Become a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

You will learn how to become a teacher of English as a foreign language (TEFL), including: what a TEFL does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a TEFL career, how to get hired for a job and freelance as a teacher of English as a foreign language and how to start your own TEFL business and get clients.

What Happens in the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course

The Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College. Topics covered in the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction

  • A Career as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
  • The English Language Learning Industry
  • Benefits of Being a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

What a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Does

  • TEFL Specializations
  • Types of English Language Teaching Work
  • Teaching Domestically, Internationally, and Online
  • Approaches to Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Preparing Materials and Supplies
  • Assessment Tools and Techniques
  • Creating Lesson Plans
  • Evaluating Learners
  • Classroom Management

Getting Ready

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Instructional Skills
  • English Language Skills
  • Ways to Learn Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Ways to Get Experience as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Getting Hired

  • Types of Employers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Private Language Schools
  • Assessment Centers
  • Businesses
  • Governments
  • How to Find Domestic and International Job Openings
  • How to Find Freelance and Online Teaching Opportunities
  • Creating a Winning Resume and Cover Letter
  • Building Your Teaching Portfolio
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Teaching English as a Foreign Language Freelance Business

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Legal and Financial Matters
  • Setting Your Fees and Getting Paid

Marketing Your Teaching English as a Foreign Language Freelance Business

  • Choosing Your Target Market
  • Marketing Tools and Techniques
  • Community Outreach

Working With Clients

  • Selling Your Services
  • Meeting with a Prospective Client
  • Client Contracts

What Is Included in the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Professional Teachers of English as a Foreign Language for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (e-book edition)


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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Imagine having a rewarding career getting paid to help people anywhere in the world improve their English language skills. Welcome to teaching English as a foreign language!

In addition to the personal satisfaction that comes with helping English language learners achieve their goals, many EFL teachers enjoy a flexible work schedule and exciting opportunities to learn about new cultures from their students.

English is often referred to as the “language of business,” as it is frequently used for people from across the globe to conduct business with one another. As a qualified EFL teacher, your services will be in high demand, with a variety of exciting career options to choose from.

You might travel abroad to teach in a public or private school, teach English classes online to students all over the world, or work with a local not-for-profit to provide English lessons to immigrants and newcomers. And those are just a few of your options!

If you start your own freelance TEFL business, you will enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss, doing work that is engaging and fulfilling.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Can You Make as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language?
    As a teacher of English as a foreign language, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, and business model. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for adult ESL teachers was $55,350 in May 2020, however the highest 10 percent earned more than $95,630.
  • What Does a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Do?
    As a teacher of English as a foreign language, you might travel abroad to teach in a public or private school, teach English classes online to students all over the world, or work with a local not-for-profit to provide English lessons to immigrants and newcomers. And those are just a few of your options! As a qualified EFL teacher, your services will be in high demand, with a variety of exciting career options to choose from.
  • How Do You Become a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language?
    Earning a certificate as a teacher of English as a foreign language will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a teacher of English as a foreign language and getting started in a career as a professional teacher of English as a foreign language. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional teacher of English as a foreign language. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.