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Destination TEFL offers TEFL/TESOL courses in academic collaboration with Asian College of Teachers (ACT), Asia’s largest teacher training body with 30,000 alumni and 600 schools associations across Asia.
All Destination TEFL graduates receive a joint certification with ACT who is accredited to TESOL Canada and TQUK.
All Destination TEFL graduates also have the option to receive an exclusive TEFL Accreditation Certification from TESOL Canada and an exclusive Certification from TQUK through ACT (after writing an additional exam, at a nominal fee).
All Destination TEFL alumni enjoy free access to an exclusive teachers job portal www.teachersjobworld.com to apply to 100's of jobs globally.
All Destination TEFL alumni are awarded with a certificate with a unique identification number which can then be verified by prospective employers on the Asian College of Teachers website https://www.asiancollegeofteachers.education/certificate/index.php
TEFL accreditation: What is it and why is it important?
When you’re getting started in TEFL and deciding which certification to take, one thing to keep in mind is whether or not the course provider is accredited.
What is the TEFL accreditation?
So first of all, what is TEFL accreditation and what does it involve?
TEFL accreditation is a form of quality assurance. An external organisation comes up with a set of standards which it believes providers should adhere to in order to deliver a quality training program.
Why is TEFL accreditation important?
The biggest problem with the TEFL industry is the lack of regulation. Anyone can create a TEFL course, market and sell it. Inevitably, this means that there are hundreds of courses to choose from, many of which are low quality. Some are even created as a means of exploiting badly informed potential trainees, with hollow promises of high quality training at rock bottom prices. So you can start to see why having a reputable, high quality accreditation behind a course can help both you and the training centre.
Here are some of the advantages that might come from taking an accredited TEFL course:
It can ensure that you are receiving good quality training that has met the standards imposed by the accrediting body.
Accreditation may increase the chance that your TEFL certification will be recognised and trusted when it comes to finding a job. The majority of employers will only consider applicants whose TEFL certification meets some minimum standards. Many employers, for example, require a course that is at least 100 hours in length and includes at least 6 hours of observed teaching practice. Accreditation from a body that sets these standards is one way for providers to give this guarantee to its trainees (it should be noted that our Destination TEFL courses are 140 hours).
You can look at accreditation as a form of protection. It is protection for yourself, to ensure that you aren’t being exploited by a shady TEFL course provider, and therefore to ensure that you aren’t throwing your hard-earned money down the drain on a low quality, untrusted or unrecognised course.
It is protection for your future employers, who need to know that they are recruiting teachers who have received quality training.
And it is protection for your students, who have the right to expect their English language trainer to be well qualified.
What else is important in the decision making process?
Reviews from graduates on an independent review site, (not the TEFL provider’s own website) are also a good indication of the quality of a course. Destination TEFL is proud of their 120 verified reviews, at an average rating of 99% on GoOverseas.
Before making your decision, you should also look at the team who will be doing the actual training on the course, and what qualifications and experience they have. They should not only have suitable qualifications, but also experience teaching in different situations. Be wary of any TEFL company which does not mention who will be doing the training as often unqualified and inexperienced trainers are hired.
Does the TEFL training centre incorporate teacher pracs with REAL students in a real classroom situation? Often, TEFL schools say they do teacher pracs, but they use the students themselves and do ‘peer teaching’. Teaching your peers is NOT the same and lessons with non-native English speakers. Quality feedback should also be provided after each teacher prac so that you can improve for the next lesson. Follow the TEFL school on social media to see if they go out to schools for their pracs.