My name is Sarah Fauset and I’m the creator of get TEFL.You can see a photo of me at the top of the website from when I was teaching English abroad.
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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 my 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
- ...Oh and I became a rock star to my students!
By the time I had returned home, I had paid off all of my student loans.
I soon missed teaching and my students so I taught English online for a year.
Shortly after, 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.
Most English teachers I was placing abroad received endless complaints from their employers despite them being TEFL certified. I knew I needed to solve this problem if I wanted to continue recruiting teachers to teach English abroad. Part of my job involves guaranteeing my teachers would succeed but how could I do this if TEFL courses weren't adequately training my teachers?
After much research, I discovered most TEFL courses are based on THEORY which leave teachers helpless in the classroom. Most 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 instead of learning how to teach. How could this help a teacher teach?
Finally I realized if I wanted properly trained teachers, I would have to train them myself. I decided to create a course that would explain to teachers exactly what they needed to do in the classroom. Shortly after, gettefl.com was born.
It took me over 3 years to create get TEFL. I had to compile all 3 years worth of teaching experience abroad, 10 years worth of feedback I received from employers, 1 year of experience teaching online, 3 years of independent research on best teaching methodologies, different techniques I had learned in teacher's college and in my English classes, all into one course. My degree in English and Education were instrumental in the development of get TEFL.
I teach you everything I have learned throughout the years 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 develop rapport with your students? I could go on and on. A teaching job without the proper teaching skills is useless. You need the right teaching skills if you want 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 usually skip the training all together.
Most job advertisements says beginners are welcome. However, employers have high expectations. They like to hire beginner 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, not theirs.
It is crucial to get a good reference from your first employer if you ever 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!
Don't worry because get TEFL was created to solve these problems!
We make your transition into the classroom a complete breeze! We give you all the skills you need to strive in the classroom. Our simple practical techniques have been proven to work and get amazing results. 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, 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!
Your boss will be impressed on the first day. You will walk into the classroom with complete confidence knowing you have all the skills to handle any and every situation.
These days you don't have to look hard to find TEFL certification. Many different companies offer TEFL courses. There are a lot of generic TEFL courses out there that don't even tell you who they are and what experience they have. Even some universities offer TEFL certification. Some universities will even give you a credit if you sign for their TEFL course...which is great! However, have you ever learnt any practical skills from a university? Most universities teach THEORY which will make your transition into the classroom VERY difficult. Most TEFL courses teach theory. You could get the information they provide out a library! get TEFL is one of the only practical online TEFL courses out there! We don't teach textbook definitions...We teach you how to actually TEACH!
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 employers over 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...
get TEFL teaches you how to do your job properly...We connect employer's needs into our training course for teachers. You won't find this information in any other TEFL course.
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We offer a 7 day money back guarantee on all of our TEFL courses.
Our TEFL courses are offered online and can be completed at your own pace.
All of our TEFL courses are recognized worldwide.
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.
If you have any questions about our TEFL courses, you can email me at sarah[@]gettefl.com.
Our TEFL courses tend to fill up fast. If you want to get a spot, sign up now or we can't guarantee a spot will come available.
All the best,
Sarah Fauset – B.A, B.Ed