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Frequently Asked Questions



(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are two different names for similar certifications and are accepted interchangeably by most employers.
They are certifications for teaching English to people who do not speak English as their first language. This is largely done abroad.
You will also find other acronyms like TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), which are both very closely related to TESOL and TEFL.

Am I too old/too young to do a TEFL course?
Age doesn’t matter, honest! People of all ages come along to do our courses.

Can I book my TEFL course with a 3500 Peso deposit? 

Yes. You can pay a 3500 Peso deposit to secure your place on the course.
The remaining balance can be paid in 3 options:
1) pay the balance before the course begins and receive your certificate immediately upon completion of the course,
2) pay the balance before the completion of the course and receive your certificate 2 weeks after completion, or
3) make payment arrangements and you will receive you certificate 2 weeks after you finish repayment.

Can TESOL English Teacher Training Center set me up with a job following the course?

We are continually setting up arrangements with schools overseas, so keep an eye on the job board in our office to see what jobs are available. Upon completion and full payment, TESOL English Teacher Training Center will help you prepare a resume and video to enhance your job search.This is free of charge and an exclusive service of TESOL English Teacher Training Center so you can apply for your dream TEFL job!

Do I need to purchase any textbooks for the course?

You don’t, but we recommend a grammar reference book since this is the most essential resource any teacher can have. There are a number on the market. Ones we have used when we were starting are Practical English Usage by Michael Swan. 

Just bring a notepad and a pen to the course.

Do I need to know grammar?

You don’t need any prior knowledge. You’ll get an introduction to grammar on the course.

Do I need to know the local language?

Absolutely not! Even if you do speak the local language, DON’T use it in the classroom. The whole point of having native English-speaking English teachers is that you provide a feeling of total immersion in the classroom and the students are forced to communicate in English. Of course, learning the language helps in your life outside the classroom.

Does the certificate expire?

No, it doesn’t. But, realistically, employers might be less attracted to you if it has been more than a couple of years since you took your course and have done no teaching in that period.

What qualifications do I need?

You must be a high school graduate to enroll in any of our courses. 

Realistically, employers in training centers throughout the world usually require a TESOL/TEFL certification with actual classroom training or live class (TESOL English Teacher Training Center provides this) and a university diploma.

Because of this, we suggest that applicants for our 120-hour class have a university diploma. We believe that if you can speak English then you have the potential to teach it. Therefore, we only ask that you are a native-level speaker of English and that you have the enthusiasm to learn something new. 

No other qualifications or experience is necessary.

How do I apply? 

You can apply in our office on the 3rd floor of Viosil’s Arcade, M. H. Del Pilar Street, Molo, IloIlo City.Please bring a valid government ID, a copy of your high school or college diploma, and a deposit of 4000 pesos.


How long do the courses take?
The 120-hour course will depend on the classroom option you choose, but should take 4 or 8 weeks. 

Is there international TEFL accreditation?
There is no one single awarding body for TEFL. Most course providers provide their own accreditation. We are members of TESOL International and strictly abide by their guidelines for TESOL/TEFL certification.
Additionally, our lead instructors are certified by major universities in the USA and Great Britain to teach TESOL/TEFL courses.

This makes our certification some of the best and most widely accepted in the world.

What is the difference between TESOL English Teacher Training Center courses and other courses?

TESOL English Teacher Training Center courses have been written by some of the most experienced teacher trainers in TEFL.

Having over 25 years of experience between us, we have designed the courses to give first-time TEFL teachers everything they need to become the best they can be.

Which course should I take?

There are 2 different courses available at this time, but a simple rule is that the more you learn, the more prepared and more confident you are. Also, your CV will look more competitive if you have a 120-hour course rather than a 30-hour course. It really depends on you.

Will a TESOL English Teacher Training Center certificate get me a job?

Yes, it will and much faster if you are open-minded and willing to travel.
TESOL English Teacher Training Center graduates can teach all over the world.

Will I be able to apply for jobs straight after the course?

You can apply for work as soon as you make the decision to go abroad and do it. For an idea of the job availability and salary range, you can visit and see the hundreds of available jobs and high salaries!