How to Choose the Best Online TEFL Course

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In a world of seemingly endless options for online TEFL certification, how is one to ever choose? If you’re anything like me, you like to see all of your options laid out before you so you can weigh the pros and cons of each and make an educated decision. Unfortunately, there are many things in life we must choose without ever seeing all of our options. How else would we ever settle on one university, one person to marry, one perfect getaway? 

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Is Online TEFL Certification Worth It?

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There’s never been a better time to embrace online education. With a global pandemic upon us, we’re more grateful than ever for technology that helps us stay connected with our loved ones and friends, keeps us informed of the happenings around the world, and makes it possible for continued learning in all forms.

When it comes to online TEFL certification, we know some of you are questioning if it’s worth it. Can you still get the best TEFL certification course if it’s taught online? Will it be accredited? Will you learn as much in your online course as you could onsite? 

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Pros and Cons of Taking Your TEFL Certification Course Online vs. Abroad

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So, you know you want to teach English abroad, and you’ve done the preliminary research and realized that being TEFL certified will put you above other applicants who aren’t…which brought you to this question: where do I take my TEFL certification course? There are two options: you can complete the TEFL certification online in your home country, or you can complete it abroad in a specific country—one you know you’re interested in, or one you want to learn more about.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best TEFL Course for You

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Warning: don’t choose a TEFL certification course until you read this.

Why?

I’m guessing you’re a little lost on how to get started teaching English abroad. You’re probably emailing multiple program providers and following them on Facebook. Maybe you’ve even talked to a few on the phone, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different offerings out there.

I get you.

I was in your shoes once, too.

And that’s why I started globalU — to make it easier to help people like you get started on their teach abroad program.

Something I’ve learned in the process of my own trial and error is that choosing a training course (commonly referred to as a TEFL certification course) can be one of the biggest challenges to getting started.

Do you study online or onsite? What are the things to look out for? Are all courses accredited? Will they help you find a job?

So I wrote this handy guide to help you navigate the process and ultimately find the best TEFL course for YOU!
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