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What is a TEFL/TESOL Course?

Both TEFL and TESOL are acronyms for certification of teaching English to non-native speakers.

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL is the one mostly used in Turkey.


Who is INTESOL?

INTESOL Worldwide was founded in the UK in 1993 by Lynda Hazelwood in the belief that anyone possessing the passion to teach, the skills to express themselves clearly, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others should be given the opportunity and encouragement to gain a professional certification in TEFL/TESOL. INTESOL is the brand name.


Are you eligible for the course?

As an English teacher candidate, you - the trainee - should have at least B2 level English in all language skills and you need to be fluent in speaking. There will be a general English placement test before you start the course. However, you will also have an interview on the phone, and if required, you could be asked to have a face-to-face video conversation.


Where and how can I teach English in Turkey (and in other countries) ?

You can apply private educational institutions such as language schools, private (independent - usage in the UK) schools etc. after you have successfully complete your online TESOL course and teaching practice. However, you could follow up the announcements for some state schools as well- you can work on contract basis. There are three different titles to be assigned by Turkish National Education Ministry's Regional Offices to teach English legally in Turkey: English Teacher (graduation from English Teaching Departments), Instructor as an English Specialist (graduation from English Literature,American Literature etc.), and Instructor as a Master of English. Your legal title will be the third one - Instructor as Master of English (İngilizce Usta Öğretici) - after a successful completion of the course, Turkish National Education Ministry's regional office will additionally require at least 2 year university degree (önlisans). The official correspondence between MEB and the instituiton. You will be sent a confirmation letter in Turkish with your own certificate.


Accreditation


INTESOL Worldwide TESOL/TEFL courses are accredited and certified by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals). ALAP is an accrediting organisation that specialises in the ELT industry.

ALAP is supported by an esteemed Academic Panel who are all experts in the field of English Language Teaching. The ALAP panel oversee matters related to academic quality, ensuring that the value of an ALAP Certificate is upheld.


" The world of education is often marred by questionable certification of academic courses. In order to differentiate between genuine, professional qualifications and those that are produced for commercial gain, it is essential that education companies provide accredited certification. Accreditation is the recognition by an external body that a course and/or training provider has met a certain set of standards and best practice. I am delighted to be associated with INTESOL as the company is an outstanding example of this best practice. "

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Why INTESOL Turkey ?


INTESOL is an internationally recognised institution in the field of TEFL/TESOL industry for 25 years and very experienced in delivering courses in local markets with local support. Here below you may find some key reasons to choose us:

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Certification


You will get four valuable documents right after your TESOL course has been completed successfully.

1- Certificate in TEFL/TESOL accredited by ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition For Professionals)

2- Detailed Course Transcript (This is going to be a really helpful supplement whenever you present your certificate for job interview)

3- A teaching practice certificate approved by INTESOL Headquarters.

4- A confirmation letter from British English Board (BEB) for Turkish National Education Ministry (T.C Milli Egitim Bakanligi) regional offices including a brief summary both in Turkish and English.


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Simple user-friendly Interface


Online TESOL course interface is designed with simplicity and in a user-friendly manner. Your personal tutor will be guiding you throughout the course. Here you may find some screenshots:

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