If you're interested in teaching English to non-English speakers abroad, Varsity Tutors can help you study for your certification requirements by providing Cleveland TEFL certification training. This course is designed to supplement the official or accredited TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) education you're receiving through organizations or schools like Cleveland State University or nearby Kent State University.
Rather than earning your TEFL certification by taking one all-encompassing test, you'll have to complete a series of requirements. This begins with taking at least 100 hours of coursework provided by an instructor who's earned an advanced degree or has equivalent education and experience. To be regarded internationally as a professional language instructor, you must take the course from an organization with a recognized, accredited curriculum. Then you need to complete from 6-20 hours of practicum, which is practical experience teaching and observing with a non-native English speaker, which doesn't include your classmates. Please note that it's a good idea to take your official training from an organization that offers guidance in your job search upon successful completion of the program.
Accredited Cleveland TEFL certification training can take place online or in person, and the Varsity Tutors TEFL certification course can supplement your studies either way. Our course is completely online and taught by a qualified instructor who has excellent communication skills along with the knowledge required to help you in your TEFL studies. Although no degree in teaching or any other subject is required to earn your certification, the course is considered to be as difficult as or more difficult than a college or university course. That being said, you can potentially earn your certification within a few weeks. You should also note that some countries do require a four-year degree before they'll employ you in an English instruction position. Your Cleveland TEFL certification instructor can help you navigate the different options and requirements when earning your TEFL.
To help you study effectively and efficiently, your Cleveland TEFL certification class meets in different class sections that take place on different days and at different times. You can sign up for two- or four-week classes, which could take you through your official training if you are on a fast track. New classes begin each month, so you're always just a short time away from beginning your class when you enroll with us.
Your instructor can give in-depth lectures on topics like the five elements of language learning, which are reading, writing, listening, speaking, and pronunciation. They can facilitate discussions among you and your classmates on how to plan lessons and manage a classroom. They can provide study materials to help you review when you're not in class if you like. There are many ways they can help you as you work through your certification training.
Studies have shown that participating in a collaborative classroom experience can improve your chances of learning and retaining information and ideas and give you a deeper understanding of the information and ideas you're learning. That's why even though your Varsity Tutors Cleveland TEFL certification classes are online, they are set up to simulate a classroom experience. You can communicate with your instructor and ask questions, and you can also connect with your classmates. Your teacher can provide directed group activities for you and your peers, or you could learn from their experience and they from yours. You get the convenience of online learning with the benefits of classroom learning.
Earning your certification can be quite challenging. If you'd like assistance studying to earn your TEFL certification, contact Varsity Tutors today to speak to our educational consultants. They can get you enrolled in a Cleveland TEFL certification course that meets your scheduling needs.