Difference between TESOL, TEFL and CELTA

Being native English speaker can land you a job easily in Vietnam, but there are still a couple of job requirements you have to prepare, such as:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA – Get your TESOL Certificate here 
  • A valid passport and visa
  • Other documents to prove your education and work experiences
  • CV

So,  Do you want to get qualified as an English language teacher, but feel confused by all the acronyms around? We are here to help you! The very first thing you need to get is the right certificate for you!

We will help you to understand deeply about the difference between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA. And after reading this article, you may pick the course that’s right for you.

Here is some quick summary.

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

TEFL programs are intended for teachers who plan to go abroad to teach students in a country where the primary language is not English. When students study English as a foreign language, they are studying it as an academic subject.

The focus of the the class is for students to be able to understand grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening comprehension, and speaking for academic purposes.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

TESOL is an acronym commonly used to describe the field of English Language Teaching.  Training in TESOL methodology is generally recommended for teachers who plan to work with learners who are non-native English speakers living in English speaking country. Teachers help student to use English to communicate in their daily life.

A good course provider, such as Vietnam Teaching Jobs, will be accredited by ALAP, and will train you to become a confident and effective TESOL teacher. You get qualified in the same way (online or in the classroom), with similar flexibility, usually reasonable pricing.

The length of time it takes to complete the TESOL course depends on your other commitments. There are several courses ranging from 120 – 350 hours for your choice to obtain from the minimum certificate of TEFL/TESOL to CELTA and a Diploma. As a general guideline most students complete the course in approximately 10 – 20 weeks, however if you require more time, this is not a problem.

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Check out all information about INTESOL in Vietnam here

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

CELTA is the name of a specific course and qualification administrated and awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment. It is an incredibly intensive course. CELTA course certainly have their place in the world of teaching abroad, and they can be ideal for those who want to make a lifelong career of teaching abroad. However, unless you’re really planning some long-term serious teaching, it maybe that you don’t need to make the time and financial commitment a CELTA course demands.

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