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TEFL TESOL Courses Requirements - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL TESOL Courses Requirements   As the market for teaching English abroad is so big, there are a huge range of opportunities out there for people of all different nationalities and backgrounds. In many countries, there are multiple job openings available for every TEFL qualified teacher, which is one reason why non-native English speakers generally have no problems in the international job market. In fact, of the many thousands of teachers who graduate from our courses every year, there are more non-native English speakers than there are native speakers. No matter where you were born or what your native language, as long as you are fluent in English there is no reason why you cannot go on to have a long and successful career teaching English. Non-native English speakers will also...  [Read more]

10 Requirements Every ESL Teachers Needs To Have - TEFL Blog


Mon, 07 Oct 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas 10 Requirements Every ESL Teachers Needs To Have Teaching offers the chance to change other people's lives permanently for the better. As a teacher, you can help to develop somebody's subject knowledge and maybe even their mind and personality. Teaching is an incredibly rewarding thing to do and good teachers are needed everywhere: in schools and college classrooms to educate the young, as well as in the workplace and other settings to teach adults and colleagues. One-on-one teachers may tutor someone in a particular subject or for their wider personal development. Table of Contents 1. Enjoy communicating your understanding to others. 2. Have confidence. 3. I have great organizational skills. 4. Work effectively in groups. 5. Be able...  [Read more]

What are the requirements for TEFL certification? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


What are the requirements for TEFL certification? All you really need to teach English abroad is a strong desire to try something new and a teaching qualification that will show potential employers that you have undergone some level of teacher training. The internationally recognised qualification in this situation is a TEFL certificate and these courses typically have few set requirements. Table of Contents What level of English is required to take a TEFL course? What age limits are there with TEFL courses? What educational background do I need to take a TEFL course? Do English language teachers need to be bilingual? Do qualified teachers still need to complete a TEFL course? Do I need to know a lot about grammar to teach English abroad? What level of English is required to take a...  [Read more]

Exploring the Diverse Job Opportunities for TEFL/TESOL Certified Teachers - TEFL Blog


Fri, 17 Mar 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Exploring the Diverse Job Opportunities for TEFL/TESOL Certified Teachers Here we will look at the different types of teaching jobs for TEFL and TESOL certified teachers, the different types of schools or workplaces where you can work after you have completed your TEFL or TESOL training. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic 1. Private language schools 2. Government-run or Public Schools 3. Private Company Schools 4. Kindergartens 5. Universities 6. International Schools 7. Working for Company 8. Private Classes or Private Tutoring 9. Volunteer Teaching 10. Teaching English Online Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video...  [Read more]

TEFL Middle East - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Urgent Requirement For Efl Instructors In Jeddah Saudi Arabia


Urgent Requirement For EFL Instructors in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Date posted:2011-10-24 | Writer: Virtual Vision Solutions | Email: [email protected] We are an international manpower recruitment company in Saudi Arabia. We have secured several staffing contracts with different government universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia and we are currently recruiting male EFL Instructors for December 2011.    Job Requirements:    1. Teachers must be English native speakers    2. Must have certificate/s in EFL, ESL, TEFL, TESL, TESOL, CELTA, DELTA, etc.with basic degree (preferably in English, Journalism, Mass Communications, Linguistics or relevant English studies).    3. A candidate with Masters Degree or PHD in English or Linguistics...  [Read more]

What do You Need to Teach English in Europe? - TEFL Blog


Sat, 17 Aug 2019 Jon ITTT Destinations What do You Need to Teach English in Europe? Opportunities abound for the TEFL teacher in Europe and it is a popular destination for many upon completing their TEFL certification. Teachers with a specialist certificate in teaching business English will do well in countries such as France and Germany, but there are plenty of teaching jobs to be found across the whole region. The requirements for English teachers in Europe vary from country to country and this article aims to highlight the differences and similarities between them. Table of Contents Can you teach there if you are from outside the EU? What qualifications are needed? Do you need to be a native speaker? Are you ready to start teaching English abroad? Related Articles: ## Listen to...  [Read more]

How long does a TEFL course take? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How long does a TEFL course take? The duration to complete a TEFL course varies based on the specific course chosen. At ITTT, our courses are tailored to cater to diverse needs, with each having its unique completion timeline. For instance, our popular 120-hour online TEFL course typically takes trainees between 6 and 8 weeks to finish. However, the exact duration can be shorter or longer based on individual commitments and pace of study. Table of Contents Which TEFL course is the quickest to complete? Are longer online TEFL courses more beneficial? How long does an in-class TEFL course take? How long do specialized and advanced TEFL courses take? Is there a maximum time limit for completing a TEFL course? Which TEFL course is the quickest to complete? For those seeking a swift...  [Read more]

Is getting a TEFL or TESOL certificate difficult? - TEFL Blog


Sun, 20 Aug 2023 Federico Riva TEFL Information Is getting a TEFL or TESOL certificate difficult? When compared to the requirements to become a regular subject teacher in a state school in most countries throughout the world, entering the TEFL/TESOL market is relatively easy. In a state school a teaching degree is normally required. Gaining a teaching degree (B.Ed) usually takes three or four years of study dedicated to gaining subject knowledge and teaching skills. Whilst the same two areas are covered in any TEFL or TESOL certification course, the time taken to complete the course is greatly reduced. The typical TEFL or TESOL course may only take 120-hours. The teaching of EFL therefore offers you the opportunity to enter the teaching profession in a very short time, compared to...  [Read more]

Rome wasn’t built in a day but your TEFL journey can start in an instant. Fill in an application form and start living and working in Europe. - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Requirements for Teaching English in Europe Opportunities abound for the TEFL teacher in Europe and it is a popular destination for many upon completing their TEFL certification. Teachers with a specialism in teaching business English will do well in countries such as France and Germany, but there are plenty of teaching jobs to be found across the whole region. The requirements for English teachers in Europe do vary from country to country and this infographic aims to highlight the differences and similarities between them. For those countries in the European Union, teachers who are EU citizens are preferred as many schools are unwilling to deal with the extensive paperwork involved in hiring teachers from outside the EU. That is not to say that teachers from countries outside of the...  [Read more]

TEFL Certification Cost - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


TEFL Certification Cost How much does TEFL Certification cost? ITTT has a wide range of courses available to suit all requirements, budgets and time options. There are three possible routes to TEFL Certification with ITTT. Completion of a course delivered… Online TEFL courses and TEFL Certification costs All ITTT online courses are internationally accredited and come with online tutor support. The course options include: 120-hour TEFL Course This is our best selling course which provides a good basic grounding to the skills and knowledge required to teach in an EFL classroom without having any previous experience. A 120-hour certificate is generally regarded as the minimum requirement for most TEFL employers worldwide. 170-hour TEFL Certification Course with Online Specialization This...  [Read more]

TEFL vs. TESOL: Understanding Your ESL Certification Options - TEFL Blog


Fri, 16 Feb 2024 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences Teaching Ideas TEFL vs. TESOL: Understanding Your ESL Certification Options This is a frequently asked question, and it can start to be answered by asking another question… Where are you in your ESL teaching career? Regardless of your answer, there will be a course that will meet your specific needs. So what are the options?Let us start with the basics; the minimum qualification required by most ESL employers worldwide is a 120-hour TEFL or TESOL certificate course. The good news is that there are a number of ways in which this can be achieved. Table of Contents TEFL or TESOL Travel to learn or stay at home? What are onsite TEFL courses like? What are online TEFL courses like? a. 120-hour TEFL certification b....  [Read more]

Which TEFL course is best for teaching English online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which TEFL course is best for teaching English online? When evaluating the best TEFL courses for teaching English online, ITTT stands out due to its tailored courses designed for both online and in-classroom environments. These courses cater to all levels including those without prior teaching experience, ensuring comprehensive training. Upon completion, graduates are well-equipped to pursue various teaching opportunities, making it a top choice for those aiming to teach English online or in traditional settings. Table of Contents 50-hr Course in Teaching English Online (CTEO) CTEO Course Units 170-hr Course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Online Specialization 50-hr Course in Teaching English Online (CTEO) This course is especially designed to build on the knowledge...  [Read more]

Volunteer Teachers: Should Volunteers Gain Teaching Qualifications Before Teaching in a Developing Country? - TEFL Blog


Mon, 18 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences Volunteer Teachers: Should Volunteers Gain Teaching Qualifications Before Teaching in a Developing Country? I am currently living in Vanuatu, where I am volunteering as a primary school teacher in a small, community-based school. While I am not a registered teacher in my home country, I do have experience in early childhood education, a Certificate in Adult Teaching and I am studying for TEFL qualifications through ITTT. I am privileged to be working alongside five local women; none of whom are qualified teachers and two of whom never finished high school. Table of Contents Lack of Local Professionals Personal Choice Range of Courses Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! This post was written by our TEFL...  [Read more]

How do I get a job teaching English in Cambodia? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I get a job teaching English in Cambodia? Cambodia is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most promising TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) destinations in Southeast Asia. Boasting a vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes, it captivates an increasing number of foreign teachers who choose to call it home. The country's most renowned gem, Angkor Wat, stands as an extraordinary temple complex, offering awe-inspiring views and remarkable architecture that can occupy visitors for days. The growing demand for English teachers in Cambodia is fueled by the nation's increasing reliance on international tourism and trade, as well as its young population, with approximately 60% under the age of thirty. The country's low cost of living and minimal restrictions on teacher...  [Read more]

How to get my first TEFL job? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How to get my first TEFL job? Congratulations if you have recently completed a TEFL certification course and are now looking for that all important first teaching position. As learning English is commonplace in the majority of countries around the world, qualified TEFL teachers rarely find it difficult to secure a good job. However, the level of demand can vary greatly from one place to the next, which also means the level of requirements can vary. What is required in one country might be completely different to the requirements in its immediate neighbor. Table of Contents Can I teach anywhere as a first-time EFL teacher? How hard is it to get a TEFL job? How can I get a TEFL job with no experience? Head to where you want to live and work and apply for jobs on the ground Sign up with a...  [Read more]

How to get my first TEFL job? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How to get my first TEFL job? Congratulations if you have recently completed a TEFL certification course and are now looking for that all important first teaching position. As learning English is commonplace in the majority of countries around the world, qualified TEFL teachers rarely find it difficult to secure a good job. However, the level of demand can vary greatly from one place to the next, which also means the level of requirements can vary. What is required in one country might be completely different to the requirements in its immediate neighbor. Can I teach anywhere as a first-time EFL teacher? As mentioned above, the demand for qualified TEFL teachers varies considerably and can have a big effect on where you might end up working in your first teaching position. Certain...  [Read more]

Which platforms hire online English teachers? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which platforms hire online English teachers? In the modern age where working online has become a common way to make a steady living, the opportunities for qualified English teachers have further branched out into what we call the ?virtual classroom?. There are countless online platforms and providers that offer English lessons online allowing students from all over the world to learn how to speak English from the comfort of their own home. The best employment options for teaching English online There are two main options for online English teachers. The first option is to set up your own teaching website. This allows teachers to be completely independent and free to set their own hours. However, it can take quite some time to find regular students and setting up a professional-looking...  [Read more]

Do you need a degree to teach online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Do you need a degree to teach online? The good news is that you do not need a degree to teach English online in many situations. We will expand on this throughout this article. The general qualification required to teach ESL either in person or online is a 120-hour TEFL or TESOL certification. This is seen as the entry level qualification and is usually required by most employers. Other qualities they will be looking for include, in no particular order: (i) Experience: Any formal teaching experience is highly regarded by employers. This may be just a few hours from your TEFL training with real classes, or volunteering at a summer school for example. The more your experience matches the type of teacher they are looking for (such as children or adult teaching) the better. Make sure your C.V...  [Read more]

How do I choose a TEFL course? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do I choose a TEFL course? Choosing a TEFL certification course can be a difficult decision as there is no standardized duration of training or a fixed syllabus for providers to adhere to. This seemingly free-for-all situation means there are a multitude of companies offering a wide range of courses of varying quality. The good news is there are several long established TEFL course providers out there who do offer high quality courses that provide all the skills and knowledge you need to start a new career as an EFL teacher. What should I look for when choosing a TEFL course? The overall length of the course is a good place to start. There are many providers who offer short format online courses of 40 hours or even less, as well as in-class courses that can be completed in one...  [Read more]

What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher? If you have decided to pursue a career in teaching English abroad, it is now time to figure out what the requirements are to get you started! While there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to teaching abroad, the most commonly required qualifications to become a TEFL teacher are: Do I need to be fluent in English to get a job in TEFL? Although it may seem self-evident, fluency in English is a prerequisite for TEFL instructors. If you don't speak English well, we recommend looking for another job. Do I need to be a native English speaker to get a job in TEFL? Non-native English speakers with fluency in the language can find work in many areas, including South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. In some regions of...  [Read more]

Do I need a visa to teach English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Do I need a visa to teach English abroad? Yes, most countries require foreign visitors to possess some form of visa in order to enter for tourism, business, education, or employment purposes. The requirements vary greatly from one country to the next, so we recommend that you contact the relevant embassy or visit their website to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Here we break down the most common forms of visa that you are likely to come across. What is a tourist visa and how do I get one? These are generally issued to short term visitors who do not plan to work or study during their stay. There are several categories of tourist visa depending on the destination and your own country of origin. The most common is the 'upon entry' tourist visa that is issued in the form...  [Read more]

Teaching English without a Degree ▷ Infographic - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Teaching English without a Degree Below we look at the different regions of the world where you can work as an English teacher without having a university degree. Bear I mind that labour and immigration requirements for any country are always subject to change and that you should always contact your local consulate for the most up-to-date information before making your plans. Europe probably offers some of the best opportunities for those without degrees with a large number of countries in the region not requiring them as prerequisite for teaching English. In countries with high demand for business English instruction such as France you are more likely to succeed with some business experience behind you rather than a degree. Africa is a good destination for those looking to volunteer...  [Read more]

How long does a TEFL course take? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How long does a TEFL course take? There is no simple answer to this question as it depends entirely on which type of TEFL course you choose to study. At ITTT we have a range of courses that are designed to suit the various needs of our trainees, each with its own time scale for completion. Which TEFL course is the quickest to complete? Online courses are often the quickest route towards TEFL certification. If you are in a real hurry a course such as our 60-hour introduction to TEFL may be a good choice as you can conceivably complete it in as little as five days. Even those who prefer to study at a slower rate should find they can complete the course within one month. However, it is worth remembering that the majority of employers worldwide insist on job applicants having a TEFL...  [Read more]

What is a hagwon and are they a good place to work? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


What is a hagwon and are they a good place to work? The term hagwon is used in South Korea to describe a particular type of school. The South Korean education system has two major components, the public school system and the private school system. Many South Koreans make use of both these systems, attending the government-run public schools as normal in any country and then taking additional lessons in a private school, particularly for additional learning in subjects such as English. A hagwon is therefore a private educational institution in South Korea where students can gain additional teaching in subjects which are seen as important for their education. It is estimated that during their education, 95% of South Korean students will make use of a hagwon. As such these private...  [Read more]

Which TEFL course is best for teaching English online? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


Which TEFL course is best for teaching English online? Due to the huge international demand for English teachers both online and in the classroom, ITTT has designed various courses that are aimed at anyone who wants to teach English in either of these environments. No previous experience or training in teaching English is required to complete these courses and once completed you will be qualified to apply for jobs with a wide range of employers. 50-hr Course in Teaching English Online (CTEO) This course is especially designed to build on the knowledge learned during a standard TEFL course and to prepare you for teaching English in an online environment. Upon successful completion of the course you will be given access to a unique graduate network, connecting you to ITTT CTEO alumni...  [Read more]

How long do TEFL contracts last? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How long do TEFL contracts last? Once you have completed your chosen TEFL course and have that all important certificate in your hand, you can seriously start to plan the next stage of your adventure. Thanks to the sustained demand for English language teachers right across the world there are plenty of countries to choose from, each with its own unique set of attractions. But how long will you have to commit for when you sign the job contract? How long are TEFL contracts in Europe? The most common contract in European schools is for an academic year that generally runs from September to June. The great thing here is you will have a couple of months off during the summer break to travel or earn some extra cash working with private students or at a summer camp. Summer language camps are...  [Read more]

How do Americans get a criminal background check for teaching English abroad? - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ TEFL FAQs


How do Americans get a criminal background check for teaching English abroad? If you plan on teaching English abroad there is a good chance that you will require some kind of criminal background check when applying for jobs or a work visa. For example, U.S. citizens who apply for English teaching jobs in South Korea, one of the largest markets for foreign teachers, will need a background check in order to get an official work visa. Many other countries and individual schools also require a background check, so it is important to be aware of how to get one and how long it might take to process. The most common type of check requested by employers and immigration departments when dealing with American teachers is an FBI criminal background check, which is also known as an Identity History...  [Read more]

Big populations create a big demand for EFL teachers. Asia has many TEFL teaching opportunities in amazing cities rich with culture and charm. - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Requirements for Teaching English in Asia When deciding where you would like to teach it is important to make sure that you are aware of the requirements for English teachers in your chosen destination. Asia is a large continent with many opportunities for English teachers both new and experienced. Each country has its own regulations regarding the types of visas, qualifications etc. that teachers are required to have and this guide aims to show these requirements. If you are looking to teach in Japan or South Korea, you will require a bachelor’s degree in any field. Other countries such as China and Cambodia do not have such strict requirements and it is possible to find work without a degree. In some other countries where a degree is officially required it can be possible to...  [Read more]

Latin Americans have a unique attitude for learning English and living life to the full. Jobs are plentiful in this region for our TEFL graduates. - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Requirements for Teaching English in Latin America Whether you are a newly qualified teacher or are simply looking to move on to a new country after teaching for some time, it is important to research the requirements for English teachers in your chosen destination. Finding out what qualifications are needed, whether you need a visa before arriving etc. in advance will help you to create a successful plan and avoid disappointment farther down the road. This infographic looks at the requirements needed for teaching in Latin America. With regard to qualifications the majority of countries in the region will require at least a TEFL certificate. While preferred, a degree is not always necessary in most Latin American countries making it a great destination for those who have not...  [Read more]

Africa and the Middle East are known for their rich resources. The fast expanding economies also have some of the highest TEFL salaries globally. - ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ITTT


Requirements for Teaching English in Africa No matter where in the world you intend to teach after completing your TEFL course, there will be certain requirements that you will need to meet in order to work as an English teacher. These requirements may involve qualifications, visa regulations, experience or whether you are a native or non-native English speaker. Countries in the Middle East/North Africa region differ somewhat in what is required of English teachers wanting to work there. This infographic aims to highlight the main requirements for some of the countries in the region. A TEFL certificate of at least 120 hours is generally a minimum requirement for the countries on our list and you'll need a degree if you are planning to work in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab...  [Read more]

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