Importance of Accreditation

Accreditation is more than just a stamp of approval. It’s a guarantee of quality, a mark of credibility, and a key to unlocking a world of teaching opportunities. With our accredited TEFL/TESOL courses, you’re not just learning — you’re setting yourself up for success in the competitive field of English language teaching.

Why accreditation matters?

Quality Assurance

Accreditation is a mark of quality that can be bestowed onto a program once it has been evaluated thoroughly and satisfactorily by a third-party organization and been awarded their stamp of approval. This method guarantees that the course is up to par with industry norms and gives students a leg up in the competitive field of English language teaching.


Accreditation adds credibility to your TEFL/TESOL certification, which can be a deciding factor for potential employers. A certification from an accredited course demonstrates that you have completed a program that meets high-quality standards and is recognized within the industry.

Employment Opportunities

Many schools and language institutions around the world require their teachers to have a TEFL/TESOL certification from an accredited course. By completing an accredited program, you increase your chances of landing a teaching job and open up opportunities in more competitive markets.

Choosing an Accredited TEFL/TESOL Course

Choosing the right course is crucial. Look for a program that offers comprehensive instruction, covers essential teaching topics, is led by qualified instructors, and provides robust student support. With GoTESOL, you get all this and more.

Course Duration

An accredited TEFL/TESOL course should have a minimum of 120 hours of training. This duration ensures that you receive comprehensive instruction and gain practical teaching experience.

Course Content

Look for a course that covers essential topics such as lesson planning, classroom management, teaching methodologies, and language skills. Additionally, the course should include practical teaching experience, either through live practice sessions or observed teaching.

Instructor Qualifications

Ensure that the course instructors hold relevant qualifications, such as a master’s degree in TESOL or extensive experience in English language teaching. This guarantees that you will be learning from knowledgeable and experienced professionals.

Student Support

Choose a course that offers robust student support, including personalized feedback, access to resources, and assistance with job placement.


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We’re proud to be accredited by ACCREDITAT, an independent, international accreditation body that sets rigorous standards for TESOL Providers. This accreditation is a testament to the high quality of our courses, the exceptional caliber of our assessment, and the in-depth expertise of our tutors.

ACCREDITAT is based in Scotland, UK and is an independent, international accreditation body which sets rigorous standards for the accreditation of TESOL Providers. When an organisation has been accredited by an accreditation body, it means that they have been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability.

Organisations accredited by ACCREDITAT have met their demanding Standards in 4 vital areas:

  • 1
    the ethics and integrity of their operation
  • 2
    the high quality of their programme
  • 3
    the exceptional calibre of their assessment
  • 4
    the high capability, extensive knowledge and in-depth expertise of their tutors

We are proud that our TESOL courses has been accredited by ACCREDITAT. This means that all our students can be confident they are receiving the best TESOL education available, scrutinised and validated by ACCREDITAT.

For more information about the stringent accreditation Standards we have met, please take time to view ACCREDITAT’s accreditation Standards at:

After successful completion of your TESOL course, you can apply to ACCREDITAT for an ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document in pdf format, if you wish. This is a confirmation document, not an academic certificate. It will confirm clearly that you did in fact complete your course successfully with GoTESOL, in case anyone ever doubts this. This is a huge benefit for you. This will confirm in any future recruiter’s or employer’s mind your excellent achievement, and the high quality of GoTESOL, our accredited course and our expert tutors.

If you wish, please go to to apply for your additional ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document in pdf format and then to to pay the GBP 20 ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document in pdf format fee.

In addition, ACCREDITAT will be delighted to give you access to free, practical TESOL/Learning and Development materials from time to time to help you towards your goals, once you have obtained your ACCREDITAT Confirmation Document in pdf format. Note that the creation of these materials has been suspended during the COVID and post-COVID period.


Is it possible to complete an accredited TEFL/TESOL course online?2023-04-26T15:44:49-05:00

Yes, many accredited TEFL/TESOL courses can be completed online, allowing you to study at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.Make sure the online program you enroll in has been given approval by an official accreditation agency.

Do I need a degree to take an accredited TEFL/TESOL course?2023-04-26T15:44:40-05:00

No, a degree is not required to enroll in an accredited TEFL/TESOL course. However, some teaching positions, especially in more competitive markets, may require a bachelor’s degree in addition to a TEFL/TESOL certification.

What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?2023-04-26T15:44:32-05:00

TEFL means teaching English to people who don’t speak it as their first language in places where English is not the main language. TESOL is a more general term that includes both TEFL and TESL. It entails providing instruction in English to non-native speakers in nations where the language is recognized as a national standard. Both TEFL and TESOL courses provide similar training and are often used interchangeably.

Can I teach English abroad without a TEFL/TESOL certification?2023-04-26T15:44:23-05:00

In some countries, it is possible to teach English without a certification. However, having an accredited TEFL/TESOL certification will significantly improve your chances of finding a teaching position, increase your potential salary, and allow you to access more competitive job markets.

Do I need a TEFL/TESOL certification to teach English online?2023-04-26T15:44:15-05:00

Although requirements may vary across different online teaching platforms, many prefer or require their teachers to have a TEFL/TESOL certification. Having a certification from an accredited course demonstrates your commitment to the profession and ensures you possess the necessary skills to teach English effectively.

What factors should I consider when choosing an accredited online TEFL/TESOL course?2023-04-26T15:44:07-05:00

Consider factors such as course duration, content, instructor qualifications, and student support when selecting an accredited online TEFL/TESOL course.

Do all employers require an accredited TEFL/TESOL certification?2023-04-26T15:43:58-05:00

While requirements may vary, many employers around the world prefer or require their teachers to have a TEFL/TESOL certification from an accredited course, as it demonstrates that the candidate has received a high-quality education in English language teaching.

What is the minimum duration for an accredited TEFL/TESOL course?2023-04-26T15:43:50-05:00

An accredited TEFL/TESOL course should have a minimum of 120 hours of training, which ensures comprehensive instruction and practical teaching experience.

Is accreditation necessary for an online TEFL/TESOL course?2023-04-26T15:43:41-05:00

Yes, accreditation is essential as it ensures that the course meets industry standards, provides quality education, and increases your employment prospects.


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