What is TEFL?

The definition of TEFL and what the certification qualifies teachers for.

A TEFL certificate is an internationally recognized certification designed to certify teachers to teach English as a foreign language in countries where English is not the first language.

The key things you need to know about TEFL:

  1. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  2. A TEFL certification qualifies someone to teach English as a second language. It's a common requirement for both international and online teaching jobs.
  3. TEFL is considered the most internationally recognized qualification for teaching English abroad.
  4. Teachers with a TEFL certification usually teach English in countries where English is not the first language.
  5. TEFL is considered an asset for both new and experienced teachers, and is known for giving teachers a wider range of opportunties when looking to teach English as a second language abroad.

For more information about TEFL, check out these resources:

  1. Everything you need to know about TEFL certification
  2. Quiz: Is a TEFL Certification right for you?
  3. Is TEFL certification worth the cost?