Travel the world while teaching English in another country

By Kelsi Gately

Staff Writer

 

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Even after graduation, students might not know exactly what direction to pursue for their careers. For those who love to travel, earning your certificate to teach English might be a great way to visit and live in foreign countries.

Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is one of the leading programs in the world for earning this certification. It offers courses in different locations across the world and online.

Richard Davie runs TEFL Iberia, located in Barcelona, Spain, where students and graduates learn the skills to teach English abroad. Courses are a month long and have small class sizes to make sure students have access to all the assistance needed.

Students will acquire more than 10 hours of teaching practice, training on lesson preparation, peer and tutor feedback and job-finding workshops.

“We got great feedback after every lesson, with lots of teaching practice, which I really enjoyed,” said Jack, a TEFL course graduate, who posted a video of his experience on the TEFL Iberia Barcelona YouTube channel.

Once students have completed the course, TEFL offers lifetime support in finding teaching jobs in different countries.

Applicants must be 18 years old and show an interest in and characteristics of a teacher. Most courses during the regular application period costs about $1,500 and include all the materials needed. Housing arrangements are available for a separate fee of $430-500 per month.

For more information, email Davie at rdavie0@gmail.com or find TEFL Iberia on Facebook.

UWF also offers courses on Teaching English as a Second Language, which you can find out more about here.