There are many TEFL course providers operating in the USA. With so much choice, and with such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be hard for prospective TEFL course students to make the right choice. The TEFL Academy's Level 5 TEFL course (168 hours) aims to provide students with accurate information, skills and training to ensure they leave the academy with a sound understanding of teaching English, as well as a clearer picture of the TEFL industry as a whole.
The TEFL Academy specialises in TEFL courses and nothing else. TEFL is not only in our name, but it is also the backbone of our academy. All of our trainers are experienced EFL professionals. They have all qualified as TEFL teachers themselves, gained years of actual teaching experience and are now passing on their working knowledge to our TEFL course students.
When choosing a TEFL course you should firstly ensure that it is accredited by an accreditation body. Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside the USA. This means that accreditation bodies based in the USA may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by the World TEFL Accrediting Commission (WTEFLAC). The WTEFLAC is an international body that accredits and regulates TEFL courses.
The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, a UK government department) regulated awarding body. TQUK have robust quality assurance systems and procedures in place which all course providers must successfully pass in order to be accredited under the scheme.
Most countries around the world use the UK's standards, tests and guidelines for the teaching of English as a foreign language. This is why our course is regulated by the government of the UK, rather than the USA.
Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside the USA. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in the USA may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy has chosen TQUK, as they offer international accreditation for training course providers.
The TEFL Academy's combined TEFL courses are held in locations throughout the USA. To find your nearest local course and find out course dates please click here.
If you would like to find out further information about The TEFL Academy then please do not hesitate to contact us.