Teaching English as a Second Language & Teach English Abroad! The terms TEFL, TESL, and TESOL may be used interchangeably and with so many certificate courses to choose from, it can be difficult to find a course that meets your requirements. So let’s check it out: what are TESOL employers looking for?
Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is also referred to as teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or teaching English as a second language (TESL). The profession has seen significant changes in recent years. Gone are the days when native speakers of English could obtain international teaching jobs by virtue of being native speakers. Here, we’ll use the term TESOL.
Nowadays, language institutes around the world are increasingly recruiting only teachers who have successfully completed an accredited TESOL course. Although there is no official body that monitors certification, industry standards state that internationally recognized courses should meet at least the following criteria: