Is the OISE TEFL course accredited?

Accreditation for the OISE University of Toronto TEFL course.

It's important to know that TEFL courses are not accredited, and there is no regulatory body governing the standards of TEFL courses. That means anyone can write a TEFL course, make a website and sell it. This accounts for the variety of TEFL courses available at drastically different costs.

When researching different courses the most important consideration is choosing your TEFL course provider. In the case of this TEFL course, teachers are paying for and completing a TEFL course designed by an internationally recognized top-20 university. Upon completion of the course, students are issued a certificate direct from OISE at the University of Toronto.

Top Tips for making sure your TEFL course is accredited:

1. Double-check that the course provider is a respected institute.

2. Make sure you enrol in at least 120 hours - this will qualify you to work in most countries.

3. Check the price - discounts are often not worth the long term cost of being ill-equipped for the classroom. Most good TEFL courses will be priced at about $1,000.

Still curious, check out these resources:

  1. Our ultimate guide to TEFL - everything you could possibly want to know
  2. Universities that offer TEFL courses
  3. There's no such thing as TEFL accreditation: what you need to look for in a TEFL course instead
  4. A guide to TEFL accrediting bodies