So many people are teaching English abroad these days. Thailand, China, Vietnam and Spain are all very popular destinations for TEFL teachers. Can you imagine? Dim sum on demand, ice cream sandwiches, sipping sangrias after work – they are truly living the dream.
If you’ve been considering doing a Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or TEFL, course then you’ve probably started doing your research on TEFL course providers.
Now, there are tons and tons of TEFL course providers out there. The first decision you have to make is whether you want to do it face-to-face or online. If you want to do a face-to-face course, then you should find out which course providers are in your local area, or even consider doing a TEFL course in a different country!
But if you are more drawn to the flexibility of an online TEFL course, then there are a few major TEFL course providers you can choose from. But one in particular stands out from the rest: The TEFL Academy – just have a look at The TEFL Academy Reviews online to see what we mean!
The TEFL Academy TEFL courses tick all the boxes:
? Quality TEFL courses
? Accredited TEFL courses
? Internationally recognized TEFL courses
? Experienced, professional tutors
? Student support
? Good deals!
And they’ve even won awards!
What more could you ask for?
But let’s look at their most popular course: The TEFL Academy Level 5 168-hour TEFL course.
This course covers all the fundamentals of teaching English as a foreign language, from lesson planning to teaching English grammar to classroom management strategies to materials for teaching English. Plus, the course covers finding a job and how to write a CV and cover letter. (See their website for a more comprehensive rundown – it’s a lot!).
What’s more, with this course you’re given (yes, given!) three top-up courses: Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English, and Teaching Online & 1:1. You also get The TEFL Academy Handbook e-book, The TEFL Academy Resource Pack e-book, and access to weekly webinars.
What is particularly convenient about the course is that you have six months’ access to the course materials and assessments. The major reason we choose online courses is for the flexibility of time (and location), and the opportunity to work or holiday while we are studying. Six months is enough time for us to live our lives and do a TEFL course at the same time. You don’t have to give up your life (and your savings) to get TEFL-certified. Winning!
They have very active social media pages and this is always a good way to check out a TEFL course provider – or anyone, for that matter! The quality of their content is awesome, and they have a great sense of humour, while also offering solid information and advice. Plus you can see where their alumni are all over the world, which is very motivating.
Of course, cost is always a consideration these days (have you seen fuel prices lately!). You’d be right to be wary of TEFL courses which seem too cheap to be true. We’ve all heard horror stories of really awful TEFL courses. And let’s be honest, even IF (and it’s a big IF) you can find a job with a terrible TEFL qualification, how are you going to feel walking into a classroom?!
The TEFL Academy courses are really reasonable (according to The TEFL Academy reviews online), especially considering how much you get with them and how comprehensive the course is. Even if you have never done an online course before, they offer the support you will need to get through the course, find a job, and feel confident in your skills as a TEFL teacher.
It’s clear from The TEFL Academy Reviews online that their students feel supported, challenged, and excited to do their TEFL qualification with The TEFL Academy.
Even if you’ve never done an online course before, there is enough support from The TEFL Academy to make sure that you will get through the course – which is the first step to jumping on a plane and setting foot in your own EFL classroom in a foreign country!