Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Get a Unique Opportunity to Teach and Travel with the Online Certificate TEFL Program

Has your life become too drag and monotonous? Are you looking for a job change? Do you love travelling and meeting new people? If you tick any one of the above questions then TEFL Certificate course is certainly the course that you should opt for. It is a known fact that a good training course and certificate is essential to having a fulfilling and successful career. A TEFL Certificate course will not only give you the opportunity to travel the many different places of the world, but at the same time provide you with an array of employment opportunities globally so that you can earn enough to lead a comfortable life.

English being the first language of the developed countries, which is often referred to as the first world, all the other non-English speaking nations have been making English the elementary and  official language of communication for trade and business, political interaction, and many other forms of exchange of information. Hence, it has become imperative for natives of the non-English speaking countries to know the ways of interaction in English which involves speaking, writing, and listening, in order to find ample employment opportunities and have a career of their choice.

Therefore, there are a number of institutes growing up for learning English, which signifies that the requirement for TEFL trained teachers, are also on the rise. Even schools are employing the trained teachers for teaching their students. An online TEFL Certificate course is designed for those with very little or no idea of Teaching English to students of any age.
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This means teaching English as a language to non-native speakers of the world. It is same as TESOL which stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Almost every country has made it mandatory for non-native teachers to possess a TEFL/TESOL certificate in order to become eligible to teach in the educational institutes of those countries.The certificate will ensure that you get to teach and train learners of different age groups, from young children to professional adults, deal with learners of varying race, ethnicities or culture. The online TEFL course is generally for duration of 120 hours that can be delayed or done in the fast track mode, as per the convenience of the candidates. The course will help you in acquainting with the requisite skills and knowledge required to teach learners of the 21st Century. It generally focuses on the language acquisition techniques methodologies, grammar and phonetics, lesson planning, classroom management techniques and many more.

TEFL/TESOL is very different to teaching other subjects, and this is certainly one of the reasons to pursue a professional learning course in order to familiarize the aspirant with the modern teaching methodologies, techniques and approaches of teaching different types of learners. Moreover, if it is pursued in the online mode, it comes with a host of other advantages that an in-class learning mode does not provide. The candidates get the opportunity to pursue the course program in a comfortable place of their own and at their own pace and time.The course curriculum comprises of both theoretical study materials as well as videos that aid in the process of understanding the course and its materials altogether. However, it is highly advisable that while pursuing the online course, you should also engage yourself in practicum in any nearby schools so you as an educator is able to practice and hone the skills and the knowledge that you will be gathering and learning throughout the course. Nevertheless, online courses also have guidance and assistance from the well qualified tutors who are present via email/chat and telephone to clarify all doubts and queries that the candidates may face while pursuing the course.
After the completion of the course, you will undoubtedly get employed in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions, mainly in the non-English speaking countries of the world.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Online TEFL Advantage for You

Pursuing TEFL Course can really be interesting at the same time lucrative for those who love to travel, meet new people, gather new experiences and believe in living every moment of their lives. The TEFL program is also applicable for those who are looking to take a break from their busy monotonous stagnant job and life and want to experience something that is totally new and exciting. A certificate in TEFL is a basic degree that can land you the job that you have been waiting to get. This degree is your gateway to a new life where you as a TEFL educator will get to meet people of all culture and ethnicities, experience a different lifestyle, food and climate. If you can get past the culture shock and are able to adjust in the new and unfamiliar surroundings, then TEFL experience will be quite a memorable one in your life.

TEFL stands for teaching English as a Foreign Language to non-native speakers of English who are not that familiar with the language and hence are not able to use it fluently during interaction with others. Due to globalisation and economic advancement, English has been adopted as the common language used by all. Therefore, there has been a phenomenal growth of Spoken English Training institutes in all parts of the world, especially in the non-English speaking countries like Asian, African, Middle Eastand European countries; even schools are employing TEFL educators for helping their students/learners with English communication skills and knowledge.

TFEL training courses are comprehensive programs that generally span for a period of 120 hours/4 weeks. These courses are trained by well qualified trainers, with an M.A. qualification in TEFL or equivalent. The course acquaints the candidates on the types of different learners, i.e., Young learners and Adult learners, the methodologies and approaches of teaching English to learners who have very little awareness on the language, the nuances of language acquisition, conversation skills like writing, speaking and listening skills, lesson planning and classroom management techniques, and many more.
The advantages of being associated with this kind of a profession are many. TEFL educators generally are employed with any institute on a contractual basis, which generally lasts from 6 months to a year. Hence, after completion of your employment tenure you can always choose to move to another place and find a job in the new place. Therefore, because of this constant changing, you will always get the opportunity to encounter new experiences that will never let you get bored and uninterested with your life.If you really find the job to be fulfilling and at the same time good for your retired life, then you like many others may opt to continue with TEFL/TESOL training in various parts of the world.
Enrolling for a Certificate Course TEFL/TESOL in the online mode may prove to be more beneficial for aspirants who currently cannot have enough time to travel to the institution in order to pursue the in-class course. Moreover, the enrolment fee for the online course is cheaper than the on-site course option. The aspirants have the liberty to pursue the course from anywhere in the world, at their own convenient time and pace, without interfering with their other commitments or current job, if they are employed in one. Only connectivity to internet connection would be sufficient to pursue this course. The online tutors are always available to clear queries and doubts via email/chat and telephone. However, it is always advisable to candidates pursuing the online course to engage themselves in practicum in nearby schools so that they may get to practice whatever they are learning during the course and be prepared and ready to face the world, as they successfully complete the course.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Enrol in a Phonetic Program and Learn the Nuances of English

Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that comprises the the study of the sounds of human speech, the study of the actual sounds that make up the words of a language. It is the scientific study of speech. Every language has their own characteristics which definitely vary from one another. English has only 26 letters of the alphabets; however it has around 44 pronunciations. Therefore, it is quite a difficult task for a newbie, who is new to the language, to know what pronunciation to use for an alphabet as they can be used differently for different words. The spellings in English are not phonetic and are often quite inconsistent. For instance busy, chair, choir, core, phone, fan, kitchen, know, elephant, etc. belong different words yet are quite confusing to pronounce. Conversation English has very little to do with writing English. Hence, in order to be able to pronounce words correctly, proper trainers and teachers are needed.

Phonetics is more about the physical properties of the speech sound, of the ways that we make speech. In English there are over 11 vowels and 3 dipthongs which contribute to the speaking of the language. Phonetics is a way of better English pronunciation and not just English pronunciation and also for better spoken English understanding. Knowing correct English while speaking and writing is of utmost importance in a world where English has become the preferred language of global communication. Each country has their own native language which has led to a lot of complications and problems among the people while communicating with each other. Hence English has become the universal language for global communication. In order to know word-perfect English, having a fair idea of phonetics is quite an important part for anyone aspiring to learn and use proper English words. Hence if you are looking to become a teacher of ESL (English as a Secondary Language) or EFL (English as Foreign Language) or if you are a professional teacher who  want to upgrade their knowledge and teaching skills on phonetics and expand their market value, taking up a professional course on the same will be highly commendable.
However only knowledge of the language is not everything, one has to be able to use it in a correct manner. Phonetics is learnt to know the accurate and fluent use of the language, while communicating in it, that is, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Henry Sweet regarded Phonetics as “the indispensable foundation to all study of language.”
Learners of English dream to have native like pronunciation and to do so a thorough knowledge of the phonetics sound system is a mandate.Modern day phonetic classes involve learning and acquiring the correct pronunciation by imitation of the tutor. It must be noted that in the English language, some letters have more than one sound; sometimes letters are ‘silent’ and not pronounced at all; and same sound may be denoted by altered letters. Learners should know the main reason behind a pronunciation of a specific word in a ‘foreign language’ like English. Nevertheless, being able to correctly pronounce the word needs regular practice and ear training exercise.
By enrolling in the class the candidate will be able to get a good grasp of the letters to stress in a word, which letters to avoid pronouncing, how to use the tongue and the palette, and many more. The course is generally a 40 hour online course, which has the advantage of pursuing it from any corner of the world. It is a comprehensive course which is designed for primary education teachers who deal with small children on a daily basis and has the responsibility of teaching phonetically correct words to them so that they are able to use the language just like the native speakers of English.