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Picking that perfect TEFL course can be a little tricky – you want to be qualified enough to land that dream job, but don’t want to waste time and money doing more study than you need. Don’t panic, help is at hand! Just find the sentence that describes you best, and follow the links to get more information about the TEFL course that suits you.
‘There’s gotta be more to life than this! I want to find a way to live and work overseas’
For a long-term career as a TEFL teacher you’ll need to take a really comprehensive course like our 140 Hour Combined TEFL Course or our 120 Hour Online TEFL Course if you can’t make it into the classroom. Either way you’ll need to gain relevant teaching experience and build up your teaching resume as you go along.
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‘I want to teach abroad for a year or two and have no previous experience’
If you’ve never taught before, a comprehensive TEFL course that includes some practical lesson planning and teaching experience is the best way to impress employers and boost your confidence in the classroom.
‘I already have teaching experience, but want to boost my skills’
It’s always a good idea to increase your knowledge and improve your teaching resume. These courses will complement your teaching experience with studies that give you a deeper understanding of TEFL theory.
Or if there are specific teaching skills you want to improve, our specialist TEFL certificates should come in handy. They include subjects like Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners. Click here to check out the full range of specialist TEFL certificates here
‘I’m planning to go travelling and want a TEFL certificate just in case I need to pick up casual work’
Want a TEFL certificate as back up in case funds run dry while you’re travelling? No problem – if you’re just planning to teach on a casual basis, give one of these shorter courses a go.
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‘I’m interested in TEFL, but not ready to teach abroad just yet’
Fancy dipping your toes in the TEFL waters to see if you might like to dive in at a later date? Take a look at:
Remember that any i-to-i TEFL course can be upgraded at a later date. So if you catch the TEFL bug, you add on extra course elements, do more hours of study and get a more valuable TEFL certificate when you’re ready! Arrange a call-back with one of our TEFL experts for more advice!
‘I want to do a TEFL course but don’t have the time to spend hours in a classroom’
We have a range of TEFL courses that you can complete online, which means you can study wherever and whenever it suits you. You get three months to complete our online TEFL courses (and you can increase that if you need to) so you can take things at your own pace.
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‘I want to a TEFL course that gives me face-to-face tuition and some teaching experience’
Many people like to learn in a ‘proper’ classroom setting, which is what makes our Classroom TEFL Courses so popular. You get 20 hours of face-to-face tuition, as well as practical lesson planning and teaching experience. You can also add online elements to our Classroom Courses to get a more comprehensive Combined TEFL Certificate. Another option is a four week residential CELTA course, however these can prove a little expensive and are only really worthwhile if you plan to spend many years teaching English abroad.
‘I’m not sure – I need expert advice’
Still not sure? No problem – get a FREE TEFL consultation to help you decide. One of our TEFL experts will call you to chat through your plans and work out which TEFL course you need to do to make them a reality. Just click here to request your free consultation!