Why You Need an Official TEFL Certificate

19 June 2012

There are some rumours that suggest you don’t need any official  TEFL training to find work teaching English abroad. However, you have to ask yourself if you would want to teach English without any training in how to plan a lesson or notion of how to manage your class of 30+ students in China. Your official  TEFL certificate goes further than just training you in the skills and confidence you need to teach English abroad however. Find out all about why you need an official  TEFL certificate in order to teach English abroad.

There are some rumours that suggest you don’t need any official TEFL training to find work teaching English abroad. However, you have to ask yourself if you would want to teach English without any training in how to plan a lesson or notion of how to manage your class of 30+ students in China. Your official TEFL certificate goes further than just training you in the skills and confidence you need to teach English abroad however. Find out all about why you need an official TEFL certificate in order to teach English abroad.

Competition for TEFL Jobs

Our accredited TEFL Courses supply you with an official TEFL certificate which is recognised worldwide and will allow you to apply for TEFL Jobs anywhere in the world where demand for TEFL teachers exist. In popular TEFL destinations such as Thailand and China, the completion for TEFL jobs can be high. Without an official TEFL certificate you most likely won’t even be considered for any positions. In order to put you in the strongest position to secure your dream TEFL job, we recommend one of our Premier TEFL Courses which will enhance your job prospects significantly. Remember, a minimum of 120 hours is the minimum requirement for most TEFL jobs. Find out more: TEFL Course options

Qualified teachers earn more

For TEFL Jobs in South KoreaChina and Taiwan, completing a 120 hour TEFL course will increase your monthly salary by about 100 dollars in most cases. Looking at that in the long run, that’s 1200 over the course of a year, which would more than pay back the cost of your accredited TEFL Course. Year two, and its all profit.

Help finding a reputable job

If you are interested in teaching English in Japan you’re likely to find work through the highly respected JET programme. It’s almost essential to have an official TEFL certificate in order to pass through the application process. Regardless of where you are teaching English abroad, having an official TEFLCertificate is the only way you can guarantee to you are going to get a reputable TEFL Job.

More opportunities

At TEFL Scotland we believe that if you are a native English speaker, you have the potential to learn how to teach it and become a TEFL teacher. The only way to do this is by taking an accredited TEFL Course. Learning English from a native speaker is highly prized in most foreign countries. Americans wanting to teach English in Europe will almost always need an official TEFL certificate to help get their foot in the door.

TEFL Jobs Centre

Our TEFL graduates get a lifelong access to our free TEFL Jobs Centre. We have TEFL jobs advertised all over the world and our contacts with leading schools and colleges are second to none. This service is exclusive to our TEFL graduate so you will need to take one of our TEFL Courses in order to apply for the jobs listed on our site. Your lifelong access means that you can apply for TEFL Jobs whenever you want from anywhere in the world.

Not TEFL qualified yet? Book a TEFL Course today!

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