TEFL How to Apply

Apply for the LADO TEFL Certificate

The LADO TEFL certificate will open doors to schools and universities around the world, including many opportunities to teach in the United States. We are committed to your success!


Only three steps to achieve your teaching goals!

Follow these steps to be considered for admission to the LADO TEFL Certificate Program:

1 Prepare your documents

2 Complete your application

3 Register

Prepare your documents
Please provide the following documents:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an English-speaking university (or its equivalent)
  • Latest transcripts
  • Resume including: Travel Experience and Language Proficiency

Three (3) essays in a word document or PDF

Required Essay: 1. What do you expect from this program? Where do you plan to teach afterward? (100-300 words)

Required Essay: 2. In your opinion, what qualities make a good teacher? (100-300 words)

Required Essay: 3. Why do you want to become a teacher of English to Speakers of other Languages? (100-300 words)


Non-native English speakers who have not graduated from an English-speaking university must provide scores from TOEFL or another internationally-recognized equivalent exam or take the LADO placement test (the minimum scores are listed below).

TOEFL Scores (iBT (internet-based exam)

  •  Writing: 25 out of 30
  •  Reading: 26 out of 30
  •  Listening: 27 out of 30
  •  Speaking: 27 out of 30

LADO Placement test: Level 11

In addition to the above, we may arrange an interview by phone or face-to-face.

The LADO TEFL program occasionally accepts applicants who do not meet all of the above requirements. If you feel that you might qualify, contact us for an interview.

Call (202) 223-0023 and ask for Shenaz Shaffee or email tefl@lado.edu for more information.

Complete your application
When you have your documents ready:

  1. Fill out our application form
  2. Upload your documents to your LADO account
  3. We will contact you within 24 hours
  4. When your application is completed, LADO will issue an acceptance letter to you
Once you receive the acceptance letter, come to LADO and register for class!

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