What does TEFL mean?


The acronym TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language. TESOL is teaching English to speakers of other languages. Today, both terms have much the same meaning are generally used interchangeably in the EFL field. In the early days, TEFL was more of a UK-based qualification and TESOL was more of a North American-based qualification. ESL is English as a Second Language, and is usually used when teaching English in an English-speaking environment. Some people argue that TESOL encompasses both EFL and ESL. In reality there is very little difference, if any. As the need for English language training has developed worldwide, the two terms have almost become synonymous. They are both used to describe the field of English language teaching and one of them is stated on your certification at the end of the course. Are you ready to live and teach abroad? Click here and get started today:

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit is a basic summary of the different parts of the English sentence. It was helpful to learn the different forms and rules of parts of speech. For example, the word order of adjectives when describing an object and the specific names of the forms of verbs such as past particple and gerund.Unit two was a lesson in the different roles of a teacher will have to fill as well as the different types of students that will be learning English for business usages. This lesson provided insight to the different teaching methods that could be used as well as their advantages and disadvantages.I learned the parts of speech, including some of the more obscure parts of speech. Most of the parts of speech I already knew, but I did not know what to call them. As English is a difficult language to learn, I can imagine that students will have a difficult time with some of the finere\\ points.