Teach English in China with an accredited TESOL/TEFL certificate A new year! A new challenge! Why not teach English in China? This is the fastest growing economy in the world, and the need for English teachers far outstrips the supply. Teaching English in China with a TESOL or TEFL certificate can be very rewarding whether you […]
Certificate in Teaching Business English (Cert TBE) If you already have a TESOL or TEFL certificate and, ideally, some experience of teaching English, then you are in a good position to consider teaching Business English. If you also have had some experience working in business, in whatever capacity, this will be even better. Why get […]
Teachers of English who want to become trainers in Business English also require training because working as a Business English trainer is very different from working as a regular teacher of English. A teacher with only a TESOL or TEFL certificate will not have the right qualifications to teach Business English and they will need to take a specialist Certificate in Teaching Business English (TBE) to be appropriately qualified.
A wide variety of textbooks are available for TESOL classes but while they provide a healthy income for publishers, do they really serve the interests of the learners? Could it be that they just provide an easier path for teachers rather than providing a solid ladder for students?
Teaching English abroad has been an interest of many young people, and quite a few older people, for many years. While the great majority of those seeking to teach English abroad may be between 20 and 40, there are still a fair number up to the age of about 75 who venture abroad to achieve a long held ambition.
Teaching English as a Second Language abroad can take various forms; however, the initial training should be much the same whichever course title is used. These days, whichever course description they have, there are minimal differences between good initial training courses.
TESOL Direct supports MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) and encourages support for MSF international aid operations in poorer countries, particularly activities related to health, medicine, surgery, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, etc.
As you start researching different certification courses, one of your first decisions will have to be whether you choose to do your certification online, or take the plunge and decided to pick up the skills in the classroom. Here we discuss the advantages of online TESOL certificate courses.
Too much teacher talk can be counter productive. It can waste a lot of time and add little or nothing to the lesson. Getting the balance right is important.