Im james and i will be moving to thailand soon to find a job teaching english. I was wondering what is the diff between tefl and tesol? whats the pros and cons. should i get tefl or tesol, all i know is the price is diff. what would be the best one to get as far as geting a job teaching english.
thanks for the help
Welcome james.Originally Posted by james_goku
As far as I can see around here, no difference at all. Other areas of the world insist on CELTA, but even at that I've heard of tefl/tesol plus experience being acceptable.
Differences would be formulaic on the approach to teaching language. Having learned and taught several languages, I don't think there really is a one-size-fits-all method.
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The rest of us know, but just can't be arsed.Originally Posted by Storekeeper
so whats better...does schools take a teacher with a tefl befor they take a tesol?
Perhaps you could get a job as a prompt in the stage version of 'The Beano'Originally Posted by james_goku
Translation: "So, which is better? Do schools take a teacher with a TEFL over a teacher who has a TESOL?"
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thanks for the translation.
can anybody help me out with some info about this
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Teaching Language to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The methodology to any good TEFL program should be very close to a TESOL program. Unless you are planning on teaching in your home country, the TEFL program (provided it's a good one) will get you just as many jobs as a TESOL program.
Even having said that, I know many people with a TEFL who teach in their home countries now.
It's not quite 6 - 1, half a dozen to the other...but it's so close as to not be really important.
TEFL Int run a TESOL course. I believe it's named TESOL, not TEFL, because they used to be a franchise of Trinity TESOL. TEFL is a more generic name. You say TESOL, I say TEFL, you sat tomayto, I say tomarto etc...
so you are saying theres no diff??
pretty much no...
not worth worrying about at the basic level.
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what about at geting a job stand point??
Originally Posted by Well
James, once you start working over here you'll realise your thinking far too much.Originally Posted by james_goku