Everything you need to know about Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The acronym TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It’s sometimes also referred to as TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The term TEFL is  popular in the UK and USA and the term TESOL is more commonly used in Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Due to the increasing needs for a commercially globalised world to be able to communicate in English, it is estimated that more than 1 billion people are learning English throughout the world today. Your knowledge of English and the ability to use the language is now a valuable global commodity, and, there is a huge demand for TEFL teachers in almost all parts of the world, with demand increasing every year.

TEFL Graduate courses provide you with all the necessary skills, training and confidence you need to be effective at teaching English abroad. The TEFL certificate is recognised around the world, and tells employers that that you are committed to teaching, that you know what you’re doing in the classroom and you are dedicated to making the most of your teaching placement – no matter which country you have chosen. Our TEFL Graduate certificate will help you stand out among other applicants – giving you the competitive edge over other candidates when applying for teaching positions.

TEFL is an exciting and rewarding way to see the world, immerse yourself in a new culture, build your confidence, boost your CV / Résumé, make a difference in the lives of others – or simply to try something new and exciting! It will be an experience of a lifetime!

You can travel abroad for a few months or live and teach abroad as a career. As a bonus, the experience gained teaching English as a Foreign Language will prove invaluable when you return home and seek employment.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language is for all kinds of people!

People who teach English abroad vary from recent university / college graduates and gap year students, to long-term travellers, to those looking to change careers and teachers with experience looking to refresh their skills. Even retirees can TEFL.

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