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    tefl vs tesol??

    Hi

    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.

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    Quote Originally Posted by james_goku
    Hi

    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

    james
    Welcome james.

    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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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    PM esoteric1 he's the resident expert on this topic.

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    PM esoteric1 he's the resident expert on this topic.
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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    so whats better...does schools take a teacher with a tefl befor they take a tesol?

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    Quote Originally Posted by james_goku
    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'

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    Translation: "So, which is better? Do schools take a teacher with a TEFL over a teacher who has a TESOL?"

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    thanks for the translation.

    can anybody help me out with some info about this

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    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.

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    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...

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    so you are saying theres no diff??

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    pretty much no...

    not worth worrying about at the basic level.

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    what about at geting a job stand point??

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    Quote Originally Posted by Well
    not worth worrying about at the basic level.

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    Re: tefl vs tesol??

    Quote Originally Posted by james_goku
    I was wondering what is the diff between tefl and tesol?
    James, once you start working over here you'll realise your thinking far too much.

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