Our Programs to Teach English Abroad
LanguageCorps offers several different TEFL programs for adventurous people interested in living and working in a different culture. The programs vary by location, and an overview is given below. Please refer to the individual country pages for specific details on the International TEFL program(s) offered in that location.
Traditional programs in TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA certification are four-week, intensive courses that range from 120 hours to 150 hours—this is the international standard for certifying ESL teachers. TEFL certification courses are detailed and thorough. During the teaching certification program, you learn about ESL teaching methodologies and techniques and you hone the skills you need to be comfortable and competent teaching English abroad. Most people are somewhat surprised by how intense and hard-working the courses are designed to be. Throughout the TEFL course, you are supported by your TEFL Trainer who provides you with feedback, mentorship, and all the support you need to be successful. Our TEFL program comes with lifetime job-finding assistance. We make sure you leave the program ready to start your international teaching career and will always be available for support along the way!
Our Combined TEFL Certification Course is the perfect blend of our Online and the Onsite course. Participants of the Combined TEFL course complete the first half of the course online through self-study. You will receive support and feedback from your in-country TEFL trainer through email and 7 hours of Skype tutoring. This part of the course is very flexible and you can finish it on your own pace. For the actual teaching practice and completion of the course, you will either come to Costa Rica, Peru or Guatemala to join the traditional TEFL program in the third week of the course. As with all our programs, lifetime job-finding assistance is included!
Our Teaching Internship Program is a two-month program that includes the traditional four-week TEFL Certification course followed by a four-week Teaching Internship where you join the professional teaching team of a local educational institute. Our Teaching Internship Program is available in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru. Please refer to the individual country pages for specific details on what is included.
The LanguageCorps Online TEFL Certification Program is a flexible way to start your adventure in teaching English abroad. Perfect for working professionals or full-time students who are unable to commit to an onsite course, the online TEFL Certification allows you to log in and go to class whenever you please, and work at your own pace. Best of all, you earn your TEFL Certificate from the comfort of your own home or your favorite café.
LanguageCorps’ Online TEFL Certification program includes 150 hours of course work that is completed over a schedule of four to sixteen weeks. Throughout the Program you complete reading and writing assignments, take quizzes and exams on course content, and receive one-on-one tutoring from your TEFL Trainer by Skype. The online TEFL course is carefully designed to be the best online TEFL course available. The content perfectly mirrors our regular onsite TEFL programs and unlike any other online TEFL, the LanguageCorps online TEFL includes a teaching practicum where you teach 6 hours of online classes to a real English learner! We make sure you’re truly prepared and set-up for success.
What is TEFL
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is the umbrella term for different types of certification courses, of which one is also called TEFL. The other two most common types of TEFL certification courses are TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA courses are all considered ‘TEFL courses’. Eventually, the content of all these courses is more or less the same. LanguageCorps offers TEFL, TESOL and CELTA programs and does not recommend one over the other. All certifications offer excellent job opportunities, as long as they meet the right standards.
WHY WERE TEFL COURSES DEVELOPED?
So, you’ve started your search into the world of TEFL! Whether you’re already becoming sort of an expert on what’s out there, or you’re completely new to the field, it’s probably no surprise to you that English is one of the most important languages in the world. It is the language of business, science and education, traveling, the internet, and so on. Currently, over a billion people are studying English, and as globalization continues to grow, this number will continue to increase rapidly.
A TYPICAL TEFL COURSE COVERS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS
– Introduction to learning and teaching theories
– Introduction to different resources and materials
– Critical ESL techniques
– Understanding English language structure
– Learning methodologies for teaching grammar, reading, writing and conversation
– Classroom management skills
CHOOSING A TEFL PROVIDER
There is a bedazzling amount of providers out there. Some are excellent, established and highly respected in the field. Others are not, but it’s not always easy to see the difference. That’s where LanguageCorps jumps in. LanguageCorps has years of experience working in the field and exclusively selects the best programs out there.
YOUR TEFL CERTIFICATE LASTS A LIFETIME
Once TEFL certified, you’re TEFL certified for the rest of your life. There’s no need to do a refreshment course at some point. Just like a college or university degree, your certificate does not expire. Whether you want to start teaching right after your certification course, or years later, you can always fall back on your TEFL certificate. This means that it’s no issue if you’re not in the position to go abroad long-term now. If teaching abroad is something you’re planning to do in the future, it’s never too early to get qualified and have that certification in your pocket. Many people participate in a TEFL course during their Summer break, go back to school and teach abroad at some later point in their lives.
LIFETIME JOB FINDING ASSISTANCE
Along the same lines, LanguageCorps graduates can count on lifetime job search assistance. We are always available to graduates looking for jobs in almost every corner of the world. Often, people that have stayed to teach in their course location are curious to explore other countries and reach out for advice and contact information for schools to apply to. We have a big network of schools and companies worldwide that are always looking for teachers, and they will be happy to receive resumes and cover letters from LanguageCorps teachers. Whether this is 6 months or 6 years after completing the TEFL course, we are here to help you succeed in your job search. Should you have any questions about hiring seasons, salaries and job requirements, feel free to reach out; our advisors will get in touch with you with the answers!