TEFL International

While TEFL Intrnational was legally formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2004, it began informal operations in 1998. In November of that year, in partnership with Coventry Technical College of Coventry, England, TEFL International offered its first international program —A four week TESOL certificate course in a sleepy little fishing village on the beach two hours outside of Bangkok called Ban Phe.

With the success of that first course, TEFL International began expanding rapidly, and by 2001 had begun offering courses in China, Vietnam, Italy, and Spain. Within 10 years there were active centers on 6 continents in over 25 countries and 35 cities worldwide.