What is TEFL?
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is an amazing way for you to teach, travel, and explore! It’s also a great way for you to earn a full-time income or top up your earnings from the comfort of your own home by teaching English online!
As the world’s leading provider of TEFL courses, i-to-i has helped over 210,000 people, just like you, to achieve the UK (Ofqual) regulated & US (DEAC) approved TEFL qualification they needed to land a top English teaching job.
i-to-i is the number 1 provider of TEFL courses!
Who can TEFL?
If you have a fluent level of English and a can-do attitude you can TEFL! You don’t need a degree or any previous teaching experience to start your TEFL career.
Top 5 reasons to TEFL
1. Get paid to travel the world
All of our TEFL courses are recognised worldwide, so you can apply for jobs in 100s of countries all over the world! You also get help from our TEFL Jobs Support team – so, you’ll be landing your dream teaching job in no time!
2. Earn from home
Not ready to move abroad? No worries! You can also teach English online from the comfort of your own home. You can work around your current employment to earn an additional income, or turn online TEFL into a full-time job.
3. Experience something new
Whether you’re ready to dive into a TEFL job abroad or teach English online, TEFL opens the door to brand new experiences and an exciting career.
4. Boost your CV/resume
English teaching looks amazing on any CV/resume, regardless of the line of work you want to go into next. From the extra qualification you gain, to the new skills you learn – a TEFL course makes you stand out from the crowd.
5. Improve your own English
A TEFL qualification doesn’t just help you to teach English, it teaches you things you never knew about the English language too! From the history of English language to vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar – your own level of English will see a big improvement!.
With over 26 years’ experience, links with hundreds of employers, and accreditations recognised globally you can have peace of mind knowing you’re buying a TEFL course from the experts.
Teach English Online
Teaching English online is the fastest growing area of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
You can teach English online as your full-time job or use it as a side hustle to top up your income. Plus, you have the flexibility to fit teaching around your busy schedule and teach from wherever you are in the world – dreamy.
How do you get started? All you need is:
Want to know more? Download your FREE ‘How to Teach English Online’ guide to learn more.
Teach English Abroad
If you’re interested in travelling the world, living and working abroad, and learning about other cultures, TEFL is the perfect role for you. By becoming a TEFL teacher, you’ll have access to top-paying jobs in 100’s of countries worldwide.
From Spain to South Korea, Taiwan to Thailand, China to Chile – when it comes to TEFL, your options are endless!
What is CertTESOL?
If you have a Trinity CertTESOL qualification, you’ll be able to TEFL all over the world, including in countries where English is the primary language, like the USA, UK, and South Africa. It’s widely respected by employers throughout the TEFL industry and recognised across the globe. Some employers, especially in competitive locations like the Middle East, will even specify that they need you to have a Trinity CertTESOL qualification to be able to apply for their roles, so it’s a good investment to make.
Skills you will need for Trinity CertTESOL teaching
Good communication skills, speaking and writing • Excellent listening skills • The ability to be creative – to ensure your lessons are interactive and fun for your students • Exceptional organisation skills • An approachable, assured, and friendly demeanour • The ability to perform well under pressure • An open and adaptable approach to work
Want to find out more about becoming a Teaching Assistant?
Teaching Assistant roles are available in most levels of education, including primary, secondary and college, as well as specialist schools. Your role as a Teaching Assistant will be to provide support to the classroom teacher and students. Teaching Assistant roles are very varied, and each day will look different, but in general you will be responsible for preparing the classroom for lessons, providing additional support to students, supporting the teacher in managing class behaviour and assisting with group activities, trips, and events.
Being a Teaching Assistant is a highly rewarding role, you’ll be able to focus on individual students and be part of their journey in helping them to reach their goals. You’ll also only work during school hours, which means you can spend your spare time on your hobbies or quality time with your family!
Many people choose to become a Teaching Assistant as a stepping-stone into a career in the education industry and lots of Teaching Assistants use their classroom experience to progress into Specialist Support roles, or onto becoming a fully qualified teacher.
Find out more about becoming an Early Years Practitioner
As an Early Years Practitioner, you’ll be working closely with children up to the age of 5, this could include babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. You could be working in roles such as Early Years Teacher, Nanny, Childminder, Pre-School Assistant, or working in a nursery. As an Early Years Practitioner, you will be responsible for looking after the day-to-day needs of young children. Your role will be extremely varied, so no two days will look the same! Your days will consist of changing, feeding, and organising fun, age-appropriate activities that will stimulate the children’s educational, emotional, and physical development.