Pursue a TEFL Online Course and Get Teaching Opportunities Galore
Aug 22, 2017 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 439 Views
TEFL, the name resonates especially with those who are looking to have a successful career in teaching English overseas. As English has become the universal language of communication among the non-native speaking nations in Asia, Europe, Middle East, etc., hence knowing the language for the natives of those countries have become quite important. English being used for communication in every sphere of life, be it in trade and business, in job applications or while pursuing higher education, hence knowing the language is of primary importance. In other words, in today’s time it is almost a necessity for most to know the communication skills in English in order to prosper in life.
Even for English speaking nations like Australia or even the USA, the natives may have decent English communication skills but their grammar and even pronunciation may not be correct and hence even they need to opt for communication classes so that they can spare themselves from the embarrassment when it comes to using grammatically correct English.
Hence to educate the mass, there are a number of language centres which have sprung up. Even the schools are hiring trained ESL/EFL teachers who will be able to adjust themselves with the environment and teach and train the learners in the classes on the ways of communication in English language. For this the teaching aspirants need to pursue a TEFL course from a reputed training institute, those that offer intensive curriculum and acquaint the aspirants with the knowledge and skills on the latest approaches to teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. TEFL courses are available in both online and in-class mode of learning out of which the online mode is gradually becoming popular among the aspirants for obvious reasons. In in class learning method, the candidates need not travel to any physical classroom and attend the class, but can pursue the course from any place of their convenience. There are usually various stages of TEFL in class programs available. They are as follows:
Foundation TEFL course – it is the basic level course that spans for duration of 60 hours where the course curriculum comprises of knowing the nuances of TESOL, language acquisition skills, latest TEFL teaching methodologies and approaches, knowledge on grammar and phonology, classroom management techniques and many more. The course materials also comprise of videos that aid in the understanding of the course materials by the candidates.
TEFL Professional course – this TEFL course is for duration of 120 hours and aims at developing the aspirants into global leaders. Along with acquainting the candidates with the nuances of TESOL, language acquisition skills, latest TEFL teaching methodologies and approaches, knowledge on grammar and phonology, classroom management techniques, they also get a fair idea on lesson planning, need based teaching and also teaching young learners. As video materials are also provided, hence the candidate can opt for teaching practices in any local school and practice the skills that they acquire.
TEFL Diploma Course – TEFL Diploma course is a 180 hour online course where the TEFL teaching methodologies along with lesson planning, need based teaching, classroom management techniques. This course is ideal for those who are looking for a deep knowledge on TEFL and its nuances and are interested for a career in teaching young learners. Pursing the Diploma course makes the candidates eligible for better job opportunities all around the world.
TEFL Advanced Diploma and P G Diploma in TEFL Course – TEFL Advanced Diploma course is for duration of 220 hours while the P G Diploma in TEFL Course is for 280 hour duration. Both focus on thoroughly acquainting the candidates with the nuances of English teaching methodologies to learners of various backgrounds and age groups, they are also taught the difference between teaching English to young Learners as well as to business English learners, though in the PG Diploma level the teachings are a bit more vigorous. Candidates successfully completing this course can become teachers, counsellors, course co-ordinators, curriculum developers or even course developers. The teachers are also taught on the methods of evaluation and giving assignment to the learners.
The candidates are free to choose any level of the TFEL courses, according to their suitability and preference and become job ready in the international teaching arena.