5 Key Tips to Help You Pick the Best TEFL Certification Course (and Not Get Ripped Off)

How to Choose the Best Online TEFL Course

By: Ian Davis

For many, teaching English abroad can be a life changing experience, and like all big events in life, one should prepare by doing proper research.  Online TEFL courses have become very popular in recent years, as they offer a flexible and affordable way to complete your TEFL training.  However, not all online TEFL courses are the same. Like anything, when it comes to TEFL courses, you will typically get what you pay for and if a price seems too good to be true - it usually is. A $195 self-taught online TEFL class with no practice teaching that you buy on Groupon will not provide the same level of training, recognition or accreditation that you will receive by investing in a true professional level course that meets industry standards and is taught by experienced instructors.

As you embark on your research or the best online TEFL course for you, here are some key points to consider and some important questions for you to ask.

What is the Central European Teaching Program (CETP) for Teaching English in Hungary?

By: Leah Kralovetz

Interested in teaching English in the heart of Europe?

The Central European Teaching Program (CETP) began as Teach Hungary in 1991. In the following years it would expand to more formerly socialist countries in Central Europe, then returned to placing teachers exclusively in Hungary. Teachers pay a placement fee for this program, but there are some great benefits provided to teachers who teach English in Hungary through CETP, including a good salary, accommodations & paid vacation. This program offers a good deal of flexibility and can be a great option for those interested in teaching English in Central Europe. Here are some top tips to know.

How Should I Pick a TEFL Course Date & When Do I Need to Enroll?

Get Inside Tips on How to Select Your TEFL Course Location & Date

By Matt Birgy 

Have you already decided that living overseas as an English teacher and traveling the world is an experience you'll always regret missing out on?  Well, it’s your turn to publish photos on Facebook or Instagram of a life somewhere overseas, as authentic and off-the-beaten-tourist-path as it gets, while making an actual difference.

If you’ve arrived at the conclusion that, yes, you want to challenge yourself and take the leap to live internationally as an English teacher, then (congrats!) getting TEFL certified is the beginning of your journey.  With so many potential teaching destinations, certification locations and course dates out there, deciding when and where can become a task in itself, so here are some questions to ask yourself to help you choose the right TEFL Certification option for you.

Can I Apply for Jobs Teaching English Abroad in Multiple Countries?

Absolutely, it’s the smart thing to do!  Schools in many Asian countries predominantly interview and hire teachers in advance from abroad.  Certain Latin American and European nations like Mexico, Chile, Russia or Turkey will hire in advance as well, though the majority of positions are found on the ground. This means that if your take an online TEFL certification class, or the Chicago TEFL Class, for example, you will receive comprehensive job search guidance that will enable you to apply and interview for teaching jobs and opportunities in multiple countries and regions in the world at the same time.