If you just have completed the college and ready for an adventure like settling in a new country, immerse in a new culture while sharpening your skill of foreign language, then joining the certification course in TEFL will be the best option. But often people find it difficult to choose from where to start. So, if you are one of them, then this guide is just to assist you.
You can start by meeting with all the basic requirements. The majority of the training institutes want somebody with a bachelor’s degree to get the certification. It entirely depends on you whether you want to join the course in your country and then to move abroad or if you want to move overseas first and then want to join a TEFL course there. But the second option will need more planning. Now let’s have a look at the steps to join to be a qualified TEFL teacher abroad.
• Get certified: First and foremost, you need to be qualified enough to be a qualified TEFL teacher. The necessary qualification is completing a TEFL or TESOL certification course. So, you can either sign up for any in-class program or can join an online course. But often selecting a specific program can become a daunting job as there are billions of companies around the globe that offer TEFL certification and teaching programs. But you must remember that only the legitimate organizations offer the best training programs that offer the participants proper teaching experience, generous on-site and pre-departure support and placement assistance after earning the certification.
• Select a country: The next step is to choose the country where you want to settle in as a TEFL teacher. For a few people, the main goal is to experience new cultures while traveling across the globe, while others mainly focus on saving up money. These days, TEFL teaching has high importance in the countries of South East Asia, China, Germany, Spain etc. You can choose to select any of these countries.
• Find out an institute: Once you become well qualified in TEFL course and once you choose the country where you want to settle in, the next step is to find out a school to teach in. But while it comes to finding out an institute, the demand of those participants, who have attended the in-class programs is higher than those, who have attended the online programs.