The full form TEFL is Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TEFL is more popular with those who want to teach abroad.TESOL is another acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and TESL for Teaching English as a Second Language) that are frequently used.
There is a misconception in the TEFL industry that only young people are eligible to teach English abroad. Although there are indeed many freshly passed out graduates who have taken TEFL as their first graduate job, you can also find people who pursue TEFL as a part of their career break. But, there can be some age restrictions on some working visas.
It is not mandatory to have a formal qualification or previous teaching experience to teach English abroad, however, an accredited TEFL certification will be an added advantage to teach English abroad as you can find many online teaching platforms require applicants to be TEFL certified.
Yes, of course, you can take up a TEFL course. If you need any special arrangements to be made for the classroom or online course, do get in touch, and you will be happily assisted.
No, there are no hidden charges. There is 100% transparency when it comes to fees. Our course fees include all kinds of learning materials, tutor support, assessment, etc. You don’t need to make any extra payment to get your TEFL certificate once you have cleared the course.
Yes, there are certain language schools abroad that require a recognized TEFL qualification for their applicants. In reality, there are many differences between teaching at home and abroad due to which a TEFL qualification is often required.
An ESL teacher is known to work in a wide range of environments and teach various groups of students. However, the main purpose of every ESL teacher is to assist and help people improve their ability to speak and write in English.
Teaching English abroad has often been considered as a short-term career that most young people do for a year before returning home to a ‘normal life. However, many people have made a successful long-term career out of TEFL.
You can find few employers preferring teachers with prior experience but there are also many countries where there are a lot of positions for first-time teachers. Pursuing a TEFL course before going abroad will train you with all the required skills and knowledge that are important to learn as a new ESL teacher.
Knowing some local language may provide a more fulfilling experience while teaching English abroad, but it is not mandatory to teach abroad.
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