If you are thinking of teaching English at a language school abroad and need extra support reviewing for an upcoming Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification exam, we can help. Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a comprehensive Seattle TEFL certification training course that can provide you with the skills you need to manage a classroom and prepare effective learning plans. Obtaining a TEFL certification is beneficial as it showcases your expertise to potential employers which can help open up job opportunities in the country you want to teach in. Enrolling in a prep course can give you the guidance you need as you work your way to obtaining your TEFL certificate.
There are no educational requirements to become TEFL certified. You can earn your certification without an education degree or teaching experience. However, you may find that language schools in some countries may require a 4-year university degree at an institution like the University of Washington but this is not always the case. Additionally, most TEFL certification courses require that you have at least a high school diploma and proficient English skills. The international standards for professional-level TEFL certification include at least 100 hours of coursework, between 6 to 20 hours of practice teaching in a classroom, and an accredited curriculum from a recognized organization. No matter which organization you choose to obtain your certificate, you will need to spend time on your TEFL coursework and eventually take an exam that tests your knowledge on various topics like lesson planning and complex grammar concepts.
There are many benefits of enrolling in a Seattle TEFL certification course. The first is that even though you may be fluent in English, you may not necessarily know how to explain certain grammar rules or how to prepare effective lessons. All sessions by Varsity Tutors are led by highly experienced instructors who are familiar with many of the concepts you will be expected to know as you work through your TEFL coursework. He or she can provide in-depth discussions on various topics like understanding the main components of language learning, simplifying complex grammar for language learners, and identifying different learning styles. This helps to deepen your understanding of these topics. Another benefit is that other TEFL candidates will also be attending and can even provide their own insights during class discussions. Reviewing alongside your peers with the guidance of an experienced instructor provides an engaging way to reinforce and review material. If you need additional help to prove your understanding of any concepts covered, you can always request additional time with your instructor outside of class.
If your dream is to live abroad, obtaining your TEFL certificate can open up many job opportunities at language schools in different countries. We understand that you likely already have a busy schedule that leaves little time for anything else. The good news is that all Seattle TEFL certification training courses provided by Varsity Tutors are conducted entirely online. You won't have to spend time commuting through traffic as you can attend virtual sessions at a convenient location of your choice, whether that's your home or even in a study area at the Seattle University. All you need is a computer and an internet connection to get started. New sections start each month so there is never a bad time to start pursuing a TEFL certificate. You can choose between two or four-week courses at a time that fits your availability. Reach out to Varsity Tutors today and our educational consultants can help you enroll in an upcoming Seattle TEFL certification class or answer any questions you might have.