FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and courses of this nature seek to provide for the needs of all students.

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and refers to teaching English in a country where English is not widely used, such as China, Brazil or Greece.

TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language and refers to teaching English in an English-speaking environment such as the UK, or in a country where English is very widely used such as India or Zambia.

CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults

Some TESOL training courses also offer courses relating specifically to teaching English to children of seventeen years or under.

In practice, there is no difference. Teachers with any one of these qualifications will be able to find teaching posts around the world. Employers are unconcerned about the certificate title as long as the certificate has been accredited by a professional body.

No. We have an experience with non-native speakers who have taken TESOL Certification and found great teaching jobs abroad.

No. Many scientists, mathematicians, engineers, salespersons and students of business, foreign languages and other subjects have gone on to make excellent English language teachers.

The candidate needs to be above 18, and have at least B2+ proficiency level in English in both written and oral skills.

fo non-native candidates, we accept exam results such as TOEFL or IELTS. However, if you haven’t taken such exams before, we arrange interviews either in person or on Skype to check the candidate’s English proficiency level.

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TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language

This applies where English is learned and taught in an environment where English is not the official or unofficial first language. Examples: China, Spain, Laos

TESL Teaching English as a Second Language

This applies to situations where English is learned and taught in an environment where English is used on a daily basis as either an official or unofficial second language. Examples: India, Singapore, U.S. immigrants.

TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This term is used for both the TEFL and TESL situations, where the mother tongue of learners is for students is other than English.

ESL English as Second Language

This term is now widely used in situations where English is taught to non native speakers in a native English speaking country. Examples: U.S.A., New Zealand

ELT English Language Teaching

A general term for the teaching of English in any of the mentioned learning situations.

ESP English for Special Purposes

The term is used for the particular English required for special situations. Examples English required in business situations, for academic purposes, or in the tourism industry. Some TESOL training courses contain ESP courses.

EYL English for Young Learners

CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults

Some TESOL training courses also offer courses relating specifically to teaching English to children of seventeen years or under.

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