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Anika
5 years ago

Thanks for your article. It is good to know that resources are out there for training to teach English abroad. My daughter was an English teacher in China, and loved it so much that she extended her contract. I was quite interested in doing it also, but thought I would need a teaching degree. Your article is making me think about how cool it would be ….maybe I should go back to school???

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Anika

From 23yrs old all the way 70yrs old teaching ESL has allowed native English speakers (and fluent non-natives) an opportunity to travel the world and impact a young child’s life. I implore anyone who wants to see the world and experience a new culture to get qualified and begin the adventure. Thanks for the comment Anika!

Don
Don
5 years ago

First of all I want to say that I like your site, clean and professional. Well done. When I was in college I had two classmates that went to China and taught English. However, I can’t recall if it was a part of this program or not. I do know they went through some training before they were allowed to go. They both had a great experienced – loved it. They shared pictures and stories with me of the friends they made while there. They both told me they were planning on doing it again once they graduated from college.… Read more »

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5 years ago
Reply to  Don

Wow,
We really appreciate that Don. It’s definitely an adventure worth considering. The experience can be profound and you may even learn a new language.

Alexis Villatoro
Alexis Villatoro
5 years ago

Hey thanks for the information, it was really hard to choose a course since there are so many. I am happy with the course I took and I am ready to go live abroad.

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bestteflbro
5 years ago

Good luck Alex and if you ever need help we’re an e-mail away.

Craig
Craig
5 years ago

Thanks for the details above. I’ve been considering teaching abroad, particularly in southeast Asia if the opportunity arises. It looks like the Premier course specifically mentions multiple graduates have successfully found jobs in this area after graduating. Is this the course you would recommend the most if that is my desired teaching location?

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Craig

Hey Craig, thanks for the comment! You can’t really go wrong with any of these courses. It really just comes down to your personal preference. I know without a doubt Premier TEFL can help you get that teaching position in Thailand. Both Premier and MyTEFL send a fair share of their graduates into quality teaching positions in SE Asia. If history and a long proven track of success then you need to consider i-to-i. Goodluck and thanks for the comment.

Eric
5 years ago

I’m a former graduate of myTEFL and would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in teaching ESL in Thailand. I just checked the 35% discount code above and it works!

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Eric

Thank you eric, yes MyTEFL is a great TEFL company and the coupon code we’ve listed definitely works. The most annoying thing is when an article offers a coupon code that doesn’t work. Thanks for confirming though as this will help others who are interested.

Matthew Owen
5 years ago

I typed into google “TEFL courses” and this article came up. What is a TEFL course exactly? What does it stand for?

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5 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Owen

Hi Matthew,

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This is a certification that qualifies native and non-native English speakers for teaching jobs. It’s a great alternative to traveling and giving yourself an opportunity to see the world while earning income on the side. Hope this helps and thanks for the comment!

Geoff
5 years ago

As a Manager/English teacher for the last 20 years I think this is a pretty solid selection. I actually just hired someone who said they got their TEFL certification from premier tefl. It makes no difference to me if your certification is online or in-house. In reality, as long as you have a certification it gives the manager more of a reason not to say no. There’s no reason to limit your dreams of traveling because you can’t fork up $1000 for an in-house course.

Geoff

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Geoff

That’s great to hear Geoff! There you go folks.

You bring up a good point as well. As long as you don’t give the manager a reason to say no. It only helps to have these type of qualifications, especially for the jobs in highly populated areas like a Bangkok or a Seoul.

John Vine
5 years ago

You do a good job of collating access to a great choice of courses. This is a huge market and your site could offer opportunities to many, who might not otherwise have thought that teaching English abroad could be within their grasp.

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  John Vine

Thanks John,
Online TEFL courses have become the standard of getting certified these days. What most people don’t realize is that they are getting even more theoretical and practical training that is similar to that of an in-house course. Minus the luxury of being able to spend +$1000 on a TEFL course and not work during that period of training. Those who enroll in online courses can slowly switch into preparing to move abroad(continue working, saving money, finishing university). It doesn’t have to be so abrupt. Thanks again!

T

ht
ht
5 years ago

It’s good to have an avenue to teach english. This is so important with globalisation and those who wish to do something different teaching english abroad. I have several friends who were teachers here and now are all over the world ie Vietnam, China and now Myanmar teaching english. Thanks for your site and this particular post. I’m sure to come bac when life takes another turn for me. For now I’m pretty settled.

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  ht

Thanks ht,

We’ll be hear if you need us! 8)

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

I always thought about teaching english, I agree that people do need to understand the method to teaching. My teacher went to teach in China for an entire school year, and he spoke nothing but english. I think that having the ability to teach can open up so many opportunities, especially when it comes to traveling. I will definitely look into these programs.

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Nick

Thanks for the comment Nick! Yes, most teachers aren’t asked to learn the native language. This is done on purpose to force the students to speak English.

Kohl Johnson
5 years ago

I don’t have a university degree, can I still find work?

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Kohl Johnson

Of course you can! There are loads of ESL jobs out there that need at the very least a Native – fluent English teacher. You may not find the dream jobs in the big cities, but we can assure you there is no shortage of jobs.

Rodger
5 years ago

100% agree with the comments and selection. MyTEFL is pretty good and i-to-i is as well. I personally know a lot of people who got their certification from MyTEFL and I’ve only heard good things.

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Rodger

Thanks Rodger,

MyTEFL is definitely a great TEFL company. Awesome staff as well.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

That is really good information, thanks for putting this out there. once i am ready to travel the world to teach english i know where to get the proper training.

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bestteflbro
5 years ago
Reply to  Adam

No problem Adam. Glad you found value in this.

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