Which TEFL Course Should I Take?
What is TEFL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. In order to gain access to the TEFL industry, there are many types of TEFL certificates, such as weekend courses, online courses and face to face courses. However, there are only two accredited
qualifications – the Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults).
What is the difference between CELTA or TEFL or TESOL?
The Trinity CertTESOL and CELTA courses are the only accredited TEFL courses that are
recognised by both the British Council and employers worldwide. The qualifications and
recognition are exactly the same, the only difference is is that the CELTA is accredited by
Cambridge University and the Trinity CertTESOL by Trinity College London.
Other TEFL courses will not have the same credibility, therefore may not be effective in helping
you to start your career as an EFL teacher.
What type of TEFL course should I take?
There is a TEFL course to suit everyone. We now offer full-time (4-weeks), part-time (8-weeks) and the Online Blended TESOL which includes a face-to-face component. This means you can attend a course that fits your needs. Whether you are semi-retired, just out of university or looking for a complete career change, we have the course option to suit your
needs. Check out our TEFL Course Dates to see the options available.
- 4-week course: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.30
- 5-week course: Monday to Thursday from 09.00 to 17.30
- 6 / 7-week course: Monday to Wednesday 09.00 to 17.30
- 8-week course: Monday from 09.00 to 17.30 and Tues & Thurs from 09.00 to 14.00.
- 10-week Online Blended Course:
8 weeks online (65 hrs) + 2 weeks face to face Mon to Fri 09.00 to 17.30
- 10-week Online Blended Course:
8 weeks online (65 hrs) + 10 Fridays face to face 09.00 to 17:30
Is there an age limit to take a TEFL?
Absolutely not! Our applicants are between the ages of 18-65! Some people are looking for a
complete career change, others for a qualification that will allow them to travel the world and
work abroad and there are also people looking for a qualification that will allow them to earn
during semi-retirement. The beauty of TEFL is the diversity! You will be studying with people from all over the world and of all age groups.
Can I complete the TEFL course online?
Too busy to attend a face to face TEFL course? Take our Online Blended TESOL. This flexible
option will allow you to study online and attend our training centres in either Malaga or
Rome for teaching practice. The Online Blended TESOL is accredited by Trinity College London and recognised by the British Council and employers worldwide. Credits are also awarded towards degree programmes offered by universities in the UK.
Will you help me find a TEFL job?
Absolutely! Esme, our experienced Careers Advisor, has more than eight years experience
within the TEFL industry and will deliver a 2-hour careers workshop during your face to face component as well as ongoing careers support even after you have completed the course.
Our Careers Service includes:
- CV and cover letter writing
- Interview preparation
- How and where to find TEFL jobs worldwide
- Letter of recommendation and referees
- Exclusive job offers -through our private Graduates Facebook Group
- Additional unobserved teaching practice
What can I expect on the course?
The course is a combination of:
- Guided lesson preparation and observed teaching practice with real students
- Input sessions related to English language teaching and methodology
- 4 individual reflective assignments
Still not sure what to expect from the course? Check out the Testimonials for yourself and find
out what our graduates say about the course!
Can you help me find accommodation in Malaga?
Finding short-term accommodation in a busy city like Malaga is often difficult. Your accommodation is an important factor in your TEFL experience, so we want to make sure that you get the most out of your stay by providing you with accommodation options. For this reason, the accommodation offered is in easy reach of the training centre and Malaga centre itself. Our accommodation-finding service is optional and free of charge. This can be discussed in more detail during your pre-course interview.
What is Malaga like as a location?
Malaga is beautiful a city on the southern coast of Spain right on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is steeped in culture and Spanish tradition and it has a big international airport and excellent bus connections providing easy access to other cities such as Sevilla, Granada, and Cordoba. Our training centre is located in Plaza Misericordia just minutes from the old town and Malagueta beach. Malaga also has one of the most desirable climates with an average annual temperature of 23ºC. If that isn’t enough to entice you, it has something for everyone. Malaga is bustling with theatres, museums, plazas, tapas bars, Moorish tearooms (teterías), and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bars, pools and stunning views.
How can I apply for the TEFL course?
1. Choose your course date and complete the Application Form or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Arrange your skype, WhatsApp or face-to-face interview
3. Get accepted onto the course and pay your deposit
4. Start your pre-course pack
5. Join us in Malaga and start the journey of a lifetime!