Varsity Tutors' Virginia Beach TEFL certification course can provide support if you are preparing for your TEFL certification. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and it's a program designed for individuals who want to teach in countries where English is not the primary language. With an accredited TEFL certificate, you can be more confident with your teaching skills, explore many job opportunities overseas, and potentially negotiate a higher salary when applying for a teaching position.
You can choose from many TEFL courses from various organizations. Globally recognized courses usually have at least 100 hours of course work and 6 to 20 hours of practicum. You can also choose to attend in-person or online lessons. You don't need to have a college degree or previous teaching experience to pursue a TEFL certification; however, you do need to have at least a High School Diploma or GED and be proficient and fluent in English. Studying for the TEFL will also require self-discipline, stamina, and dedication. With our Virginia Beach TEFL certification training, you can have support from an expert instructor and a convenient way to study for your certification test.
The Virginia Beach TEFL certification course is conducted online, which makes it easier for you to attend your lessons. There's no need to commute to a location far from your area, and you can have more flexibility when choosing the time you want to study. You can choose from 2-week and 4-week courses with new class sections that start every month. You can choose weekday lessons in the morning, afternoon, or evening. If you're a full-time employee or a student from schools like Norfolk State University who has a jam-packed weekday schedule, you can enroll in our weekend courses, which also have different sections and course times throughout the day.
Since the lessons are online, you can study from home and set up your study area wherever you please—it can be in your bedroom, kitchen, or in a coffee shop. As long as you have an internet connection, you can attend your lessons. You just need to log into our Live Learning Platform where you will meet your teacher and other TEFL candidates. If you have any questions about classroom management, creating effective learning materials, or any other skills covered on the test, you can immediately ask your instructor via video chat. There's also a virtual whiteboard that your instructor can use so you can follow along with the lectures and take notes as if you were in a physical classroom.
In the Virginia Beach TEFL certification training, you'll also learn with the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor who is familiar with the content and format of the test. Instructors handling the courses are all qualified individuals who have successfully passed our strict selection process, so you know you are learning from someone who knows what they're teaching. Your instructor can give detailed explanations about different approaches in teaching the five major elements of language learning, which are reading, writing, speaking, listening, and pronunciation. He or she can also share with you tips on how you can improve your time management skills, which can be essential when you take the time-limited TEFL. If you need more help to make sense of topics covered on the test, you can reserve one-on-one time with your instructor so that you can get the personalized support you need in your studies.
If you want to experience these benefits in your TEFL studies, call Varsity Tutors and we'll help you enroll in a Virginia Beach TEFL certification class that fits your availability.