How to Choose the Right TEFL Course?
There are so many TEFL courses available that it can be quite hard to decide which TEFL course is right for you and what is the best way to invest your time and energy. It only takes a quick Google of TEFL to find multiple different but similar looking courses and eventually it might become a monetary factor that sways your decision. While it is important to choose how to spend your hard-earned money, you also want to make sure that you spend it in the right place.
The first thing a TEFL course has to offer is an accredited TEFL certificate. Most English teaching jobs require that you complete a minimum of 120-hours. So choosing any course that promises less hours is not going to give you what you need to be able to teach English abroad. If you want to be able to teach both adults and children, then you will want to do a course that awards you with a Level 5 TEFL qualification.
If you want to teach English abroad and have longer term aspirations of using your TEFL qualification to build a successful career, then perhaps you should consider learning a specialist skill. TEFL Institute offers several 30-hour modules that will give you extensive knowledge in the particular chosen area. Fields such as teaching Business English or knowing how to prep students for the IELTS exams can prove to be lucrative fields to work in. Or you could learn them all and have a flexible career wherever you choose to travel.
The TEFL Institute’s 120-hour course can be completed online in about 2-4 weeks, depending on how much time you are able to put a day into it. Upon completion of the course you will receive an accredited certification at the end which qualifies you to be able to take on any English teaching language jobs anywhere in the world. The course provides you with all the theory and support that you’ll need to feel confident that you will be able to teach English as a foreign language.