Table of Contents
- What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?
- What is the difference between the Certificate course and the Diploma course?
- How can I be sure that I can successfully pass the course?
- What do I do if I find something I can't understand?
- How is my work for the Diploma Marked?
- What are the job prospects for EFL teachers?
- What do I do if I have questions which have not been answered so far?
- Is the course open to non-native speakers of English?
- What qualification do I receive on completion of the course?
- What past students say about the courses
1. What is the difference between TEFL and TESOL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is used mainly in Britain and Europe while TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages and is used mainly in the United States of America. They are essentially the same. Top
2. What is the difference between the Certificate course and the Diploma course?
The Certificate ( Level 5) course is ideal for those who wish to gain a fast qualification which will provide them with initial survival skills in the classroom. it covers the basic syllabus of the Diploma , but in much less depth and can be completed in a few days. There are 10 easy to answer questions at the end of each of the 10 units.
The Diploma ( Level 7 ) course is much more academic and covers the syllabus in much greater depth. It is a higher qualification and will usually attract better working conditions and salary. it consists of four modules and requires the completion of 8 assignments ;2 from each module. Top
3. How can I be sure that I can successfully pass the course?
Your tutor will point out any weak areas and make suggestions as to how you can improve. You can submit an assignment up to three times at no extra charge. The course been written and adapted to ensure that students can work their way through the material in their own time and at their own pace. There is no time limit to complete the course. Top
4. What do I do if I find something I can't understand?
You have unlimited access to a tutor while you are enrolled and even when you complete the course we will help you with any questions you might have about finding work etc. Top
5. How is my work for the Diploma marked?
You simply send your completed assignments to your personal tutor. There are two assignments for each of the four units. You will be given a grade for each assignment and your final grade will be based on the average grade you earned. There are also some self correcting exercises within each unit that will help you to monitor your progress.Top
6. What are the job prospects for EFL teachers?
English as a foreign language is a huge industry employing hundreds of thousands of teachers in almost every country of the world. Your tutors themselves have trained hundreds of teachers who are currently employed in a wide variety of locations - see our jobs page. Top
7. What do I do if I have questions that have not been answered so far?
Contact us and we will do our best to give you a quick and straight forward response to your question.Top
8. Is the course open to non-native speakers of English?
The course is available to both native and non-native speakers of English. Your tutors would tell you that some of their most successful course members have been non-native speakers.Top
9. What qualification do I receive upon completion of the course?
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive the 'London Teacher Training College' award.