Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

With all of the courses available today it is difficult to understand which one is the best. This simple list explains the steps you will need to take to become an accredited English language teacher.

The reality of all the courses out there is that there are only two internationally recognised and accepted TEFL certifications courses, the CELTA and the Trinity CertTESOL.

If you do not have a CELTA or a Trinity CertTESOL, your job prospects (and in some cases your work permit possibilities) are limited.

Why settle for second best?


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

1. Contact

Get in touch with us to find out more about TEFL, TESOL, accreditation and jobs. EBC’s experienced TEFL consultants are standing by to give you personalised guidance and advice to help you with your research. We will respond to your enquiries within 24 hours or less.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

2. Meet and Talk

Finalise your schedule with your dedicated EBC student advisor who will assist and guide you from this moment through to getting your job teaching English abroad. You will get plain, realistic and practical advice about: teaching English abroad, costs, pay, travel, visas, documents, health insurance, housing and more.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

3. Apply

Fill out a simple form to apply for your chosen course. We will process your application within 2 working days. You will be sent a confirmation. If you have applied for our CertTESOL course, you will be sent instructions about the Trinity College pre-acceptance process.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

4. Pre-acceptance interview

The pre-acceptance interview makes sure that you are happy with your chosen course and that EBC can justify your enrolment on an EBC course as a quality student. The pre-acceptance interview is for classroom-based course students.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

5. Enrol and guarantee your course place

To enrol and guarantee your course place you must either send a deposit or the full course payment. You may do this through our secure inline payment system or by bank transfer. Once your payment is received, your place is guaranteed.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

6. Travel

Book your travel tickets and get ready to go. If you need accommodation, we can provide it. We can give non-legal advice about visas and other bureaucracy. If you want a student visa for Spain, we can help to arrange for it. Visas are given by governments not by EBC.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

7. Train

Take your four-week classroom-based course or your online course. When you pass the course, you will be a certified TEFL teacher.


Step by step guide to teaching English abroad

8. Teach

On the day you pass, you may ask EBC to send your CV to English language schools using our lifetime, proactive, worldwide job placement service. You should be interviewing and teaching within a few days of finishing your classroom-based course.


Additional information

The EBC TEFL course quick tour shows you the key points about EBC and our courses.

EBC TEFL course quick tour

The EBC TEFL course quick tour shows you the key points about EBC and our courses.

We can help you with your travel and insurance. EBC will offer help and advice as and when we can.

Travel and insurance help and assistance

We can help you with your travel and insurance. EBC will offer help and advice as and when we can.

Use EBC international TEFL training to see the world. Once you graduate, EBC gives you lifetime, worldwide career support.

What can a TEFL course do for you?

Use EBC international TEFL training to see the world. Once you graduate, EBC gives you lifetime, worldwide career support.

Links to all the important pages on the EBC International TEFL Certificate web site.

EBC International TEFL Certificate web site map

Links to all the important pages on the EBC International TEFL Certificate web site.

The EBC TEFL course in Madrid Spain is a 4-week Trinity CertTESOL TESOL course and a job placement programme. Learn to teach English abroad.

TEFL course in Madrid Spain, accredited TESOL course and job programme

The EBC TEFL course in Madrid Spain is a 4-week Trinity CertTESOL TESOL course and a job placement programme. Learn to teach English abroad.

Our online TESOL course, the Trinity CertTESOL, is one of the best TEFL courses online that gets you English teaching jobs around the world.

Accredited online TESOL course, Trinity CertTESOL with a job programme

Our online TESOL course, the Trinity CertTESOL, is one of the best TEFL courses online that gets you English teaching jobs around the world.


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