Both programs offer an international language teacher training program. Beckley.Institute demonstrates through external inspection that its courses meet the highest of international quality standards in language services. The CELTA qualification is through Cambridge University. Both programs offer a theoretical and practical element to the course, with 6 hours of observed teaching practice, meeting international standards.
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is used mainly in Britain while TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages and is used mainly in the United States of America. They are basically the same.
The difference between the different options is the amount of time with the tutor in the classroom and teaching practice:
Intensive = 90 hours class time, 30 hours self-study with 6 hours teaching practice
Extended = 30 hours class time (including 6 hours of teaching practice and class observation), 90 hours self-study
Online = 120 hours self-study
The Certificate course is ideal for those who wish to gain a fast qualification which will provide them with initial survival skills in the classroom. It covers the basic syllabus of the Diploma, but in much less depth and can be completed in a shorter time. We offer the certificate course at Beckley.Institute.
Your tutor will point out any weak areas for development and make suggestions as to how you can improve. You can submit an assignment up to three times at no extra charge. The course has been written and adapted to ensure that students can work their way through the material in their own time and at their own pace.
English as a foreign language is a huge industry employing hundreds of thousands of teachers in almost every country of the world. Your tutors themselves have trained hundreds of teachers who are currently employed in a wide variety of locations.
The course is available to both native and non-native speakers of English. Your tutors would tell you that some of their most successful course members have been non-native speakers. Non-native speakers need to have equivalent level of English as IELTS 6.5 or C1 (Advanced level) . If you do not know your level, you may take the FREE placement test on our website to find out.
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a TESOL certification awarded by Beckley.Institute, accredited by EAQUALS
The fee includes tuition, course materials, certification, and moderation fees. Airfares, accommodation, and food are not included. See the section on housing for accommodation charges.
You may pay the entire course fee at the time of registration, or you may just pay a deposit of €500 and pay the balance of the course fee on the day before the course starts. Also available, for the intensive and extended courses, is a three part payment plan; 10% deposit, 40% before or on first day and 50% half way through the course. This is only for payments made at the institute and not for online website bookings
There are input sessions, during which you learn classroom management, how to teach grammar, and other practical aspects of the course. Towards the end of the course, you will put this learning into practice by delivering lessons to students to apply lesson planning skills. Our goal is to provide 6 hours of observed teaching practice over the six weeks. These lessons are taught five days a week, however, you are encouraged to take your books with you, so that you can study over the weekend! In addition to those hours, there is also time that must be spent preparing materials and completing various assignments. During the course you will learn a little of another language using the same techniques as you will use to teach English, so you can experience how your learners feel and help you to design more effective lessons.
On average we have about ten trainees enrolled in each course, although this is an average and it may be more or less. The maximum number of students is 15. Most of our participants are from English-speaking countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia. We do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
We use local non-English-speaking students for the final trainees’ teaching practice. Our students are very keen and enthusiastic and come to classes purely because they want to!
You can if you like. However, there are a number of Internet facilities available. All computers have Internet access, which you can use to check your email.
The TESOL job market is excellent and finding employment is a fairly straight forward matter. With just a little patience, you will certainly locate work in no time, usually in the area of your choice.
We suggest you begin setting up interviews and sending resumes in the second or third week of the course after we have covered job-related matters during input sessions. Of course, you’re certainly not limited to working in Europe – where to teach is up to you!
In addition to guaranteed placement subject to performance at the institute for at least one top graduate, Beckley.Institute also offers career guidance and support throughout your teaching career. We offer free consultation services with experienced teacher trainers and direct access to alumni. We also provide training sessions to help you with preparation of applications, interviews & other relevant needs for job procurement.
The average TESOL salary in Europe is about €30 to €40 per hour, though of course this varies depending on what type of school or company you work for, and whether you work full- or part-time.
Some employers provide accommodation as part of an employment package, those that do not will offer assistance in finding suitable accommodation.
Your employer should help you secure a work permit and visa.