1.2 Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Why teach English as a Foreign Language?
There is no greater feeling than seeing students speak a new language to each other and enjoy a class because of the work and care from passionate teachers.
Careers in TEFL can be gratifying. Many employers offer great benefits and salary packages. The job market for teaching English abroad has never been stronger; with new jobs developing daily from countries in Asia, Europe, and South America, the TEFL industry has become one of the fastest-growing education industries worldwide. This high demand provides thousands of opportunities for native English speakers to live, work and travel abroad.
What does a TEFL teacher do?
As a TEFL teacher, days will differ depending on the age level or teaching method that the instructor decides to choose. Teaching methods can vary between teaching kids and teens, teaching adults in the classroom, or teaching using online platforms. Below is a simple summary of a few phases which teachers may experience when starting their careers.
- The learning phase. Teachers acquaint new vocabulary and sentence structures through games and exercises. Students will be monitored and guided while they practice.
- The practice phase. Teachers create exercises for students to practice the language freely, using modern teaching methodologies.
- TEFL educators enable students to improve their English skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course material, audio-visual aids, and technology-based materials will often be used, as well as easy exercises, such as role-playing and language games.
Where can I teach English as a Foreign Language?
Teachers that have completed a TEFL qualification of a minimum of 120 hours and meet the minimum requirements can teach almost anywhere in the world. TEFL Varsity has teaching jobs available in some of the most exciting countries in the ESL and EFL industry, with positions located throughout China.
Getting certified in TEFL can get you a dream job overseas or a position to teach online in the comfort of your own home.
Will a TEFL certification qualify me to teach English online?
Yes, it will! A TEFL certification qualifies candidates to teach in schools abroad and teach English online from anywhere in the world.
To learn more about how to apply for TEFL jobs abroad, please contact our support team for more information.