Be TEFL certified at Language1st
Why choose Language1st? It’s simple. Language1st TEFL graduates are given not only the best learning support system but also comes with a guaranteed free job search assistance through our career service team and a great possibility of job placement through our partnership with a recruiting firm a premier recruiting company which has been around for 12 long years.
How long does it take to finish the TEFL online course?
Ideally, the 5 modules for 100hrs TEFL can be done in 35 days and the 7 modules for 120hrs TEFL can be accomplished in 45 days. This excludes the 20hr- In Classroom practice teaching required towards the end of the course program. However, since the course modules are self -paced, the time and effort you put in the course will determine how fast you can be certified. We’ve had had tefl graduates who broke records and finished all the 100hrs modules in just 13 days and the 120hrs modules in 19 days. So if you’re racing against time to gain your TEFL certificate, beat the clock and finish the modules the best you can and start scouting for a school in your locality right from the start for your 20Hr practicum. That way, you can obtain your TEFL certificate and head for a wonderful teaching career abroad.
Which TEFL Certificate Should You Enroll?
It depends on the country and school you intend to go to for teaching English. In South Korea for instance, the minimum accepted TEFL certificate is 100hrs with a practicum. However, if you intend to teach English on a long-term basis and you would like to go to other countries, the 120hrs TEFL certificate is preferrable. In Saudi Arabia where compensation is quite high, the minimum accepted is 120hrs TEFL certification.
What’s the difference between TEFL and TESOL?
Honestly? They are essentially the same. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language mainly used in the UK and Europe while TESOL is an acronym for Teachng English to Speakers of Other Languages used mainly in the United States of America and Canada.
Why is TEFL certificate important?
Ready for a change? Think of a life filled with adventure, excitement and cultural immersion while working at the same time!
Teaching English abroad is your ticket for the journey of your life and a good TEFL certificate will open a lot of doors for you. Whether you are a complete beginner or already have some teaching experience, a TEFL qualification is definitely a plus to vouch your competence in the ESL industry.
In spite of the global economic upheavals for the past years, the demand for English teachers around the world today remains very high especially in countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, South East Asia and the Middle East. So for the foreseeable future at least, you will never be short of a job if you choose to follow a career path in English teaching.
With the influx of ESL teachers coming from various non-teaching fields, more and more language schools and institutions around the world value a TEFL certificate. In fact, Korean public schools nowadays have indicated that they will only hire applicants with a teaching license and or with a TEFL certificate. Some schools do accept untrained teachers, but be prepared to accept a lower salary without training, and perhaps to be taken advantage of. Without a respected TEFL certificate, your job opportunities are limited. Don’ts settle for an average low-paid teaching job. Be TEFL certified so you can work anywhere you want.
At Language1st, we will provide you with the tools that you need to become an independent, creative and confident TEFL teacher.
So why procrastinate? Be TEFL certified anywhere you are. Enrol in our TEFL online courses and be trained to teach worldwide! Just contact us through our contact form for your enrolment pack.
- TEFL explanation (Wikipedia)
- TEFL jobs (Jobs.ac.uk)
- TEFL job profile (Prospects.ac.uk)
- Free TEFL CV template (with useful example content)
- Twitter List for TEFL to receive updates on news, vacancies and advice
- British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
- Association for the Promotion of Quality in TESOL Education (QuiTE)
- International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
- Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as an Additional Language (SATEAL)
- TESOL (professional association, based in the USA, for English language teachers worldwide)