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What is TEFL / TESOL?

What is TEFL / TESOL?

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are terms used to describe the dynamic industry catering to students studying English in non-English speaking countries, as well as short-term educational tourists who travel to countries where the English language is spoken.

TEFL/TESOL has become a worldwide phenomenon due largely to the global spread of English as the international language of commerce. This has resulted in an ever-increasing need for native-English teachers in non-English speaking countries. The methods commonly employed have evolved from more traditional methodologies of language teaching. Today, established practices have emerged and developed into a highly dynamic and viable industry. See our brief history of TEFL/TESOL.

Current popular destinations for TEFL/TESOL qualified teachers include South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, many European countries and some African countries. But, the world is literally your oyster, with teachers reporting back from new destinations all of the time. You are only limited by the passport you hold and your imagination! Opportunities abound for individuals to travel, earn and teach!

Keeping it in The Family

Whether you plan to go-it-alone or use an agent, we can help put you in touch with the right people and help guide you into your new profession. We like to stay in touch with our past teacher-trainees, some of whom inevitably end up working for us, when they return from working abroad - so through our training you will automatically become connected with global network English teachers - the TKW family. If you are a member of Facebook, please check out our Facebook group The Knowledge Workshop Abroad - a place for teachers to share information, job vacancies, lessons and advice. Also check out our Facebook page.

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