TEFL Certification Course: Questions & Answers
1) Many companies offer online TEFL Certificate courses that cost much less than an in-class TEFL Certificate Training course. Why are the prices so different for in-class and online courses? Do you receive the same certification?
The main difference between the online TEFL course and the in-class TEFL course is that the in-class course includes observed teaching practice (OTP), therefore is regarded much higher by potential employers and is considered more prestigious.
Although the in-class course is more expensive, it provides students with classroom teaching experience with real students. TEFL trainees receive a lot of valuable help planning lessons and expert feedback from our instructors. This feedback will ultimately help them to become better teachers and provide trainees with the confidence they need to teach in class the first time.
Online courses offer the flexibility of being able to study remotely and the cost of the online course is lower, but the downside of the online course is the lack of teaching practice.
This can become an issue, especially for your first teaching job, because most employers would prefer to hire an ESL teacher with the real teaching experience.
So when making a choice between an online and a 4-week in-class intensive course, please consider that most a employers would prefer their teachers to have in-class training (as opposed to online training).
2) How many hours does this TEFL course offer? Also, will the certificate state TEFL only as opposed to TESOL?
After completing the course, you will receive a 120-hour TEFL certificate. Observed teaching practice (OTP) is included in our in-class TEFL Certificate Training Program.
3) I speak fluent English, but I am not a native speaker. I am from Mexico and have a foreign accent. Can I become an ESL teacher?
Your employability really depends on the employer, the country and what type of an accent you have. In most countries the demand for qualified ESL teachers is high. It's not too difficult to find an ESL teaching job as long you have suitable qualifications, perform well in an interview and are eligible for a working visa in the country where you are going to teach.
4) If I plan to take the TEFL course, do I have to have a college degree?
No, you don’t have to have a college degree to take the TEFL course. All you need is to be fluent with your use and understanding of the English language and eager to learn. You can apply for one of our upcoming TEFL courses here >>>
5) How much does this in-class TEFL course cost?
The total cost of the course is $1890. It includes $50 non-refundable registration fee, $200 deposit and $1640 course fee.
To reserve their seat in the course students are required to pay a $50 registration fee and a $200 deposit (online, by credit card or a check).
If they are not accepted into the program, they will receive a $250 deposit and registration fee refund.
6) Is it difficult to find an ESL teaching job? What countries need ESL teachers?
Qualified ESL teachers are in demand in the US and in many other countries, such as: Spain, Poland, Russia, China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japan, Argentina, Turkey and many others.
7) How can I register for your TEFL course?
Enrolling in our TEFL Certificate Program is easy. Follow these steps to register for the next upcoming TEFL Certificate Training Course.
Register online and pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee online
After you register online and pay a $50 registration fee take a 15-min written ESL Test.
Pay $200 deposit to reserve a seat in the course. If applicants are not accepted into the program, they will receive a $250 (deposit and registration fee) refund.
If you pass the test you will need to pay the $1600 course fee. Pay online, send a check or a money order to our office address (below) or call the office to pay with a credit card on the phone.