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Tefl: Should you take your training course abroad? In my role as a Tefl training adviser at Cactus, one of the questions I am most frequently asked is: "Does it matter where you take the course?

Tefl: Should you take your training course abroad?

" Arguably the most important thing to ascertain from the outset is that the type of course you are considering will lead to a recognised qualification. Once you have established this, the next step for most is to decide on a location. As the most internationally recognised courses are externally moderated, participants can rest assured that they will obtain the same qualification no matter where they train. There are however, factors that need to be considered when deciding where to complete your course (aside from how cheap the beer is). Although just four weeks in length, your Tefl course may well feel like four years. If you live alone, fresh, home-cooked food is likely to become a thing of the past. Alastair Fairman was first introduced to the world of Tefl through a taster course at university.

Again, training abroad will not suit everyone. How to Choose the Right TEFL Course: Top Tips. If you’re tempted to enrol on a TEFL course, you will probably notice that there’s a mountain of information on the Internet pulling you one way or another.

How to Choose the Right TEFL Course: Top Tips

Deciding what is best for you is paramount, so it’s a good idea to ask yourself some key questions. Are you looking for a gap year opportunity? Where are you interested in going? What foreign language are you hoping to learn/improve? Are you interested in teaching adults, teenagers or children? Great TEFL Courses & Certificates. Home - TEFL Org UK. Starting Out in TESOL. If you are thinking of becoming a teacher of English to speakers of other languages, and you are looking for a course leading to a qualification that will help you get a job with a good employer, you may be interested to consider carefully the content of these pages and the 10 questions we pose.

Starting Out in TESOL

You will see many training courses advertised for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) - courses which aim to prepare and qualify you for your first English teaching job. It is in your interest to choose a course which will offer you a high standard of training and recognised certification. Such a course will enable you to gain employment with a reputable employer, will have wider recognition in the field, will enable you to earn more for your work, and will provide a good basis for future career moves. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Choosing Your First English Language Teacher Training Course 1. 3. 4. Trinity CertTESOL » Leeds English Language School. Course Information 20 week part-time courseCourse dates: Next course starts 12th January 2015Classes are mostly held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-00 to 8-00/8:40pm plus 5 Saturday mornings.Cost £950 + £49 admin fee.

Trinity CertTESOL » Leeds English Language School

Train to teach English as a foreign language with the Trinity Certificate in TESOL. CELTA. Course information The CELTA course is intended for adults, aged 18 or over who have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education and a standard of English in order to successfully complete written assignments and the assessment of teaching practice.


The full time course consists of a minimum of 120 contact hours and includes theoretical input, tutorial support and consultation, supervised lesson planning, 6 hours assessed teaching practice, peer observation of teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers in the classroom. You can also study this course part-time. Assessment Assessment consists of 6 hours of assessed teaching practice and four written assignments. Dates Our courses: E: FE Direct: Education and Training Maths or English specialist pathways Diploma Level 5. Mathematics and English teaching placements will be offered by Leeds City College and partner organisations to graduates who enrol onto either of the following Level 5 Diplomas: Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching English: Literacy) Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching Mathematics: Numeracy).

FE Direct: Education and Training Maths or English specialist pathways Diploma Level 5

The Diplomas will offer collaborative and contextualised training that affords a fully immersive teaching experience. During placement, trainees will work alongside practitioners and spend a large proportion of their time training in an FE environment. Trainees will learn about the types and characteristics of post-16 provision beyond GCSE and A-level provision, which typifies the knowledge acquired by school-trained trainee teachers. Trainees will develop their knowledge and understanding through studying the following modules: Trainees taking the Mathematics specialist pathway will also study the following modules: A2 A4 English specialist pathways.