Welcome to The Teflboard!

The Teflboard is a site dedicated solely to the presentation of curriculum and program details on E.S.L. teacher training certificate courses and diploma programs all over the world.

The Teflboard mission

Due to the ever-growing number of T.E.F.L. certificate and diploma programs on the market today and the lack of one single international standard in the field of teacher training, those in need of qualified teachers are often unsure of what kind of training a T.E.F.L. certificate bearer has actually had. The Teflboard seeks to provide clarification in this area by providing the information every school wants to know about a T.E.F.L. certificate program when hiring one of its graduates.The Teflboard is also an excellent reference for those wishing to enroll in a T.E.F.L. course for teacher training. Its concise format and easy reference system provide a clear overview of the program offerings at teacher training centers around the globe.

What The Teflboard is:


Photo courtesy of The Lewis School, Barcelona

The Teflboard is a reference list of teacher training centers. It provides statistics about each center's T.E.F.L. training programs, the curriculum, the staff, the program length, the materials, the qualification or certification offered etc. The statistics found here have been sent to The Teflboard by participating institutions with the understanding that The Teflboard will make every effort to ensure that the information provided is correct and current. The Teflboard reserves the right to remove training centers which provide false or misleading information from The Teflboard.

Schools which have shown themselves to be of exemplary quality have been awarded TEFLboard accreditation status. Visit this link to learn more about what our research has shown that language schools and programs think our top-quality schools should offer and why: TEFLboard accreditation

What The Teflboard isn't:

The Teflboard's focus is facts and statistics about T.E.F.L. training course curriculum and set-up. It does not promote or endorse any individual school's program. As a provider of a public service, the site does not provide subjective feedback on the quality of an institution's certificate based on program advertising or graduate's reports. For tuition and scheduling information, it is necessary for interested parties to contact each school individually.

How The Teflboard works:

The Teflboard is divided into three main sections:

  1. the country sections - for on-site Certificate and Diploma entry-level and advanced programs
  2. the Master's section - for on-site and distance/online Master's degree programs (MA in TESL etc.)
  3. the Worldwide section - for online and distance Certificate and Diploma training programs

If you are interested in looking up an on-site T.E.F.L. Certificate or Diploma program on The Teflboard: simply choose the continent, and then the country in which the institution is located, and look it up by school name in the alphabetically-ordered list.

    1. an on-site or distance Master's degree program, click on Master's
    2. an online or distance T.E.F.L. Certificate or Diploma program: click on 'Worldwide'

If the training center you are seeking is not on our list, drop us an e-mail by clicking on the 'contact us' button to let us know. Upon receipt of their name and/or address, we will contact them and invite them to register their program with us.

If you are a T.E.F.L. training provider and would like to be added to our list, simply click on 'register a program' for further instructions.