If you want to gain overseas living experience, discover another culture, learn another language, improve your C.V., develop more confidence, make international friends, take a break from your regular routine or all of the above, getting the S.I.T. TESOL CERTIFICATE is the way to begin.
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. You will also hear the training and the profession referred to as TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) and TESL (teaching English as a second language). The TESOL / TEFL / TESL profession continues to grow, propelled by the fact that English is the lingua franca of the world. Ask anyone in a non-English speaking country what skills are needed to succeed in school and business and the ability to speak English will be one of the first things mentioned.
An accredited TESOL or TEFL qualification is the minimum requirement for teaching English at most of the world’s language schools – certainly at the best ones. The S.I.T. (School for International Training) TESOL Certificate Course will give you the training and hands on practical experience to develop the techniques that will enable you to go into any classroom anywhere in the world and deliver effective, relevant lessons. The course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to teach English to speakers of other languages.
With the S.I.T. TESOL Certificate you can find rewarding work almost any place in the world, whether it is in developed nations like Spain or Germany, recent additions to the European Union like Poland or Estonia, emerging economies like China or Brazil or developing countries like Costa Rica or Morocco. If your goal is to work with disadvantaged people, there are volunteer positions available in most underdeveloped countries.
If what you want is to spend time abroad during summer breaks, you can find work in summer camps or intensive summer programs around the world. With the S.I.T. TESOL Certificate, native speakers can also find work in their own English speaking countries because of the booming English immersion and intensive program markets in places like Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia, etc.
Another advantage of the TESOL Certificate is that is great preparation for more advanced training, whether it is an MA or Higher Diploma in TESOL or training in another field. In fact, S.I.T. TESOL certificate holders who later enroll in one of the S.I.T. Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs can receive tuition reductions equal to the cost of their S.I.T. TESOL Certificate Course tuition, up to a maximum of $2,000 US.
Therefore, whether you want to live and work overseas, further develop the teaching skills you already possess, make a career change, spend summers abroad, make a difference through volunteering, prepare for more advanced training or simply take a break from your current routine, getting your TESOL Certificate from an accredited, reputable and professional provider is the first step.