TEFL as a Gateway to Employment in a Challenging Job Markets

TEFL as a Gateway to Employment in a Challenging Job Markets

As more than 920,000 matric pupils recently concluded their National Senior Certificate, many face a very uncertain future with disheartening job prospects in 2024.

The unemployment rate for South African high school graduates sits at 35%, and according to Statistics South Africa, 61% of youth aged 15 to 24 are unemployed.
The new year will continue to see the country grapple with high unemployment rates, as 3.2 million South Africans are now classified as "discouraged work-seekers."

Amidst these challenging circumstances, there is a glimmer of hope for young graduates and job-seekers alike – the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) industry. This industry opens up opportunities for individuals to work as English teachers both abroad and online, providing a lifeline for those seeking international work experience and exposure to different cultures.

TEFL Certification: A Pathway to Success

The TEFL industry offers a range of benefits for high school graduates and job-seekers:

1. Skills Development for Global Employability:

TEFL programs provide skills that are in demand globally. By becoming a certified TEFL teacher, individuals with English language proficiency can enhance their employability, especially in industries such as tourism, hospitality, and international business.

2. Entrepreneurship Opportunities:

TEFL training empowers individuals to start their own language schools or tutoring services, creating employment opportunities not only for themselves but also for other educators and support staff.

3. Teaching on Online Platforms:

The rise of online teaching platforms has expanded access to TEFL teachers and tutors. This flexibility allows individuals, especially those in remote areas, to participate in and offer language training, increasing the reach of educational opportunities.

Global English Accredited TEFL Courses

Global English, a leading provider of TEFL and TESOL courses, stands out for its accreditation by the Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC). Courses, including Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 programs, have been assessed and meet stringent criteria for accreditation. This ensures that graduates receive high-quality education and recognition in the industry.

Testimonials from TEFL Graduates

Melanie Yamazaki

Date of Experience: 17 November 2022

"I have just completed the 300 hours TESOL Professional course, which included Business English and Teaching English Online. I have been teaching English in Japan for more than twenty years. Even so, I found this course to be challenging, and I still learned a lot. My tutors at Global English were very helpful and always gave good advice. I had two years to complete this course, which was great for a busy person like me. I would recommend Global English to anyone who was interested in completing an online TESOL course."

Nilanjan Das

Date of Experience: 12 May 2022

"I recently got my TESOL certification from Global English. Although I've been working as a private tutor for quite some time now, I still learned many new things. It changed my perspective in many aspects. The best thing about it is you can progress in your own free time. The course was well spread into modules. The teachers were very helpful and responsive and provided valuable feedback. There are a plethora of resources available to help in your studies and your future classroom. I'm very satisfied with the overall experience and would definitely recommend others to give it a try."

Embracing TEFL in a Changing Landscape

In the face of daunting unemployment rates and uncertain job markets, the TEFL industry emerges as a beacon of hope for those seeking personal and professional growth. With accredited courses from Global English and testimonials from satisfied graduates, the path to becoming a certified TEFL teacher becomes not just a choice but a strategic move towards a brighter and more secure future. Consider TEFL as your gateway to unlocking a world of opportunities in the dynamic landscape of global education.

  • Author: Annine Siddall
  • Date: 13/12/2023

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