TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Developing your TEFL skills helps you to improve your knowledge of English, your awareness of other cultures and your employability. 

 Developing your TEFL skills:

  • helps you to brush up on your knowledge of English, which will be useful whatever career you choose
  • opens your eyes to other cultures, something which employers appreciate
  • opens up job opportunities all over the world 

What options do we offer?

Modules that you can study as part of your degree

Ƶ of Worcester students can take TEFL modules for credit, as part of an undergraduate degree. The 15-credit modules LANG1012 and LANG1013 give you a taste of TEFL teaching.

You can also enrol on our 30-credit Access to CELTA (LANG2011) module, which offers an opportunity to obtain a CELTA certificate. 

What is CELTA?

CELTA is a widely recognised TEFL certificate awarded by Cambridge English, part of the Ƶ of Cambridge. CELTA stands for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. For more information about the CELTA, please visit the

If you’re considering a career in TEFL, it’s worth bearing in mind that many English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification.

For me CELTA opened up opportunities that otherwise wouldn't have been available to me.

Helen Crane, Human Geography graduate 2017