Surviving Your TEFL Course

You have registered for your TEFL course and are excited about the adventures it’ll bring you. But remember to take it seriously, this is a time to concentrate on your studies and make sure you are prepared to start your EFL teaching career. So, to make sure you stick with it and realize your ambition of teaching overseas, here’s how to survive your TEFL course:


1) It won’t be easy

TEFL certificates aren’t handed out like beads at Mardi Gras. You have to work for one, which is why employers value them. So, don’t expect to be able to breeze through your course just by showing up for classes a few hours each day.

2) Ask for help

If you get stuck on your course don’t give up, ask for help! Ask your teacher for assistance.  Remember your accredited TEFL course includes accredited and experienced TEFL trainers, whose sole purpose is to help you understand and to be able to execute the lessons that are presented to you.

3) Remember why you are taking the TEFL course

You signed up to experience other cultures, learn new things and live in amazing places. Your TEFL course will give you a ticket to all this, so keep at it!

4) Give it your best shot

You will make mistakes, but don’t let that stop you from trying.  These mistakes are exactly how you learn to be a better teacher.  Pay attention, listen to what your teacher is telling you and do your best on every assignment and teaching practice.  Your hard work will pay off!

5) Take your teacher’s comments to heart

Your trainers are there to help you and are highly-qualified experts who have taught all over the world. So, when they give you advice about something it’s worth listening to and acting on.

Finally, remember that over 90% of all TEFL students pass their courses, so if you put the hours in, it’s pretty certain that you’ll get that hard earned certificate at the end of the course.


TEFL Zorritos: What could be better?  Study in a beautiful Peruvian beach town at our beach-front outdoor training centre with great accommodations available, including delicious local food.  Fully accredited 120 Hour TEFL course with a practical approach that provides you with 10 advanced certifications at absolutely no extra cost!  And a guaranteed job waiting for you when you complete the course.

Class sizes are limited, so don’t wait, make your reservation today!