India has been acquainted with English for many centuries now because of it’s long colonial history. Because of this, it is easy for Indians to take up jobs teaching English abroad. This provides an opportunity to many Indians to fulfill their dreams of travelling to exotic places. While teaching English abroad, one not only explores the beautiful locales but also brings back to India the knowledge of different societies, culture and traditions. It helps to get new ideas and knowledge back to India. Getting teaching jobs abroad is easy after the completion of a certified teacher training course.
The TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) Certification Course is a popular course and is the minimum pre-requisite for teaching English abroad. This course trains a teacher on the basic methods of teaching English as a foreign language to non-English speaking people. It helps a teacher to plan and execute lessons and trains a teacher on the ways of developing the four basic language skills namely, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Developing vocabulary and basic communication skills form the main crux of the TEFL Certification course. Since the TEFL Certification course is designed for teachers interested in teaching young learners, it trains a teacher on the psychology of the young learners and the method of planning and executing lessons in an interactive and communicative way to ensure maximum participation.
The TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is a more advanced course and is recognized world-wide. A TESOL Course trains a teacher to teach English language to people of all age groups and TESOL certified teachers can easily get teaching jobs abroad be it in educational institutions, language schools or in corporate houses. The TESOL course focuses on the fundamentals of English language such as grammar and phonology. This course helps a teacher to teach and help people from different regional, linguistic and social backgrounds to communicate and express themselves in English language. TESOL certified English teachers can plan and execute tailored lessons to large and mixed groups.