Nationalities on our EBC Trinity CertTESOL course.
We have been in the TESOL and TEFL towns for quite a time (16 years to be exact) and as such we have had our share of fun, friendship and of course TEFL and TESOL knowhow gotten from our excellent Trinity CertTESOL teaching team.
One very interesting fact we want to share is the number of different nationalities we’ve had on our courses. As of the last count we’ve had 68 nationalities! Simply awesome!
We have had students from these countries: The USA, The UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, France, Austria, Hungary, The Netherlands, Malta, Greece, Italy, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Bulgaria, Rumania, Iran, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, The Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia, South Africa, Liberia, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, St Thomas US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, India, Philippines, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Guatemala, Chile, Brazil, Honduras.
I hope I did not miss out on any country, but I used the map from the internet, some of my grey cells and lots of memories of these lovely people we’ve met.
About 1.5 billion of the earth’s population speaks English. Of this massive 1.5 billion who speak English, almost 400 million are native speakers. Right, this is not a math lesson but with these stats, it’s understood that over a billion people on earth today somehow had to learn the English language.
These are big numbers that tell us that there will always be work for those who are qualified and certified to teach English.
TEFL, TESOL, these are your friends when you want to reach for the world to explore, to see, to marvel at. These two words are also your new best friends when you want to finance your travels. We all know that travel can be expensive so working your way to travel is not a bad idea.
But you make it sound so easy. It can really be that easy. First step: Get yourself trained and certified. Contact your Trinity College CertTESOL school in the country of your choice. My take: If you’re going to spend time, money and effort, you might as well go for the gold standard certificate.
The Trinity CertTESOL is independently moderated by Trinity external moderators which means that the quality of your training meets the highest standards. The Trinity stamp of approval is now one of the two “gold standard” TEFL certificates trusted by TEFL employers worldwide. The Trinity CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification for teachers in its global network of accredited English schools. The Trinity CertTESOL can also give you up to 60 credits towards degree programmes.
Second step: Check if you need a visa for the country where you want to do your Trinity College CertTESOL course. If you do need a visa, ask the school what programmes they have that includes a visa so you can study and work legally in the country of your choice.
Third step: Get your pre-admission testing organised and make sure you prepare for these tests as they will determine your acceptance to the programme.
When and if you are accepted, get the ball rolling, read up on your new country, get the visa documentation ready, pay your fees and brush up on the language of your new country and organise your accommodations. If you are studying in Madrid, start looking for accommodations as early as 2 months before your course start date. Look into Airbnb’s, student housing, flat shares, etc.
Your school should give you a Welcome Pack of some sort with instructions on what to bring, preparatory work, admin details, etc.
Last step: Psyche yourself for your new adventure. Travelling and making new friends as you explore the world is something everyone must experience. It simply is priceless. All the best and Happy travels!