TESOL/TEFL can be done by any native English speaker. Inhabitants of nations like United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada are regarded as native English speakers and they can easily do a TEFL certification course which will make them eligible to teach their native tongue – English, to people who speak other languages. A properly accredited TEFL certification is a global requirement for EFL/ESL teaching jobs.
Native English Speaking Teachers is much desired by non English speaking countries. All that the native speaker needs, to be an ESL teacher, is to have
Some schools and institutions in certain countries may not be rigid about a Bachelor’s degree as an eligibility criterion for an EFL/ESL teacher job but a TEFL certification is an essential pre-requisite for recruiting a teacher. The TEFL certification aids in transforming a native speaker into a qualified English teacher within a short span of time.
A TEFL trained teacher enjoys advantages like extensive travelling around the world as a respected English teacher, earning good money by honest effort which may be used for exploring new destinations and learn about new countries, the people and their culture by living in close proximity with them.
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This course gives me an opportunity to enhance my teaching ability. First, the materials and the lessons provided are very useful.The course provides teaching approaches and relevant techniques which I can apply to class. Second, my coordinator - Annie Joseph is extremely nice. I really appreciated her priceless comments and feedback. Lastly, the online platform really fits this time. During this pandemic, it's hard to go out and study in college so studying online is the best choice. I try to study anytime I'm free. The website and the system were really supportive in which I could access all sections easily.I would have been regretful if I hadn't applied for this course.
I struggled a bit to start with but that made me sit back and really think about how I answered the questions. Some parts of the course confused me but when I asked Annie she was able to explain it clearly for me, I also have some friends here in Chaiyaphum who are teaching English as a second language and they were very helpful in advising me about different scenarios they have experienced in the classroom. I would like to add that not a single teacher over here has done a tesol course so if I choose to teach in a classroom I don't think I will have any problems.
The TESOL English language certification course from the Asian College of Teachers was comprehensive and well structured. It has given me a very solid grounding in teaching English both online and at language schools. I am working as an online teacher with Amazing Talkers and have also applied to Wall Street English to teach in Bangkok where I live.