Pros and Cons of Taking Your TEFL Certification Course Online vs. Abroad

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So, you know you want to teach English abroad, and you’ve done the preliminary research and realized that being TEFL certified will put you above other applicants who aren’t…which brought you to this question: where do I take my TEFL certification course? There are two options: you can complete the TEFL certification online in your home country, or you can complete it abroad in a specific country—one you know you’re interested in, or one you want to learn more about.

Here’s a list of pros and cons to help your weigh options, getting you closer to choosing the best type of TEFL course for you! Continue reading

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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