program costs HALF of what a TEFL Certification in Thailand would
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What if I don't have any English Teaching
if I don't know a TEFL from a TESL?
No problem! Experience is not usually required.
Before you head overseas to start teaching English, do
whatever you can to get a little training and experience under your belt.
Many schools won't really expect you to be highly skilled,
but they will often push you into a room with 6-10 people and expect you to
know what to do! If nothing else, at least read through the Free Online
TEFL Training at
While some schools and advertisements will tell you that
you will just go and "talk" with your students, that really isn't enough.
Often your students will not really be able to have a true conversation with
you and will need some instruction and training. That's the teaching part!
If you don't have the time and money to get a full TEFL
Certification - consider a program like
Literacy Volunteers of America to at
least get a feel for what is required. Teaching EFL is not rocket science -
so don't worry about your ability to learn some good basic skills.
A large part of your success will depend on your "people
skills" - your ability to get along with different and diverse people. This
includes your ability to listen to them and spur on a conversation or
discussion about something that interests them (not you!) - and your
ability to show a genuine interest in what THEY have to say (again, NOT
YOU!). With younger students, you will need to have the energy and desire
to develop interesting materials and games/activities that are appropriate
to their interests and ages.
You success will also depend on your genuine interest in
the success of your students. Students worldwide seem to easily pick up
whether you are interested in their future. And, if they know you are
concerned about their success - they will, in turn, be interested in your
Another people skills factor is your willingness to
quickly learn cultural aspects of the country where you are living and
teaching. Showing the proper respect for your students by learning and
behaving by their cultural norms - will help them respect you. It's their
country - not yours. They want to learn your language - not your
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