LANGUAGE OF SUCCESS
Teaching English abroad leads to global opportunities
IF you have ever fancied travelling abroad but are unsure how to fund it why not learn to teach English as a foreign language? There’s a constant demand for qualified English Foreign Language (EFL) teachers and this seems set to continue as research by the British Council predicts that the number of people actively learning English around the world is set to exceed 1.9bn by 2020.
Founded in Beauly back in 2008 by Joe Hallwood and Jennifer MacKenzie, TEFL Org UK now trains more than 10,000 students every year to teach English as a foreign language abroad.
Based in Inverness, with course tutors around the globe, TEFL Org UK runs classroom, online and combined courses throughout the UK, Ireland, Spain and the US.
Course graduates have gone on to teach EFL in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and even online.
There are part-time and full-time teaching posts available throughout the year – paid and voluntary with teaching opportunities available at kindergartens, language schools, colleges and universities and summer schools teaching to young/adult English learners.
Some schools provide accommodation, flight reimbursement and other benefits on top of their teaching salary packages.
TEFL Org UK has more accreditation than any other TEFL provider in the UK and this includes accreditation from the BAC (British Accreditation Council) and ODLQC (Open and Distance Learning Quality Council). TEFL Org UK is also an SQA approved centre. Courses are recognised by employers worldwide with classroom courses held in locations throughout the UK, while online courses can be completed from anywhere in the world, as long as there is an internet connection.
Expert help and support is always available, whether students are taking classroom or online courses or a combination of the two.
Courses are designed to be as accessible and affordable as possible and anyone with a native or near-native level of English can take them, with a number of options available to fit all budgets and schedules.
Students, recent graduates (within the last three years) and the unemployed are eligible for 20 per cent off the price of any course.
Learning to teach English as a foreign language not only helps students to find work abroad but also at home when they return. Even if the experience only lasts for a few weeks or months, employers in the UK will regard it in a positive light as seeking out work in new and unfamiliar terrain shows initiative while managing travel and accommodation abroad shows resourcefulness and open-mindedness.
It can also be very fulfilling as it can give students a chance to learn English that they may not have otherwise.
And of course, it is a fantastic way to experience a different culture and live in some of the most exciting countries in the world.
Even those working full time will have days off when they can see the sights.
TEFL Org UK is not only the largest provider of EFL teacher teaching it is also one of the most highly rated, with an “excellent” rating of 4.5 out of five stars on average on the independent site Reviews.co.uk where it hit the 2,000 reviews milestone in March this year.
Courses by TEFL are recognised by employers worldwide with classroom courses held in locations throughout the UK.