“TEFL” is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers. Also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). The field of TEFL/TESOL represents one of the fastest growing educational fields in the world and excellent opportunities for volunteer projects or even paid work.
In practical terms, when these terms are applied to the field of teaching English abroad, there is little or no difference between “TEFL” and “TESOL”.
On a more technical level, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the term applied to the teaching of English to non-native speakers in native English- speaking countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The Trinity Cert TESOL Trinity Cert TESOL and the Cambridge CELTA are the only two TEFL qualifications that are widely recognised by reputable language schools worldwide. This doesn’t mean you need to apply directly to Trinity College London or the University of Cambridge, but that the certificates and course you complete is validated by these highly regarded and long-standing education institutions.
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