Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)


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


Through DMU Global and in partnership with The TEFL Org you can gain an internationally recognised and accredited qualification by studying the 120-hour Premier Online TEFL course. There is a huge demand for English teachers around the world, you can work in public schools, language centres, summer schools and universities with students of all ages and abilities.

With a TEFL qualification you can then go on to live and work in countries such as Spain, Vietnam and Madagascar, or stay right at home and teach English online. 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.

120-hour Premier Online TEFL Course


This course can be completed at a pace that suits you so you can fit studying around your existing schedule. You’re given six months to complete this course, with the option to extend if required, but most students complete it on average within 10 to 12 weeks.

The course includes video material, quizzes, and assignments for an interactive learning experience that will prepare you with all the teaching skills you need to start teaching for the first time. Throughout your TEFL training, you’ll be supported by a personal tutor who is an experienced TEFL teacher.

The 120 hour Premier Online TEFL course usually costs
£389, but DMU students can study for just £50!

What opportunities are there after I have completed the 120-hour TEFL course?

Once you have completed your course, you could put your new skills into practice by volunteering overseas with DMU Global! For summer 2025, we will be offering overseas opportunities with TEFL. Further details about those overseas opportunities will be shared from Monday 13 January 2025.


To apply for a TEFL course, you will need to sign-up, using the ‘sign-up now’ button at the bottom of the page.

CourseApplications Open Application Deadline Number of places
120 hour Premier
Online TEFL course
Monday 16 September 2024Monday 14 October 202430
  • Sign-up and pay 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 (£389 for the 120 hour course). When signing-up you will need to use your DMU email address and accept the student agreement that details the terms and conditions of your experience.
  • Following the deadline for sign-ups all details of students who have purchased the TEFL course will be sent to TEFL.org and they will contact you directly to start working through the course.
  • Once you are registered with TEFL.org you will have 6 months to complete the course at your own pace (most students complete the course within 10-12 weeks).
  • You are required to send a copy of your TEFL certificate to DMU Global on completion of the course.

Important: By formally signing-up, 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.