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This is an agreement between INTESOL Worldwide Ltd. and myself, the applicant.

TEFL Courses - General

Course fees for all distance learning courses and onsite course deposits are collected in GBP.

TEFL Courses - Distance Learning

Acceptance onto a distance-learning course is at the sole discretion of the Course Director. No payments will be collected until potential trainees have been accepted onto their chosen course. If payment has been received and the application is subsequently declined a full refund of fees paid shall be provided.

Payment Transfers
Course payments cannot be transferred from one student to another.

Non-native Trainees
Non-native English trainees must have a good command of both written and spoken English. A TOEFL score of 280 or higher is generally required.

Refunds and Cancellations
Course materials may be returned within 30 days of the date the full course fees or first instalment was received by INTESOL, provided no assignments have been submitted for assessment. Students can expect a full refund (minus postage) without stating a reason provided the materials are returned in good order so that we can resell them. The cost of damaged materials will be deducted from the refund total. The refund is usually issued within 30 days of the return and will paid by the same method as the original payment.

No refunds can be given after 30 days of the course payment for any reason, except in the circumstance when it is deemed necessary to advise a trainee of his or her unsuitability to continue, possibly due to work of an unacceptably low standard. In this case the trainee must have submitted at least the first 3 modules for assessment.

Iron Clad Lifetime Money Back Job Guarantee
This guarantee applies to the Certificate in TESOL and Certificate in TESOL PLUS only.

To claim your Iron Clad refund you must:

  • Be 18 years or over at graduation
  • Be a native English speaker from the UK, Ireland, Canadam USA, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa or fluent non-native speaker. If you are a non-native speaker, you cannot claim a refund due to rejection becasue you are not a native English speaker
  • Be educated to at least high school diploma or 'A' level
  • Have met the criteria for the job for which you have applied
  • Be able to demonstrate that you have applied and been rejected for 20 jobs from at least 3 different countries. Each submitted application must have included a cover letter, full CV/resume, photo, references and interview and you must be abe to provide evidence of a full application for all rejected jobs.

Refunds will only be issued upon receipt of mailed evidence of the following to our Head Office address:

  • Proof of 20 full applications (as above) emailed, faxed or mailed to employers in at least 3 countries
  • Letters of rejection from all 20 applications, including email, telephone and mailing address of the Director of Studies for verification

Once we have received all of the above documentation and reviewed your case, if you are eligible for a refund you will be asked to return all certificates, course materials and letters of reference to our head office. Your qualification will be relinquished and you will no longer be able to claim the status of qualified TEFL teacher.

This guarantee becomes invalid after you have ontained your first English teaching position.

All applicable discounts must be claimed at the time of application and must be clearly stated on the application form. Evidence of eligibility for discount must be provided within 14 days of application and will only be deducted from the course fees when this evidence has been received by INTESOL.

Suitable Evidence
Student (must be full time)- Photocopy of student card showing attendance in the current academic year OR student number with name of University.
Registered unemployed - Photocopy of recent letter from authorities confirming you are registered unemployed. i.e. Letter regarding Jobseekers Allowance.
Multiple applicants - The name(s) of the friend(s) with whom you are enrolling must accompany the application form. The multiple discount will be deducted from each applicant when all multiple applicants have enrolled.

Your Tutor
You will be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course. Your personal tutor can be contacted by post or email, depending on the method of submission you have chosen. INTESOL tutors are practising ESOL teachers and teacher trainers, and are generally unavailable during the day. Should you have any questions that need to be answered quickly you can email help@intesolinternational.com (response within 4 working hours) or call Head Office on 01565 631743. This service is available 9am – 5pm GMT, Monday - Friday.

Dispatch of course materials
Course materials will be dispatched within 24 working hours of receipt of your first instalment or full course fees. If you have paid by cheque your materials will be dispatched as soon as the funds have cleared.

Receiving the course
You can select to receive the course modules on CD-ROM or paper format. In addition to the CD-ROM or paper format you will receive a course textbook and listening task. If you wish to change the format of your materials after they have been dispatched you will be required to pay an additional fee as detailed with each course description.

TEFL Courses - Teaching Practice

Function of Teaching Practice Centres
Teaching practice centres are real language schools where you can gain the Teaching Practice Certificate. They are independent English language schools that run English language courses for foreign students all year round. Although the teaching practice centres operate INTESOL courses they are not owned by INTESOL.

Payment of course
A non-refundable deposit of £100 or £120 or the full course fees must accompany your application to secure a teaching practice place at one of our centres, made payable to 'INTESOL Worldwide Ltd'.

If paying the deposit only at the time of application, the remaining balance must be paid to the teaching practice centre directly by one of the following methods:

- Cash upon arrival (no cheques)

- Cheque 2 weeks prior to arrival

Please note: You will not be allowed to start your teaching practice unless your course fees have been received in full. Cheques are not acceptable on arrival.

Changes and cancellations
Should it be necessary to change the date or centre of your teaching practice 28 days or more before your teaching practice start date you will not be charged a cancellation and rescheduling fee. Any course fees paid will be transferred to your new start date or centre.

If you wish to change the date or centre of your teaching practice within 28 days of the start date you will be required to pay a cancellation and rescheduling fee of £50 before the new date is confirmed. Any course fees paid will be transferred to the new centre or start date.

If you fail to show for your teaching practice programme you will forfeit your deposit of £100 or £120, and will be required to pay this deposit amount again if you wish to reschedule.

Should you need to cancel your teaching practice any course fees paid will be refunded minus the £100 or £120 non-refundable deposit.

All accommodation is arranged by separate agreement between you and the host family or guesthouse. If you have chosen to include accommodation with your teaching practice it is at the sole discretion of the host to make any charges they feel necessary following cancellation, change of date or change of centre, regardless of when the cancellation/change is made. All participants must understand that they may be charged for unused accommodation, particularly in busy periods or location, i.e. summer months, London. Please note: If booking accommodation in London in particular, most host families will charge the full amount should you change your date or cancel your course. INTESOL cannot be held repsonsible for any accommodation charges as a result of changes or cancellations.

All changes/cancellations must be made by calling (UK) 0845 489 0181 or emailing .


Accommodation can be arranged onsite (Regents English Language Centre only) or with a host family. 

If for any reason you are not totally satisfied with our service, please e-mail or write to INTESOL International TESOL Training, Head Office, 4 Higher Downs, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8AW, UK, telling us what the problem is. We will reply to your e-mail/letter within 7 days (Monday to Friday, excepting public holidays). In the reply it will specify what action is being taken to rectify the problem and how long this will take. You will be kept fully informed throughout the process.

Applicable Law
Any agreements entered into with INTESOL International TESOL Training based in the UK are to be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The courts of England are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute.

Placement Programme in South Korea

As an applicant to the Korea Placement Programme, I am aware that my participation on the Programme is contingent upon my understanding and agreement to uphold the Placement Programme Terms and Conditions below.

Costs and legal responsibilities of HUNTESL

Providing the service of introductory agent whereby, with the assistance of overseas partner organizations, HUNTESL introduces candidates to overseas schools/institutions.

Costs and legal responsibilities of the Teacher

All costs associated with obtaining necessary documentation and administration costs required for visa processing.

All personal costs such as travel (unless paid by the School as stated in the contract), medication, insurance (unless paid by the School as stated in the contract), buying personal supplies and publications and work related materials they choose to take to their placement country.

All postage or courier delivery costs of documents sent to the placement country, or the placement country Embassy in your country of residence.

To begin studying the INTESL Cert TESOL before commencing your placement.  The Cert TESOL may be completed during your placement. 

To understand that if they are dismissed or leave during the contract period that their School can insist they refund any air travel payments you have received to work in the placement country.

To read all contract and employment documentation carefully and to be aware that they will be working under the labour law of their placement country. The contract is legally binding in the placement country, and is not applicable to the teachers’ country of residence’s employment, civil laws and regulations.

Should you withdrawal from your placement following acceptance of a job offer and commencement of visa processing it will be your responsibility to obtain your documentation from the Ministry of Justice in South Korea.

Costs and legal responsibilities of Schools

All costs associated with the filing of visa/sponsorship documents at the immigration office in the placement country, including postage of any necessary documentation to the teachers’ country of residence.

To follow all the terms and conditions as set out in the contract between the school and the teacher.

Any contractual changes must be agreed in writing by both the organisation and the teacher, and must adhere to local labour law guidelines.

HUNTESL insists that all academic institutions provide accurate, up to date information in the employment contract.  Contractual conditions such as pay, hours or work, housing provided (if applicable), airfare, severance pay and general information must be clearly stated.


The applicant agrees that all the information provided in the application is true to the best of their knowledge and acknowledges that any false or misleading information may lead to immediate dismissal from the Programme.

HUNTESL makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the Programme for any participant and HUNTESL disclaims all such warranties to the full extent permitted by law.

The participant agrees to pay all costs associated with visa processing in full before departure.

All travel arrangements, including flight bookings, are subject to the terms, conditions and cancellation policies of the travel or tour organiser or airline.

HUNTESL reserves the right to dismiss from the Programme any participant who is deemed, by HUNTESL, the host institution, or South Korean authorities, to be a danger to themselves or others or whose conduct is deemed to be detrimental to the Programme or their host institution.  In the event of such dismissal, HUNTESL shall not be held responsible for any airfare, charges or any other expenses incurred by the participant.

All conditions of employment and the availability of all positions are subject to change without notice.

The participant shall be responsible for and held liable for all of his or her acts along with any loss or damage that results from those acts while he or she is on the Programme.  In the event that HUNTESL, its affiliates and overseas co-operators, the host institution, and or any respective employees, agents and representatives of any of these entities suffer any loss or damages as a result of the acts of the participant, then the participant agrees to indemnify the party that suffered such loss or damages.  Such claim for indemnification shall cover any and all reasonable claims, causes of action, judgements, losses, costs or expenses which may be made against any of the parties listed or which said parties may suffer or incur as a result of or relating to any acts of the participant.

The participant should be aware that although it is possible to specify an earliest start date, HUNTESL can make no guarantees that a placement will commence on an exact date.  Placements may commence any time after the participants earliest possible start date.  HUNTESL does not advise participants to issue notice to current employers until a placement has been secured, and will not accept responsibility for participants who choose to do otherwise.  In the unlikely event a suitable position has not been located within 3 months of your earliest start date we will contact you to discuss ways to improve your application.

In the unlikely event that a placement is cancelled by the employer prior to departure through no fault of the teacher, our in-country representative will present the participant with alternative employment opportunities until the participant agrees upon a suitable placement.  In the event that the employer cancels a placement, HUNTESL cannot be held liable.

Although the Korean employer provides basic health insurance, it is the responsibility of the participant to obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance should the participant feel this necessary.  You should consider this carefully, but as an absolute minimum we would recommend that you must ensure your travel insurance covers at least light work; the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance including repatriation in the event of accident or illness; legal liability and expenses; lost baggage; cancelled flights; medical expenses; kidnapping; liability arising due to personal injury to you or a third party; cancellation of your placement for any reason beyond our control.

The participant is responsible for considering his or her personal health and safety needs when applying for or accepting a place on the Programme.  If the participant suffers from any health or other condition that would create a risk for them while abroad, he or she should not apply.

HUNTESL reserves the right to withdraw the offer of placement at a later date if evidence or circumstances arise that result in the participant being considered no longer suitable for a teaching position overseas.

The participant is responsible for reading and carefully considering all materials made available that relate to safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural and religious customs and conditions that may present health or safety risks when making daily choices and decisions.  Each participant must take full responsibility in the event that laws, regulations, or customs are broken, regardless of foreknowledge.

Although HUNTESL operates this Programme, other terms and conditions applicable to the participant will be contained in a separate contract between the participant and the host institution.  HUNTESL will endeavour to monitor compliance with the contract by the host institution; however, HUNTESL has no power or authority to enforce compliance by the host institution, and shall not be responsible for any failure by the host institution to comply with such contract.  Employment contracts are between the participant and the host institution, not HUNTESL.

While HUNTESL will always endeavour to fulfil its responsibilities, HUNTESL cannot accept liability or responsibility and will not pay any compensation for any alterations, delay or cancellation caused by circumstances beyond our control including threat of war, fire, sickness, bad weather, acts of government or public authority or other circumstances amounting to a “force majeure”.

At all times HUNTESL will act as a source of general advice, but never as a legal advocate, and it must be noted that in no way can HUNTESL be held accountable by either party for any situation out of our control arising after a contract is signed and/or visa issuance undertaken.

HUNTESL may update these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice.  Up to date terms and conditions can be found at http://www.huntesl.com.

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