As we wave goodbye (and good riddance!) to the strange and challenging year that was 2020, it’s time to start looking forward to the opportunities that await in 2021! Here at TEFL Iberia, we couldn’t be more excited to get back into the classroom with our TEFL students and to be offering the 100% online Trinity CertTESOL in the meantime. If you’re wondering ‘Is TEFL worth it?’ then look no further than these top 5 reasons to study TEFL in 2021!
With many people having to consider a change of career, now is a great time to give yourself a competitive edge and make sure you have a recognised TEFL qualification on your CV. Most language schools specify that teachers must be TEFL qualified and many will be looking for teaching experience too. By completing a course like TEFL Iberia's Trinity CertTESOL, you will gain valuable teaching experience as well as a qualification so you are ready to take the job market by storm once you complete the course!
With a COVID vaccine due to be rolled out in many countries in the coming months, the possibility to travel will open right up again in 2021. Being an English teacher is a great way to earn money while exploring a foreign country and you can be fully prepared to accept a teaching job abroad when the time is right by completing your qualification online now. We have all spent more than enough time at home in 2020; TEFL is the perfect way to get back out there!
We’ve all seen how unexpected circumstances can adversely affect the job market, with many industries struggling to keep going under the strain of national lockdowns. Luckily, the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) industry has been able to adapt and thrive in an online model, meaning that teachers can rest assured that they will still be able to work and earn money if we ever return to lockdown conditions. The online-teaching world has grown massively due to the pandemic, meaning there are many more teaching jobs out there too!
If you are a UK citizen hoping to study or work in Europe in 2021, you will need a student visa to stay for longer than 3 months. Schools like TEFL Iberia have lots of experience helping students apply for and renew visas, and completing a TEFL course along with our Developing Teacher programme is a fantastic way to ensure you can still teach English in Barcelona this year.
After the year we’ve just had, we could all do with some fun and adventure in 2021! What better way to counteract the lockdown life than by completing a TEFL course in Barcelona? Not only will you meet new people and see something other than the same four walls, you could also pick up new language skills, get some sun and have loads of fun doing it! Need we say more?!
Got any questions? Get in touch with our coordination team at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your TEFL journey!