Why should you get TEFL certified?

With such a broad range of online and in-class TEFL courses available, it can be difficult to choose the best TEFL course for you. But perhaps the first question you should ask yourself is why take a TEFL course at all?

Completing an online or in-class recognised TEFL course can quite literally open up a world of opportunities for you, whether you have been considering teaching English overseas for some time or if you are just discovering international teaching jobs now. With ever-expanding English teaching job opportunities over a wide range of locations, there has never been a better time to travel and teach English.

If you are a native English speaker or if you have a high level of English language proficiency, you can teach English as a foreign language to students of English around the world after you complete an accredited TEFL course.

Here at TFA Academy, part of TFA Education Group, we provide a selection of online and in-class TEFL course options for you to choose from. With TFA Academy, we can help you get a TEFL teaching job lined up and ready to go with one of our excellent partner schools in Asia before you leave your home country (for an overview of jobs currently available, check out www.teachersforasia.com/jobs). Working with us to complete a globally recognised online TEFL course or one of our classroom-based TEFL programs will provide you with all the training you need so you are fully prepared for your first teaching job abroad.

Teaching English allows you to meet new people from all walks of life, young and old, and make a lot of new friends. You become part of the community. You can learn about the history and culture of a region from the locals themselves, a much more rewarding experience than any museum or guidebook. You become a more rounded and interesting person with a better understanding of the world out there!

But what is it that really makes TEFL training special? More than a course, more than a job, TEFL is a life experience. It will take you around the world. Of course, once you have immersed yourself in a culture, it’s impossible not to pick up some of the local language, another great skill that will always come in useful.

Many of the schools where our former students teach English as a foreign language actually provide free tuition for teachers such as Mandarin Chinese lessons. Having an understanding of an Asian language such as Chinese can add serious weight to your CV after you return home. Living and working in a foreign country grants you a profound understanding of the people and the culture, an experience that simply cannot be replicated. You can explore areas that tourists overlook or the locals hide from outsiders, and become a true connoisseur of the local cuisine!

Teaching English as a foreign language is a great way to unleash your untapped creativity, as keeping your students engaged in your lessons and eager to learn will keep you on your toes. At first, this may seem daunting, but TFA Academy’s teacher training programs will provide you with the skill set and tools you need to overcome any challenge, even if you have no previous teaching experience. Every step of the way, our experienced placement consultants will be on hand to answer all of your questions and help you settle into your dream job in a new country. On-site school training and orientation ensure that you’ll enter your classroom filled with confidence and ready to teach.

Are you seeking the bright lights and hustle and bustle of a big city like Shanghai, Seoul or Bangkok? Or would you prefer the quiet serenity of a small, rural town? Perhaps the best of both worlds? TFA Academy (www.tfa-academy.com) has gained an excellent international reputation among teachers and schools alike.

We get to know all of our students on a personal level. Unlike many other TEFL training providers, we are available to talk with you by Skype before enrolling in one of our online TEFL courses or classroom-based TEFL programmes. Where possible, we will try to provide you with an end-to-end TEFL Training and a Teach English abroad job placement through our long established service at Teachers For Asia (www.teachersforasia.com), part of TFA Education Group (www.tfa-education.com). We can help you choose the right job and the perfect location for you. So what are you waiting for?

Email us directly at info@tfa-academy.com to set up your free Skype consultation with one of our team. We can answer any questions you might have and offer advice on your CV layout and potential job options. Exciting times ahead!