What is TEFL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, which is a certification needed to teach English abroad.
Apart from TEFL, CELTA, TESOL, and TESL are other acronyms used for the same certification.
A TEFL certificate is a basic requirement to teach English abroad, and it is recognized worldwide. Speaking English doesn’t bridge the gap to teaching it effectively. English language schools require specific training and enhanced methodology to ensure that the instructor can teach English effectively as a foreign language. Hands-on teaching experience in a classroom with real students is another important requirement to obtain a TEFL certificate. During a TEFL course, the instructor has the opportunity to receive practical teaching experience in a real classroom setting, which further increases their teaching ability.