Chicago, IL, January 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- TEFL Institute has expanded its suite of services. The company’s success comes during a season when more and more people are realizing their professional ambitions lie in destinations outside the United States.
TEFL Institute has attracted a growing number of candidates due in part to the courses’ flexible schedule and hands-on curriculum. The “2009 class,” (TELF students who have completed or are on their way to becoming certified English teachers) has exceeded the company’s forecasting.
TEFL Institute trains more than 1,500 students a year. 2010 is shaping up to be an even more profitable and enriching year for those native English speakers eager to share their talents and display their language skills on the international stage.
English has become the world’s preeminent language of culture and commerce. English is the official language in 53 countries. More than a billion people are fluent. Many non-native speakers have some background in speaking and writing English but they desire full proficiency.
With such high demand the time has never been more opportune to take the plunge and explore new destinations. TEFL certified teachers gain exceptional professional experience in an international setting. This makes for a powerful resume booster in an increasingly globalized world.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) has long been a sought after and respected path for experiencing far-off lands while educating the populace on western language, customs and norms. In recent years the teaching profession has reached an apex in popularity among recent college graduates and those more seasoned professionals looking to shift occupations.
The current U.S. economy has taught many Americans that there is no such thing as a stable employment market. Teaching English overseas, once viewed as a niche industry, has blossomed into an adventurous lifestyle and a field offering thousands of employment opportunities not found in other segments of the labor force.
Among the more attractive and popular destinations that TEFL alumni seek out are Asia, South America and Europe. International data and statistics support the conclusion that non-English speakers are flocking to language schools and private lessons. Children as young as five years old receive schooling on top of their state mandated educational requirements.
With English assuming the role as the dominant language for business, recreation and travel, the push is on among Asian civilizations to adapt as quickly as possible to this rapidly increasing form of verbal communication.
The dominance of the English language over the World Wide Web coupled with Asian enthusiasm for all things Westernized only adds to the fervor surrounding lessons. Even teenagers practice English diligently to stay abreast of the latest trends in fashion, music and film coming out of Hollywood, London and New York.
There are currently more Chinese nationals learning English than there are American citizens. China, a nation with the largest population and the third largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world offers an interesting spotlight for English teachers. Schools in the People’s Republic of China have gone as far as offering free housing and airfare to qualified English teachers.
These amazing conditions have motivated many TEFL certified English teachers to flock not only to China but to South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and other Asian states that hire year round and offer generous incentives.
“We are having great success guiding people through our course and encouraging them to live their dreams overseas,” said Bruce Jones, Vice President. “The greatest gift you could ever give someone is the ability to see the world and experience a far-off culture, not as a tourist, but as an integral and respected member of the community.”
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average U.S. worker changes careers three to five times. Given the recent financial downfall and general economic malaise, that number will be even higher for this most recent generation entering the workforce.
The average TEFL instructor exudes a desire to share not only their language but also their culture. A native English speaker is a unique and prized addition to any community. The student body can range from younger learners to university scholars and even business and retired professionals.
“We are committed to excellence in teaching English abroad and we believe everyone can be professionally trained to succeed as an English teacher and have the opportunity to live and work overseas,” said Ti Gibbs, Owner and CEO of TEFL Institute.
For more information on TEFL Institute visit www.teflinstitute.com
or call (773) 880-5141.
About TEFL Institute
TEFL Institute is the leader in professional TEFL certifications worldwide. Services include TEFL/TESOL certification courses, resume and job placement assistance and lifetime membership with enrollment. TEFL Institute trains more than 1,500 students a year. Graduates have gone on to teach in more than 75 countries. Please visit them at www.teflinstitute.com