Why is the EBC Trinity CertTESOL worldwide, lifetime job placement programme different from the rest? Read on to find out.
The increasing number of courses not accepted and recognised by the British Council forces employers to be more demanding and discriminating in their selection of new EFL/ESL teaching staff. Employers such as private language schools, training colleges, elementary and secondary schools, multinational business corporations, etc. are especially concerned to recruit new graduates that can make an immediate contribution without a lengthy induction process.
Professionally training for your initial EFL/ESL teaching job and for your future careers is therefore vitally important. This article discusses the innovative and collaborative placement and careers preparation programme given to trainees at the EBC Trinity College CertTESOL course.
The CertTESOL certificate course is jointly delivered by a course tutor and a careers advisor. The key to the success of this programme is the synergy developed between the two programme coordinators, who combine their respective extensive pedagogical experience, industrial experience and career counselling skills to facilitate a series of effective, participative workshops that develop the trainees´ employability attributes.
The EBC Trinity College CertTESOL worldwide, lifetime job placement preparation includes a proforma CV which the trainees can see and access with their student ID. This prepared CV outlines a uniformed summary of what was learned on the course and the only part the trainees must complete would be their objectives, personal details, and work experience (not necessarily teaching related).
The job placement preparation is a structured and dynamic programme of workshops aimed at career planning/career opportunities, placement preparation and job interview techniques.
The application process is composed of CV writing, recruitment process advice, interview techniques, mock interviews which involve both tutor and career adviser’s assessments and feedback. Students are required, at short notice, to give brief presentations and conduct interviews – as interviewers and interviewees to develop interpersonal and communication skills and gain confidence as an EFL/ESL teacher.
The job workshops also deal with opportunities and preferences based on geographical employer demands. Specific case studies, experiences of previous trainees, student advisers, tutors are all discussed on the workshops. Trainees are also advised on further training they might want to go into for specific posts such as: Examiner for official exams such as the IELTS, TOEFL, trainer for CertTESOL courses, Course Director, Director of Studies, English as a Foreign Language Dept Head, etc.
When the moderation schedule permits, a presentation by a senior manager of a hiring language school is given to graduating trainees adding credibility to the programme and highlighting the competitive nature of the recruitment process and the need for high quality teachers.
On the mock interviews, ‘killer questions’ are discussed, and appropriate answers suggested.
Great English teaching jobs are around but unless you are professionally trained, these jobs will only be open to you. Good schools will not hire people who are not TEFL trained. EBC offers the following training courses:
- Four-week Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid
- Online Trinity CertTESOL course in our virtual classroom
The Madrid course and the online course graduates have the same Trinity CertTESOL accredited TESOL certification. The Online course when successfully completed will gain you the same Trinity College CertTESOL certification as if you did the Onsite course. Both courses follow the same curriculum, the same material and the only difference is either you take the course in Madrid or you study in your own home or office.
EBC’S JOB PROGRAMME IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR EBC GRADUATES
Our worldwide, lifetime job programme has been highly effective for the last 17 years. Our job programme is an exclusive service for EBC graduates. If you are not a graduate of EBC, please do not ask us to find you an English teaching job. This is especially important to state as in the last 17 years, we have had several requests to join, buy into the Worldwide, lifetime job placement service because graduates from other schools could not find English teaching jobs. Their schools did not have any job search help and no after course support whatsoever. We at EBC not only give a lifetime and worldwide job placement service, we also provide unlimited career advice to our graduates those transitioning to other EFL/ESL jobs, moving to other countries for their English teaching jobs or for those moving into the EFL/ESL senior management departments.
It is quite straightforward. There are English teaching jobs but getting the right connections to get you the good English teaching jobs is not easy. If you want to teach English abroad, join EBC and use our job programme. Would you prefer that we get your CV delivered direct to hiring manager or Director of Studies’ desks or do you prefer to do it yourself? ´The choice is yours.