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Offline beautyhero922

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the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« on: November 09, 2015, 06:19:06 am »
Will you please tell me the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 12:00:38 pm »
There is little difference in the skills required and the names are often used interchangeably.
EFL - English as a foreign language is usually used when the student does not live in an English speaking country.
ESOL - English to speakers of other languages is usually used when a non-native speaker of English lives in an English speaking country.

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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 10:56:25 am »
TEFL is Teaching English as a Foreign Language, this qualification concentrates on teaching the skills needed to teach English in another country, where students are not native-English speakers.The benefit of a TEFL qualification is that its easily the most widely recognizable and highly regarded qualification of its kind around the world and TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of another Language,is newer and gives some flexibility as to whether you teach English overseas or in a native-English speaking country. However, while these courses may cover a broader range of topics, they tend to study them in less depth.I hope this will be helpful for you.
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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 11:02:18 am »
Do you offer an online TEFL course? what is the length and cost of the program?

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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 11:25:06 am »
No I am afraid not.

This is a useful and informative site http://www.global-english.com/news/online-tefltesol-or-celta/

Make sure you do not buy a "qualification" that is not worth the paper it is printed on.
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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 06:58:20 am »
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Both certifications qualify you to train English as a Foreign Language (ESL) in non-English speaking countries. TEFL has been around longer than TESOL and is more extensively-identified.

Edit: Thank you for your answer. Commercial link deleted.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 07:04:48 am by Darryl »

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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 08:25:14 am »
Edit: Deleted post. Not a useful comment.
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Re: the difference between TEFL and TESOL
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 12:13:05 pm »
Another point regarding TEFL / TESOL qualifications, as with all certificates and qualifications, what is valid in one country may not be valid in another. My daughter taught English in Peru for nearly a year with a qualification she gained via online study. This qualification would not be accepted in Britain, nor is in Switzerland, where she is now attending classes to gain the qualification needed there.
Davel,
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