It is very rare for any student to fail an International TEFL Academy TEFL Certification course. International TEFL Academy has a passing rate of over 90% (one of the highest passing rates of any TEFL school worldwide).
Instruction is provided by highly qualified university-level professors with extensive experience teaching English as a foreign language, and all professors must meet or exceed the following standards:
* Hold a Masters in Education or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or higher; a high percentage of instructors will also hold a PhD.
* Have at least one year of overseas teaching experience. Professors will share their personal experiences and insights with their students.
In a simple answer: Yes you need to be a trained educator to be a good teacher for paying students and yes many schools and governments will require it for employment.
Many people ask this question with the following in mind:
- I speak English, I went to college, I must be able to be a good English teacher. What could be so difficult about teaching my own language?