At TEACH TEFL we understand that teaching a language in a foreign country can be daunting, there are so many questions. What, when, how etc.
Here are some frequently asked questions, we are happy to help!! We have all taught in foreign countries so we know.
TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course will provide you with the necessary tools to teach English as a foreign language. There are a number of courses available. See our courses page
The 120-hour certificate is the minimum requirement for most recruiters and schools worldwide.
TEFL= Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
These two acronyms are interchangeable and there is no difference between these two certificates. Both can be used worldwide
Teach TEFL now offers courses that have been accredited by ACCREDITAT.
This means that all our courses adhere and qualify for the specific standards set by this well-respected external accreditation body. You can be sure that the course materials are of the highest standard, but also that your TEFL certificate will be recognised everywhere.
or visit their website: http://www.accreditat.com/clients.html
Most countries require you to have a degree. There are jobs available for non-degree holders, but it might be harder to find a job without a degree. Do some research first and see what the requirements are per country. It is illegal to work in some countries without a degree, please be very careful.
Do not trust recruiters who say that you can work in China (and other Asian countries) without a degree.
This is typically a requirement from the government who issues the visa for teaching. You don’t require a teaching degree to work in Asia, any BA degree will do. The TEFL certificate will thus prepare any graduate to be ready for the classroom
A TEFL certificate is only one of the requirements you need to teach abroad. These requirements differ depending on which country you are interested in. Teaching in South Korea for example you will need a degree and in some instances at least 20 hours of practical experience. In China you need a degree for a Z Visa. There are people who find jobs abroad without degree’s but it is advisable to do research on the visa requirements per country. You do not want to enter a county with an incorrect visa and face deportation or criminal charges.
Online teaching is also very popular now. You can teach students from the comfort of your own home. There are some technical requirements (i.e stable internet). Some platforms also require their teachers to have degree’s.