THE NEXT TEFL/TESOL COURSE IN VANCOUVER STARTS
Feb. 1st, 2014
Get Your TEFL TESOL Certification in Vancouver
& Teach English Abroad or at Home
If you are up to the challenge of teaching English abroad or at home, it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times of your life. The world is full of people eager to study English as a foreign language, which means there are always opportunities for those looking for jobs teaching English. The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL Certification Course in Vancouver is held on weekends and offers people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to have a lucrative career, meet new people and learn about the world through teaching English.
There are many acronyms that are used in the English teaching industry, such as EFL, ESL, TEFL, TESL and TESOL. The acronyms stand for:
EFL - English as a Foreign Language
ESL - English as a Second Language
TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language
TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The essential difference between these terms is as follows:
TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) is a term that is used to describe English classes in countries where English is one of the official languages of society. For example, people in Canada and Singapore can practice using their English in their day-to-day lives and not just in the classroom. Sometimes the term TEAL (Teaching English as an Additional Language) is also used.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is a term used to describe English classes in places where English is not an official language of the society that the students are living in. The students learn English for academic purposes, for business, or for general purposes like travel, but they cannot practice the language to a great extent in their daily lives. China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Germany and France are all examples of these types of places.
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is synonymous with TEFL, but describes English classes where non-native English speakers are living in an English speaking country. In Canada, the students could be immigrants or newcomers to Canada who need to develop "survival English" skills for community interaction. English in this environment within Canada is often taught in the context of Canadian culture.
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