5 reasons you should get qualified to teach English using TEFL.org
Travelling the world is something I have always wanted to do but I also quickly realised that earning an income whilst travelling is something that needs to be planned for. Another thing I love doing is teaching and the idea of teaching English whilst travelling just seemed like the perfect combination. I know the decision to take the leap of faith to get qualified can be very daunting. After all, it took me 2 years to actually start my qualification process.
So, are you like me? Are you planning to become an English teacher whilst travelling or just looking for an alternative source of income? Then it is important for you to obtain the appropriate qualifications. Upon the completion of the course available on TEFL.org, you will be able to receive the accredited TEFL certification. Along with this certification, you can look for the opportunities that are available for you to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).
These are some of the reasons I finally decided to take that leap of faith! I hope they help you when making the decision about obtaining your TEFL qualification. I am currently doing mine with TEFL.org and I can wholeheartedly say it’s been my best decision of 2020. Are you ready? Time to dive in!
- Challenges you to learn a new skill
Obtaining your teaching qualification from TEFL.org will challenge you to learn a new skill. Becoming an English teacher is never an easy thing to do, but certainly satisfying to know your newly obtained skill will be used to transform the lives of many. How many times do you promise yourself to start learning a new skill but never really got around to it? I am learning that starting is sometimes the hardest part and once you embark on the new journey a momentum is formed and before you know it the end goal is achieved. In this case, TEFL.org not only offers you the opportunity to start but also to end well. Once you are done with obtaining your qualification you will be able to look for the best opportunities available out there and work as an English teacher in a new country or online.
2. Plenty of support from the tefl.org team
Once you start following the online TEFL.org course, you will never have to rush yourself. It is self-paced with enough time to provide you room for completion. You can follow it at your own pace with all the other commitments you have. Right now I am juggling completing my PhD with getting my TEFL qualification done. One thing 2020 has taught me is that the time to get anything done is now. No more procrastinating, the future is not guaranteed. TEFL.org provides you with a super engaging tutor and assessments are marked and feedback provided within 48 hours of submission, so no long waiting duration to know how you did. The team at TEFL.org will be there to provide much-needed assistance to keep you motivated and deal with any challenges you might face!
- Get an extra income whilst travelling or whilst at home
I am so excited to get my TEFL accreditation from TEFL.org because it means I can now travel to another part of the world and teach English in the nearest future. There is a high demand for English teachers in some specific countries and available opportunities are always posted on the TEFL.org website. Imagine the joy of teaching English while exploring a unique culture. I, however, understand that some people will prefer not to travel right now and that’s okay! If you are one of them, you can look for an opportunity where you can teach English in the comfort of your home and earn an income. All you have to do is to locate one of the vacancies available in an online learning portal. Your TEFL.org accreditation will provide a great foundation to secure that job!
4. Guarantee that your qualification is valid and recognised
Many people make the mistake of obtaining their qualification from websites that don’t necessarily guarantee validity. This can be detrimental when it comes to making applications because your application can be denied if your qualification is in question. The accreditation you receive out of TEFL.org is valid and recognized all around the world. Hence, you can apply for any opportunity available to you without having any second thoughts. I will say the peace of mind that comes with TELF.org courses is absolutely worth it! The varied qualifications available to you are all priced at amazing value for money, making it so easy to make the right decision!
- Forever qualification – does not expire
Discovering that the TEFL qualification I was going to get from TEFL.org comes with lifetime access once completed was the cherry on top for me! There is no need to renew your qualification or obtain the qualification again. You can, however, make it more robust by adding more training time to it in case there is a new skill you want to master e.g adding an extra 10 hours telephone teaching course, allows you to teach English lessons over the phone or via Skype. But if you are happy with your original qualification it’s yours keep and use at any time.
The message is simple, visit TEFL.org and obtain your accreditation now! This is the sign you have been waiting for to start. I hope the 5 reasons why I started on this journey give you some courage for you to do the same! Be encouraged that I am constantly cheering you on.
If you have any experience teaching English aboard or have any questions, let me know in the comment section below!