If you are reading this having made the life altering decision to teach English overseas, good for you! It is a decision you will not regret. Ahead lies a gratifying and, in most cases, well-paid career. You can look forward to all the benefits of teaching overseas in a new country. Immersing yourself in a unique culture, days spent exploring, exotic holidays, mastering a new language, most likely warmer climes and low cost of living. You can also look forward to meeting the people who are about to become your new best friends and adventure partners.
Now that the decision has been made, however, you must consider two major things. Firstly, what country you go to and secondly, as we will discuss here, the right job and training for that job. The importance of getting this right before you leave cannot be underestimated. It is essential that the course you take provides the skills you need to manage a classroom with non-native English speakers, be they children or adults. Having a respected and recognised TEFL qualification in your arsenal is going to help you secure a much higher calibre of job and enable you to do it well.
The English teaching industry can be a difficult one to navigate and is peppered with a plethora of acronyms. Between TEFL, TESOL, TOEFL and CELTA, it’s hard to know which course is which and more importantly which is right for you. A quick search online and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the vast amount of jobs available and the qualifications you need for each country and or school.
By and large, they are all pretty similar, but TEFL is an excellent place to start. The acronym TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. As a standard guideline, trusted industry experts would always recommend at the very least a TEFL qualification. TEFL certification will equip you with all the classroom skills you need, especially if you have never taught before.
That’s where TFA Academy can help you. Not only will we secure the right job for you but we will also take care of your TEFL training. We will ensure you are fully trained, prepped and ready to go into the classroom. We understand that prices, budget, location and time frames will differ for everyone, that’s why we offer online TEFL training, in-class TEFL training and combination TEFL courses. In-class training is in particular recommended for those of you based in Ireland. Our international applicants can avail of our on-line version.
TFA Academy’s TEFL course will make up a distinctive and integral part of your development as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Our course includes guidance and instruction on lesson planning, methodologies, hands-on teaching practice, English grammar and managing young learners. We will also give you access to highly-qualified TEFL tutors, our job placement service and inside career advice from those who have been there to assist you in finding your ideal teaching job abroad. Our in-class TEFL option also features a teaching practice component completed over the course of one weekend. This course is delivered at one of our training centres in Ireland under the supervision of one of our experienced Teacher Trainers.
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded a TEFL certificate and will be qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Our Academy team also provide post – placement support once you start your new teaching job. So what are you waiting for? Click on the following link for more information or to contact any of the friendly staff at TFA Academy: http://tfa-academy.com/. We are ready to answer your questions, give you advice, recommend the right course for you and most importantly help you embark on this wonderful adventure.
If you wish to attend our free half day seminar on TEFL teaching and job placement in Dublin, Limerick, Galway or Cork this June please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.