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TURN YOUR DREAM OF TEACHING ABROAD OR ONLINE INTO A REALITY


A GUIDE TO TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE BY MOVING ABROAD OR TEACHING ONLINE

REQUIREMENTS TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) AND TO GET THE BEST JOBS.

  • TESOL / TEFL certification: TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • TEFL / EFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

It's a legal requirement to have a work permit to work abroad in many countries. The easiest way to get this is to have a BA degree, an internationally recognized TESOL / TEFL qualification, and, ideally, be from a native English-speaking country. However, it is still worth getting a TESOL / TEFL if you don't have a degree and aren't a native English speaker because there are still plenty of jobs.

Prices

Prices vary significantly from $1500 to over $2000. However, some companies with no prior teaching experience have created inadequate teaching courses to turn a profit. Some say they are accredited, but upon further research, it's from a university that no one has ever heard of. Some say a company accredits them, but they only have one shareholder and one director and aren't a company. These TEFL courses are unlikely to be accepted by quality language centers. Beware of words like "accepted" instead of "accredited." I recommend a provider from a recognized body, such as a leading

university or governmental institution.

Beware

There are jobs available without the need for an accredited 120+ hour course. However, you may not work legally and be unprepared to provide high-quality teaching. In addition, it will be harder to secure a job, particularly one with a good salary in a good location. There are generally three options to obtain your TESOL: Face-to-face, virtual and self-paced.

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE

Classroom courses are usually taken in the country, and you'll want to stay on and teach.

Must include: Internationally recognized and certified, "Accredited," not just "accepted."

120 hours minimum total study6 hours minimum observed teaching practice

Examples include: 150-hour Australian Cert IV in TESOL Trinity Cert TESOL course

Cambridge CELTA

In addition to the above, some courses will also offer added benefits such as four weeks of in-class TEFL training, low student numbers of 15-20 per class

8 hours of teaching practice with real EFL students, not just your peers 6 hours observing an experienced TEFL teacher

Written assignments, Trainer with a minimum of three years of teaching experience. Focus on teaching all ages but, in particular, children, if you want to teach in Asia Welcome meal City tour Free comfortable accommodation for the duration of the course Job assistance.



The Importance of Accredited 120-hour TEFL

When teaching abroad, the importance of quality, accredited 120-hour TEFL is increasing. A face-to-face course is often the most expensive option but the one we recommend the most. This course (if accredited by a recognized body) will help get you a job in most places in the world once you are certified. This kind, of course, will help you find a respected employer who pays well and will help you to earn back the cost of the course within a few months of teaching, especially in countries in Asia, like Vietnam,

where wages are reasonable in comparison to the low cost of living. The advantages of this course are that you get face-to-face teaching in a classroom full of like-minded people, and it should come with the all-important teaching practice. The downsides are that you

need to take a month off work, which can be very intensive. Also, to obtain a work permit and required visas, many language centers will no longer accept unaccredited TEFL courses. Before booking a course with a company, make sure you read the

reviews. Also, don't just ask if people found a job afterward. Check if the job was legitimate, legal, and paid the going rate for that country.


Feel the face-to-face qualification is for you?

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VIRTUAL COURSE

An online course can be taken from home or when traveling or living abroad, but without the intensity or time commitment of the face-to-face course. Lessons are attended face-to-face via a live online platform.

Must include

  • Internationally recognized and certified

  • 120 hours minimum total study

  • 8 hours of teaching practice

  • Accredited by a governing body or quality university

In addition to the above, some courses will also

offer added benefits such as:

  • Manageable hour-long lessons with breaks

  • TESOL methodologies

  • Lesson planning

  • Presenting information, vocabulary, and grammar

  • Concept checking and questioning

  • Classroom management and safety

  • Activity-based learning for children and adults EFL testing

  • An experienced and motivating course trainer with at least three years of TEFL teaching experience

  • Trainers with qualifications in teacher training, not just experience teaching EFL

  • Assessment of all coursework and practical placement. All of the detailed course content from the face-to-face course

  • Small class sizes - 10 maximum, to get the most from your lessons

  • Relevant written assignments to deepen your teaching knowledge

Teaching Practice

In addition, you will need a minimum of 8 hours of relevant teaching practice. This can be done in your own country, but we would recommend you spend a little extra to spend a few days doing your practical training in the country you intend to live and work in eventually. A reputable company that offers TESOL courses should be able to arrange this for you.

SELF PACED COURSE

An online course can be taken from home or whilst traveling or living abroad but without the intensity or time commitment of the face-to-face or virtual course.

No need to attend at specific times as it is delivered through interactive videos and practical online assignments along with extra tutorial support. All are completed at your own pace, at times that suit you.

Must include

Internationally recognized and certified with 120 hours minimum total study and

8 hours of teaching practice accredited by a governing body or quality university.



PRACTICAL PLACEMENT ABROAD

Not all centers offer this, but it is a definite bonus and a sign of a quality course. The

perfect option if you have completed the theory online (virtual or self-paced) and

would like to spend time experiencing life in the country you wish to teach and live in, completing the practical teacher training element of your course. Also, an excellent

experience if you intend to teach online. Look for companies that include: 8 hours of teaching practice with real EFL students, with professional feedback, Observing experienced TEFL teachers in action Free comfortable accommodation for the course duration. Opportunity to meet locals and other teachers and visit the schools and language centers If you wish to stay after course completion, job placement assistance to start your new life teaching

SO, YOU HAVE YOUR TESOL / TEFL CERTIFICATION. WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR TEACHING EFL?

Online EFL Teaching Benefits Work from home whilst traveling or living abroad Flexible hours – but will need to do some peak hours: Usually, weekday evenings and weekend daytime's local time for the country your students are in class sizes are usually anything from 1-1 to 1-20 with many being 1-4 or 1-6 Most teaching is for children aged 3 – 16, but there are options to teach adults Many companies provide their curriculum – no need to spend hours planning Most companies pay $10 - $25 per hour, As you gain more

experience, you can get paid more




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