Looking to try something a little bit different in your career? Love the idea of working in a different country? Then you should seriously consider teaching English as a foreign language.
We have the lowdown on how you can make it happen. At The TEFL Academy, we have a number of TEFL courses in Cardiff to give you a grasp on teaching English as a foreign language. We would highly recommend the Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). This course is split into two distinct sections. The first one is held over a weekend at the Maldron Hotel in Cardiff. During this weekend, our experienced TEFL tutors will train you for over 20 hours. The second section is fully available online, and is to be completed in your home at your own convenience. When embarking upon the online phase, you will still have full access to the support of the TEFL trainers as and when you need them.
The initial face-to-face section of the TEFL course in Cardiff will include content such as how you can plan a lesson, how to effectively deliver a lesson, and instruction on what to include in your lessons. And you will receive the valuable experience of teaching yourself, which makes for great practice. Once you’ve completed these 20 hours, you’ll be an expert on what teaching English as a foreign language actually entails.
Once you move onto the online materials, you will have 148 hours of course content left to complete. This has to be finished within a six-month period, but you can work on it at your own pace. We find that it takes most of our students around four to six weeks to finish the online section. What you will be taught will be much more focused on the theory of TEFL, including proper grammar and vocabulary training. There’s a section focused on teaching English as a foreign language to children, an area which other TEFL academies often run completely separate courses for.
Once you’ve got through all the online training of your TEFL course in Cardiff, you will be given a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). Accepted as a recognised qualification worldwide, this certification is Ofqual (UK government) regulated and is approved as the same level as the CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you get your hands on your certificate, you can begin looking for TEFL jobs on our TEFL Jobs Board.
If this sounds of interest, then don’t wait too long before enrolling. Our TEFL courses in Cardiff can be reserved with an initial deposit of £50. Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.
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