FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between TESOL, TEFL and TESL?

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and courses of this nature seek to provide for the needs of all students.

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and refers to teaching English in a country where English is not widely used, such as China, Brazil or Greece.

TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language and refers to teaching English in an English-speaking environment such as the UK, or in a country where English is very widely used such as India or Zambia.

CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults

Some TESOL training courses also offer courses relating specifically to teaching English to children of seventeen years or under.

In practice, there is no difference. Teachers with any one of these qualifications will be able to find teaching posts around the world. Employers are unconcerned about the certificate title as long as the certificate has been accredited by a professional body.

Do I need to be a native speaker of English?

No. We have an experience with non-native speakers who have taken TESOL Certification and found great teaching jobs abroad.

How long will the On-Site TESOL training course take?

It takes approximately 4 weeks.

Do I need to be a teacher already?

Not necessarily. Some of our graduates has alredy have some teaching experience or they were teaching in the past.

How often will I be able to contact my tutor?

Every student gets a contact of one of our trainers so that they stay in touch for further assisstance. Most of our graduates are sharing pictures with us from schools they were hired and their students as well pictures of the country and the beauties of the place they work and live. We build a lifelong relatonship with our graduates.

Are there any age limits?

18 or over.

Does it matter which subjects I've studied in the past?

No. Many scientists, mathematicians, engineers, salespersons and students of business, foreign languages and other subjects have gone on to make excellent English language teachers.

Will the TESOL certificate qualification be enough to help me to find a job?

Yes. Our students have gone on to work in many different countries.

What sort of job can I get afterwards?

Many of our TESOL students find jobs in language schools in Europe, Asia, Middle and Far East. Some decide to volunteer, some want to give private lessons at home or work as a private tutors for families, some go to work at schools and companies.