What is TEFL?

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What is TEFL?

TEFL is an acronym that stands for Teaching English as a foreign language. A TEFL certification is the qualification required in order to teach English abroad.

In addition to TEFL there are other acronyms used for the same qualification. Here’s an overview for you.

TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (adults and children)
CELTA: Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults
TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages.
TESL: Teaching English as a Second Language

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No previous teaching experience or second language is required.

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TEFL teachers typically work in non-English speaking countries teaching students who want to learn English as a foreign language.

TESL teachers work in English speaking countries teaching immigrants or foreign students English as a second language. TEFL certified teachers can do this as well. Many of our TEFL graduates have returned home to teach English.

A TEFL Certification is the basic requirement for teaching English abroad. Just because you can speak English doesn’t mean that you can teach it. Language schools want to know that you’ve had training on how to teach and that you have learned the approach and methodology for teaching English as a foreign language.

What do you learn on a TEFL course?

A TEFL certificate course will give you the skills, knowledge and tools needed to deliver an effective English lesson. TEFL courses are designed for both experienced and inexperienced teachers. No second language is required. TEFL courses feature classroom sessions on teaching methodology and at least 6 hours of observed hands on teaching practice by qualified trainers. You will have the opportunity to teach classes and one-on-one lessons with real students of all levels and receive valuable feedback from your trainers.

Lesson Topics Include:

  • Teaching Vocabulary

  • Learning Styles

  • Reading Lessons

  • Teaching Young Learners

  • Business English

  • Teaching With Video

  • Language Awareness

  • Error Correction

  • Using Music In The Classroom

  • Writing Lessons

  • Pronunciation and Articulation

  • Speaking Lessons

  • One-to-One Teaching

  • Teaching With Course books

  • Pronunciation – Connected Speech

  • Pronunciation – Stress and Intonation

  • EFL Testing

  • Lesson Share

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning

  • Teaching With Authentic Materials

TEFL Worldwide Prague offers the 4-week Accredited and Internationally Recognized TEFL course year-round on a monthly basis.  Teaching English Abroad is the easiest way to live and work abroad.

Who Can Enroll on our TEFL Courses? 

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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.