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Online TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification?

ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
edited October 2015 in Help / Advice Forum
Trying to find a credible online TEFL program is a bit daunting. They seem to be a dime a dozen. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with obtaining this certification online and knew of any legit programs.

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  • LilnoobsLilnoobs Alpha Queue Registered User regular
    I had a similar issue and opted going for the CELTA instead. If that option is available to you, I highly recommend it over TEFL.

    http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/teaching-qualifications/celta/ways-to-take-celta/

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    @Lilnoobs

    In your experience, is there any particular reason the CELTA is better than the TEFL or other similar programs like the TESOL/TESL?

    If it helps, I would be teaching in South Korea. I haven't really seen CELTA on any of the job boards for programs here, so I'm wondering what makes it stands out.

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  • LilnoobsLilnoobs Alpha Queue Registered User regular
    Well, seems like in South Korea in particular, the TESOL/TESL is preferred.

    I suggested CELTA because it's the highest standard for teaching English to non-natives, and it's usually seen as such; that's why I recommended it.

    I googled and found this website that seems to be good for your specific situation.

    http://waegukin.com/teach-in-korea-celta-tesol-tefl

  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    Thanks a ton, @Lilnoobs. You're a good man/woman!

    This can be closed.

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  • LilnoobsLilnoobs Alpha Queue Registered User regular
    Best of luck. It's been terrific for me and I hope it's the same for you.

    annajacob78
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