When applying for a course with any course provider keep in mind that you are investing a large sum of your money to participate on that course whether it is Distance Learning (including online) or face-to-face.
Do not be taken in by flashy promises of immediate work, worldwide recognition or outrageous promises that sound too good to be true. Exotic locations and fabulous cities are not going to make you a better learner or teacher.
Task the course providers to supply you with facts about the course, their course accreditation, course content and tutor qualifications. Below are some questions which should help you decide which course provider will give you the best value for money, a recognised qualification and the right tools to teach.
Make sure your course is accredited by a reputable accreditation body, examinations body or UK university.
The following links will help you navigate your way through to finding a course that is suitable for you.
- How to choose a TESOL/TEFL course suitable for you.
- Basic definitions in English language teaching.
- What should I know about course providers?
- Centres with courses accredited by The College of Teachers.
For further information on TESOL and TEFL qualifications offered by The College see TESOL Qualifications.
If you are an institution interested in course accreditation please see the steps to course accreditation.