About Us

LanguageCorps is an El Paso (Texas, USA) based organization that helps talented people to Teach English Abroad. We are part of the LanguagePlus.EDU organization.

LanguageCorps was formed as a family-run educational organization in Massachusetts in 2003. We set out to increase global awareness and internationalism by training talented people to teach English abroad. In 2017, we joined forces with LanguagePlus.EDU— an accredited, professional language training institute founded in 1983.

LanguageCorps currently offers TEFL Certification and job-finding assistance in 23 different countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness — all foes to real understanding. Likewise, tolerance or broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in our little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
—Mark Twain

We take great pride in providing an exceptionally high level of client service and support that is unmatched by in the field of study abroad— we work hard to bring you the resources and attention to detail of a global leader in TEFL certification.

Our MISSION is to train, inspire, and empower you as an internationally-certified teacher of English as a second language and to provide you with a unique opportunity to learn new skills and gain a first-person perspective about the diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.

With the goal of empowering our teachers to thrive as professionals abroad, all LanguageCorps programs include an intensive, four- week TEFL training and certification program, pre-departure support, and job placement assistance. Some programs include local language and cultural training, guaranteed job placement, accommodations, excursions, and other support services, varying by country and location.

Our GOALS are to:

  • Empower our teachers with great training and support.
  • Make the process easy, so our teachers can focus on the experience of living and working abroad.
  • Challenge our teachers to learn and apply new skills, while making real contributions to the success and well-being of others in the world.
  • Facilitate the development of “teacher diplomats” who appreciate different cultures, foster mutual respect, and encourage understanding among culturally diverse people.

LanguageCorps can help you teach English abroad. Reach out with questions or apply today.

Accreditation

An accredited TEFL certificate is a professional document that is officially recognized and approved externally by an independent industry group, university, or government body like a local Ministry of Education. Accreditation guarantees the quality and legitimacy of a TEFL course. Having an accredited certification is especially important when it comes to obtaining employment. Please note that there is not one single university or higher education institute that accredits TEFL courses.

All LanguageCorps’ TEFL programs are professional accredited training courses. Our curriculum may vary slightly from location to location, but all courses meet or surpass the international standards  for TEFL certification and are externally evaluated to ensure they meet or exceed with the quality requirements worldwide.

Different external bodies monitor our TEFL courses to confirm the course meets international quality standards– a minimum of 120 hours of academic work and a minimum of 6 hours of teaching practice with real English learners.  In addition, our Trainers are highly qualified with at least a Master’s Degree or DELTA diploma and extensive international experience. If your TEFL course does not meet these standards, chances are that your certificate will not be accepted by future employers.

Ofqual Ranking System

Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examination Services in the UK, ranks courses from Level 1-8 according to their Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).  Our programs are considered Level 4 and Level 5 courses. These are professional level courses that can be compared to a first or second-year university level class, also known as a 100 or 200 level class. Note that in the case of a TEFL Certification course, this course is squeezed into a month of training; the course is intensive but really prepares you to be a professional English teacher across levels.

LanguageCorps believes that accredited courses are important for three reasons:

Your future employer

Most reputable schools will not consider hiring you without an internationally recognized TEFL certificate. These schools also tend to offer the best salaries, benefits and support. If your goal is to make a living and cover your costs while teaching abroad, it’s best to present yourself to potential employer with an accredited TEFL certificate.

Your future students

As an ESL teacher abroad, you will be an ambassador for the English language. You might be a (near-)native speaker of English, but your students also expect you to be an effective instructor of the language. Good teachers should be as concerned about providing quality education as their students. Paid positions are often at private language institutes where students, their employers, or their parents are paying a good amount of money to receive high-quality English classes. They expect their teachers to have the best qualifications to do so. Note that you will probably be teaching 5-8 classes a day. Preparing and planning your classes, especially as a new teacher, will require dedication. Put yourself in their shoes–if you were to sign up for a language class, what expectation would you have of your teacher?

Your hard-earned money

Many different types of TEFL courses are offered all around the world. Apart from the traditional 4-week TEFL course, such as LanguageCorps’ most popular program, there are two-day TEFL weekend-courses, two-week courses, 80-hour courses, courses with no teaching practice, and last but not least, courses taught by people who just recently graduated with their own TEFL certificate. Clearly, a two-day course or an online class with no teaching practice or interaction with a trainer will not prepare you to teach ESL in the real world .

A TEFL course, like any type of training, usually requires a financial investment. You want to spend your money wisely an invest in a certificate that has international value rather than earn a certificate that is not recognized internationally. Teaching English abroad is fun and adventurous, but it’s important to take your goal seriously. If you are looking to volunteer abroad for a few weeks or month, a short, economically priced TEFL course is perfect. When you consider teaching as a professional career abroad, you want to look further. Apart from the price, evaluating the quality and accreditation of a TEFL course is key.

Languagecorps TEFL Certification Programs Are Accredited By The Following Bodies

-Fort Hays University

– Fairmont State University

– Cambridge English Language Assessment

– Trinity College London

– Ministry of Education in Peru

– Ministry of Education in Guatemala

– Ministry of Education in Thailand

– World TEFL Accreditation Commission

– Learning Resource Network

– IATQuO

Choose your destination

Request Info

Teach abroad experts here to help you!

Request Info