Avoid TEFL job scams and what to look out for. Moving abroad to teach English has become a popular career path for people of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. There are many TEFL and TESOL jobs on offer, but how do you know which are for real? Some look too good to be true! Find out what scams are around and how to avoid them.
Where should seniors go to teach English abroad? Are you looking for your next adventure? Are you retired and at least 65 years “young”? How about getting to know other countries and their cultures or maybe learning a new language and living life to the max! Teaching abroad is an excellent way for you to do all these things while earning a living. So it’s time to bring new meaning to the “Senior English Teacher.”
Do employers recognise online TEFL courses? If you want to know if employers recognise online TEFL courses, don’t jump into the exciting world of TEFL just yet. First, you should get certified in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). And not just any Online TEFL certificate but one recognised and accepted by the British Council. This recognition translates into worldwide acceptance from employers, language schools, colleges and universities offering EFL and ESL to their students and professional clients. No need to guess any further; we’re talking about the Online Trinity College CertTESOL certificate.
This blog and video briefly describe Krashen’s widely known and well-accepted second language acquisition theory. His theory has dramatically impacted all areas of second language research and teaching.
Are there any free TEFL courses for the unemployed? The short answer is no. There are some TEFL volunteering opportunities where you go and teach English for an agreed term through an organisation. However, you will not get TEFL certified; you will not be paid for your time but may receive accommodation and food as compensation. Look at your TEFL certificate as an investment. Many organisations are willing to help you; go out and find them. Ask a family member, friend, or even your local benefits office if they can invest in you taking a TEFL course and making yourself more employable.