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Tefl Qualifications: Tefl Training and Resources for Teaching EFL


Tefl Qualifications

Looking for a tefl qualification? The qualifications below could be your passport to a Tefl job abroad or a summer school job teaching international students in the UK. Simply click on the links below for further information.

CELTA

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience.

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

  • Exam Board: UCLES
  • The certificate forms part of the new CILTS (Cambridge Integrated Language Teaching Syllabus) and replaces the old Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Cert. TEFLA).
  • It is aimed at those without ELT experience, but with a standard of education which would allow entry to Higher Education.
  • Candidates must be at least 20 years old at the start of the course.
  • Courses have a minimum length of 100 contact hours, 6 hours supervised practice teaching and 8 hours directed observation of live lessons.
  • Full-time courses last four to five weeks. Part-time up to one year.

  • CELTYL

    CELTYL shows you have the skills needed to teach English to children or teenagers in language schools. This international qualification gives you a solid basis in the fundamentals of language teaching practice and the confidence to take control of young learners in the classroom.

    Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners

  • Exam Board: UCLES
  • The CELTYL is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous experience of teaching languages.
  • Entry requirements follow those of the CELTA.
  • The Certificate course programme focuses on teaching young learners either from 5-10, 11-16, or 8-13 years old.
  • It involves a minimum of 100 contact hours, 6 hours supervised teaching practice and 8 hours directed observation of lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • Full-time courses last 4 weeks, part-time courses last 4 to 5 months to a year.

  • CertTESOL

    CertTESOL: The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is designed for those with little or no experience of teaching English.

    Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Exam Board: Trinity College London
  • A first qualification for those with little or no previous experience.
  • It qualifies the trainee to teach both adults and children
  • Courses usually last for 1 month (intensive) or part-time from 3 months to 1 year. ( Trinity College stipulates a min. of 130 hours of tuition, with at least 6 practical teaching experience.)
  • Each institution sets its own entry requirements

  • DELTA

    DELTA is a teaching qualification for experienced teachers of English as a foreign or second language.

    Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults

  • Exam Board: UCLES
  • The Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) replaced the Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DTEFLA) and the Diploma in Overseas Teaching of English (DOTE).
  • It is an in-service qualification for those with at least two years full- time (1200 hours) experience of teaching English as a foreign language.
  • Candidates should have a standard of education which would allow entry to higher education and will normally have formal ELT training.
  • Courses have a minimum length of 120 contact hours, 10 hours teaching of ELT to adults (4 of which are supervised) and 10 hours directed observation of lessons.
  • Candidates are expected to give substantial time to reading, research and assignments.
  • Part-time courses tend to last about 8 months, but some centres also offer an intensive 10-12 week course.

  • The English Language Teachers Job site



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