Getting your 120 hour TEFL certificate opens many doors for you, allowing you to take your skills to any country and teach your way around the world. The international demand for native English speakers is growing around the world, especially in Asia, meaning you can move from one country to another with relative ease, usually with co-operation for work permits. Tens of thousands of people are already living abroad and teaching English as a foreign language.
Most TEFL teachers are ‘auxiliary specialist’ teachers, meaning they enter the classroom to assist with English teaching. The students already have a local teacher as their English instructor, and the TEFL teacher is responsible for working on practical communication, pronunciation, the finer points of grammar and correct usage.
Some TEFL teachers assume full responsibility for the English teaching, and those in language schools teach extra-mural English independent of any help from a local teacher. Typically you will be working out of course books over a set curriculum, employing your own lesson plans that include exercises and games to help make the learning effective and interesting. A good TEFL course will teach you this.
As for your TEFL job placement, you will either an ‘auxiliary specialist’ in either English for Communicative Development programs or special programs such as math, science, health, social studies, etc. With the TAP Program TEFL course in Thailand, our teachers always leave fully prepared for the classroom setting – feeling comfortable, confident, and ready to succeed. With GoTEFL, the possibilities are endless!