4 Reasons Why a TEFL Certificate is Necessary for a Teaching Career Abroad

4 Reasons Why a TEFL Certificate is Necessary for a Teaching Career Abroad


Why do you need a TEFL Certificate to teach English?

To Teach English as a Foreign Language in a foreign country (non-native English speaking country), or to teach English as a Second Language to immigrants in the US, a TEFL Certificate is typically required as schools and language institutes want to hire teachers who have received proper training.


4 Reasons Why a TEFL Certificate is Necessary for a Teaching Career Abroad

Is a TEFL Certificate is Necessary for a Teaching Career Abroad?A TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate is a qualification required for teachers aspiring to teach English abroad. The TEFL Certificate Training course is available for both native and non-native English speakers. To take the course, non-native speakers prove their English language proficiency, often with an ESL (English as a Second Language) test. A TEFL certificate is an important starting point to put your English-speaking skills towards a successful career. Read on to learn more about the benefits that a TEFL certificate could provide you with:
1) A TEFL Certificate Can Help with Increasingly Strict Hiring Standards:

Countries where TEFL opportunities are on a rise have strict hiring standards for foreign English language speaking teachers. Japan, Indonesia, Kuwait, UAE, and other countries have all stopped allowing non-native English-speaking teachers! Scenarios like these require even native English speakers to stand out from the crowd and possess an official TEFL certificate from accredited institutes - like the Language Connections’ TEFL Certification Course. While other countries like China, Argentina, Romania, etc. are more relaxed with hiring requirements, oftentimes the bare minimum to ensure a job teaching English is a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certificate. This means that English speakers from non-native English-speaking countries can take the TEFL Program for Non-Native Speakers of English and apply for TEFL jobs in China or Romania, but only if their proficiency in English –and teaching it– is demonstrated by completing the ESL, and subsequently TEFL course and acquiring the certificate.
2) A TEFL Certificate Enables You to Teach English to Non-native Speakers:

Teaching ESL Abroad A TEFL Certification ensures that you develop the proficiency required to teach English to students who haven’t been natively exposed to it. One of the main hurdles in teaching abroad is the miscommunication that may occur between teacher and student. For example: A teacher without TEFL certification might use complex grammar and sentences that could be very challenging or outright inscrutable to the English-learning students. The TEFL Certificate Training course aims to bridge this cultural-linguistic gap by teaching you how to simplify complex grammar concepts, and to accommodate the different learning styles that exist in a diverse classroom. Learning how to adapt lessons and teaching techniques to suit culturally/linguistically different students’ needs will help you communicate more effectively with them.
3) A TEFL Certificate Can Lead to Stable, Better-Paying Jobs:

A TEFL certificate says to a prospective employer that you’re willing to work hard and commit (as you did to completing the TEFL course).  Having one makes you much more attractive to reputable institutions that can offer stable jobs with higher pay.  While a better paying, stable job is always a good thing, it’s especially helpful while living abroad.  Living abroad can certainly be more expensive, and a high-paying job will certainly make the experience more comfortable.
4) A TEFL Certificate Gives You Credibility:

Teaching English abroadTeaching English abroad without TEFL qualification is like fixing a broken door handle with a half empty toolkit. You can do it, but probably not as well as somebody with a full kit. A TEFL program better prepares you to be a teacher and support your English-learning students.  The course educates you on valuable teaching methods, etiquettes and practices. Consider this: your students are putting their time and money into learning English so that they can further their professional career, get into their dream university, etc. It is your responsibility as their English coach to make sure that your teaching is doing them justice. It’s unfair to your students to show up without all the tools of a TEFL-certified teacher in your toolkit. Get that TEFL certificate so you can provide the best teaching possible!


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