If you've always harboured a desire to move to Asia, or couldn't get a ticket to Madrid for your TEFL job, well it could actually turn out to be a masterstroke of luck. Asia is one of the fastest growing regions and TEFL teachers are in huge demand out here since nobody actually speaks English fluently. It's also got a very unique culture where you can relish new experiences, learn a language and customs that are completely alien, and more importantly earn quite a lucrative salary in comparison to other regions.
Decoding The Terms associated with TEFL
If you've ever been vaguely interested in teaching English abroad, you're likely to have encountered TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, TESL, and probably some hundred other acronyms, abbreviations and terms in your search. Even to a professional teacher working in the field, a lot of these terms might be confusing and for a rookie, downright intimidating. So in this post, we will try to decipher the various terms and try to understand where and why they're used and what exactly do they mean.
You've passed your TEFL course with flying colors, got a job at a reputable institute and are well on your way to a great career. So with all dreams and unbridled joy swirling within, you enter the classroom on your first day to find some 50 students staring at you and waiting for your every move.