Published 10th August 2018
Do you want to teach English as a foreign language? Did you know that you can study TEFL online? You don’t need to leave your current employment or wait until you have finished your University course. You can start at any time.
Study TEFL online from Home
Working from home isn’t easy. You might have to motivate yourself to study TEFL online after a hard day at work, or at the weekends to sit down to your course work. But, it does mean you can study at your own pace and you’re not tied down to attending classes when it might not be convenient.
Work Out a Timescale
Studying with The TEFL Academy means you have 6 months to complete the course. There are 12 units, so you can divide the units over the six-month period and work at a relaxed pace. Or, if time permits you can complete the course in a few months. That’s the big benefit of studying TEFL online. You can work out your own timetable.
Get to Know other Students
This is a great way to get to know other students who are also studying TEFL online. You can talk about any doubts or queries you’ve got as your learning. You’ll pick up tips and good advice along the way. You might even be able to answer a student’s question yourself.
Ask your Tutor
When you get access to the TEFL online course, you’ll be assigned an experienced tutor to help you. Don’t worry if you don’t understand something. Just e-mail your tutor and they will do their best to help you. Don’t feel embarrassed about asking questions. All students need help at some point and that’s why your tutor is there to point you in the right direction.
Do 20 hours in the classroom
If you want teaching practice, then take The TEFL Academy’s combined level 5 TEFL course which means you’ll get 20 hours in the classroom over a weekend with a tutor, in addition to your studies online. You’ll meet other students and it will give a taste of what teaching English as a foreign language is all about. It will also help you when you are looking for work. Most employers want their teachers to have had some classroom experience.
If you want more details about the weekend course:
- Have a look at The TEFL Academy’s course here
- Find a course near you
- Make a deposit payment
Studying TEFL courses online is the most flexible way of fitting in your studies to your busy everyday life. You can study at your own pace in your own time wherever you choose.