Hello Angels. Annyeonghaseyo Cheonsa. 안녕 천사.
English is the most Globalised language in the world today, and as part of my University degree I am studying English Language, Linguistics and TESOL. TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and is a globally recognised language teaching certification.it is quite honestly the best thing I have ever chose to do with my life. So, this post is honestly just me telling you that if you’re thinking of gaining a TESOL/TEFL certification, for the love of god DO IT!
So far, studying TESOL has been incredibly interesting for me. Breaking down and analysing why we teach the way we do and what we teach has opened my mind up to Education in so many ways. There are so many aspects of teaching that we don’t even think about at all, especially when it comes to Language learning. Studying TESOL highlights how difficult the English Language truly is and how complex our grammatical system is. Now, I feel like I know so much more about the language even though I am a native speaker…
If you look into teaching English in a foreign country you will find there are lots of different requirements. Some countries require language teachers to have a degree, whilst others only require the TESOL/TEFL certification and some don’t require any kind of certifications at all. Taking the TESOL course gives the teacher the ability to explain how and why things are done the way they are, instead of you saying “That’s just the way it is” when your learners ask why…
TESOL so far has helped me develop so much as a person, as a learner and as a teacher in training. Taking this certification will change your outlook on Language in general, Language acquisition, Language Learning and Language Teaching. You will gain an incredibly in-depth knowledge of the English language. Nothing has made me appreciate the difficulties that English language learners face more than this course and it’s only been a couple of months.
So please if you’ve ever thought of being a Language teacher then consider TESOL, and if you’re already interested in TESOL just do it! Sign up for the course, join the Degree or Masters programme and I promise you will be so glad you did!
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