Do I need TEFL?
Do I really need TEFL certification and what is it for?
The acronym TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It involves teaching English in the countries where English is not the native language. (To learn more about the difference between TEFL, TESL, TESOL and CELTA please go to TEFL in Prague´s FAQ)
The TEFL certificate is the standard international qualification that will enable you to start your career as an English teacher. It will give you more chances to get a job abroad and an opportunity to travel the world.
TEFL certificate courses will equip you with all the necessary skills and training for teaching English and will provide you with various practical tips, teaching hints and engaging activities in just four weeks.
With a TEFL certificate you can easily get a job as an English teacher.
Do I really need TEFL?
If you decide to work legally for a language school in the Czech Republic, you will need a certificate to prove that you are able to teach English. One of the best options is the TEFL certificate. It is recognized in most countries. Even if your TEFL course was completed in the Czech Republic, your certificate is valid wherever you decide to go afterwards.
You may feel that you know English well enough and do not need any course but speaking the language and teaching it are two very different things. There is more to being a good English teacher than just having fluent English. TEFL course gives you all the necessary knowledge and skills. You can read more about the content of the TEFL in Prague's course.
Who is it for?
Our TEFL certificate course is targeted at individuals aged 18 and above who have no previous qualifications or teaching experience and are interested in becoming certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language. All applicants should have a good knowledge of English and be able to meet the requirements of the course.
In a TEFL course you will learn many valuable teaching tips for the
local environment. photo: sxc.hu
Is it better to take a TEFL course in your home country or abroad?
There are probably some schools offering TEFL courses in your home country. However, taking the course in the target country brings important advantages:
- smooth transition between your culture and the new one – you learn about the culture
before you start the job, you get to know the local conditions and if you have any questions,
you have someone to ask
- getting teaching tips specific for the country – you learn how English is usually taught in the
country and about learning problems that usually emerge from the local language
- sharing experience – you meet other TEFL students who you can share your experiences and
feelings with; you can help each other and stay in touch even after the course; you also meet
an already practicing English teacher who will share their experience with the culture and with
teaching English as a foreign language
- cost of living – living in the Czech Republic is cheaper than in most of the European countries,
therefore staying here during the course saves you money; moreover, you can meet your
future roomates in the course and later share a rent with them
- and much more – if you decide on TEFL in Prague by Edua Languages, there are even more
If you have any questions regarding the TEFL certificate, please visit TEFL in Prague' FAQs or ask us directly through the contact form or the e-mail: email@example.com.