TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TEFL courses will equip you with the skills and confidence that you need to teach English as a foreign language around the world.
Another common acronym for teaching English is TESOL. It stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Whereas TEFL is commonly used in the UK, TESOL is more commonly used in the US, Canada and Australia.
It will not make any difference to your future career and job prospects whether you receive a TEFL certificate or a TESOLcertificate.
No previous teaching experience is required? Remember, if you can speak English you can teach it.
Anybody can TEFL. Whether you are university graduate, college leaver, between jobs or just looking for a career change you can take one of our easy to follow courses today and start your TEFL journey.
The world has become smaller and the demand for the English language is booming. There is now more than one billion people wanting to learn English. Knowledge of the English Language has rapidly become a commodity of global importance; due to this the demand for well-trained teachers around the world has become ever more popular.
Make a TEFL career or just TEFL for fun. The choice is yours.
Top Tip – The beauty of TEFL is that you don’t need to speak the local language to TEFL – employers hire you because you speak English, not Thai, Arabic, Spanish, Russian…
Great news! No formal qualifications are required to enrol for the course. You just need to be a fluent speaker of English and be at least 18 years old when you complete the course.
TEFL is predominately taught in countries where English isn’t the native language. Opportunities commonly exist in schools and language institutes, but you’ll also find opportunities for private tutoring, corporate businesses, volunteering and online learning, which is rapidly growing.
The students you will teach come in all ages, from children to adults and at all levels. Programs range from one-to-one classes, small, medium or large groups.
TEFL jobs are available in the following organisations:
- Public schools
- Private language schools
- Private tutoring
- Summer camps
To learn more about teaching in different countries go to our Jobs section.
There are many reasons to TEFL, here are a few:
- Travel and explore all corners of the world and experience new cultures and lifestyles.
- Meet new friends for life.
- Gain invaluable experience, both personally and professionally, that will enhance your employment opportunities abroad and back home.
- Help others to learn a new language and shape their future.
- Pursue TEFL as a long-term career and live abroad permanently.
- Earn money while you pursue any of the above.
Ready to start TEFling?
Go to our Courses section and choose one of our three quality, easy to follow courses. You will not be disappointed. Enrol today!