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Our Accredited TEFL Courses

May 26, 2019 by george mike  

Accredited TEFL Courses

Our Accredited TEFL Courses

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 With the recent surge in popularity of teaching English abroad as a viable and sustainable way to travel and see the world, tons of enterprising individuals have jumped on the TEFL bandwagon striving to create a great TEFL course for a great price. While many of them do succeed and there are a lot of great TEFL courses out there, many of them also fall dismally short offering up subpar products that could prove to be a waste of money and time. In a market flooded with TEFL courses all promising the same thing, how does one choose the right course? Accreditation is a good start.

 

 TEFL courses that have been accredited by a reputable accrediting agency must be held up to a certain standard. An accredited TEFL coursehas been vetted for course content, staff, and customer service and is also assurance that the certificate will be internationally recognized by schools all over the world.

 

4. Vetted for Content TEFL

courses are very content specific in that they teach you one thing; how to teach English to nonnative speakers. They cover a wide range of materials like classroom management, testing, grammar, and grading scales to name a few. There is a lot of material to cover, and most employers require a minimum of 100 hours of TEFL course work for candidates to apply. With second rate courses, a lot of the material is hastily cobbled together

with lots of filler thrown in to increase the hours. By doing this, the course creator is able to offer 100 plus hours of coursework, when in reality the important material is a small percentage of the overall course. With accredited TEFL courses, the course content is painstakingly combed over with a fine-tooth comb by the accrediting agency looking for errors and incorrect or irrelevant information. By making sure the TEFL course you pick is accredited, you can be assured that the course content is accurate, pertinent, and of a high quality.

3. Vetted Staff

The internet can be an amazing place full of great information and amazing opportunities, but it can also hold some hidden dangers. With web anonymity, anyone can hide behind a browser pretending to be someone else and the average person has no way of knowing whether or not they’re telling the truth. It is entirely possible for dubious characters to pose as experienced TEFL teachers or qualified educational syllabus designers, while in fact having no such qualifications of experience. Along with vetting course content, accrediting agencies will also vet all the staff of accredited TEFL courses. They will ensure that everyone in every position; the tutors, course designers, accountants etc. are qualified and hold the correct degrees and amount of experience. This is very important as you definitely want to have a qualified team of professionals backing you as you prepare for the huge career change you are about to undertake.

2. Vetted for Customer Service

One of the most important aspects of any business is its customer service. It really doesn’t matter how great a product is if customers are treated poorly or not given the support they need. This is especially important for something like an online course, where there is no physical location for you to go in and get help if you are ignored. Additionally, most TEFL courses offer some form of job placement assistance to their graduates on completion, and this assistance can make or break a TEFL course. Many dubious TEFL courses will make great promises about job placement to potential customers, but then fall short on them when the course is done and paid for. Accredited TEFL coursesare held to a high standard of customer service. The accrediting agency makes sure that the TEFL course provides everything it promises, as well as produces a high level of customer satisfaction. It’s a huge relief to know that you can trust your TEFL academy to come through on their promises and as such, you can rest easy by taking a properly accredited TEFL course.

1. Internationally Recognized Certification

As baffling as choosing the right TEFL course can be as a potential employee, you’ve got to wonder how difficult it is for employers to sort through the scores of applications they get from all kinds of TEFL academies all over the world. As careful as you must be to choose a TEFL course that will give to the proper training you need to undertake the important task of educating the youth of today, the schools and ministries of education must be just as careful in screening out applicants who have taken their courses from a less than adequate TEFL academy.

For these employers, accreditation is a no brainer. A properly accredited TEFL course that has been thoroughly vetted provides them with the peace of mind they need to hire a foreign national that they probably haven’t even met in person. By choosing an accredited TEFL course, you are ensuring that your certification is legitimate and recognized all over the world, an important aspect for anyone looking to improve their employment prospects.

While not all TEFL courses are created equal, accreditation is a pretty good standard of ensuring you are getting the promised product for your hard-earned money. A properly accredited TEFL courseprovides you with the peace of mind you need to take your career to the next level.

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Why an Online TEFL Course is Right for you

May 23, 2019 by george mike  

TEFL Courses Online

Why an Online TEFL Course is Right for you

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Few careers offer as much excitement and adventure as that of the international TEFL teacher and luckily due to the high worldwide demand for qualified English teachers, it’s a career that’s easier to get into now than ever before! One of the requirements for pretty much all ESL teaching jobs is a TEFL certificate. Not all TEFL courses are created equal though and one should be very careful to thoroughly look into all the pros and cons of each offered course to see which one suits them best. One of the big decisions one must make regarding their TEFL course is whether to do one that is onsite or online.


They both have their pros and cons for sure but for most people, an online TEFL courseis the better choice due to factors of cost, time and commitment.

Cost

Most TEFL teachers are recent college graduates with little to no experience with a “real job” and as a result, little to no money. Of course, this will all change with a new TEFL job (sorta) but until then, there are a few overhead costs one must take into consideration. The main one obviously is the cost of the actual course. Online TEFL coursescan range anywhere from about $200 to $400 which is still a pretty hefty sum for most recent college graduates already a few thousand dollars in debt. Onsite courses on the other hand start at around $1,500 minimum and can range high into the thousands depending on where you want to study or what TEFL academy you choose to go with. And then there’s additional costs associated with taking an onsite course. For one, onsite courses last about a month and take place in a foreign country so on top of the tuition costs, one needs to pay for an additional month of food and accommodation. And then once you get placed in your teaching position upon completion, there’s going to be a solid month at least before you get your first paycheck. That first month of teaching can be a pretty expensive month too with many expenses coming up like apartment deposits, work permit and bank fees popping

up. So that’s two expensive months in a foreign country on top of the high course costs. With online TEFL courses, you only have one (admittedly still expensive) month of not getting paid but all the money saved by taking the online TEFL courseshould pretty much cover it.

Time

While money is the the first commodity most people think of, time can be a very important one as well. Onsite TEFL courses typically take about a month. This is a month that you are fully devoted to your studies for. There will be full 8-hour days 5 days a week with homework, group projects, exams and all that other stuff you loved from high school. Online TEFL courseshowever, are usually self-paced. You can do an online TEFL course alongside your regular life with little to no disruption to your daily routine. This is really great for someone who is a student or has a job they rely on to pay their bills. Being that it’s completely self-paced, one can choose to rush through it in a few weeks or stretch it out slowly over three months, whatever works best! There is also no need to worry about falling sick and missing a day or not being able to deal with any emergencies that may come up; it’s all entirely up to the individual.

Commitment

The topic of commitment is a bit of a taboo for TEFL academies. They will always focus on the positives (and there are a lot!) to TEFL teaching, while choosing to ignore the underlying negatives. Because as amazing of a career as being a TEFL teacher is, the truth is that it’s not for everyone. One might sell their car, quit their job and say their goodbyes and fly to the opposite end of the world only to realize that they hate the local food, miss their family and have absolutely no knack for teaching and want nothing more than to go back home. Now this is quite a rare case, most people have amazing and life changing experiences but it’s a possibility one must be open to. With the huge time and money investment sunk into the onsite TEFL course, finding out that you just aren’t meant to be an English teacher can be a devastating blow to your life. With an online TEFL coursehowever, the loss need not be so bad. Sure, you spent a bit of time and money on the online course, and it will suck for sure, but you can still try teaching out for a few months (or weeks if you’re absolutely certain) and go home a little poorer but a lot wiser. With an onsite TEFL course, you’ve spent a lot more money as well as invested a whole lot of time into a career change, and not liking the change could send you home a lot poorer (and a lot wiser too!). With the huge choice of TEFL options out there today, it can be tough for the aspiring ESL teacher to make an informed decision as to what TEFL course is right for them. One of the big divides between Courses is that between online TEFL coursesand onsite TEFL courses and while both types have something to offer, an online TEFL courseis the right choice for most people due to factors of money, time and commitment.

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When teaching abroad, our TEFL courses prepare you

May 22, 2019 by george mike  

TEFL Courses

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A TEFL certificate. Few things are as essential on the resume of an aspiring foreign English teacher (aptly also called a TEFL teacher). A lot of aspiring teachers view the TEFL courseas nothing more than a hurdle to jump in order to procure that certificate vital to securing their dream career of travelling the world and educating its youth. However, TEFL courses should not be taken lightly. Along with providing the important certification, TEFL coursesalso provide all the much needed practical and theoretical framework necessary to ensure your success in the classroom. A good TEFL course will make sure you are fully prepared to produce educational and interesting lessons, while giving you the tools needed to deal with any problems that will inevitably pop up in a classroom setting. Here’s how TEFL coursesprepare you for life in the foreign classroom.

Classroom Management One thing all those colorful flyers promoting teaching abroad will have inevitably left out is this; children can (and will) be absolute monsters at times. There will be days that your entire class is involved, listening and focused but truthfully, those days are few and far between. Many days you will have all kinds of behavioural issues pop up, fighting, screaming, bullying, texting or simply not listening. Add this to the communication barrier brought on by the fact that the students understand very little English (and you probably understand absolutely none of their language), and it can be enough to make any self respecting teacher fantasize about throwing the little barbarians off of very high buildings by the dozen.

However, seeing as throwing your students off buildings is generally considered a no no by most faculties, one needs to come up with alternative methods for correcting unwanted behaviour. That’s where your TEFL coursecomes in. Good TEFL courses will have long and extensive units dedicated to classroom management. They will have tips and tricks specific to both different behaviours and different age groups. As far as practical skills go, classroom management is by far the most invaluable one, you will use it every day of your teaching career so make sure your TEFL coursehas a good one!

Lesson Planning On Your first day of teaching, you’re going to walk into the classroom and see dozens of little eyes staring at you with no absence of curiosity only to realize something, you actually have no idea what you’re doing. Fear not! This will only last a few minutes thanks to your TEFL course. Another vital thing good TEFL courses teach you is how to create and execute a good lesson plan. A good lesson plan is the foundation of your class and how well the class goes depends almost entirely on how well laid out your lesson plan is. There are many components to a lesson plan and good TEFL courseswill go through all of them to ensure that your lesson plans are iron clad and sufficient to hold the interests of even the rowdiest classes, while being long enough to fill that entire hour.

Grammar You probably rolled your eyes at this one. “But I’ve been speaking English my whole life! I already have perfect grammar!” You probably do but, can you use the correct terms to explain the rules and subtler nuances of the English language? Do you know what synecdoche, prepositions, pronouns, antecedents, clauses and Gerunds are? How about interjections, intransitive verbs, predicates, or present participles? Unless you’re an absolute grammar nerd (or an English teacher!), you probably don’t. And as an aspiring English teacher, you’re

going to have to learn each and every one of those pretentious words in order to teach them to your students who will undoubtedly disdain them more than you ever will. The good news is that you already did learn most of that stuff in high school even if you don’t remember it! Good TEFL coursesdon’t spend too too much time on grammar, but go through all of it thoroughly to refresh your memory on all it’s forgotten. While grammar may be one of the least interesting components of your TEFL course, it’s very important so make sure your course has a good one!

Self Motivation, Dedication and Commitment As a teacher, you’re forced to pretty much manage yourself. Sure you might have a director or supervisor that you email your lesson plans in to every week, but for the most part you’re the king in your own classroom. Your director/supervisor probably doesn’t speak the greatest English themselves, and pretty much trusts you blindly. Now this is great for a lot of reasons; you get to use your own ideas and creativity as well as manage your own time according to your schedule. But for a lot of other reasons it can, to put it quite bluntly, suck. With so much freedom, it can be pretty hard to motivate oneself to produce an adequate output for the responsibility entailed in being an English teacher. Your lesson times are fixed but all other aspects of your job are done on your own time; marking, creating lesson plans, and assessments. It can be very hard to get up the motivation to do these things, especially seeing as you’re in a new and probably exotic place with so much to see and do. That’s where your TEFL course comes in. Most TEFL coursesare online meaning that like teaching, you must be 100 percent self motivated to complete the class and obtain your TEFL certificate. There are no professors pushing you to complete assignments or meet deadlines, it’s all on your own head. True it’s not quite as much work and commitment as teaching will be, but it’s a very good start and provides you with the much needed mindframe one needs to be a successful TEFL teacher.

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When teaching abroad, our TEFL courses prepare you

May 19, 2019 by george mike  

TEFL Courses

When teaching abroad, our TEFL courses prepare youClick here for more info about TEFL Courses

A TEFL certificate. Few things are as essential on the resume of an aspiring foreign English teacher (aptly also called a TEFL teacher). A lot of aspiring teachers view theTEFL courseas nothing more than a hurdle to jump in order to procure that certificate vital to securing their dream career of traveling the world and educating its youth. However, TEFL courses should not be taken lightly. Along with providing the important certification,TEFL coursesalso provide all the much needed practical and theoretical framework necessary to ensure your success in the classroom. A good TEFL course will make sure you are fully prepared to produce educational and interesting lessons while giving you the tools needed to deal with any problems that will inevitably pop up in a classroom setting. Here’s howTEFL coursesprepare you for life in a foreign classroom.

Classroom Management One thing all those colorful flyers promoting teaching abroad will have inevitably left out is this; children can (and will) be absolute monsters at times. There will be days that your entire class is involved, listening and focused but truthfully, those days are few and far between. Many days you will have all kinds of behavioral issues pop up, fighting, screaming, bullying, texting or simply not listening. Add this to the communication barrier brought on by the fact that the students understand very little English (and you probably understand absolutely none of their language), and it can be enough to make any self-respecting teacher fantasize about throwing the little barbarians off of very high buildings by the dozen.

However, seeing as throwing your students off buildings is generally considered a no-no by most faculties, one needs to come up with alternative methods for correcting unwanted behavior. That’s where yourTEFL coursecomes in. Good TEFL courses will have long and extensive units dedicated to classroom management. They will have tips and tricks specific to both different behaviors and different age groups. As far as practical skills go, classroom management is by far the most invaluable one, you will use it every day of your teaching career so make sure yourTEFL coursehas a good one!

Lesson Planning On Your first day of teaching, you’re going to walk into the classroom and see dozens of little eyes staring at you with no absence of curiosity only to realize something, you actually have no idea what you’re doing. Fear not! This will only last a few minutes thanks to your TEFL course. Another vital thing good TEFL courses teach you is how to create and execute a good lesson plan. A good lesson plan is the foundation of your class and how well the class goes depends almost entirely on how well laid out your lesson plan is. There are many components to a lesson plan and goodTEFL courseswill go through all of them to ensure that your lesson plans are iron clad and sufficient to hold the interests of even the rowdiest classes while being long enough to fill that entire hour.

Grammar You probably rolled your eyes at this one. “But I’ve been speaking English my whole life! I already have perfect grammar!” You probably do but, can you use the correct terms to explain the rules and subtler nuances of the English language? Do you know what synecdoche, prepositions, pronouns, antecedents, clauses, and Gerunds are? How about interjections, intransitive verbs, predicates, or present participles? Unless you’re an absolute grammar nerd (or an English teacher!), you probably don’t. And as an aspiring English teacher, you’re going to have to learn each and every one of those pretentious words in order to teach them to your students who will undoubtedly disdain them more than you ever will. The good news is that you already did learn most of that stuff in high school even if you don’t remember it! GoodTEFL coursesdon’t spend too much time on grammar but go through all of it thoroughly to refresh your memory on all it’s forgotten. While grammar may be one of the least interesting components of your TEFL course, it’s very important to make sure your course has a good one!

Self Motivation, Dedication and Commitment As a teacher, you’re forced to pretty much manage yourself. Sure you might have a director or supervisor that you email your lesson plans into every week, but for the most part, you’re the king in your own classroom. Your director/supervisor probably doesn’t speak the greatest English themselves, and pretty much trusts you blindly. Now, this is great for a lot of reasons; you get to use your own ideas and creativity as well as manage your own time according to your schedule. But for a lot of other reasons it can, to put it quite bluntly, suck. With so much freedom, it can be pretty hard to motivate oneself to produce an adequate output for the responsibility entailed in being an English teacher. Your lesson times are fixed but all other aspects of your job are done on your own time; marking, creating lesson plans, and assessments. It can be very hard to get up the motivation to do these things, especially seeing as you’re in a new and probably exotic place with so much to see and do. That’s where your TEFL course comes in. MostTEFL coursesare online meaning that like teaching, you must be 100 percent self-motivated to complete the class and obtain your TEFL certificate. There are no professors pushing you to complete assignments or meet deadlines, it’s all on your own head. True it’s not quite as much work and commitment as teaching will be, but it’s a very good start and provides you with the much-needed mind frame one needs to be a successful TEFL teacher.

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4 Reasons to Take the Course – Our TEFL Courses

May 15, 2019 by george mike  

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4 Reasons to Take the Course – Our TEFL Courses

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Courses; there are so many kinds with so many different aims in mind. While one usually takes a course with a specific employability goal in mind, it does not always have to be the case. As human beings, it’s important to keep learning things both from a self-improvement viewpoint, as well as to keep the brain active and healthy. It was Albert Einstein himself who once said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” It’s all too easy as we get older and settle down with a stable, albeit mindless job to simply stop learning things and get caught in a regular 9 to 5 rut. A great way to learn new things, thusly improving our brain activity and mental health, is through taking an online course. Online courses are great for busy individuals who may not have time to attend live lectures but would like to sharpen their repertoire regardless. One such online course one can take is the online TEFL course. TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language,” and is a comprehensive course of about 100 to 150 hours. It’s primarily taken by recent college graduates looking to become “TEFL teachers,” which are teachers that travel to countries like China or Spain and teach English as a second language to school children. While the exciting career of being a TEFL teacher might not be for everyone, taking an online TEFL coursevery well may be! Along with being absolutely vital for anyone thinking of teaching ESL, it provides some very practical and useful benefits that absolutely anyone is sure to profit from.

4) Gain a New Skill Going back to the Einstein quote, learning is very important in keeping that brain healthy and active. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s amazing ability to continuously change throughout its lifetime. The only way this change occurs is through learning. The neurons fire up new connections and the internal structure of the existing synapses change, strengthening them. This continuous strengthening of neural pathways is one of the best ways to stave off age related brain disorders, like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Along with the increase in brain power, it’s always good to learn a new skill! Online TEFL coursesteach you all kinds of skills, like classroom management (which is hilariously transferable to managing adults), creating assessment scales, and effective public speaking tips and techniques. All these skills are absolutely vital in a classroom setting, but it’s easy to see how they could come in handy for just about anyone.

3) Brush up on your Grammar Yeah, you already had grammar classes all throughout high school and you’ve been speaking English your entire life, what more grammar could you possibly learn? But do you really remember everything from those years of cafeteria lunches, gym classes, and pep rallies? Do you remember all about synecdoche, similes, auxiliary verbs, pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions? What about contractions, gerunds, interjections, and past participles? Suffixes? Subjunctive moods? Probably not. True, most of it you will never need to know from a practical standpoint, but extra knowledge never goes amiss. Especially if you like things like literature, creative writing, or public speaking; it’s very good to be thoroughly educated on grammar. All good online TEFL courseswill have a section on grammar, which is extremely

important, considering most individuals who take TEFL courses are aspiring English teachers. It’s not only teachers that need grammar though. Creative use of grammar can turn an article, speech, or even conversation about a normally boring topic into something interesting and delightful. At the very least, good grammar comes in handy when in internet arguments; no one can correct you if your grammar is already perfect!

2) Learn How to Handle Children Perhaps the most important and often used section of an online TEFL courseis that of classroom management. One thing that all the TEFL brochures often leave out is the simple fact that children can and will act like monsters from time to time. From disrupting class with animal noises, to beating the snot out of each other, if there’s a way to misbehave, chances are your average kid is going to partake in it. This can be incredibly frustrating for a teacher who is trying to make their class run smoothly and as such, offers up the vital need for impeccable classroom management skills that will make even the most rowdy class sit tight and learn. Online TEFL courseshave extensive material on classroom management, covering a wide range of principles and techniques like seating arrangements, punishment and reward systems, and age dependent motivational techniques. Even if one has absolutely no intention of becoming a teacher, knowing how to handle children is a skill that everyone should have. You might already have or aspire to have kids of your own, or could very well have to babysit nieces or nephews someday, in which case the techniques learned from an online TEFL coursecould come very handy indeed.

1) Employability Lastly we come to the main reason most people take any course at all; employability. While online TEFL coursesprovide the maximum benefit employability, and it’s wise for people who are looking to become TEFL teachers, it will certainly be a great boost to the resume for a wide range of careers. A TEFL certificate is a great asset to have on the resume of anyone getting into working with children, tutoring, or working with immigrants. It also helps just for the fact that the individual committed to and stuck with an intensive 120 hour course, showing drive and dedication; something no employer is able to turn, down regardless of the field.

While an online TEFL courseis essential for those looking into getting into TEFL as a career, that’s not where it’s usefulness ends. Online TEFL courses can be a wise career and life choice for anyone providing a great deal of useful and practical skills anyone is sure to benefit from.

 

4 Reasons to Take the Course – Our TEFL Courses

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