What is EBC?
- EBC is a specialist TESOL TEFL training organisation that runs its own TEFL certification courses in all its locations.
- EBC is not a re-seller portal so you know what to expect from the first moment you contact us.
Since 2002, the EBC International TEFL Certificate course has grown into much more than just a teacher training course. It’s now a self-contained support environment that helps you relocate, trains you, helps you find work and is always there to help out when you need it.
What does EBC do?
EBC is a leader in the TEFL training sector. We operate a full service education and training organisation. EBC runs TEFL courses to train and prepare course students to succeed as English language teachers.
All EBC TESOL and TEFL certificate courses include lifetime, worldwide, pro-active job placement to help graduates to quickly get an English language teaching job.
EBC’s full-service support includes travel help, accommodation, TEFL programme and TESOL certificate training, interview preparation and getting a job through EBC’s exclusive job programme.
Executive Business Communications (EBC) started in Madrid in 1995. Over the years, EBC has become a respected English language training organisation. Our experience means that we know exactly what it takes to become a highly employable English language teacher.
In 2002 the owners of EBC saw that the days of the back-packer teacher were over. Clients demanded serious and rigorous teacher training. EBC found the local supply of “trained” teachers was weak. Many had little exposure to the day-to-day, practical issues when teaching English.
The need for well-trained english teachers prompted the start of EBC’s TEFL course. EBC is now a well-respected TEFL certificate course provider.
EBC was born because of the inadequate “best” TEFL courses in the market.
Chances are you have not made your final course decision. We would like you to take one of our courses but there are others. The EBC course was born because we saw that other courses lacked academic content, practice and after-course support.
Everyone will say that their course was the best. What else would they say? Challenge anyone who says they took the best course.
EBC found that teachers who attended one of the “best” TEFL courses lacked language teaching skills because their practice was artificial. This same course runs teaching practice in a production line in 20 minute slots and only to two language learner levels. This is fake practice. It is not how you teach in the real world.
EBC TEFL course take off
The EBC International TEFL Certificate course project took off in the Autumn of 2002.
When the EBC International TEFL Certificate course was ready, we built this web site for it. It’s changed a lot over the years, but it was created on November 13, 2002. That’s how long EBC has been around.
Quality is king
- EBC Madrid is an accredited centre of Trinity College
- EBC runs the premium Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid
- Our training program course and centre coordinator is a founding member of the Chartered College of Teaching.
- All trainers have a minimum of 5 years English teaching experience.
- All trainers have, at least, a Bachelors degree in education and/or English language.
- Many of our trainers have more than one degree and some have been university professors.
- EBC is a member of the Camara de Comercio in Spain. The same as the “Better Business Bureau” in the USA.
- EBC is an accredited English centre of Anglia Examinations an international EFL/ESL testing organisation.
- EBC is recognised representative of Chichester College.
- EBC’s 4 week TEFL course is written to UK QCF level 5 standards.
A word of caution
Be careful when you choose your course. Here is the text of a chat with the same basic message that we hear almost every week: “my course cannot help me get a job”.
Visitor : How may I obtain information on teaching English in Spain as a TEFL instructor? My contract expires in March 2014.
EBC chat line ((+ 1 mins, 3 secs)): Do you mean to teach English or to be a TEFL course trainer?
Visitor ((+ 4 mins, 7 secs)): To teach English at elementary schools, language institutes and even universities. My apologies.
EBC chat line ((+ 1 mins, 39 secs)): The best thing to do is google for English teaching jobs in Spain. We offer lifetime job assistance but it’s only for our course graduates. Can’t your TEFL training school help you?
Visitor ((+ 1 mins, 48 secs)): I can email them once more, but I have emailed them about teaching jobs in other countries, and I have not had a response.
EBC Online TEFL Certificate
EBC is committed to providing quality EFL training and maintaining best business practices in order to provide a quality TEFL Certificate training course.
In order to provide an up-to-date, high quality TEFL Certificate training course that meets real world TEFL requirements, EBC is proud to be an institutional member of these organisations.
Trinity College London
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Chartered College of Teaching (Staff membership)
Chichester College England
Madrid Chamber of Commerce
Where can I study?
Join our growing EBC family
To become an English teacher all that is required is some of your time to take one of our EBC training courses. Once you graduate, EBC gives you lifetime, worldwide career support that will get you working quickly and will always be there for you when you want a change.
“EBC Madrid had equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills I need to be better in teaching. William is so nice and is very accommodating to us students. And, John is the best teacher who can simplify and make the students understand even the most complicated grammatical concept. Kudos!”
“This is a great place to get your TEFL certification. The staff is kind, organized and very helpful. It was such a comfortable learning environment that I enjoyed very much. I liked the personalized attention and I got a lot more confidence and experience to be an English teacher. Thanks for everything!”
“I’ve just finished my EBC TEFL course. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend this course. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. It was just a pleasure. Thank you so much and good luck!”
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