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TESOL / TEFL FAQ

GLOBAL Training Academy is one of the biggest TESOL training institutes in Asia-pacific zone. Our comprehensive TESOL program every year prepares hundreds of English Teachers for teaching English in various locations abroad.

English teachers are placed in for Teach English Korea, Teach English China, Teach English Thailand, Teach English South America and Teach English Europe.

FAQ - TESOL


What is the difference between ESL and EFL?

ESL stands for English as a Second Language and EFL stands for English as Foreign Language. The major difference between the two is: ESL is when the native teacher teaches non native speakers in an English speaking country. EFL is when English is taught to a non-native speaker in a non- English speaking country.


Are CELTA, TEFL, Online TEFL and TESOL all different?

CELTA, TEFL, TESOL and Online TESOL are almost same and the entire are recognized globally. There are some differences among them, which is discussed below. 


CELTA - The CELTA Degree is given by the University of Cambridge and it stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is a standardized teacher training program thus is same everywhere. CELTA certificate is widely recognized in the ESL job market. Minimum six hours of teaching practice is required in this course with sic hours of observation. 

TEFL - TEFL or Teaching English as Foreign language courses are not standardized. It is always necessary to know whether the institute is accredited or not and how long is it in operation.


TESOL or TESL - These courses are also not standardized and are mostly offered through universities.


Online TEFL - Online TEFL course is always better as it is cheap and convenient. The course can be done from any part of the world. Your obligations will not be hampered while pursuing a online course.


How do I choose a good online TEFL course?

  • While evaluating the quality of an online TEFL course you should consider a few things like
  • accreditations of the school,
  • Whether it is established organization in the language business.
  • if the school has a physical contact address
  • consider the experience of the online tutors
  • testimonials, blogs or recommendations of a particular school should be checked out

Is TEFL certificate absolutely necessary to teach English overseas?
Schools in some parts of the world take English teachers without any TEFL Certificate but it is becoming mandatory in most of the countries. If the teachers have a TEFL or TESOL certificate they have a chance of getting jobs in better schools with good salary.


Do I need to get a TEFL certificate from an accredited institution?

Yes, it is absolutely necessary that you do your TEFL course from an accredited institution. It is possible for any person or institutions to give TEFL training thus accreditations are the best ways of checking its authenticity and quality.


Is a college degree mandatory for doing a TEFL course?

No, a college degree is not required for a TEFL course both online and onsite. However, it may help you in getting a good ESL or EFL job placement.


What kinds of students join your TEFL training program?

The students are of various age groups and nationalities. Mostly young graduates opt for this course as they want a career in teaching English. Many students are of middle ages also who are looking for a career change. There are trainees from almost all countries in the world, both native and non native speaking.

Where can I teach after I get this certificate?

With an accredited TEFL certificate, you can choose to teach in almost all locations around the globe. The teachers have to teach both school students and business executives. The highest demand of ESL teachers is in Korea, Japan, China and Thailand.


Will TESOL training help me in teaching ESL or EFL in public schools?

You need to have license from the state for teaching English in the public schools. If the demand is high just the TEFL training is enough to get a placement in the schools.

 
GTA - Online TEFL Course ReviewI found the course content to be useful and appropriate. The online trainers were competent and professional and I have found confidence after completing the course. The course exceeded and met my expectation level. I will recommend the course to my friend. The best thing that I found in the course was that the phases were organized and very well divided but I found that the video sound was not loud and clear. I completed the course quickly and it was well covered.
Suchita Mehra, India

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