SOURCE: LanguageCorps

TEFL certification, teach English abroad, teach English in Thailand, teach English in Spain

November 17, 2010 06:00 ET

LanguageCorps Releases New Article on Online vs. Onsite TEFL Certification Courses

STOW, MA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) -  LanguageCorps, a leading TESOL and TEFL certification and job placement program for teaching English abroad, announced today it has released a new informational article titled "TEFL Certification Courses: Online or Onsite, What's the Best Approach?"

"Many people don't know that they must have TESOL or TEFL certification to teach English abroad," said Virginia Layton-Leal, Director of Admissions at LanguageCorps. "This new article details the differences between online and onsite TESOL/TEFL certification courses, including differences in pricing, number of hours of instruction and job prospects."

In general, onsite TESOL/TEFL certification courses are thought to be more effective because classmates keep each other more focused and involved, they have at least 120 hours of instruction, and they include invaluable hands-on teaching experience, which is what most hiring schools are looking for. LanguageCorps offers onsite TESOL/TEFL certification courses taught by professional, experienced instructors who train in EFL methodology, how to develop a quality lesson plan and how to address the challenges and obstacles that are exclusive to language instruction.

"At LanguageCorps the instructors are an extremely important resource for advice and practical experience, as well as the contacts and networks they can use to help you with job placement in a foreign country," said Layton-Leal.

"TEFL Certification Courses: Online or Onsite, What's the Best Approach?" also explains why a hiring school might not accept online TESOL or TEFL certifications, and what most onsite programs include to make it well worth the extra effort and expense of taking courses onsite.

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About LanguageCorps:

LanguageCorps offers a variety of programs for talented people who want to travel, gain international experience, and teach English abroad. Programs are offered in 21 locations in 18 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America, including programs to teach English in Thailand, teach English in China, teach English in Spain and teach English in Vietnam. All LanguageCorps programs include an intensive, four-week TESOL/TEFL training and certification program, pre-departure support, and job placement assistance. Some programs include local language and cultural training, guaranteed job placement, accommodations, excursions, and other support services.

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