A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is a commonly required qualification for new and experienced teachers who want to teach English language learners (ELLs). With a TEFL certification, teachers can:
Qualify to teach English in China
The minimum requirements to teach English in China are a Bachelor’s degree, in any area, and a TEFL certification with a minimum of 120 hours of study.
Gain the skills required to teach ELLs
A TEFL certification prepares you to teach English language skills, plan lessons for foreign language learners, refresh your understanding of English grammar concepts and more.
Stand out in job application
Even in situations where the hiring school has not explicitly listed a TEFL certification as a requirement, it is always considered a strong asset and could help set you apart from candidates who are not TEFL certified.
Earn a higher salary with more reputable schools
Teachers with a TEFL certificate qualify for teaching positions with more reputable schools, which means better benefits and higher salaries.