Do you want to get paid to live and work abroad with an exciting and quickly expanding career?

Have you ever thought about expanding your international horizons by teaching English abroad? If you conduct a quick web search about TEFL/TESOL overseas, there is a multitude of conflicting information that is presented. TEFL Course has been advising prospective English teachers just like yourself for over a decade, and we have compiled all of the information you need to know so that you can have a better understanding of the realities of what is involved with teaching English abroad.

What is TEFL, and what is TESOL?

You probably have seen both of these acronyms, and they are commonly used interchangeably. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. They are both ESL (English as a Second Language) certifications.

Why should I get TEFL/TESOL Certified?

The international TEFL/TESOL job market is expanding very rapidly, and minimum requirements are quickly being established across the globe. What are the minimum requirements? Many Ministries of Education are requiring that English teachers hold a TEFL/TESOL certification.

I don't have a Bachelor's degree, can I still teach English abroad?

Absolutely! There are many countries across the globe that do not require a Bachelor’s degree. You can search the country profiles below to find out more details, or speak with your personal TEFL Adviser. As long as you have an internationally valid TEFL/TESOL Certification you will have many options available to you.

Are all TEFL TESOL Certifications the same?

No. A quick web search will yield many different conflicting points of view. You will need to have an internationally valid certification, meaning that your certification will have to contain two parts: at least 100 hours of in-class lessons and at least 6 hours of Teaching Practicum. All of our TEFL/TESOL Certifications exceed the international minimum requirements to maximize your options.

What will be expected of me in my future employment?

You will be expected to fulfill the requirements of any foreign language teacher. A complete mastery of the English language is mandatory, as well as deep insight into the many methods of conveying the details of the language to someone who has never used it before. Your TEFL/TESOL Certification will provide you with the necessary insight and will help you gain confidence in your ability to be a successful teacher. You will also need to be able to monitor the progress of your students and adjust your lesson plans and daily exercises so that you will be more able to adequately educate your pupils.

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