Teaching English really is a great and rewarding career! It offers many avenues to independence, travel, exploration, and adventure. However, you may be asking yourself which avenue to take? After all, there are so many TEFL courses and certificates in Spain alone, it is easy to get lost in a maze of terms and offers coming from every direction as soon as you Google the term TEFL & Spain! But buyer, beware! You may end up enrolling and purchasing a program not in your scope of interest unless you first perform diligent research. In this article you will be familiarized with different options and courses that are available.
Location: USA,UK,Australia- Use: Teach basic English
For those who are interested in teaching English language in English-speaking countries (such as USA, UK, Australia, etc.) to students whose first language is NOT English. Obviously, this is NOT what you need to teach English in Spain, so do not waste your time or money on obtaining this certificate unless this is what you desire.
Location:USA,UK,Australia - Use: Basic English
For those who desire to obtain basics on teaching English language in foreign, non-English-speaking countries AND English-speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, etc.). TESOL course covers a wide variety of material, however, the detail in which this material is studied can be rather shallow. For this reason some schools and academies do not recognize this type of certificate.
Location: USA,UK,Australia - Use: Adults
Type of TEFL certificate, accredited by world-known University of Cambridge. Since the instruction is focused to adults, this type of certificate can offer more leverage when it comes to compensation. Learning English is more complicated for adults than for children. Therefore, it can be more challenging to teachers to transfer their knowledge onto their adult students. Finding jobs to teach English to adults can be challenging as well as those positions are highly sought out for.
Location: Worldwide Recognized - Use:Broad use, Best Choice
For those who desire to teach English language abroad in foreign, non-English-speaking countries. Course material covers foundational topics in depth over a period of 120 hours. For those desiring to teach English in Spain, China, Japan, South Korea, or anywhere else for that matter, this should be the course of choice. TEFL certificate is recognized worldwide.
TEFL Course Expectations
What to consider when looking at TEFL certificate options?
Always look for courses that are accredited and ensure the course includes practicum hours with a minimum of 120 hours training in total. Our curriculum meets the requirements set by the British Council of 120 hours of coursework. Practical training is one of the cornerstones of our course and we take pride in it. Most other institutes fill in their class hours with just theoretical training which is quite detrimental when your graduate. But TEFL Madrid stresses on a minimum 30 hours on field training in front of non-native speakers, under the guidance of experienced trainers. This helps you develop your all-round skills and tackle your weak points that may crop up during classes.
Why choose OUR TEFL COURSE?
WIth so many options and advertisements, it’s understandable why a potential candidate may be confused. Our TEFL course is an internationally accredited course designed to give you all the skills and qualifications to teach English overseas. The course abides by the strict standards of British council and is recognized by international TESOL organisations. All our trainers are assessed and qualified to teach professional TEFL courses and have decades of experience. Over the short time period, TEFL Madrid has transformed into one of the most reputed and acclaimed English language training academy.
Our immense wealth of experience in teaching TEFL courses mean we know exactly what is needed by the market and what skills you need to learn to become a complete TEFL teacher.
We hope we have clarified some of the confusion in this article. But if you still need answers, and would like to speak to one of our representatives, do not hesitate to contact us at any time. As the old saying goes, the only stupid question is the one not being asked. We are standing by to assist with your concerns!
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- Globally recognized certification
- Our Spanish courses are accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and other institutions
- Effective,We have a very select list of highly experienced teachers
- Enjoyable,Custom design courses
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