Learning how to teach English where the language was born seems a very logical choice for wanna-be teachers since it removes the complication of learning a foreign language.
Whether you're coming from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, choosing to do a TEFL course or to teach English in England and the UK is a great chance to experience one of the most historically and culturally rich countries in the world whilst earning decent money.
And when you're not working there are plenty of places to visit which can quickly fill up your agenda. The big cities like London, Liverpool, Manchester and Coventry all have world class shopping centers, iconic football stadiums (that's soocer to our American cousins!) and their own history, music, museums, fashion and theatre cultures that will provide something for every taste. So much could be written but the guide books have done it all ready.
Teach English in this green and pleasant land.
Because of its moist climate (erm, rain!), England is full of thriving greenery which covers its parks and outdoor spaces all year round making this a green and pleasant land. So if you're not up for the big city life on your time out then head for the hills. Or the caves. Or the moors. Or the beaches. Did you know that surfing is big in the South West of England? Any one of a thousand guide books out there will let you know how to enjoy the English outdoors.
England can act as a good spring board to complete a TEFL course in an English speaking environment, keeping away from distractions that a move to a foriegn land might bring, before later heading off with the course completed to foreign shores. Or you could always stay on and teach.
Many people ask the question about English teaching opportunities in a country where everyone already speaks English. The answer is simply that because of the huge immigration to the UK, many people don't actually speak English, or don't speak it well enough. The politics of crisis stricken Europe seems to have a touch of nationalism in the air which has resulted in many countries, including the UK, adding stricter level of language skills to their visa requirements.
TEFL courses in England are a great way to experience British culture without having to struggle with a new language which can be a problem for some when studying for TEFL certification in a non-English speaking country. So why not prepare yourself for a career in teaching English by learning from those who invented it!
So book the flight, book the TEFL course, go live the English experience and afterwards get in touch with us and share your experiences to inspire others. Oh, does anyone know a TEFL course in the UK we could speak to to get more useful information about TEFL in Britain? Let us know, we need to collaborate with a local TEFL Academy to get some really good articles for our readers! Hasta luego.....