The Most Important Reasons to Take a TEFL Course
To start with, TEFL is an abbreviation for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to speakers of other languages. This means this was a requirement to teach at a school, and teaching itself is fun and I could learn something new which were the reasons why I chose to study the TEFL.
This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Joshna C. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.
Firstly, the major requirements to teach at an international (formal) school, or in a learning center would be to have a Bachelor's degree along with the TEFL/TESOL certificate. However, some schools are slightly different from their standards and the vast majority of them require at least a TEFL/TESOL certificate. It is also best to be a Native English Teacher, in that case, which I am so that I can thoroughly help my students with learning the functions of English. Most companies asked me for copies of my TESOL certificate as they needed to make sure I had the essential criteria in teaching English which I thought was a standardized examination recognized around the world.
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Teacher’s Creativity Development
Secondly, it is fun to take this course as I purely loved all aspects of English including literature like Shakespeare and Macbeth since all of their stories were fruitful and tragic. It is surprising how most of the characters in Shakespeare's stories die. This also raises a question as to whether Shakespeare is a man or a woman. By completing the TEFL with joyfulness, it brought me lots of excitement because I could enjoy my summer holiday writing on how I can help my students in the future.
Not only am I able to help them precisely on the grammar language, but I can also develop more interactive games, case studies for my future classes. Upon completion of the course, I utilized the fundamental aspects of coming up with better presentation skills for work such as less panicking and establishing more suitable lesson plans. I nurtured myself and my students the importance of having passion in the field we hope to pursue in the future which I find rewarding.
Thirdly, it is eye-opening for this experience because I progressed independently and had more patience. From this study, I got a chance to explore and do research online to find the correct definition not only for just answering the multiple-choice but for understanding the concepts behind the meaning. Research can be fun in numerous ways because I find it meaningful to conclude with a decision after reading reports from articles. I was once offered a research role for biology since I majored in science for my undergraduate studies. However, I find teaching to be my passion because I love the way how kids solve problems easily after I guided them the correct way.
Besides that, I had expanded my horizons in seeing the meaning of what teaching was. It was to have a passion for what you teach. I applied my skills such as typing and comprehension onto other kinds of certificate courses which were useful. This online ITTT TEFL at this price could easily be completed compared to ones walked in because I could complete the course without interrupting my full-time teaching job. It was also convenient for me to complete the assignments online without having to leave my home nor wasting time to put on makeup.
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After I gained more teaching experience in Hong Kong, I would consider taking the Diploma TESOL with ITTT again because I love how we could work wherever and whenever we want without boundaries. The tutors are all very friendly and helpful and I sincerely thank you, Tania, Linda, and ITTT for guiding me towards this successful completion.
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In conclusion, I completed the TEFL because it was a stepping stone to become a qualified English trainer while it being engaging and could adapt lessons learned thus apply to other areas in helping my students or myself like writing a stronger resume.
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