What is TEFL certification?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

TEFL certification is what you earn after completing a training course meant to teach you how to teach English to speakers of other languages. An internationally accredited and recognized TEFL certification course should do the following:

  • Teach you everything you need to know to successfully teach English as a foreign language
  • Offer at least 120 hours of training
  • Include a hands-on teaching practicum
  • Give you an intensive grammar review (something native speakers often forget the rules of!)
  • Teach you how to teach speaking, reading, writing and listening in a variety of ways, and for all learner levels
  • Prepare you to manage a classroom, given cultural and language barriers, plus typical student behavior
  • Teach you how to create and implement your own lesson plans
  • Boost your confidence in front of a class (you’ll get lots of practice in a variety of ways)

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