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- Do I need a TEFL/TESOL certificate to teach abroad?That's a bit like asking whether you need to take a driving test to get behind the wheel of a car. Yes, you'll be able to make the car go forwards and backwards without much training, but you'll probably end up bumping into a few thing...(read more)
- How much money can I make teaching English abroad?We'll let you in on a secret: unless you win the lottery while you're doing it, teaching English abroad won't make you a millionaire! What it will give you, however, is a different kind of wealth - the chance to live and work in a...(read more)
- How long are TEFL contracts?Just like the people who take them on, TEFL contracts come in all shapes and sizes. Generally the minimum length for paid work is around 3 or 4 months, and most last 6 months to 1 year. ...(read more)
- Do I need to be fluent in the local language?The simple answer is no. You really don’t need to have a full grasp of the local lingo to be an English teacher overseas. In fact it’s kind of frowned upon for English teachers to speak the local language when they’re in the c...(read more)
- Which TEFL course is right for me?It all depends on you. Both online and classroom TEFL courses will prepare you for life ...(read more)
- Whatís the difference between TEFL, TESL and TESOL?So many acronyms, so very little difference! TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TESOL for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The TEFL acronym is b...(read more)
- What are the most common uses for a TEFL qualification? No, it's not a silly question! While most people decide to travel abroad and teach English, there are all sorts of reasons for you to get TEFL qualified: To find paid teac...(read more)
- Do I need a degree to teach English overseas?It just depends on where you want to head to. In some countries you'll need a degree to get a teaching job due to pesky visa reasons. For example, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea are off limits to those who haven't been to university. All i...(read more)
- What qualifications do I need to do a TEFL course?Relax, budding TEFL-er. You don’t need any previous qualifications to take an i-to-i TEFL course. However, if English isn't your first language we'd recommend you check your Englis...(read more)
- I'm a non-native English speaker - can I still get TEFL certified? Yes, definitely. Lots of our TEFL graduates go on to teach English in their home country where English is not the primary language and some even head overseas to teach. As long as you speak English fluently, you should have no problem tackling ...(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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