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TEFL TESOL Certification Vancouver

What Is TEFL TESOL Certification?
Why Get TEFL/TESOL Certified?
Where Can I Teach With My TEFL/TESOL Certification?
10 Steps For How To Start Teaching English?

What Is TEFL TESOL Certification?

TEFL/TESOL  is universally recognized as the standard for teaching English, and anyone considering the possibility of teaching English abroad or at home must consider completing our one month course in Vancouver. The classes are held on weekends. Once you have received your certificate, there is a myriad of job opportunities available.

tesol-certification-vancouverThousands of ESL teaching jobs are being advertised each month, and now is the time to start teaching English.  The Canadian College of Linguistics Certification is respected around the world and is designed to enable new English teachers to walk into any ESL classroom and begin teaching English immediately. Our TEFL TESOL Certification in Vancouver is one of the best for those who want to teach abroad or tutor at home.  It helps you build the skills and confidence you need to successfully teach English. See the TOP 8 reasons to take your TESOL Certification in Vancouver.

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Why Get TEFL/TESOL Certified?

Do you want to teach English and earn a good living along the way? The majority of our graduates enjoy this benefit.  The average English teacher makes $20-$40 per hour.

Do you want to study in a modern classroom in beautiful downtown Vancouver? Our students enjoy the convenient location of our downtown Vancouver campus.  They also feel at ease in our spacious and comfortable classroom.

Do you want to meet new people from new cultures? Our graduates get the chance to meet many types of students from all over the world as a result of teaching English.

vancouver-tesol-certificationDo you want to improve the lives of others by enabling them to communicate in the universal language of English? All English teachers gain a sense of personal satisfaction from helping others with their English skills.

The Canadian College of Linguistics’ Weekend TEFL TESOL Certification Course in Vancouver is extremely well constructed.  It includes:

  • knowledgeable and well prepared instructors
  • the government of Canada’s standards in English
  • easy to understand grammar tutorials
  • English tenses tutorials that explain the tenses in a logical and easy to follow way
  • tools to effectively teach reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • English lesson planning workshops & fun ESL classroom activities
  • real world teaching practicums
  • English pronunciation tutorials
  • travel warnings and advice
  • ESL resume and interview techniques & job placement assistance

The Canadian College of Linguistics graduates receive a combined TEFL TESOL Certificate that is internationally recognized, and which includes all components of TESOL, TESL and TEFL teacher certification.

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Where Can I Teach With My Certification?

In foreign countries, you can teach English just about anywhere with your Certification. Our graduates have found jobs teaching English in: Asia, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East

teach-english-abroadIn Canada, working as an English tutor is the perfect career path for many. You can:

  • tutor English-speaking high school and elementary school students who need assistance with their school projects, essays or other assignments
  • tutor ESL students in grammar, reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation or listening
  • teach English to newcomers to Canada who are learning English as a new language
  • become an online English teacher and teach international students from the comfort of your own home
  • teach Conversation Club lessons to help international students become more fluent in English

If you are interested in becoming an English tutor, and do not have an English degree from a four-year institution, then it is essential to have your TEFL TESOL Certification. Once you learn the skills necessary for teaching English it can open up a whole new world of opportunities for you.

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How Can I Start Teaching English?

english-teacher-training 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 in your life. The world is full of people eager to study English, which means there are always opportunities for those looking to become an English teacher.

10 Steps for How to Start Teaching English:

1. Consider the following questions when deciding whether teaching English is right for you:

  • Why do you want to become an English teacher?
  • Do you want a recession-proof career?
  • Do you want to meet new people?
  • Do you want to teach English to international students?
  • Do you want to help people improve their lives through English?
  • Are you adaptable?
  • Are you culturally sensitive?
  • Can you adjust to different cultures and nationalities easily?
  • Do you have a genuine interest in foreign cultures and languages?


2. Decide where you want to teach English.

become-an-esl-teacherDifferent countries around the world attract English teachers for different reasons.  Choosing the right country to teach in will depend on your own individual goals.  For example:

  • Japan pays large salaries
  • Vietnam’s low cost of living helps you to save a lot of money
  • Mexico offers fun in the sun

If you don’t know where you want to teach English abroad, you can visit our ESL Jobs page to learn more about the different countries, the cost of living there, the ESL teaching salary expectations and more.

If teaching English abroad is not for you, then maybe a career as a language tutor here in Canada is the right path for you. Some teachers choose to:

  • work for private tutoring companies
  • tutor ESL students in a one-on-one or small group setting
  • tutor elementary or high school students
  • teach English to non-native English-speaking Canadians
  • become online English teachers
  • teach Conversation Clubs


3. Get your TEFL TESOL Certification in Vancouver.

If you’ve decided that teaching English is for you, then you will want to get certified.  Basically it boils down to this: if you would like to teach English abroad for a couple of months or a couple of years, you will need your TEFL TESOL Certification.  On the other hand, if you are interested in becoming an English tutor here in Canada, and do not have an English degree from a four-year institution, then it is essential to take a course that gives you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful at teaching English.

The Canadian College of Linguistics holds its classes on weekends, and gives you an internationally recognized Certificate. This allows you to teach English in almost every country in the world. See the TOP 8 reasons to get your TEFL TESOL Certification in Vancouver, or teaching-english-course.

4. Prepare your ESL teacher resume.

vancouver-tesol-certifcateIn order to secure employment teaching English, you need to have the right resume.  There are special techniques that English teachers must use in their resumes in order to get hired.  These techniques are taught on day 7 of your TEFL TESOL Certification Course to give you an edge over competing applicants.

5. Prepare for your ESL job interview.

The questions that are asked during an ESL teacher interview are very specific to language teaching and learning.  Interviewees must talk the talk of ESL teachers in order to show the interviewer that they are indeed knowledgeable about the ESL environment.

On day 7 of your TEFL TESOL Certification Program, The Canadian College of Linguistics provides you with the most frequently asked questions in an ESL teacher interview.  We also help you prepare the best answers for these questions, so that you are fully prepared when the time comes.

6. Find ESL jobs and start applying.

weekend-tefl-courseOnce you have earned your credentials, polished your resume and prepared for your interview, you can begin applying for ESL teaching jobs.  Our graduates have great success finding ESL teaching  jobs that suit their needs right here on our website.

At anytime and from anywhere in the world, our graduates can simply login to our ESL Jobs page to find thousands of ESL teaching job opportunities around the world.   What are you waiting for? 

7. Negotiate a teaching contract.

ESL Teaching ContractsNegotiating an ESL teaching contract can be intimidating if you do not know what can and cannot be negotiated.  That is why on day 7 of your TEFL TESOL Certification class a portion of the class is devoted to this topic.  For example, if an employer can offer return airfare, accomodation, medical insurance and a car, they will probably do so.  These items are typically non-negotiable.  However, if you would like a higher salary, free language lessons, time off, or specific working hours, you can probably negotiate it with the employer.

The Embassy of Canada and its consulates cannot become involved in any foreign contractual conflicts experienced by Canadian citizens. They cannot provide legal representation or mediate in such situations. Nor can they investigate, certify or vouch for prospective employers. It is up to you to evaluate any employment offer before signing a contract.

8. Prepare for travel.

Getting your Passport

The requirements and processes to get your passport differ from country to country as do the costs and the validation periods.  If you don’t already have a passport, please refer to www.voyage.gc.ca to determine the process to get this very important document.  Those of you who already have this critical piece of the puzzle, please check to ensure you still have 6 months validity on your passport…most nations require your passport to be valid for at least 6 months from the date you present it to them to get your visa stamped in it.

Getting your Visa

The process and requirements to get a visa differs from country to country.  Be sure to check in each specific country section on www.voyage.gc.ca for specific instructions on how to get the appropriate visa to teach English abroad.  A lot of schools may be able to expedite this process, and may be able to secure your visa for you before you arrive in their country.

Getting Expat Medical Insurance

If you’re planning on teaching English overseas or just travelling, emergency medical insurance is a smart thing to get.  It is strongly recommended that you consider purchasing a private policy for the entire duration of your time abroad.  In most cases,  a 12 month policy will cost you only about ~$1 a day!

As a teacher working in another country, you cannot just get travel insurance, you have to get EXPAT insurance.  You may qualify for TRAVEL INSURANCE from the country you are teaching in, but the policy will be written entirely in the local language… be careful.

These and other travel related topics will be covered on day 7 of your TEFL TESOL Certification Course in Vancouver.

9. Arriving in your new country.

Upon your arrival in your new country there are some important things you must do first in order to feel safe and comfortable.  It is best to familiarize yourself with the local markets, banks, transportation systems and hospitals.  Once you have done this, you can ensure that you will be able to navigate your new surroundings effectively and efficiently.

You must also speak to some of the locals to gain some tips about the best and worst places to visit and hang out.  Your best bet is to talk to those affiliated with your ESL schools, especially the other teachers.

Don’t forget to set up your phone and internet services if necessary, so that you can contact your friends and family back home and give them your new contact information.

10. Put your TEFL TESOL Certification to use and enjoy your new life teaching English.

tesol-certificate-vancouverOn your first day of work you will most likely go through an orientation program at your new place of employment.  You will be given a tour of the surroundings, and should have an opportunity to sit in and watch some ESL classes that will help you understand the procedures of the job.  You will be introduced to your new colleagues and associates, who will be extremely willing to give you advice and help you out – after all, they were once in your position.

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