about the benefits of a face to face interactive setting, where they can learn, teach, and practice their skills in person. Additionally, TEFL courses in Western Europe take on a supplementary role as a sort of an orientation period to a new place where you may eventually be living and teaching English abroad. 

Most TEFL programs in Western Europe last for 120 hours of instruction time, which if you enroll in a classroom setting amounts to approximately one month. Topics covered include phonetics, classroom management skills, teaching methods, grammar, and literacy, among others. Many TEFL programs in Western Europe also require a certain amount of practice hours teaching in front of a class, and upon graduation will assure you lifetime job placement assistance.

One nice thing about teaching English abroad is that you are not typically required to know the local language. Although this will obviously be a great boost to your immersive potential outside of the classroom, many TEFL jobs abroad will want you to communicate solely in English while instructing for the benefit of your pupils.

Costs & Affordability

Western Europe is generally an expensive place to live, with slight regional variations between countries. If you are living in a big city than you can expect costs of living to be higher than a smaller town or rural area. Most of Western Europe is on the Euro, so monitor the exchange rate between this and your home country’s currency.

You certainly will make enough to get by once teaching English abroad in Western Europe, however living in most places you will likely not be able to save up much money. Most TEFL jobs pay around 1500 to 2000 euros per month, which over around the costs of living. So you’ll have fun and be able to explore while teaching English in Western Europe, but you’ll have to be mindful of your budget!

Accommodation & Visas

Your housing options will vary depending on what part of Western Europe you take TEFL courses in, and whether you are living in an urban or rural area. Most teachers opt to live in an apartment or flat – if this is the route you choose, then consider that it will be much cheaper to live with roommates or to simply rent out a room in most scenarios. Some TEFL programs in Western Europe also offer the opportunity to live with a homestay, although these are mostly for shorter durations such as the length of a basic certification program which is four weeks.

Visa policies are fairly consistent across Western Europe. If you live anywhere in the European Union then you will not have to apply for a visa to take TEFL courses and teach abroad in Western Europe. If you are coming from outside the continent, then you will need to apply for a visa if you plan on staying for longer than three months. Your TEFL program provider or host school will likely endorse you through this process.

Benefits & Challenges

Teaching English abroad in another country is an exciting and rewarding challenge. Western Europe is a beautiful and culturally enriching region of the world where most people will not get to visit throughout their lifetime. Enrolling in a TEFL program in Western Europe and then finding employment in your host country is a great way to experience this diverse and highly influential half of the continent in-depth. No doubt about it, teaching abroad is hard work - but by the end of your experience abroad you will have grown to new heights because of it.

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