FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I take your course?
Our course offers over 130 hours of class time, 8-10 hours of observed teacher practice and its externally moderated by a governing body. This exceeds the minimum requirements of most governing bodies of TEFL/TESOL courses. You will have the opportunity to teach adults in both groups and one to ones to experience real- time teacher practice. Lastly, we offer a supportive and friendly environment with small class sizes to insure your success.
What's the difference between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA?
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL(Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages) are the same and primarily a U.S. institution which issues certificates. CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) is a British institution and is widely known because it was the first of its kind.
Online courses are much less expensive; why not do that?
The problem with online courses is the lack of observed teacher practice. This component is essential for prospective employers. Our program offers 8 to 10 hours of teacher practice.
Will my certificate be recognized around the world?
Yes. upon completion of the course, along with your certificate, you will receive a detailed outline of exactly what the course entails. This informs a future employer of exactly how you were trained. This includes an itemized list of components with a detailed description and the number of hours completed.
Who will I teach during teacher practice?
You will teach adults who first language is not English. They will range from beginner to advance levels.
How difficult is your certificate program?
While you can expect a lot of work to do during the course, it is logically presented but at an intensive pace. You must come with a positive attitude and be prepared to work. As it is intensive, be ready to focus without distraction. If you follow instructions and are diligent with assignments, you should have no problems completing this course.
Will I be able to get an ESL job?
Yes, of course! The certificate will be accepted as qualification to teach in private English language schools anywhere in the world. For mainstream education, meaning within a school system, a different certification may be required. Demand for native English speakers varies from country to country. If you want to work in a specific country, first research the demand in that particular country. Its best to be flexible and have a first, second choice etc.
Do you provide job placement?
We do not "place" you in jobs or arrange jobs in advance for you. We provide job assistance. Our job assistance includes help with cover letters and CVs/resumes, a "jobs" session and an interviewing techniques session as well as schools for contact in various countries. While there is no guaranteed job placement, we do everything we can to insure your success in finding work in the ESL sector.
What are the requirements for acceptance to your program?
All native or near- native English speakers who are 21 years old or older with a recognized university or associates degree are welcome to apply.
When and how do I pay for the course?
Once you have been accepted to the course, you will be asked to pay the 500 euros deposit. Remember, you have not secured a place until we have received your deposit. The final payment is due on the first day of the course.
What if I'm not a native English speaker?
If you're not a native English speaker but can speak English with near- native ability, please feel free to apply. Once we look at your application form, we will contact you to set up a phone interview. Upon completion of that interview, we will notify you of our decision.
Do I need to speak French?
No, not at all. The course is conducted completely in English. Also, when looking for work, future employers are not concerned with whether or not you speak French but are more concerned that you’ve mastered English.