Who Teaches English?
Is TEFL for me? What types of people teach English abroad?
TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as Foreign Language, and TESOL (used in the same context) stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Thousands of people from all walks of life have graduated from the TEFL International teacher training course. With a TESOL certificate, you can teach English anywhere in the world for as long as you like. If you are wondering if this is for you, please read below for examples of motivation for taking the course and for teaching English abroad.
College Students and Recent College Grads
Our TEFL course opens the door to international travel and the ability to sustain oneself financially while abroad. If you have never lived overseas, an onsite certification course is the perfect opportunity to acclimate to a foreign lifestyle during the four weeks of classroom time. From there you have the option of pursuing teaching jobs abroad or returning home. Keep in mind that you can use English teaching as a jumping off point for other international career options. Furthermore, you can apply for and attend a course any time of the year, including summer or winter breaks.
Our TEFL Certificate course introduces unique skills applicable to teaching English as a foreign language that will thoroughly prepare you for this specialized form of teaching. Your previous experience in the education field will certainly be to your advantage and give you an edge over other applicants for teaching positions. Teaching English in an international setting will also boost your resume immensely if you plan to return to teaching at home.
Mid-life Career Changers
Many of our course participants are adults who need a break from their current professions or are ready to start a completely new life. Teaching English is your chance to break from the norm and experience the benefits of international living whether temporarily or permanently.
Some employers strongly prefer teachers with more life experience and maturity than our younger graduates (but with the same youthful enthusiasm). Spending retirement overseas is becoming very popular, and teaching English is an excellent way to make an impact on the local community while maintaining an income. Do not feel aprehensive about the prospects of teaching English abroad no matter what age you are. Contact us today with any questions.