Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Applications for the June course are now closed.

Due to social distancing guidelines and the wider impact of COVID-19 we have decided that all aspects of the June TEFL course will take place online.


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. Through DMU Global you could study:

50-hour TEFL Course


This course is provided by DMU Global and delivered by The TEFL Org. It includes a 20-hour online classroom-based module and a 30-hour online grammar module.

To gain the qualification, you will need to complete both parts of the course. This means that you will first be required to attend and pass the online 20-hour classroom-based module. This module will start at 9am and end at approximately 8pm on both days (includes breaks), and includes lots of interactive and practical activities. You can then complete the remaining 30 hour online grammar course at your convenience, but this part must be completed by the completion deadline specified for your course.

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.


Apply for the date that you would like to begin your course through the application links below. Please note we will not be able to change your start date once we have received your application.

Course dates Course completion date Number of places Application deadline Apply 
Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December 2020 March 2021 14 CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February 2021 May 2021 14 CLOSEDCLOSED
Thursday 3 and Friday 4 June 2021 August 2021 14CLOSEDCLOSED

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 £50 course fee through the DMU Online Store. Your course will be booked by DMU Global and the £90 bursary will be deducted from the overall course cost (£140).

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 £90 DMU Global contribution to the cost of course.