How do I apply for one of your TEFL courses?

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To apply:

  • To apply for the Trinity Cert TESOL course please fill in our Online Application Form
  • Alternatively, you can download and complete the Enrolment Form and send it to info@tefl-abroad.org

The selection process

1. Once we have received your enrolment form

Once we have received your enrolment form, we will invite you for an interview and send you the pre-interview tasks which will be discussed during the interview. Interviews will take around 60 minutes including a 30-min writing task. The interview can be done face-to-face or online via Zoom.

2. At the end of the interview

At the end of the interview you will be told if you are offered a place on the course. If so, we will let you think about it for a while by keeping your place for 48 hours. If you would like to take up the offer, you will need to send us a €400 deposit for the face-to-face course or a €899 for the Online Blended/100% online course within this time.

3. Reserve your spot

We will reserve your spot on receipt of the deposit. You will receive the course confirmation and pre-course tasks by e-mail.

4. Complete the payment

  • For the face-to-face course, the remainder of the course fees must be paid at least 14 days before the course starts or you may lose your place. For the Online Blended/100% online course, the remainder of the course fees must be paid before the final course week starts.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates should be 18 or over by the start of the course. All candidates need to demonstrate sufficient maturity and personal qualities to be able to complete the programme effectively. No previous teaching experience is required.
  • Candidates should demonstrate that they have qualifications that would gain them entry to higher education in their home country.  They will also be required to show original certificates of education to the interviewer and may be asked to confirm that these are equivalent to UK qualifications. Official verification of its validity may be required
  • Candidates have an awareness and competence in written and spoken English to enable them to follow the course.
  • Non-native speakers are required to have proof of their language competence by demonstrating one of the following:
    • Trinity graded examination in spoken English, Grade 10 or above
    • Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced or Proficiency in English
    • IELTS band 7.0 (on all sub-scores) or above
    • Pitman Advanced ESOL examination
    • TOEFL PBT 600, CBT 250, iBT 10
    • Skype interview to assess your level of English


You can pay by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer or in cash at our office.
Important: Please include your name and the course dates in case of wire transfers.
All bank charges have to be paid by the student. Should you wish to pay by credit card or PayPal we add a 4% to the total amount payable.

All course and accommodation fees are in Euro (€).

Payment Terms & Conditions

  • Payments are non-refundable.
  • For face-to-face courses, the balance of course fees must be paid no later than 15 working days before the first day of the course. Should the balance not reach us on time you will automatically be placed on a reserve list and risk losing your place if someone pays in full before you do. There will be no right to a refund of your deposit.
  • If you postpone the starting date of your Trinity Cert TESOL course giving:
    A. More than 4 weeks notice—no penalty. The payment will be valid for a future course. The course must be completed within one year of its postponement.
    B. Less than 4 weeks notice—your original deposit of €400 must be paid again. The course must be completed within one year of its postponement.
  • If you cancel the Trinity Cert TESOL course—0% refund
  • If your visa is rejected, as long as proof of rejection is sent to us, we would refund full fees for the Professional Development Course but you will not receive a refund for the TEFL course as this can be completed on a travel visa.
  • The place on any course and fees paid cannot be transferred to another person.
  • TEFL Abroad cannot be held responsible for loss or theft of personal belongings.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks before the start date. In this case your full fees will be refunded (including deposit).
  • A fee of €100 is applicable to any referred projects (if a project needs fails and needs to be remarked).
  • The school reserves the right to cancel a course if forced to do so by unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the school (war, civil or political unrest, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, or other similar events beyond the control of the school). In this case your full fees will be refunded.


  • Full payment and receipt for the accommodation must be received at least 1 month before your course date.
  • If you require accommodation details for your visa, payment must be received at least 2 months before your course date.
  • Allocation is on a strictly first come first served basis.
  • All bills are included in the accommodation fees (heating, water, light & wifi)
  • The accommodation fees are non-refundable but can be used for a future course if:
    A. the trainee postpones up to 1 month before the course starts – no extra fee will be charged
    B. the trainee postpones up to 2 weeks before the course starts – 50% of the accommodation fee must be re-paid
    C. the trainee postponed with less than 2 weeks before the course starts – the trainee will be required to pay the full accommodation fee again.

Conditions for students who need a Visa

Before you enrol on our TEFL course, please note that the conditions for being granted a Visa include medical insurance covering your stay abroad, a residential address in Rome or Malaga and the payment of the course. You can obtain information regarding Visa applications from the Italian or Spanish Embassy in your country.