TEFL is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESOL for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. These are international training programs applicable for those looking for world- class teaching/training opportunities in places around the world. The TEFL/TESOL certification is the beginning to an outstanding teaching career - a profession that not only brings job satisfaction, but also a scope to reinvent oneself as a guide and mentor. For an aspiring teacher it is an inspiring profession while those who are changing their career course mid-life, it is a far cry from the cut-throat corporate competition that saps into the core of one's life. The quality of life changes for the better, while there is still a satisfactory pay packet to lead a quantitatively good life.
TEFL/TESOL is open for everyone, who is graduate in any discipline who has a passion for teaching with near-native English accuracy. TEFL/TESOL has no age barrier and is equally applicable for a fresh graduate as well as a person who has retired from active service and looking for a meaningful career option that is satisfying both monetarily as well professionally. Over the years TEFL/TESOL has attracted a group of mid-level executives who are looking for a mid-life career change that is a far cry from the cut-throat corporate competition. A person who has a passion for teaching will find that TEFL/TESOL provides an aim and vocation that is truly enriching - earning a livelihood, doing what one loves to do!
TEFL/TESOL is not only a license to teach, travel and inspire lives, but also provides a breakthrough for those who want a change in their careers. A TEFL/ESOL certified teacher can find jobs in schools, colleges, universities as well as in language institutes and corporate houses. With English becoming the lingua franca across the globe and ASEAN gaining grounds in the Asian continent, English as a language for communication is increasing in everyday commerce. This provides opportunities as Communicative Language Teachers and Trainers in Language Schools and in Corporate Houses as Commercial language trainers and Soft skill trainers.
TESOL is a general name for the field of teaching English and it is applicable all over the world. TEFL programs are for the countries where English is not the primary language and not spoken widely on a day to day basis- like China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Brazil and France among other countries. A TESOL certification is a must for teachers who want to teach in countries which are endorsing English as a language for commerce and communication. With English becoming globally accepted, the demand for English teachers is increasing all over the world. In this context, TESOL prepares a person to adapt to the teaching methods, teaches skills and helps to connect to the classroom scenario through lectures and practicum.