When you are attempting to gain your Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification, you might need some extra help studying the material, and Varsity Tutors is able to enroll you in a Tampa TEFL certification course. This certification can prepare you to teach English language skills, plan lessons for foreign language learners, refresh your understanding of English grammar concepts, and more.
Most TEFL certification programs will require that you possess your GED or your High School Diploma, that you be both proficient and fluent in English, and that you are able to complete a university-level course that will involve extensive reading, homework, papers, lesson plans, quizzes, tests, and student teaching/observation (practicum). To earn your certification, you must be able to pass this program as well as earn the necessary practicum criteria.
There are some internationally recognized standards regarding professional-level TEFL certification that require that you meet certain standards. Some of these could include having 100 hours of coursework, having gone through an accredited curriculum from a recognized, independent organization within the field provided by a qualified instructor, and that you have between 6 and 20 hours of practicum.
Even if you are participating in a program that is either in person, online, or through a college, such as the University of Tampa or the University of South Florida, you can still benefit from a Tampa TEFL class. One of the major benefits of a class like this includes the fact that you will be studying under an experienced instructor who is not only a good communicator but able to provide you with encouragement and guidance as you study and review the subjects you need to master to pass your specific program.
Your instructor is able to help you learn to manage your time appropriately which is especially important for earning your certification because you will need to know how to make time for your coursework, your assignments, and be able to meet the deadlines that your program sets.
A Tampa TEFL course provides other benefits as well, including interactive and engaging lessons that can cover topics such as simplifying English grammar concepts for English-language learners. Your instructor can lead lectures as well as encourage you to participate in learning activities that they can design and implement to better build your knowledge bank.
Something else you might find advantageous about a Tampa TEFL class is that you will be working alongside other students. These peers are people who bring their own strengths and perspectives to the lessons. Classmates are able to share what they know with one another which solidifies the knowledge they're competent in while also shoring up the areas where they are less proficient. Not only can you utilize the information your classmates might understand better than you, but you can request some one-on-one time with your instructor if you are still struggling to grasp a concept such as identifying different learning styles and adapting lessons to suit students and their needs.
Not only are your lessons interactive, but Tampa TEFL certification training is also virtual, meaning you'll never have to commute somewhere. You can study from a place that you find most comfortable while being able to fully partake in your online classroom activities.
When you decide to enroll in a Tampa TEFL certification class, you can get started quickly because new sections begin each month. These sections will have multiple days on which they occur which means you can pick a class that won't interfere with your other obligations. You can also decide between a two-week or four-week class.
Having your certification provides many opportunities, such as the ability to successfully run a classroom while providing your students with a high-quality education, or the ability to travel to different parts of the world while still earning an income. If you are interested in Tampa TEFL certification training, reach out to Varsity Tutors and let us help you get started as quickly as possible.