Published on August 18th, 20121
The Many Benefits of TEFL
The Many Benefits of TEFL
TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) courses are available for anyone who can speak English at a native or near-native level – no experience is necessary. There are hundreds of placements (both paid and voluntary) all over the world. It’s a very inexpensive travel option, and one that will provide you not just with amazing memories but with really important life skills and attributes which you can take home with you and put on your resume. Such skills are highly regarded by employers, recruiters and college or university admissions officers.
Across the many, many TEFL positions available, there will be varying contract durations (some short term and some long term), excellent extras in some cases (such as employers covering the costs of flights, insurance and accommodation) and a wide variety of different TEFL courses available to best suit your schedule. It’s a great option for students and graduates who want to do something really worthwhile and see the world at the same time. On days off you can kick back at the beach with a beer, or set off into the unknown and visit some extraordinary sights that are well off-the-beaten track.
Courses can be completed entirely online (on the couch, in your pyjamas) and a TEFL qualification can allow for travel during vacation periods or as part of a gap year. There are destinations all over the world, and wages can be very good in paid positions. You could even teach from the comfort of your own home if travelling doesn’t appeal, as there has been a vast increase in the demand for learning English online.
Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Honduras, Italy, and Spain – the list goes on! It really isn’t just a travel option though; it’s much more than that. Confidence, communication-skills, awareness, cultural-sensitivity, self-sufficiency and understanding are just a few of the skills that can be attained from working as an English teacher. There’s nothing to lose by learning, earning, travelling and having fun all at the same time.
Wherever you go, you will undergo vast self-development, without even realising it – you’ll have gained hands-on work experience and an important set of life skills. You’ll also help children and adults to learn a language that will help them to grow and develop. Ultimately though, you will have had the time of your life.
For information on the various courses, job positions, destinations and more, visit: http://teflengland.co.uk/.
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