Teach English Abroad – TEFL Courses
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What is TEFL? How can I Teach English Abroad?
Knowledge of the English language and the ability to use this language is rapidly becoming a valuable global commodity due to the fact that the English language is in ever increasing demand throughout the world.
All About Languages not only offers our clients the opportunity to learn foreign languages abroad but also the tools to learn how to Teach English Abroad to those who strive to learn it.
Teaching English abroad is one of the best ways to support yourself financially while you travel abroad.
At present there is a great worldwide desire to communicate in English and, as a result, there is a huge demand for trained and skilled teachers of English. The standard, international qualification required is a TEFL certificate or TESOL certificate.
With this qualification you are able to put your English skills to good use and to find employment while you travel abroad.
Why settle when you can travel?
– from Schools & Agents
Living in an era which is dominated by the words and phenomena of the likes of ‘recession’, ‘cuts’ and ‘unemployment’ people naturally choose to explore new options and possibly new horizons too. Being TEFL-qualified is one way of doing this.
The more time passes the more English people are becoming TEFL and CELTA qualified and are moving out of the UK and settling elsewhere.
The latest blow has come along when English Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the government shall be cutting the housing benefits which are currently being given to people under the age of 25. This obviously puts an even bigger burden on these young youths who want to settle down and in some cases it might even result in a failure to actually fulfill their dream of settling. So what’s the option? Travelling of course!
Some might see it as a form of escapade.but let’s face it. Who wouldn’t want to escape from a figure of one million unemployed in the 16 to 24 age range alone?
Who would want to pile up on more debts? On the other side of the continent (and for the more adventurous ones even on the other side of the globe) there are people who are dying to quench their thirst for learning English.
So moving to one of these countries, especially when you are fully qualified and, on top of that, a native is possibly the best career move one could make, given the situation!
Author: Bernice Farrugia
What is the difference between TEFL / TESOL?
This question can be complicated, we will try to clarify below:
- TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language: This term is predominantly used when English is being taught in a country where it isn’t the native language (for example teaching English to Spanish people in Spain).
- TESL – Teaching English as a Second Language: This is where English is being taught to non-native speakers of English in a country where it is the native language (for example teaching emigrants to the UK/USA).
- TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: This term theoretically encompasses all of the above.
- ELT – English Language Teaching: This term is mainly used by institutions in the U.K.
Although there are slight differences in theory, these terms are often used interchangeably. It should not make any real difference to your future career and job prospects whether you receive a TEFL certificate or a TESOL certificate.