How To Become An English Teacher For Foreign Students
By Robert Law
Jun 10, 2013 - 7:38:08 AM
London is one of the most international metropolitan cities in our ever growing yet shrinking world today. With this unique situation, there is an unending number and influx of people in London for whom English is a second language. While this is the case, English is nonetheless the standard language all throughout the nation and, therefore, people who come to England have a better chance of being successful if they truly know English. For these people, students that opt to become teachers of English as a foreign language are very important indeed. There are many options for TEFL London certification so that you can become one of these special teachers of English as a foreign language.
The path to becoming a certified TEFL London teacher can vary based upon the school or institute that you apply to for your training. However, there are some steps that are likely common to most programs. Some of your training will likely be in person and can be taken in multiple locations. Some of your training or some of your testing may be conducted online, in a virtual setting. This may mean at your own pace or at predetermined times for webinars and the like. Either way, you will want to assess which is a better method for you.
Most programs are not overly lengthy in time but will require your diligence to complete them promptly and completely. You should find out before you sign up all that is required from the number of classroom hours to the testing process so that you know what is expected and if this is the right program—and professional path—for you. One of the important components you will want to learn about and be sure that you do is the student teaching as part of your TEFL London program. Student teaching can be done within England for students that are visiting the country or it can be done overseas, in the country or region of the world of your choice. There is no right or wrong as to which one you choose but you should have an idea before you begin which is the one you would prefer and then you can select a course that is more likely to have the opportunities you are looking for in the end. This will avoid any surprises or disappointments when the time actually comes.
Teaching English as a foreign language can be a very rewarding profession. When you see people become able to communicate in a new world and way that they could not before, you will be energized and very happy that you chose to pursue TEFL London training.
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