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Welcome To getTEFL.com! My name is Sarah Fauset and I’m the creator. You can see a photo of me at the top of the website from when I was teaching English abroad.
I had only planned on teaching English abroad for a year but I had such a great time, I ended up staying for 3 years without even coming back!!
I was able to save a lot of money! I met teachers from all over the world.
The benefits of the job were amazing. I got:
- FREE flights
- FREE accommodation
- A great salary
- Health care
- Paid holidays
- A 20-30 hour work week
While teaching abroad, I got to:
- Discover a new country
- Experience a new culture
- Learn a new language
- Save money!
- Enjoy a high standard of living with a low cost of living
- Meet other teachers from all over the world
- Became a rock star to my students!
After returning to my country, I partnered with the most reputable English schools abroad and began recruiting teachers for their schools. I wanted to give others the chance to travel and save money.
Over the last 10 years, I have received invaluable feedback from employers on my teacher's performance in the classroom. Employers revealed to me what they liked, what they didn't like and what my teachers needed to do to meet their expectations. I disclose all of this information in our online TEFL courses so you hit the ground running.
Most teachers I was placing abroad received endless complaints from their employers despite them all being TEFL certified. I knew I needed to solve this problem if I wanted to continue recruiting teachers to teach abroad. Part of my job involves guaranteeing my teachers would succeed but how could I do this if the TEFL courses weren't providing adequate training?
After much research, I discovered most online TEFL courses are based on THEORY which leave teachers helpless in the classroom. Most online TEFL courses teach lessons on the history of the English language instead of how to teach English. For assignments, teachers are forced to write essays on useless topics. How could this help teachers teach? I'm not just talking about online TEFL courses...I'm also talking about in person TEFL courses as well.
Finally I realized if I wanted properly trained teachers, I would have to train them myself. I would create a series of online TEFL courses that were based on the 10 years worth of feedback that I had received from employers. Shortly after gettefl.com was born.
It has taken me 3 years to compile the 10 years worth of feedback from employers into our online TEFL courses. My degree in English and Education and the 3 years of teaching experience abroad have been instrumental in the development of our online TEFL courses. In our online TEFL courses, I teach you everything I have learned and how to avoid the mistakes I made.
Teaching English as a foreign language is NOT a no brainer. There is a lot you need to know if you want to succeed. Do you know grammar? Could you teach it? Do you know how to make efficient lesson plans? Do you know how to make learning interesting? Do you know how to meet your bosses expectations? Could you control your classes? Do you know how to get your students to respect you? I could go on and on. A teaching job without the proper teaching skills is useless. You need the right teaching skills to keep your job.
Most teachers have no teaching experience which is a recipe for disaster. Without the right training, don't expect things to go well. Your classes will be out of control. You will be standing in front of your students with a red face and shaking knees. Your boss will get annoyed. Your students will lose respect for you and you'll start to feel like a fish in a shark tank. First impressions are very important. Needless to say, teachers without the right training are often flustered and overwhelmed.
Some schools claim to provide training but this usually entails watching a teacher teach for 2 days. This is not enough time to learn anything. If schools are pressed for time which they usually are, they will skip all the training all together.
Most job advertisements says beginners are welcome. However, employers have high expectations. They like to hire beginner teachers so they can pay them the beginner's salary but employers will expect them to teach like a pro. Your employer won't tell you what you are doing wrong, they will just keep getting annoyed until they replace you. After all...getting the right training is your responsibility.
It is crucial to get a good reference from your first employer if you want to get hired again. All employers will call your first reference on the telephone NOT a written reference to find out if you were a good teacher...or not.
Even being a certified teacher is not enough to prepare you for teaching abroad. Teaching English as a foreign language is a completely unique experience. You won't have acquired these skills from any other experience. You will be teaching a language to students who don't understand you. You need to know how to extensively how to break down a language AND teach it!
We teach you everything you need to know to succeed in the classroom. We teach you the dos and the don'ts in the classroom, how to avoid mistakes that beginners make, shortcuts that save you time and energy, the tricks to the trade and so on.
We make your transition into the classroom a complete breeze! You'll learn how to meet your employer's expectations, how to teach grammar, how to make awesome lessons, how to get students interested in your lessons, how to control your classes, how to develop rapport with your students and so much more!
After taking one of our online TEFL courses, you'll walk into the class with complete confidence knowing you have all the skills to handle any and every situation. Your boss will be impressed on your first day!
Our online TEFL courses can be completed at your own pace.
Our online TEFL courses are recognized worldwide.
It seems these days you don't have to look hard to find online TEFL courses. Many different companies are now offering online TEFL courses. I find there are a lot of generic online TEFL courses out there that don't even tell you who they are and what experience they have. Some universities even offer online TEFL courses. Some will go as far to offer you a credit if you sign for their one of their online TEFL courses. However, have you ever learnt any practical hands on skills from a university? Most universities teach THEORY which will make your transition into the classroom VERY difficult. This goes for all the other generic online TEFL courses out there as well. They tend to just teach theory since they don't have any REAL experience. You could get the information they provide out a library!
Unless you have flown to the other side of the world and gone into the trenches and done the teaching, you are NOT going to be able to properly train other teachers for the job. Also without the insight that I have received from working closely with employers for the last decade, you won't be able to meet employer's expectations. You will just be guessing in the dark until you are replaced by your employer. I'm literally holding the key to the information you need. I just wish I could have got it as easy as you can....ha!
Believe it or not, a lot of education institutions don't actually give you the practical training you need to succeed at a job in the real world. In this industry, teaching jobs and TEFL courses are often in different countries with no way to bridge the gap. Until now...
Our online TEFL courses teach you how to do your job properly...You won't find this information in any other online TEFL courses. Be careful because not all online courses are the same quality.
Here are some letters I have received from teachers who have taken one of our online TEFL courses. There isn't enough room to post all but here are just a few:
“I was a new university graduate and wanted to teach English abroad. However, I didn’t have any teaching experience. I decided to take this course. I was absolutely amazed that the course was able to take me from a complete beginner to a competent teacher. I was able to walk into the classroom with complete confidence. I highly recommend this course!”
Jessica Smith, Canada
“Wow this course is amazing! I learned so many simple to follow teaching techniques that drastically improved my teaching ability. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone thinking about teaching English abroad”
Michael Ford, South Africa
“I was having a hard time getting a job so I decided to get TEFL and I finally got hired. I couldn’t have done it without this course. Many employers these days won’t even look at your resume without TEFL certification”.
Allen Robertson, Australia
“I am an experienced TEFL teacher but I had never had any formal teaching training. I wanted to add a qualification to my resume so I got TEFL certified. Not only do I get paid more now but I have access to more job opportunities because employers take me seriously. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to teach English abroad!”.
Sam Thomas, UK
“This is the best online TEFL course out there! I couldn’t have done my job without this course. It was a complete life savor. I learned so many easy to follow teaching techniques that helped me in the classroom. This online course is practical where as most courses on the market are based on theory.”
Thomas Jefferson, USA
“At first I was a bit worried about the cost of getting TEFL certified but after taking the course, my employer offered to pay me a higher salary because of my qualifications so I made my money back and then some. Also I am getting job offers in more exclusive areas so it was completely worthwhile. This course only teaches hands on techniques that work amazingly well”.
Sandra Little, New Zealand
It’s been wonderful to how well our teachers are doing after taking our one of our online TEFL courses. Since we provide the highest quality online TEFL courses, we only receive positive feedback from employers. We have bridged the gap. We teach teachers how to meet employer's expectations and employers get the best trained teachers.Win-win! Everyone is happy.
If you want to read some more testimonials on our online TEFL courses, click here. We try to post testimonials on our online TEFL courses when we get a chance. We are not just an online TEFL course, we want to know how our teachers progress in their teaching careers.
We offer a 7 day money back guarantee on all of our online TEFL courses.
Here are a few reasons why you should get TEFL:
- You NEED the right training if you want to succeed
- All employers want to hire TEFL certified teachers
- You can make more money if you have TEFL
- You will get jobs in more exclusive locations
- Many countries require TEFL to even get a visa
I'm often asked which one of our online TEFL courses teachers should take. We offer 5 different online TEFL courses. We have a 20, 40, 60, 100 and 120 hour TEFL course. Employers want teachers to take the 120 hour TEFL course. However, if you are not ready to sign up for the 120 hour TEFL course, you can start at our 20 hour TEFL course and easily upgrade when you are ready.
The 120 hour TEFL course is our whole training program. We even teach you how to perfect your resume/photo and introduction video so you can land the perfect job.
It is much easier these days to sign up for one of online TEFL courses than taking TEFL in person because you save travelling costs and so on.
get TEFL and start your new career on the right foot!
Don't risk losing your job over not having the RIGHT teaching skills.
Imagine how great it will feel to walk into the classroom with complete confidence knowing you have ALL the skills you need to succeed.
Our online TEFL courses tend to fill up fast. If you want to get a spot, sign up now or we might be full.
To read FAQS on our online TEFL courses, click here.
If you have any questions about our online TEFL courses, you can email me at sarah[@]gettefl.com.
I'm often online and can get back to you quickly.
All the best,
Sarah Fauset – B.A, B.Ed