Have you ever dreamt of living in another country, or moving to an unknown place in another part of the world? Are you a native English speaker? If you have answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider becoming TEFL certified. TEFL, or teaching English as a foreign language, is a great way for you to fulfill your dreams of moving to another country as well as broaden your career opportunities. Not only will you gain experience in a new field, but you will also give yourself the opportunity to explore the world! In this article we are going to review some of the best TEFL certification courses around the world.
VAMOS ACADEMY – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Vamos Academy in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been offering high quality education to all of its students for more than ten years. The TEFL program at Vamos Academy delivers a highly comprehensive, 120-hours program, that combines all of the most up to date ESL methodologies and approaches. Vamos offers both a theoretical and practical insight into teaching approaches and methods. It focuses on the structural, lexical, and phonological aspects of the English language and provides an array of other helpful resources, techniques, and activities so as to provide its students with a strong understanding of how to teach all ages and levels of learners. The program is communicative and interactive with an extensive course book written by teachers for teachers. Vamos Spanish Academy offers in person TEFL programs and online TEFL courses so as to accommodate the needs of all of their students. Vamos also offers accommodation for its students and competitive prices. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them.
Pricing: USD 990 for 120 hours all inclusive TEFL course
ASIAN COLLEGE OF TEACHERS – LONDON, UK
Don’t get confused by the name, because as this TEFL course provider originated in Asia, they also offer courses all over Europe and the UK. The Asian College of Teachers, or ACT, is a highly distinguished leader in TEFL training with years of experience in training English teachers all over the world. This TEFL course offers a thorough, in person, 120 – hour course so that students not only receive a complete curriculum, but also thorough guidance through teaching observations and practices.
Pricing: £ 1,380 for 120 hours. All inclusive.
CIEE TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD – SANTIAGO DE CHILE
CIEE Teach English Abroad is a TEFL course provider that offers TEFL certification in more than 10 countries all over the world. However, their location in Chile is is worth consideration as it is one of the highest rated programs in Chile. CIEE offers a complete 150-hour TEFL certification course, as well as other certifications of equal value. Some of the features that make CIEE standout are pre-departure assistance, job placement, international insurance, and 24-hour emergency assistance. Get certified with CIEE in Chile and you will receive a one of a kind experience in and out of the classroom.
Pricing: USD 1,490 for 120+ hours. All inclusive
VIA LINGUA INTERNATIONAL – HUATULCO, MEXICO
Via Lingua international is a global educational institution aimed at helping students to develop their English language teaching skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This institution offers many different course options so as to accommodate the in individual needs of every student. Via lingua international also strives to provide job opportunities and placement around the world, upon successful completion of the course. If you are looking to broaden your career opportunities through TEFL certification in a beautiful beach town, check them out!
Pricing: USD 1,550 for 130 hours. all inclusive.
TEFL INTERNATIONAL – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
TEFL international has three locations throughout Australia, but their Sydney location seems to stand out for a couple of reasons. The school is located in the heart of the city where you have access to many tourist attractions during your free time. The course is a four week program that covers a wide variety of topics that are sure to properly prepare you for your career as an English teacher. TEFL international Sydney will train you will train you in all aspects of English teaching from classroom management and grammar to language, culture, and other practical aspects of teaching English as a foreign language.
Regular price: USD 1020. Limited time promotion: USD 510 for 120 hours
THE BAY LEARNING ACADEMY – NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand’s secluded location may make it one of the world’s most difficult destinations to reach, but its rich and colorful culture a long with beautiful beached and amazing food definitely make it worth the trip. The Bay Area Learning Academy offers a sequence of professional development seminars to accompany its 120-hour TEFL teacher training course. The course offers both practical and academic understanding of teaching approaches and methodology. The institute offers small and balanced class sizes to ensure necessary individual attention for each student and is located just five minutes from the beach!
Pricing: NZD $2,700 for 120 hours with an option of TECSOL add-on for $800
LET’S TEFL – NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA
Let’s TEFL brings students high quality education with over 15 years of experience in certifying teachers to teach English as a foreign language overseas. Their simple but complete package gives you every resource you will need to deliver fun and engaging educational lessons. Their certification course also includes job placement service for all graduates. Their course focuses on the key areas essential for success in the modern ESL world. Their 120-hour course is concise and complete and is offered year round, online and in person, in order to accommodate and help teachers from all over the world.
Pricing: USD 1,500 for 120 hours. All inclusive.
SUNBRIDGE INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH – CORNWALL, ONTARIO, CANADA
The Sunbridge Institute of English is located in a small town on the Canada-US border and incorporates over 24 ESL methodologies so as to provide one of the most comprehensive courses out there. Upon completion of the course, student will graduate with a strong grasp on the methods and techniques required to teach all levels and ages of English language learners. The material is provided using an e-learning format which helps to keep tuition costs low while still providing quality instruction. Given the broad scope of the course, you will walk away equipped with all the necessary tools to teach English abroad or at home!
Pricing: a whopping CAD 300 for 120 hours. All inclusive.
If you find yourself interested in a new career opportunity, and would like to explore the world and study abroad at the same time, do not hesitate to check out one of these fantastic schools!