In partnership with Teach Away, an international education company, we’ve developed a 120-hour TEFL certification course geared to prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively teach ESL anywhere in the world!

What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language. A TEFL certificate will qualify you to teach ESL in non-English-speaking countries around the world.

Why take our online TEFL course?

At the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at International House (I-House) UC Berkeley, we pride ourselves on being at the center of excellence for advancing leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. 

To further encourage cross-cultural experiences, we’ve developed our TEFL certification course with the education experts at Teach Away to prepare professionals for teaching English abroad. Having a TEFL certification from I-House UC Berkeley, an internationally ranked top-20 university, is sure to add some world-class credibility to your resume and make you a more competitive candidate for English teaching jobs.

Perhaps best of all, we’ve made this TEFL course 100% online and self-paced. That means you can complete it from anywhere in the world, at a pace that fits your schedule.

What will I learn in the TEFL course?

You’ll learn essentials such as lesson planning, and classroom management, in addition to an advanced curriculum that gives you the skills you need to advance learning, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. Prepare for life abroad with curriculum focused on international teaching and global effectiveness.

Going beyond traditional lecture-based learning, our online course provides you with practical teaching  skills and tools to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom and beyond.

How do I enroll?

If you’re ready to get started, enroll today on the Teach Away website. Have questions? Speak with a Course Advisor at Teach Away to learn more.

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Who is a TEFL certification for?

Career Changers

  • Those looking for a new career path or opportunity to travel the world.

University Graduates

  • University graduates (or soon-to-be graduating students) seeking an exciting opportunity to supplement their income by teaching online, or looking to work abroad and broaden their horizons.

Aspiring Teachers

  • Those new to teaching with no formal teaching experience (with or without a teaching license or qualifications) who’d like to teach English abroad or online.

Experienced Educators

  • Educators with a teaching license seeking a professional development certification to prepare for teaching English language learners abroad or online.


The course fee is $1,095.


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this TEFL course, so enrollment can be completed at any time and you can begin the course instantly!

Completion time

On average, students finish in 6–12 weeks with 2–3 hours of study a day.

Teach Away Job Search Resources

Learn more about the ins and outs of landing a teaching job and apply for ESL teaching jobs on the Teach Away website.

120-hour Course Curriculum

This course is delivered in a 120-hour, 100% online format. The course curriculum introduces you to the fundamentals of teaching, equips you to teach the English language and prepares you for your new life living and teaching abroad.

Core Curriculum

Module 1 Intro to TEFL 10 hours
Module 2 Components of Language 5 hours
Module 3 The Role of Teachers 5 hours
Module 4 Lesson Planning Foundations 10 hours
Module 5 Effective Classroom Skills and Management 10 hours
Module 6 Teaching Reading 7.5 hours
Module 7 Teaching Listening 7.5 hours
Module 8 Teaching Writing 7.5 hours
Module 9 Teaching Grammar 7.5 hours
Module 10 Teaching Speaking 7.5 hours
Module 11 Resources, Games and Materials 7.5 hours
Module 12 Teaching Pronunciation 7.5 hours
Module 13 Teaching Vocabulary 7.5 hours

International Teaching and Global Effectiveness

Module 14 Humans and Culture 4 hours
Module 15 Navigating the Intercultural Development Continuum 4 hours
Module 16 The DIVER Tool 3 hours
Module 17 Effectiveness in the Classroom 3 hours
Module 18 Effectiveness in the Classroom Part 2 3 hours
Module 19 Facing Complex Power Dynamics 3 hours
TOTAL HOURS 120 hours