Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Applications are now open!

Application deadline: Monday 25 October 2021, 9am


This opportunity is open to all DMU students. No formal qualifications or experience are necessary but students must be native-level speakers of English. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Gain an internationally recognised qualification and open up a range of new opportunities for you to teach English abroad. A TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course equips you with the skill set and knowledge to teach English to non-native speakers all over the world.

You will be able to apply for a wider range of teaching opportunities the more hours of learning you undertake, find out more here.

Through DMU Global and in partnership with The TEFL Org you could study one of the following courses:

50-hour TEFL Course


This course includes a 20-hour classroom-based module and a 30-hour online grammar module.

120-hour TEFL Course


This course includes a 50-hour online TEFL course, 30-hour online grammar course, 20-hour online video course and two 10-hour specialist mini-modules.

Once you have completed your course, you could put your new skills into practice by working in local schools with DMU Local or, in the future, volunteering overseas with DMU Global!


To apply for a TEFL course, you will need to complete our online application (using the apply now button below) where you will be able to select the course you would like to study. Please note we will not be able to change your start date once we have received your application.

CourseCourse datesCourse completion dateNumber of placesApplication deadline
50 hour TEFL courseThursday 2 and Friday 3 December 2021 March 2022 14 Monday 25 October, 9am
120 hour TEFL courseFlexible start date in November 2021April 2022 20 Monday 25 October, 9am

You will receive the outcome of your application by email within 14 days of the opportunity deadline closing. If you are offered a place, you will need to complete the following steps to formally accept your place:

  • Submit some additional details to help us better meet your needs and accept the student agreement, the terms and conditions of your experience.
  • Pay the course fee through the DMU Online Store. Your course will be booked by DMU Global and the bursary will be deducted from the overall course cost. If you withdraw or do not complete the course then you will be required to pay the full cost of the course (£147.50 for the 50 hour course and £249 for the 120 hour course).

Important: By formally accepting your place, you will be agreeing to our student agreement. This means that if you do not complete the course you will not receive a refund and will be required to repay the DMU Global contribution to the cost of course.