Monday, January 9, 2012

Choosing Your TEFL or TESOL Certification Program

Choosing Your TEFL or TESOL Certification Program.
Most first-time English teachers with no experience need to get a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) certification before employers will take a look at them. It may be possible to get a job without certification but considering the prospects of not getting a job or getting a poor paying position and the relative ease of getting certified the choice seems obvious. The next question then is where to get TEFL certified.
There are two basic options: online and onsite programs. The online courses typically range in price from $300 to $500, generally include 40 hours of instruction, and can be taken from any location. The convenience of online programs may seem appealing, but I would still strongly recommend on-site programs...

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