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TEFL – Teach English as a Foreign Language
Whether you’re a recent graduate or a professional with years of experience, teaching English abroad is one of the best ways to build your career skills and add value to your university degree.
There are lots of very good reasons to get TEFL certified and to start teaching English abroad… here are just some of them…
Get international experience: Are you “international” enough; are you a global citizen? Living and working abroad shows you have global perspective. It shows you’re flexible and able to adapt. It demonstrates you can effectively live and work cross-culturally with people of all backgrounds.
Teach and learn: Teaching abroad is also about learning abroad. While you teach English, you immerse yourself and integrate into the culture where you’re working; and in your free time you can study a second or third language.
Make an impact: Inspire others to learn English as second language. Be the teacher who helps young people pass international exams like the TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and GMAT. Help people improve their professional and academic opportunities. Change people’s lives!
Travel: All who wander are not lost, especially if you’re TEFL certified. Remember, traveling is the one thing you buy that actually makes you richer. Go create your international story—see the world, work, live, study, and fall in love.
Earn money: Travel, teach, and get paid. One of the perks of working abroad is that most countries’ tax systems offer tax-free eligibility for income earned overseas (yes, even the IRS in the United States).
Develop your career: The experience you gain by teaching English abroad is valuable and applicable to a number of fields. ESL teachers follow-on to careers in education, tourism, journalism (travel writing), law, human resources, college admissions, and government work. You also build an important global network of friends and colleagues.
Change your life: Find your life’s passions. Gain self-insight, renewed perspective, and build your positivity and optimism.
TEFL Certification Courses
Teaching English to non-native speakers requires specialized knowledge, expertise, and techniques. This takes learning, practice, and feedback. TEFL certification programs teach you the skills and methodologies you need. You also get important feedback on your teaching style, so you feel confident in front of an ESL classroom. During your TEFL course, you learn what it takes to be a professional ESL teacher anywhere in the world!
Good TEFL programs are intensive—you’re doing a semester’s worth of work in only 4 weeks. To successfully complete your TEFL program, you should be emotionally and physically prepared to work hard, both inside and outside of class. The most common feedback we hear at the end of the TEFL course is, “I didn’t realize how intense the course would be.”