What is TEFL Certification?

//What is TEFL Certification?
What is TEFL Certification? 2018-02-07T12:31:45+00:00

TEFL certification is the basic requirement needed for teaching English as a foreign language. As there are many TEFL certification courses offered worldwide, it’s important to know that they don’t all hold the same weight.

If you are interested in teaching English for reputable language schools all over the globe, be sure to choose a TEFL certificate course that is Accredited, Moderated and Internationally Recognized. Remember, you get what you pay for.

TEFL Certification Internationally Recognized Standards

TEFL Certificate courses that meet the International Standards must include the following:

  1. A minimum of 100 hours of training and course work.
  2. At least 6 hours of observed hands-on teaching practice with real students in a classroom.
  3. Qualified trainers. The trainers should have a Diploma or DELTA as well as at least 5 years of experience teaching English abroad.
  4. Accreditation by a recognized organization.
  5. Quality Job Guidance.

Online vs Onsite

Online courses are not recognized by most employers. For one reason, you won’t get the necessary teaching practice during the course and you won’t be able to be observed by experienced trainers in order to find out what you are doing right or wrong. For another, most online courses are less than 100 hours. Without the course being more than 100 hours and offering observed teaching practice with real students observed by qualified trainers, the course does not meet the International Standards.

Last, with online courses, you miss out training abroad which gives you the real feel of what it is like to be living and working abroad. You won’t have the support and network like you would with an onsite course and you probably won’t get much job guidance.

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Types of TEFL Jobs

  • Private language schools
  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools
  • Corporate training departments
  • Kindergartens
  • Universities
  • Government-sponsored programs
  • Private/freelance teaching
  • Summer camps and charity organizations

It is estimated that over 1.5 billion people in the world speak English. As English is the global language, it is essential that one learns. The need for English teachers is increasing at an exponential rate therefore TEFL certified teachers will always have plenty of jobs to choose from.

TEFL Certification is your passport to the world. It’s the easiest way to live and work abroad. For more information about our TEFL Courses please visit here. 

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Mission Statement

TEFL Worldwide is regarded as one of the most reputable TEFL training centers worldwide. We are dedicated to providing high quality training and to helping our graduates find jobs teaching English worldwide. Graduates can come back to us at anytime for job assistance. Many of our graduates have taught in 4 or more countries and are still in contact with us for job assistance years after graduating! All of us at TEFL Worldwide are looking forward to making this a positive and rewarding experience for you! You’ll make friends for a lifetime and be able to travel to see them all over the world. The trainers, staff and alumni are here to make sure you have an amazing time and a positive experience here in Prague.