Deciding what TEFL course to choose can be a challenge.
- Which TEFL should I take?
- Is 120 hours of TEFL enough?
- Is a TEFL certificate worth it?
There are pages of questions about which TEFL course is the best that get searched online. And there are just as many courses to choose from – both online and onsite.
Where to begin?
This infographic creates a clear pathway for what to look for as you progress on your teaching journey.
There are also some helpful links below that answer even more questions.
We start with what to beware of (friends don’t let friends get scammed), the differences between doing the course online or onsite, and why you should run when you see a TEFL course that guarantees you a job.
If you’re a student, recent college graduate, or aspiring teacher interested in teaching English abroad or online, these tips are for you.
- What is TEFL certification? How does it work?
- What’s the difference between a TEFL, TESL, CELTA and TESOL certification?
- Why do a TEFL course online?
How to Choose a TEFL Certification Program – Key Tips and Takeaways:
- Look for a TEFL course attached to a trusted institution, like a university.
- Most employers prefer to hire English teachers with an internationally recognized TEFL certification from a 100 to 120-hour course.
- Reputable online and onsite courses start at $900+ and $2,000+, respectively. (Remember that onsite TEFL courses require additional accommodation and living expenses.)
- Don’t get hooked in with the promise of guaranteed job placement. It sounds great in theory, but you’ll be limited in terms of location, role, pay, and benefits.
- If you’re unsure which TEFL course is right for you, leave us a comment below or reach out to us on social media.