The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best TEFL Course for You

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Warning: don’t choose a TESOL/TEFL certification course until you read this.

Why?

I’m guessing you’re a little lost on how to get started teaching English abroad. You’re probably emailing multiple program providers and following them on Facebook. Maybe you’ve even talked to a few on the phone, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different offerings out there.

I get you.

I was in your shoes once, too.

And that’s why I started Teach English: ESL — to make it easier to help people like you get started on their teach abroad adventure.

Something I’ve learned in the process of my own trial and error is that choosing a training course (commonly referred to as TEFL certification course) can be one of the biggest challenges to getting started.

Do you study online or onsite? What are the things to look out for? Are all courses accredited? Will they help you find a job?

So I wrote this handy guide to help you navigate the process and ultimately find the BEST TEFL course for YOU!
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Top 4 Reasons to Get TEFL Certified in Costa Rica

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When I first moved abroad to teach, I went where my TEFL institute had a job for me. They said, Heredia, Costa Rica. I said ok and left less than a month later. I would have gone anywhere. My goal was simply to go, be traveling, be somewhere new.

I knew nothing about Costa Rica, but I learned. And I fell in love with the people and the landscape and the rum. I stayed a year longer than I planned. I grew and I explored. I should really write a thank you letter to whoever it was who randomly sent me to Costa Rica because it couldn’t have been a more perfect place for to me to begin. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to TEFL in Nicaragua

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There are so many places around the world to get a TEFL certification course that it’s often hard to decide what’s right for you. Choosing a location often depends on where you want to teach English abroad, what your timeline is, and what your goals are aside from teaching English (ie save money, learn a language, travel cheaply, etc.). It’s a personal choice, of course, but it helps to have some solid information to help you choose. If you’re thinking of going South, a TEFL course in Nicaragua is at the top of my list. Following are just a few of the reasons why you might choose to TEFL Nicaragua. Continue reading

6 Reasons to Get TEFL Certified Abroad

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You have three choices when it comes to getting TEFL certified. You can take an in class course somewhere near where you currently reside. You could take an online course from anywhere you happen to be, or you could get certified abroad, in the country you’d actually like to teach. Looking back it seems like a no brainer to me, and if I could do it all over again I most certainly would have chosen to get TEFL certified in the country I first taught instead of in a classroom in Denver, Colorado. Here’s why: Continue reading