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Why You Really Should Consider Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Are you fluent in English?
Interested in a job where you can familiarise yourself with people of different nationalities and cultures?
Do you like teaching but can’t see yourself working in a regular school environment?
Today about 1.5 billion people worldwide speak English. Many don’t speak it as their first language, which shows how important is, especially in the world of work. Nowadays, job seeking is more challenging unless you are fluent in English!
If you’re passionate about the English language, then why not consider teaching it as a foreign language? Becoming an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Teacher will provide you with the following benefits, but not limited to:
1. Improving your own English skills
Teaching English does not come easy at first glance, and you must be very well-prepared for it. When preparing your lessons, you must find appropriate ways to teach grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and writing. While you are planning, you will discover why grammar rules are the way they are, improve your communication skills, expand your vocabulary and learn to better structure your writing skills, both formal and informal. As a result, not only are your students improving their English, but so are you.
2. Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures
Teaching English allows you to meet new people: whether they’re younger or older than you, you will find yourself integrating with people from all over the world. They may not have the same habits and traditions as you, so whilst helping your students improve their English skills, you will learn about different cultures and behaviours.
3. Understanding the needs of others
It’s important to give your students all the attention they need when in class. After all, you are there to assist your students with their fluency in English – whether they want to improve their listening, reading, writing or speaking skills, make sure you provide them with all they need. Teaching English will make you a better listener and once you notice your students becoming more confident, so will you as a teacher.
4. Opportunities to travel the world
Language schools around the world have staff of different nationalities and speak several languages. The de facto global language is English – being fluent in English opens up a lot of doors for you especially in the worlds of work and travel. If you’re looking for a job overseas which doesn’t require much experience, then teaching English as a second language is the perfect job for you! All you’ll need is your TEFL and/or TELT certificate and a recognised teaching permit in the country you’re working in.
5. You don’t need any requirements to do your TEFL course…
…however, the only requirement is that you must be at least 18 years old. If you are considering pursuing a career in teaching English as a Foreign Language, you must first complete your TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) course – in fact, ESE will once again start its TEFL & TELT courses for novice teachers!
What is TEFL?
The TEFL Certification is one of the requirements needed to apply for a teaching permit in Malta.
The course includes input sessions, teaching practices, classroom observations and assignments.
Book your TEFL course with us and you will also benefit from FREE TELT EXAM PREPARATION! In short, the TELT Exam is designed by the ELT Council to provide new teachers with a language proficiency certification if you do not have an A level in English.
*The TEFL Course is free if you work a certain number of weeks with us. Work is guaranteed.
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