If you're pursuing employment as a teacher of English as a foreign language TEFL certification can be beneficial to your career, and Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a Louisville TEFL certification class that can give you a comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge that you'll need to succeed as you work towards your certificate. TEFL, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification gives you an official stamp of approval that shows that you have the skills needed to effectively manage a classroom and provide instruction in English to non-native speakers. Becoming TEFL certified and teaching English abroad can be an excellent way to travel and experience new cultures while earning an income at the same time, and while earning a certificate isn't always required to teach English in a foreign country, certification can give you a significant advantage on the job market.
There are a variety of organizations that offer TEFL certification, so the exact structure of the course you'll take varies. You will have to have at least a high school diploma or a GED to become certified, and while certification doesn't require teaching experience or a four-year degree, certification courses are taught with university-level rigor, so the course can be quite challenging. Many teaching programs in foreign countries do require you to have a bachelor's degree, however, so if you have a diploma from a school like the University of Louisville or Bellarmine University you may be closer to the employment you're looking for than you would be otherwise. Regardless of what specific program you're being certified through, you'll have to compose papers, complete extensive reading assignments, take tests, and perform student teaching to prove that you have what it takes to run a classroom and teach complex English language concepts in a way that is accessible to non-native speakers.
Given the challenge presented by a TEFL certification program, reaching out for extra help can be worthwhile. In a Louisville TEFL certification course you'll review critical TEFL material with an expert instructor, who can help you and your classmates work through difficult concepts through lectures, sample scenarios, and classroom discussions, so you can strengthen your understanding of the material that you'll need to master to excel on your way to your TEFL certificate. Working with other students who are pursuing their own certification can expose you to diverse perspectives on teaching English, whether you're discussing your experiences in student teaching and working on developing more effective classroom management techniques, or if you're working on collaborative activities like brainstorming new teaching materials that you could use in the classroom. You'll be able to request one-on-one time with your instructor as well, where you can go over subjects that you're finding troublesome and get immediate feedback to set you back on track.
Louisville TEFL certification training is presented entirely online using our Live Learning Platform, which allows you to interact with your teacher and classmates face-to-face without the need to spend time commuting to and from your classroom. This can make certification classes more accessible to those with busy academic, professional, and personal lives. There are a variety of class meeting times available and you can choose between two-week and four-week class sections, so you can find something that fits your needs.
Reach out to Varsity Tutors today and one of our educational consultants will be happy to give you more information about what you'll experience in Louisville TEFL certification training and get you signed up quick and easy. New classes start monthly, so the class that's just right for you may be closer than you expect. Give us a call now and take steps towards your goal of pursuing success in a career teaching English as a foreign language.