Online TEFL Training - the way to realise your New Year dreams?
Tuesday, 23rd December 2008
Online training courses are a great way to ‘dip your toe’ into Teaching English as a Foreign Language. They are also a particularly useful option if you are unable to take time out of work, or if you don’t live within commutable distance to the nearest TEFL training centre.
Online training has plenty of other benefits too, including the flexible way of learning that it offers, and the low financial commitment that it demands - online TEFL courses are generally the cheapest on offer.
Although they cannot be compared directly with month-long courses that are offered face-to-face (or part-time equivalents), they do enable you to gain a solid foundation in TEFL. It is also true that in countries where there is a lower minimum requirement for the qualifications of teachers, and a large number of people who want to learn English, these courses can still be enough to secure you teaching work.
Anyone hoping to teach EFL for a few years, or even as a career, would be required to further any online training with a face-to- face course. For those wishing to spend time abroad on a very short-term basis, or whose primary reason for being there does not centre specifically around teaching English, though, online training will provide you with perfectly adequate tools for the job.
If you’re thinking about possible New Year projects, and want an affordable type of training that will allow you to achieve these goals, look no further. You can begin any online TEFL course the same day as you book, which means that you can grab the bull by the horns and set your New Year plans into motion before the lethargy sets in!