Wednesday, 24 May 2017

TEFL as a Career Alternative

ESL/EFL teaching career, also known as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TESOL (Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages) is not only a lucrative career option (with its hourly payment facility) but also is exciting and refreshing than other professions. For working professionals too, who are working in other field of professions, a career in TEFL/TESOL provides a much needed break from their monotonous and tedious life.
Most nations today, who recruit overseas teachers as ESL/EFL teachers for their educational institutions, prefer trained ones, preferably with a TEFL certificate from a well-recognised training institute. Hence it is advisable for you, if you are planning to be successful in this ESL/EFL profession, there is nothing smarter than having a professional training certificate like TEFL in your resume.
󠀠A career in TEFL is not only rewarding and fulfilling as you as a TEFL educator get to head a class full of learners belonging from various age and backgrounds, but also get the opportunity of wandering to the various new places on the Earth and unravelling the unknown.
However, before enrolling for any TEFL program, you should first decide that whether you want to become a TEFL educator because you get to travel to the various exotic places on Earth or is it because you are serious about the career and want to gain experiences and carve out a successful career in ESL/EFL teaching. Once you have made up your mind as to in which direction you want to take yourself as a certified TEFL educator, then it will be easier for you to search and apply for jobs and it will also help the training institute providing the training program, to assist you in your search for the perfect job.
TEFL courses that are offered by the top reputed training institutes have a curriculum that is at par with the international standard of teaching so that the candidates after completing the training program are able to find job opportunities at anywhere around the world. There various TEFL programs whose curriculum is bound to vary, however certain topics are constant which involve topics on training like language acquisition and language learning skills, modern teaching techniques and Material Management, lesson planning, classroom management skills, linguistics and grammar skills, Teaching Young Learners and many more.
Since English has become the ‘lingua franca’ so has the use of the language increased; in today’s time, most of the countries prefer using English as the primary language of communication in official works in both government and private organizations. Hence the demand and need for teachers of English have increased as more and more English medium schools are multiplying in numbers and trying to provide quality education for the students enrolled there. TEFL teachers will be able to teach in these institutes as an English communication teacher, oras a teacher of other subjects in English; they can even find employment opportunities as language communication trainer, grooming expert and many other language training professions in the private grooming and training centres.
In countries like Thailand you will be able to teach as well as get ample amount of time to leisurely spend your free time by visiting the various tourist attractions in the country. In countries like South Korea, Japan, China and Dubai, the pressure in the schools is greater, hence if you are looking to have to have an exhaustive knowledge on ESL/EFL career and teaching methodologies that are prevalent in the institutes then finding employment in one of these countries will be enriching and fulfilling and will enhance your expertise as a TEFL educator within a comparatively shorter span of time.

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