Due to recent events, the digitalization process has become irreversible. There is evidence that the digital world is here to stay.
One area in which the Internet has become particularly important is in education. From additional content exercises, support face-to-face lessons in second language courses or training for teaching foreign languages, the Internet is now an inescapable part of education.
Once being purely classroom – based, online courses for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) are now becoming increasingly popular. There are many benefits to online based learning. Online learning enables students to learn comfortably at home, (or anywhere), students do not spend endless time on public transport commuting to school, and courses are easily accessible. In addition, online learning allows students access to many didactic materials, all of them just a click away.
Being a TESOL/TEFL teacher is more than a profession, it is a way of life. It gives you the opportunity to teach as a career in the country of your choice. Living outside of one’s home shores broadens the teacher’s mind. Teaching in multicultural environments widens one’s horizon and this is reflected in their teaching.
Of course, teaching English is not for everybody. Teaching is a big responsibility and teachers are required to manage multiple tasks such as time management, planning, and teamwork skills. They must know the English language well, excel in communicating what they are teaching and do it all in a supportive yet firm manner.
If you think you are up for mastering all these abilities and entering a life-changing career, being a TEFL teacher may be for you. If you are interested in an online TEFL course, you need to take several things into account. You need to know the background and training experience of the training staff. They need to be qualified and accredited with the proper teaching credentials such as the DipTESOL, PGCE in TEFL, Masters in TEFL. They must have at least 7 years’ experience in teaching TEFL courses, has lived in at least 1 other country other than their own, speaks one foreign language other than English, preferably native or bilingual in English and another language. You must also check the credentials and background of the school giving the Online TEFL course. Is their TEFL/TESOL certificate recognized and accepted by the British Council? If they are not (there are only 2 in the world recognized by the British Council!), then your certificate will not take you far. It is important to do a thorough research of the school’s methodology, ensuring that they will be following the communicative approach and student-centered learning. Check the start and end dates of the course and class schedule to make sure that you can follow the course properly. Last but not the least is to check the graduates´ reviews on the school and the course. There is nothing better than hearing from someone who has already taken the course.
One top course for future EFL teachers is the one offered by EBC. EBC is the only course provider in Madrid that offers the gold standard Trinity College CertTESOL certificate course. On top of their face to face (ONSITE) course, they now also offer the Online Trinity CertTESOL course. This live, streaming Online Trinity CertTESOL course is unique in Spain and the world.
The course is an excellent opportunity for you to learn how to teach English without leaving home. You will be in a multicultural environment with classmates from different countries, all wanting to train on the Trinity College CertTESOL Online course. What is the best feature of the course? By doing the Trinity CertTESOL Online course, you are training for the future. With your Trinity CertTESOL and EBC TEFL certificates, the world is really your oyster. You want to teach ONSITE – no problem, you have the skills. You want to teach ONLINE; you also have the skills. You do not only learn how to teach in a physical classroom, but you also learn how to teach in a virtual classroom.
And if this wasn’t enough, with your gold-standard Trinity CertTESOL certificate and EBC International TEFL Certificate, you get the worldwide, lifetime, and proactive job placement that gets you started working in any country where there is a need for CertTESOL qualified English teachers.