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Diploma Course

What differs SeriousTEFL from all others?
Exclusive Jobs for our Graduates
SeriousTEFL stands out by providing exclusive job opportunities to its 120-hour Diploma graduates, who gain full access to employers and recruiters offering teaching positions in over 150 countries. Furthermore, the program has a strong alumni network with 48,000 graduates.

Overview and Recognition

SeriousTEFL courses are known for their technological advancement within the industry. They were pioneers in offering exclusively online courses. These programs were designed and implemented by experienced teachers who have taught in various countries, covering a wide range of subjects and student levels. The courses aim to equip aspiring ESL teachers with practical knowledge and confidence needed to excel in their teaching careers.
The curriculum is carefully designed to provide essential skills for teaching your first class and continuously improving throughout your career. Each module covers a wide array of topics, techniques, and strategies, ensuring comprehensive coverage. The goal is to give students the tools they need to teach effectively.
Graduates of SeriousTEFL courses find the lessons and tips invaluable, constantly referring back to them as they enhance their teaching abilities and classroom dynamics. Importantly, these courses are widely accepted and endorsed by over 12,000 partner schools and educational institutions worldwide through SeriousTecahers.com

Fundamental Modules

  1. Teaching Grammar
  2. Techniques for Teaching Comprehension
  3. Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation &; Vocabulary
  4. Initial Exam
  5. Techniques for Expressing Ideas to English from any language
  6. Techniques for Teaching Idioms
  7. Teaching Techniques for Writing
  8. How to find & teach your own students(private accounts)
  9. Classroom Preparation & Teaching Tips
  10. Midterm Exam

Advanced Modules

  1. Teaching Business English
  2. Teaching Children
  3. Phonetics
  4. Curriculum Development
  5. Student Assessment
  6. Teaching Abroad
  7. Diploma Final Exam
  8. Course Fee & Registration
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Online TEFL Courses accepted as opposed to in-house?
There is a lot that can be said about this issue but we will try to address it as brief as we possibly can. First, we need to ask the following questions:
  • Did living in caves prove to be better shelter than manmade homes?
  • Were horse driven buggies better than cars?
  • Was communicating via Telegraph better than the Telephone?
  • Is corresponding via letters/postal mail better than email?
  • Is getting the news via newspapers better than through Television or the Internet?
  • Is searching for information via Encyclopedias better than using the Internet?
Human advancement from their old approaches to new versions have always been opposed by those afraid of change and technology based improvements. There are rumors that schools worldwide do not recognize TEFL type online degrees.
This is almost a completely insignificant proclamation, because presently they only account for less than 1% of all educational establishments worldwide and this is decreasing every day. Online education in general, today is the norm as opposed to the exception. Degrees of all variance and levels are being obtained online, including ones even of higher education caliber and are widely accepted in this global world.
All companies that offer in-house courses also offer online, therefore this debate is moot since they themselves recognize the need for it.
Well-structured TEFL online courses:
  • are by far cheaper
  • do not require traveling
  • are convenient and can be taken at the student’s own pace
  • if the syllabus and site is user-friendly as well as technologically advanced (such as live timed exams), they thus can be completely comparable to in-house.
What is the difference between TEFL, TESOL, CELTA etc. courses?
There are no major differences. They are just referring to a slightly different meaning and thus a different acronym. However, they all refer to the same original acronym and course; TEFL “Teach English as a Foreign Language” CELTA is the original and at one time was the Cadillac of all courses but as teaching abroad has changed, the curriculum for CELTA has not and is now outdated but yet still overpriced..
Do I really need TEFL in order to teach abroad?
Yes. In recent years this has become the biggest change in the market as now almost all schools across the board require TEFL certification and that even includes teachers who have a teaching certification in their country of birth because TEFL is a specialization. It is required for both native and non-native speakers. Not only do the schools require it, various countries request this from the schools for VISA and immigration purposes. Therefore, TEFL degrees have become mandatory and this includes even if you have other highly regarded credentials. Additionally many schools will not even consider candidates for their vacant positions who do not have such TEFL type degrees.
Yes. Due to our excellent reputation amongst International Employers, Partners, Educational Agencies and Associations for the past 17 years, SeriousTEFL Diploma is recognized by thousands of employers worldwide.
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Why would I choose your courses?
There are several reasons to take our course as opposed to others.
  1. We are the only ones whom offer completely automated courses in the industry. All lessons are programmed which allow you to systematically advance once you complete them, including the mid-term and final exams which are also automated for grading. This makes them the most user friendly TEFL courses in the market.
  2. Our courses are the only ones that will give you practical lessons and strategies that you can actually use in the classroom and not just in theory.
  3. These courses were developed by ESL teachers with over 100 years of combined teaching experience for various levels, ages and countries, including the founders of SeriousTeachers.com. Their wide range of knowledge is embedded in every section of these courses.
  4. Immediate recognition by thousands of schools that advertise with us making job placement inevitable.
  5. Many competitors have accreditation solely through membership based payments which do not include any legitimate oversight nor offer any value when trying to obtain a job.
  6. We are the only company in the industry with an exclusive and authentic job board. Other companies offering job assistance actually just go to other job boards and place them on their board.
  7. Impeccable customer service, after-sales service and troubleshooting.
  8. Unquestionable and authentic student testimonials on our homepage.
How long are these courses?
Our Diploma program is 120 hours.
Do you assist with Job Placement after graduation?
Yes. Simultaneously, with your SeriousTEFL registration you have the option of submitting your profile/resume to SeriousTeachers.com in which, you can start applying for all available jobs as well as all employers will examine your resume. We are the most efficient and popular job site in the market. Our unique state-of-the-art website enables employers to find the teachers they are looking for and teachers to find the jobs they desire. By completing our Diploma course, this increases your potential and expands your credentials. Employers on our site are alerted of your SeriousTEFL Certification on your individual profile.
How much do SeriousTEFL courses cost?
The price of the 120-hour Diploma course is 135 USD.
What are your payment options?
We offer a variety of online payment systems including Credit Card, PayPal and we also accept Western Union or Bank Wire Transfer.
Once I make payment, how soon can I begin my course?
Access to the course if paid by Credit Card would be within 12 hours. If by Western Union or Bank Wire Transfer, it would be upon receipt of payment. You must inform us via email that the payment has been dispatched.
How would I receive a Soft Copy of my diploma?
Soft Copy: Upon graduation, a Soft Copy of your diploma will be sent to your email on file. Please allow between 1 to 12 hours after graduation. A Soft Copy is acceptable worldwide by 99% of institutions.
How can I verify that my degree has been issued and is registered?
Anyone can verify the authenticity of SeriousTEFL issued Diplomas by entering the following link and introducing the Graduate ID located at the bottom left corner of the corresponding Diploma: https://www.seriousteachers.com/TEFL/verify/ This link can also be used by future employers as verification.
How can I obtain a copy of my course transcript?
After successfull completion of your course and its corresponding confirmation, you may enter the following page and use the provided Graduate Id to retreive your transcript: https://www.seriousteachers.com/TEFL/verify/

The Registration & Payment Process

  1. Pay and Register for your course.
    Pay & Register here
  2. Upon successful confirmation and receipt of your payment you will be directed to register for your course.
  3. You have up to one month to complete the Diploma course. In some special cases, an extension can be granted upon request.
  4. A Soft Copy(scan) of your TEFL Diploma will be sent within 1 to 8 hours after the successful completion of your course.

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Seeking Qualified Full-Time Foreign Teachers

Beijing Royal School (BRS)
Ⅰ. Who We Are
Beijing Royal School (BRS) is affiliated with Beijing Fa Zheng Group, which is the umbrella company for Chengdu Royal Foreign Language School, Dalian Jia Hui Education Group, Beijing Royal Integrative Medicine Hospital, and so on.
Established in 1996, Beijing Royal School (BRS) has become one of the best IB (PYP, MYP and DP) international schools in China. Apart from IB curriculum, BRS is also authorized for A-Level, A-S and IGCSE, OSSD, Pre-AP, and AP courses. In February 2021, BRS received the full 6-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS).
BRS offers K-12 education, which consists of Beijing Royal School (Senior High School), Beijing Royal Foreign Language School (Primary to Junior High School) and Beijing Royal Kindergarten. There are around 3000 students, 1000 Chinese faculty and 80 foreign teachers or so. Around15% of the foreign teachers takes leading roles.
BRS is located in Chang Ping Dist., Beijing, China. The school enjoys convenient transportation, shopping, and medical resources such as Beijing Royal Integrative Medicine Hospital, which is around 10 minutes walking distance from BRS.
BRS provides teachers with systematic teaching training and promotion opportunities. Talents who are interested in education can realize their career dreams and value of life on the platform of BRS. We warmly welcome more education professionals to join BRS.
Ⅱ. Positions Available
ⅱ. Junior High School (Grade 6-9)
- ESL Teacher
- Science Teacher
ⅲ. Primary School (Grade 1-6)
- PYP Homeroom Teacher (teach English, co-teach UOI)
- Bilingual Department English teacher
Ⅲ. Job Description
ⅰ. Working Hours: 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday
ⅱ. Teaching Hours: 22 teaching periods per week
ⅲ. Prepare lesson plans according to the school requirements, have flexible and diverse teaching methods, and can efficiently complete the teaching tasks.
Ⅲ. Job Description for PYP homeroom teachres
1. Provide group class instruction to Chinese students in the primary school.
2. Teach English and UOI in Primary Years Program (science, math and social studies).
3. Have a specialized knowledge teaching English to second language learners and research to develop knowledge further.
4. Understand and adhere to the curriculum, policies and procedures of the school.
5. Demonstrate professionalism: in dress, in manner and staff relationships in the school environment
6. Follow the guidance, direction and leadership of the head of curriculum as required
Ⅳ. Job Requirements
ⅰ. Bachelor’s degree or above, majoring in Education or the applied teaching position related.
ⅱ. Registered teaching credentials, PGCE, CELTA, or DELTA are preferred.
ⅲ. More than two years teaching experience are preferred.
ⅳ. English Native speakers are preferred.
Ⅴ. Compensation& Benefits
ⅰ. Monthly salary before tax:
-Teaching position: RMB 25,000 - 40,000
ⅱ. Full payment for winter and summer vacations
ⅲ. Two-year employment contract bonus (approx. one month’s salary before tax)
ⅳ. Free shared apartment or Housing allowance of RMB5,000
ⅴ. Reimbursement for annual round trip flights maximum USD 2,000 (Beijing - home country)
ⅵ. Reimbursement for relocation fee of maximum RMB 2,000
ⅶ. Medical insurance
ⅷ. Teaching training provided
ⅸ. Free tuition up to two children in bilingual teaching environment
ⅹ. Free Chinese lessons
Ⅵ. How to Apply
Please send your application to relevant Email address.
Please state your Name + Nationality + Intended Position + Salary Expectation in the Email Subject Line.
Please attach your CV, a self-intro video, and photocopies of your passport, reference letter, degree and teaching related certificates. Work Permit and Residence Permit are also required for candidates who are currently working in China.
Please write a brief cover letter in the content stating your convenient time for potential face-to-face interview, or WeChat/ Skype ID for online interview.
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Maths, TOK, Economics, Psychology, College Counseling Teachers Needed Urgently!

Ⅰ. Who We Are
Beijing Royal School (BRS) is affiliated with Beijing Fa Zheng Group, which is the umbrella company for Chengdu Royal Foreign Language School, Dalian Jia Hui Education Group, Beijing Royal Integrative Medicine Hospital, and so on.

Established in 1996, Beijing Royal School (BRS) has become one of the best IB (PYP, MYP and DP) international schools in China. Apart from IB curriculum, BRS is also authorized for A-Level, A-S and IGCSE, OSSD, Pre-AP, and AP courses. In February 2021, BRS received the full 6-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools (ACS) and in October 2023, BRS received the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation /Chinese International Program Accreditation for Senior High Schools (NEASC/CIPASH).

BRS offers K-12 education, which consists of Beijing Royal School (Senior High School), Beijing Royal Foreign Experimental School (Primary to Junior High School) and Beijing Royal Kindergarten. There are around 3000 students, 1000 Chinese faculty and100 foreign teachers or so. Around15% of the foreign teachers takes leading roles.

BRS is located in Chang Ping Dist., Beijing, China. The school enjoys convenient transportation, shopping, and medical resources such as Beijing Royal Integrative Medicine Hospital, which is around 10 minutes walking distance from BRS.

BRS provides teachers with systematic teaching training and promotion opportunities. Talents who are interested in education can realize their career dreams and value of life on the platform of BRS. We warmly welcome more education professionals to join BRS.


Ⅱ. Positions Available
Senior High School(Grade 10-12)
- Maths Teacher
- Economics Teacher
- Psychology Teacher
- IB TOK Teacher
- University Guidance Counselling Teacher
- English Literature and Composition Teacher
- Science Teacher(Physics/Biology/Chemistry)

Kindergarten
- English Teacher (Montessori and PYP )

Ⅲ. Job Description
ⅰ. Working Days: Monday to Friday.
ⅱ. Teaching Hours: 22 teaching periods per week, each period lasts between 35-45 min depending on the grade level.
ⅲ. Develop lesson plans in alignment with school guidelines, employ adaptable and varied teaching methodologies, and proficiently accomplish teaching responsibilities.

Ⅳ. Job Requirements
ⅰ. Master’s degree or above in Education or in the field of the applied teaching position.
ⅱ. Licensed teachers with accredited credentials are preferred. English language teaching certifications such as CELTA, DELTA are also welcomed.
ⅲ. At least three years of teaching experience at international schools.
ⅳ. Native English language proficiency.

Ⅴ. Compensation & Benefits
ⅰ. Monthly salary before tax:
-Teaching position: RMB 27,000 - 40,000
ⅱ. Full payment for winter and summer vacations
ⅲ. Two-year employment contract bonus (approx. one month’s salary before tax) for two years contracts
ⅳ. Free shared apartment or Housing allowance of RMB5,000
ⅴ. Reimbursement for annual round trip flights maximum USD 2,000 (Beijing - home country)
ⅵ. Reimbursement for relocation fee of maximum RMB 2,000
ⅶ. Medical insurance and annual physical checkup
ⅷ. Professional development opportunities
ⅸ. Education benefits for dependents
ⅹ. Free Chinese lessons
xi. Free gym and sports facilities
xii. Festival bonus/gift box, birthday gift

Ⅵ. How to Apply
Please state your Name + Nationality + Intended Position in the Email Subject.
Please attach your CV, a self-intro video, and photocopies of your passport, reference letter, degree and teaching related certificates. Candidates who are currently working in China are also required to present a copy of their current work and residence permit.
Please write a brief cover letter in the content stating your convenient time for potential face-to-face interview, or WeChat/ Skype ID for online interview.
Email: [email protected]
Skype: 0086-10-81786149
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SeriousTEFL distinguishes itself through several key features. First, it offers exclusive job opportunities for its 120-hour Diploma graduates. These graduates gain access to a network of employers and recruiters offering teaching positions in over 150 countries. Second, SeriousTEFL boasts a substantial community of 48,000 graduates, highlighting its extensive reach and alumni network.
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Honestly, it was a wonderful and challenging expereince where I have learned new things for my career. The course has broaden my skills and taught me how to deal with students from different perspectives away from the old ways of teaching. This experience that I have had in this course gave me a strong motivation to go on with more training through this reliable site. I will surely convey my experiences with my other colleagues.