Every day we are asked do I need a TEFL/TESOL certification? While it’s not required to teach in some countries if you want to teach in China the answer is yes (unless you have at least 2 years’ experience teaching in China).
While securing a quality job in any foreign country may depend on many factors such as: Qualifications, experience, being a naïve speaker (or accent), personality, classroom presence, gender or just timing the most import thing is your qualifications and ability to teach will ultimately decide if you are hired.
Getting TEFL/TESOL certification will not only improve your job prospects, but will properly prepare you for being an ESL teacher. It will teach you lesson planning, classroom management, teaching methodology and the basics of English grammar. It will also allow you to feel more comfortable and confident once you get into the classroom.
Before coming to China to teach I searched all over to find a quality TEFL site to take online because it wasn’t convenient to travel to a classroom site. I ended up with an expensive site that was barely functional and was unable to use it in my normal browser. So when starting Working Vacations in China I wanted to find a quality site to recommend to teachers that also offered a great price.
I finally found one of the leading TEFL certificates out there is from ITTT. Their TEFL certificates have been accredited and are internationally recognized and well-respected by language schools and institutes within China. You can choose a method of study to suit your style via their range of in-class, online and combined (a combination of online and in-class study) TEFL courses. The online courses provide plenty of flexibility allowing you to study in your own time anywhere in the world. The best part is through the website we’re able to offer you a 15% discount off the normal rates, just use the link below to save.
NOTE: the most popular course for our teachers is the ONLINE 120-Hour Course with Tutor Support and Videos. This also comes with a FREE course focused on teaching young learners or teaching business English. It is cost effective and provides prospective teachers with all the knowledge they require when beginning their new job though you may decide to go with a less expensive option if you feel confident enough.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about these programs.