Guest blog by TEFL Org UK:
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an incredible opportunity to travel the world whilst earning money in fun-filled, exciting and challenging role. So it’s no wonder that thousands of people in the UK are signing up every year.
Taking a TEFL course with give you skills, knowledge and certificate to teach English abroad in places like China, Vietnam or Spain. And it is as easy as attending a classroom for a weekend and/or completing flexible, self-paced online training.
However, there are a number of TEFL course providers out there – so choosing which one to take your course with can be tricky. Here are a few tips about what to look for when choosing who to do a TEFL course with:
There is no governing body for TEFL, that’s why it’s important to look at who a course is accredited by. The more accreditation a course has from recognised independent educational bodies, the more you can be assured of the course quality and the better this will look to employers.
TEFL qualifications are measured by the number of hours you complete, and generally employers look for a minimum of 120 hours of training when hiring EFL teachers. So make sure you complete enough hours to be eligible for the widest range of jobs.
For most TEFL courses you get what you pay for, and if a price seems too good to be true it might well be. It’s important to invest in a high-quality course to ensure you are fully prepared for the role of teaching and also have a certificate that will be recognised by international TEFL employers.
As with any course, having someone to refer to for advice and guidance is extremely important. Find out if you have a named tutor you can contact throughout your course to answer any questions and provide you with feedback.
TEFL Org UK
TEFL Org UK is a fantastic option to get the most out of your TEFL course, being the most accredited TEFL course provider in the UK. Flexible online and classroom learning options throughout the UK, Ireland and Spain means you can fit your TEFL course around your own schedule. Each course is delivered by tutors with years’ worth of teaching experience and they’re always happy to help guide and support you through your training. We also offer students and recent graduates a 20% discount so that it’s easier to get started.
Once you qualify, you can apply for jobs on our exclusive TEFL Jobs Centre where employers from around the world list their teaching positions so our graduates can apply and start their journey to a new and exciting future.
If you’re interested, read about LSE Gender student Gracie’s experience of teaching in the Middle East, Finland, the UK and France.