What Accreditation Should A Tefl Course Have
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As learning the English language continues to rise in popularity all over the world so too does the number of course providers offering TEFL certification. Unfortunately for potential trainees there is little regulation governing TEFL course providers which makes it hard to distinguish between the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. The good news is there is something you can do to check the quality of a course. If the course is accredited by an independent body then it is fair to assume that it is of a reasonable standard. Essentially, an accrediting body is an independent third party who conducts a thorough review of the course provider's academic and professional standards, and if satisfied they provide their accreditation.
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When it comes to the validity of an individual course it is not really the method of study that is the main issue, it is the overall quality of the course itself. Whether you complete your TEFL training online or via an in-class course is in many ways unimportant. What is really important is the quality of the training that leads to the TEFL qualification awarded. Essentially, the validity of a TEFL qualification is based on the standard of the course and not the method of study.
A good quality TEFL course should include a number of essential topics relating to the theory of language teaching, teaching methodology, classroom management techniques, as well as a range of grammar subjects. However, as it is almost impossible to judge an individual course by its syllabus alone, how can you... [Read more]
Identifying a good TEFL course and a great course provider with sound graduate services is becoming increasingly difficult. One way to gain some perspective is to check the accreditation that a course possesses, as well as independent reviews of the course.
Almost every TEFL course provider has some form of external accreditation for their courses. Without external accreditation, the qualification and manner in which it was achieved could come under scrutiny when applying for jobs and work visas. After all, governments and schools want English teachers to be skilled and of significant benefit to their students.
The provider of the accreditation should be an independent third party that is recognized for being able to assess the quality of the training and the professional standards of... [Read more]
The British Council estimates there are 1.55 billion English language learners around the world, and at least 10.2 million English teachers.
A fair proportion of these learners will be taught in language schools and through private lessons, including online teaching.
There do not appear to be any official figures as to the number of TEFL and TESOL training centers worldwide, but it would be a fair guess to say they number in the thousands.
Most countries in the world control education through government regulation and oversight. This is also true of private education provision. This means that each country’s government tends to make the rules and regulations concerning the training standards required of ESL... [Read more]
Online TEFL courses come in many shapes and sizes and their popularity continues to grow year after year. The convenience of being able to study in your own time from wherever you are in the world is one of the biggest attractions of this form of study, as is the relatively low cost. However, before you make a final decision on which type of course suits you best, it is advisable to have all the facts to hand.
The subjects covered in our 120-hour online TEFL course and our in-class TEFL courses are virtually identical. The one area that clearly separates the two versions is observed teaching practice (OTP). Our in-class courses include extensive time in a real classroom where you can practice your teaching skills under the guidance of experienced trainers. As a consequence, in-class... [Read more]
Many trainees wonder if a 120-hour TEFL certificate is adequate to teach in a classroom or online when looking for a teaching position. It may not appear to be enough time to become a competent teacher, but we guarantee that it is possible.
Most ESL employers and schools will want you to complete at least 120 hours of training before applying for their vacant jobs. Some employers may even require that you have some classroom experience alongside the 120 hours of study. There are various TEFL courses available that contain this number of study hours, as well as some level of classroom practice, making them ideal for jobs that require experience.
A 120-hour TEFL course is a training program for English speakers who want to teach English in a foreign country or online. "120 hours" means that... [Read more]
Online TEFL courses come in a variety of formats and their popularity grows year after year. One of the most appealing aspects of this type of study is the ability to study on your own time from wherever you are in the world, as is the relatively low cost. However, before making a final decision on which type of course is best for you, make sure you know all the options out there.
Our 120-hour online TEFL course and our in-person TEFL courses cover nearly identical topics. The one area where the two versions differ is observed teaching practice (OTP).
Our in-person courses include extensive time in a real classroom where you can hone your teaching skills under the supervision of experienced trainers. As a result, in-person courses are generally valued more highly by employers.
While we... [Read more]
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This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned:
V. S. - U.S.A. said: I will take away a lot from this course. Not only have I learned valuable information about teaching students of all ages, I’ve learned things about the english language that I never knew, like the names of all the different past, present, and future tenses. This course puts the english language in perspective for an english speaker about how difficult it must be to learn english as a second language, and makes me more sensitive to that fact as an instructor. As difficult as it... [Read more]
We can start with two sayings:
1) These is no such thing as a free lunch
2) You get what you pay for
With these two things in mind let us explore what free TEFL certificates are available and the problems that may be associated with them.
This is becoming more common with online courses in all subjects across the curriculum. You are able to take a course for free (or at a minimal cost) but there is no certificate issued with the course. You are then offered certificate options from a PDF emailed version to full hard copy certificate with postage. When you add the certification cost you find it is similar to buying a regular course which has the certificate and regular postage already paid for in the price.
There are some legitimate free TEFL courses available as well as many not so... [Read more]
TEFL courses are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to start a new career teaching English as a foreign language. Once you have completed a TEFL course and received your TEFL certificate you will be able to apply for a wide range of jobs in countries across the world. Before you choose a TEFL course you should be fully aware of all the course options available to ensure you make the right choice to suit your future plans.
Deciding which TEFL course suits your individual learning style, your current situation and your future plans can be difficult as there is no standard length of training or a fixed syllabus that providers have to adhere to. The best advice we can give is don?t simply choose the cheapest or the first option you come across as it may not be... [Read more]
Earn your teaching certificate in beautiful Prague
Our training center in the Czech Republic provides the ideal location to earn your TEFL certification in magnificent Prague. This modern capital city offers an incredible opportunity to work and live surrounded by rich heritage and culture.
We are a select, professional school run by highly experienced and qualified trainers. We combine the personal attention of a small course with the facilities, support and insider knowledge of one of the most established and respected language schools in Prague. Our trainees will have the chance to meet teachers in the staffroom and pick their brains about TEFL teaching and life in Prague or other countries. As a language school with more than 20 years of experience, we can provide trainees with useful... [Read more]
TEFL International’s center in Cebu sits only minutes from white-sand beaches and crystal blue waters. As one of the most highly developed provinces in the Philippines, Cebu acts as the heart of education, trade, and commerce for the central and southern portions of the archipelago.
Despite all its growth, Cebu has retained its culture as well. It’s this combination of factors that makes Cebu an incredibly dynamic and exciting choice of location for your teacher training.
Aside from careful development and great seascapes, Cebu comes from a distant past. 30,000 years ago the area was a series of land bridges that played a critical part in the migration of humans. When the bridges were covered with ocean, the island of Cebu was formed. Ferdinand Magellan visited the area in 1521 but... [Read more]
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This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned:
P. A. - U.S.A. said: Establishing RapportRapport is an important component for a teacher to have whether they are teaching a classroom full of students or an individual student. The definition of rapport is “the ability to maintain harmonious relationships based on affinity”. Students being able to identify with their teachers indicated good rapport and increases motivation in the classroom. Teachers should allow themselves to be relatable to their students and students should be able to develop... [Read more]
Our training center in Ecuador is located in the city of Loja, the capital of Loja Province in the south of the country. Loja is a peaceful city known as the Music and Cultural capital of Ecuador because of its rich tradition in the arts with public art dotted throughout the city and an extremely active music scene. There are many examples of colonial architecture such as the beautiful Church of San Sebastian and the city gates.
Throughout the year there is always some kind of musical or cultural event taking place in one of the city’s squares and it is always a pleasure to wander around the cobbled streets taking in the atmosphere and enjoying the entertainment. Just ten minutes outside of the city is the Podocarpus National Park, a large cloud forest covering over 1460 square... [Read more]
Kolkata, is famous for its literary, artistic and cultural heritage. It was once India’s capital city and is still home to exquisite buildings, museums and galleries. Held in high esteem by locals and known as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata offers an unforgettable experience for anyone who takes our TEFL International certification course here.
Along with Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Kolkata is one of the four main cities in India. It was once the headquarters for the British Raj during colonial rule in India and therefore, Victorian architecture can be seen from many points in the city. It is also commonly referred to as the nation’s intellectual capital.
Kolkata offers plenty of activities for trainees during their downtime. You can take a morning stroll over Howrah Bridge—the... [Read more]
TEFL International in London offers you the excitement, history and culture of the United Kingdom’s most famous city and therefore acts as a great backdrop while you complete your teacher certification course.
History and intrigue are around every corner of London. St. Paul’s Cathedral is as spectacular now as it was in the 17th century, and Westminster hasn’t lost any of its luster--even after nearly 800 years of parliamentary meetings. You really must come and see it for yourself as words will never do the city justice.
Of course the River Thames flows through the city just as it did during the time of Londinium and its Roman settlements. As if that’s not enough, Big Ben, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace all await anyone who takes our certificate course in this... [Read more]
TEFL International’s course in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is a fantastic choice for earning your certification to teaching English. Jobs are plentiful in Vietnam, Asia and the rest of the world if you wish to travel beyond local borders after the course.
HCMC is the biggest and most vibrant city in Vietnam. Some still refer to it as Saigon but regardless of what it’s called, both the city, and our course will not disappoint you. Take leisurely strolls down neighborhood streets and you’ll find a plethora of tea shops, cafes, markets and canals—not to mention, a bustling population unlike anywhere else in the world.
HCMC has a recent and world-famous past so an abundance of attractions await anyone who takes our course. Visit the Historical Museum with artifacts ranging from the Bronze... [Read more]
Choose to take TEFL International’s certificate course in Kathmandu, and you’ll be on top of the world. Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital and home to a dozen ethnicities. The country is known for its warm-hearted citizens, its proximity to the world’s tallest mountain chain and for its devout Buddhist practices. Kathmandu is truly a magical place and anyone who’s been there will attest to this. But don’t take their word for it, sign up for the course now and come see it for yourself.
Nepal’s scenery is breathtaking. Eight of the ten highest mountain peaks in the world are in Nepal and of course it’s home to Mount Everest. While these climbs are not for the average traveler, you’re welcome to get out and experience some of the best hiking the world has to offer.
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TEFL International’s center in Tokyo represents your best opportunity to experience all that Japan’s dynamic and exciting capital city has to offer. Once the course is finished, you’ll be a certified ESL teacher and we’ll help you take advantage of the wonderful employment opportunities in Japan, Asia or indeed, the rest of the world.
Thoughts of Japan conjure up images of beautiful geisha ladies, huge sumo wrestlers, colorful fresh sushi, as well as polite and welcoming locals.
Japan is where temples, mountains and other natural beauty jut up against one of the most modern urban metropolises in the entire world. The large islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku combine to offer you one of the most culturally and geographically unique experiences of your life.
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Tashkent is Uzbekistan’s capital city and is based in the east of the country. With a population of around 2.5 million people it is Uzbekistan’s and Central Asia’s largest city. Tashkent became the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Tashkent’s architecture is a testament to its rich, interesting history and culture. The city’s exhibition halls and metro stations have unique and fascinating styles, which never fail to amaze visitors. To truly experience local Tashkent life you should head to one of the local markets where locals meet and socialize in addition to doing their shopping.
Tashkent’s nightlife is growing and the city is place to find the best clubs, restaurants and teahouses Uzbekistan. Food lovers will find... [Read more]
TEFL International’s course in Chiapas is nestled alongside the Mexican states of Veracruz, Tabasco and Oaxaca. It also borders Guatemala and flanks the Pacific Ocean.
Our center is in a quaint colonial town in west-central Chiapas. According to Lonely Planet, it’s a town with an easy-going, provincial air. The summary is accurate but the town is overlooked by most tourists—which is great for sustaining authentic local customs.
We might be located in a small town but we’ve got big things in store for you upon your arrival. We’re located about 20 minutes away from the state capital. On the weekends you can tour up a nearby mountain to San Cristobal. The town is home to ancient ruins and beautiful lakes.
If you wish to make a longer trip, feel free to visit the world-renowned Mayan... [Read more]
ITTT's TEFL training course in Colombia is located in Chía "The Moon City," a municipality located 20 minutes by car or bus from Bogotá. Bogotá is the capital and the most important city of Colombia and its natural charm makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latin America. It is the city that most represents life in Colombia with good coffee, Latin rhythms and buildings from the colonial past. Located in the heart of the South American continent, Colombia is a fascinating country full of historical and cultural heritage along with beautiful landscapes.
The country has 53 natural parks and protected areas, along with coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean providing over 300 beaches to suit any preference. Colombia is an amazing place to visit, live,... [Read more]
Beijing is an amazing place and taking your teacher training course here would allow you to see a side of Beijing average travelers will never see. Located in the Chao Yang district, just a short distance from Tian’anmen Square, our TEFL International Beijing course will prepare you to work in China or anywhere else your ESL job brings you.
Should you wish to teach in Beijing, jobs are absolutely abundant and those having earned TEFL International’s certificate are guaranteed meaningful employment in Beijing and all over China.
Beijing is a huge metropolis. Stretching over nearly 20,000 miles, the estimated population, spread over eighteen districts, is thought to be over 12 million.
Beijing also doubles as China’s cultural hub. The city’s famous and lengthy history still holds... [Read more]
The huge popularity of ESL in China means that Zhuhai has become a very popular city in which to gain TEFL International’s teaching certificate. The city is incredibly exciting and affords you a view into Chinese culture, its diversity and history. Taking your course here truly represents a unique opportunity to experience the real side of China.
Macao borders Zhuhai’s southern border and is roughly 70 miles away from Guangzhou and only 36 miles away from Hong Kong. The city is situated in an outstanding location with great scenery, a clean environment and a rather nice coastline. These are just some of the great reasons why our trainees give it such high praise.
Zhuhai is a seaside resort city where flowers blossom all year round. Its attractive environment and natural landscapes have... [Read more]
Our Taiwan TEFL training course is held in the exciting capital city of Taipei. Home to 2.7 million Taiwanese, Taipei is the political, economic, instructional, and cultural center of Taiwan. It is also one of the major hubs in East Asia, and a great base from which to explore the wider region. In Taipei you'll notice a combination of the old and new where modern buildings exist next to those of the colonial era and old Chinese temples. The most famous landmark in Taipei is the Taipei 101 tower, which was the world's tallest building when it was completed in 2004. The National Palace Museum is where you will want to head if you are interested in Taiwanese culture and history. The museum is home to a large collection of ancient Chinese ceramics, carvings, paintings and calligraphy. ... [Read more]
Bangkok is a vibrant, hectic and awe inspiring Asian metropolis with gleaming sky scrapers rising above the incense infused air of the local Buddhist temple. Traditional floating markets are a short trip from 21st Century shopping malls selling the latest fashions and technology. The city is also home to some of the top restaurants in the region if not the world and its street food is delicious, cheap and available almost everywhere.
The city is the gravitational centre of the country and attracts Thais from all over the kingdom with the promise of work as well as good schools and universities. As such, it is a great place to experience the unique cultures of the different parts of the country.
ITTT’s Bangkok TEFL training course takes place in a working English language school that... [Read more]
TEFL International’s course in Granada is magical. It’s one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and home to the majestic Alhambra Palace. Added to this, it’s the former capital of Moorish Spain and the Moors’ influences are seen everywhere. From monuments and churches to homes and palaces, history and intrigue will surround you every day of your stay.
Today, Granada is a larger town rather than a small village. Despite its growth, it has retained its ancient charm. It is also a popular university town with vibrant nightlife to compliment its variety of eateries, theaters and clubs.
Located in the Andalucia region, and nestled between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Costa del Sol, Granada is also geographically unique. You’ll never run out of things to do or see.
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At ITTT’s TEFL training centre in the Canary Islands you will have the opportunity to explore the world whilst you study and qualify for your TEFL certificate on our beautiful island of Gran Canaria, also known as The Little Continent!
You would be forgiven for thinking you are in the Sahara Desert as you travel across the sand dunes on a camel or in a dune buggy. Imagine you are in Peru, as you hike through rainforests. Soak up the history and culture in the cosmopolitan city of Las Palmas, one of the few cities in the world with its own beaches. Enjoy scuba diving in your free time and discover hundreds of dive sites and more than 700 marine species, some of which are unique to the Canary Islands. You can try windsurfing and surfing and enjoy the annual world championships held... [Read more]
There’s no other place quite like New York City and TEFL International in nyc combines the professionalism of our training center with the jaw-dropping excitement of one of the largest metropolitan areas on Earth. The city’s incredible diversity, rich culture and impeccable style will delight even the biggest skeptics. We’re located in the best part of Manhattan; it’s safe, convenient and highly entertaining. Coupled with our staff’s great training, you couldn’t ask for a better place to gain tefl certification.
The list of NYC’s highlights is so long that there’s no way you can take advantage of visiting each one while you’re here. Choose from the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge,... [Read more]
Our center in Alexandria, Egypt offers you one of the most fascinating locations in which to complete a teacher training course. Egypt is home to the Valley of Kings, the fertile Nile basin and the Pyramids at Giza, while Alexandria hosts a perfect mixture of ancient culture and progressive urban life.
Egypt’s two largest cities, Cairo and Alexandria, are rich in modern infrastructure so most creature comforts are readily available. Outside of these two urban areas, the country has managed to hold on to an agricultural society that hasn’t changed much in over two thousand years.
Situated near the coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria itself is Egypt’s second-largest city and sits as an oasis of cosmopolitan life. Before modern development, the city served as one of the... [Read more]
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