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Our TEFL Program

The TEFL Certification Program is available as a 4-week intensive course or a 12-week, Saturday part-time course.

The full-time intensive TEFL Certificate Program meets for 4 weeks, Monday 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. There is a total of 120 hours of instruction.

The part-time program TEFL Certificate Program meets Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm for 12 weeks. The content of the program is the same as the full-time course; some lesson-planning hours are done as homework with instructor guidance via e-mail.

In both our full-time and part-time programs, we make available special units for non-native teacher trainees. Since the principles of the program are transferable from language to language, the Institute's TEFL Certificate Program will prepare you to teach any language you know.



The tuition for both full-time and part-time programs, including all class materials and $250 non-refundable application fee and deposit, is $2,465. If you are not accepted into the program, your $200 deposit will be refunded.

Graduate Feedback :

"I felt both challenged and highly supported during my month-long enrollment at the BLI´s TEFL Certificate Program. Each trainer I had was very supportive, passionate and available. This program helped inspire me to continue pursuing a path of teaching"

-Evan Blittersdorf, November 2012

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Instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 24 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.


Core programs(popularly known as Group Classes) are offered in classes of 4 to 12 students year-round in popular languages. In an effort to better suit our clients’ schedules and language learning goals, classes are offered in a client friendly format of 6-week sessions (4-week accelerated sessionsin summer). This format allows students to:

  • continue from one session to the next with no more than a 2-week break.
  • begin any level in any session.
  • progress more rapidly through 4-week summer Fast-Track programs.
  • benefit from a more efficient and student friendly class schedule.


Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs.

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.