What is a TESOL (TEFL/TESL) Course?
For millions of people, English knowledge is important in their jobs, personal lives or their studies, but learning English is difficult and stressful if attempted without proper guidance.
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a term used to describe training courses, and certificates, for English speakers to teach English. TESOL is a general term used to cover two types of English Language Teaching (also referred to as ELT):
TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language - is a term used to describe the teaching of the English language in countries where access to English is very limited, and English is considered a foreign language. In these cases, English language teaching begins at a very basic level. Thailand, Cambodia, China and Vietnam, are examples of countries using the TEFL methodology.
TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language - is used in countries where English is a second language, and students need the language in order to prepare for examinations or to use at work. India, Singapore and Malaysia are good examples, but TESL is more commonly used in English-speaking western countries with foreign immigrants, such as the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
What can I do with the qualification?
Once you are qualified, the world of teaching English opens up to you.
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