TEFL and TESOL Courses

In the English Foreign Language there a lot of different courses that a prospective teacher could take.

The most common course that these teachers look at is the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course and the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course.


One of the first question prospective teachers have to ask is where they are wanting to go and what are the employment requirements for that specific country. Some countries will require just a TEFL certification and a Degree while others will require a TESOL and a degree or just a TESOL.


The TEFL course is a 60-hour methodology course that covers the basics of language teaching and in-class sample practical with other students.


The TESOL course is 120-hour combination course that includes both the methodology of the TEFL course with a live foreign language class practical component. This course has a minimum of 6 hours of observed practice with feedback from a lecturer.


At CTELI we will always recommend that our prospective teacher choose the TESOL Course to cover all their bases but as always the choice is always up to the client.