Whether you would like to earn a living while living abroad, or have a stable means of employment internationally or in your country of residence, a well-respected TEFL qualification may well be what you are looking for.

When choosing your initial TEFL – TESOL qualification you should consider whether the course you are interested in has been granted accreditation by a competent external organization.

What is accreditation?

An accredited TEFL -TESOL course is one which is externally validated by a competent organization which testifies to the quality of the course contents and administration. This ensures courses are run to meet high standards of education. Anglo Centres TEFL offers TEFL-TESOL and Teaching English for Business certificate courses which are accredited by external validating bodies that enjoy international recognition and whose qualifications are accepted worldwide, including ACTDEC (The Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses).

Whilst there isn’t a single accrediting authority there are certain organizations which have gained respectability over the years as serious accrediting bodies whose qualifications are widely-accepted on an international level. Some of these are:

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ACTDEC is the Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses, a non-profit making independent body responsible for maintaining professional standards in TESOL distance programmes.

Standards are essential in the training of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. This is especially true in the case of free-standing TESOL distance programmes.

ACTDEC is the only internationally recognised independent accreditation body for stand alone TESOL distance courses whose regulatory function aims to benefit all who are interested in raising standards and protecting the public.

There are many distance course providers who are not accredited by any external independent body and who simply accredit themselves. Some are 'accredited' by 'virtual' universities which are not recognised universities in any commonly understood sense. The anonymity of cyberspace can provide ideal camouflage for some unscrupulous operators offering non-accredited distance ELT programmes. Such providers are not subject to regular inspection or external audit. The really first class ELT course organisers take pride in their provision and prove it with accreditation.

Read more on ACDECT’s website.

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The London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) International Qualifications is one of the world’s largest providers of business related vocational qualifications. Their qualifications are currently offered in 120 countries and are highly regarded by employers, professional bodies and governments globally as a mark of the highest standard. Universities too, recognize LCCI’s Certificates and Diplomas for admission into their degree programs. LCCI has over 4,000 centers worldwide and takes over 500,000 examination entries every year.

LCCI tests the business skills that are in demand in today’s workplace. Students and professionals know that LCCI Certifications allow them to build a career, from junior to management levels in a wide range of specializations in the workplace. International companies who use LCCI to satisfy their training and development needs look for LCCI International Qualifications when recruiting and use our qualifications to upgrade the skills of their existing workforce. This is why LCCI International Qualifications are known as international “Passports to Employment”.

Read more on the LCCI’s website.

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Cambridge ESOL

Teaching English to speakers of other languages can be a highly rewarding career, offering you the chance to live and work abroad. You will need an internationally recognised teaching qualification, and CELTA — highly regarded throughout the world — gives you the skills you need and will make it easier to get a teaching job anywhere.

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition.

Read more on the Cambridge ESOL’s website. 

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Trinity College London

Trinity is a leading provider of qualifications for teachers in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). We have been validating courses and awarding qualifications, for over 30 years, and ours are among the most widely recognised and respected in the industry.

Teacher training qualifications to suit you.

Whether you are starting out on an English language teaching career, or looking to step up to a more senior teaching or management post, Trinity has a qualification for you.

Trinity qualifications are widely recognised by employers and education authorities around the world. There are over 100 Trinity validated course providers offering a range of our TESOL courses worldwide.

Read more on the Trinity website.

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