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How to Spot an Internationally Recognised TEFL Course

When searching for a company to do your course with, you must choose one that is internationally recognised and accredited. Doing your course with trusted ESL educators will not only guarantee you a valid certification that can be used worldwide but also means that you are working through high-quality course work that will cover everything you need to know about in-class teaching techniques as well as what techniques to employ when you are working as an online teacher. Below we will look at how to spot an Internationally recognised TEFL course.

Here are some of the main TEFL/TESL/TESOL accrediting bodies:

Your chosen EFL/ESL/TESOL institute should offer certificates with valid certification numbers attached to them and show no less than a 120hr TEFL/TESL/TESOL certification. This is the current professional industry standard. Individuals who are interested in completing accredited courses should be wary of falling into the trap of buying 2-day – 2-week short courses or completing courses without practical components should one wish to teach abroad. Whilst some training is better than none at all, taking unaccredited classes limits job opportunities.

Our program here at ITTI South Africa uses the same teacher training textbooks as acclaimed four-year colleges in the US and UK. Our course content matches their programs – making our certification compatible with the college level.

We offer accredited and internationally recognised courses and would love to help you find your place in the world. See the link below for our course options, accreditation information and more!

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