TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are global certification for English teachers. For those who are engaged in English teaching work, or want to be English teachers in the future, it is necessary to take the test of TEFL or TESOL certificate.
外籍语言教师（英语类）职业培训项目（TEFL in China）由科学技术部国外人才研究中心认证，TEFL证书在全国范围内被广泛认可。
Teaching English as Foreign Language in China (TEFL in China) is accredited by the Research Center for Foreign Talents of the Ministry of Science and Technology. TEFL in China certificate is widely recognized nationwide.
2008年，原国家外国专家局国外人才信息研究中心推出了外籍语言教师（英语类）职业培训（TEFL in China），对提高外籍英语教师教学水平和业务素质，使其更好地胜任工作职责起到了积极作用，社会反响良好。TEFL in China一站式解决了外教在华工作的资质难题，获得证书的外教可以在国内任何教学单位合法入职，取得外教资格。
In 2008, the former Foreign Talents Information Research Center of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs launched the Professional Training for Foreign Language Teachers (English) (TEFL in China), which has played a positive role in improving the teaching level and professional quality of foreign English teachers and making them better qualified for their job responsibilities, and received good social response. TEFL in China one-stop solution to the qualification problem of foreign teachers working in China, foreign teachers who have obtained the certificate can legally enter any teaching unit in China and obtain the qualification of teaching in China.
January 2021, Foreign Talents Research Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology successfully launched the online exam certification according to the new situation and new demands of online English training industry and the prominent features of online English teaching. At the same time, the English level to meet the requirements, interested in engaging in English education of the native people, can also apply for training examination, obtain qualification certification.