Why take a TEFL course?


There are many reasons to take a TEFL course, not least because it is the best way to enable you to work almost anywhere in the world as an English teacher. While there are still some countries and employers that do not require teachers to have a formal TEFL/TESOL qualification these places are gradually becoming few and far between and the days where simply being a native speaker of English were enough to guarantee a teaching job are mostly long gone. Increasingly, those hoping to teach English as a foreign language are required to have a certificate of at least 100 hours if not 120 hours.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

The good thing about this unit is that I finally understand what is being sought concerning identifying the first, second, and final parts of the study phase. As a whole, this unit discussed the other half of the language learner receptive skills. The focus was on speaking and writing and discussed which was more important, effective techniques, and how games are used.This unit described the various evaluation and testing to evaluate students level of English proficiency at various stages that consists of placement test, diagnostic test, progress test, achievement test, external examinations and proficiency test. The topic also covered that various types of external exams for English ie. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge Assessmnt.