What is TEFL?
TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign
Language. It is a term used to describe the teaching of English to
Why do a TEFL Course?
A TEFL course is a training program designed
to give you the skills and confidence you need to teach English as
a foreign language. The length and depth of the course may vary,
but all courses will cover the key skills needed to teach English
to foreign learners. You'll be taught how to make lessons
interesting, how to aim your lessons at different student levels
and how to motivate your students so that they really want to
learn. These are essential skills and you'll find them invaluable
when you start your TEFL career.
Where can I work?
TEFL teachers can find jobs both in the UK and overseas. If you
chose to work overseas you do not need to speak the language of
your host country as all teaching will be in English.
How long will I work for?
Most TEFL teachers who work overseas do so for a limited time
period and use it as an opportunity to experience other
cultures. It is possible to establish a longer term career in
ELT by moving into developing course materials, managing teaching
staff and perhaps, in the long term, setting up your own
Check out these useful websites for more information.
Find out if TEFL is
right for you with this quick 10 minute test.