Whether you are looking for an initial training course in TESOL or you are an experienced teacher of English, our range of online, blended and face-to-face teacher training courses will give you the skills that you need to teach and travel anywhere in the world.
Our internationally accredited TEFL training courses, validated by Trinity College London and Cambridge ESOL, are benchmark qualifications in the TESOL industry, and our professional development courses will keep you progressing to a high standard as an international English language educator.
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4-5 weeks full-time intensive (in-class) and 12-16 weeks part-time semi-intensive, weekend level 5 TEFL courses recognized by employers, government organizations, institutions and schools worldwide.
Choose a country below to find the list of CELTA, CertTESOL courses offered. Also get a quick insight into various aspects of teaching English abroad, such as teaching requirements, salaries, visa details etc.
TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, while TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language.
The abbreviations "TEFL" and "TESOL" are often used to describe both the occupation of teaching English and the certification that qualifies one to teach English.
TEFL is primarily used to refer to teaching English in countries where English is not the first language. For example, a teacher from the US teaching English in Korea to Korean students or a teacher from Australia teaching English in China.
TESOL is geared towards teaching non-native speakers living in English speaking countries who wish to learn English. For example, a teacher from Canada teaching English to a group of Brazilian students in Canada or a teacher in the UK teaching a group of Chinese students.
For all practical purposes, when it comes to teaching abroad, both TEFL and TESOL hold similar job profiles. The only difference is the learners (kind of people) one has to teach. Thus both these terminologies are often used interchangeably.
CELTA stands for Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, formerly known as the "Certificate of English Teaching to Adults" and CertTESOL stands for Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages are distinct "brands" of TEFL qualifications by Cambridge University and Trinity College, London, respectively.
Essentially, both CELTA and CertTESOL are initial "TEFL" qualifications considered to be the most popular and widely recognized teacher training certifications world-wide.
When it comes to teaching English abroad, both Cambridge CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL hold the same value and accepted by ESL employers across the world.
With plenty of teaching opportunities available in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world, a CELTA or a CertTESOL could be your new passport to teaching abroad while learning new languages, cultures and meeting new people. This course is also ideal for people who wish to travel, teach, and explore!
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