News & Stories/2020

James discusses why you should take UK-TEFL's 120 hour Online TEFL Course

My TEFL story starts back in 2011, when I was stuck in a job that I thought had little opportunity for progression. Seemingly going nowhere and all out of ideas, I knew that I wanted to do something different, but what that was I wasn’t sure. That was until I got in touch with an old friend, and his response came from 5,000 miles further away than I expected.

He was teaching English in South Korea and loving every minute of it. I thought to myself: “If he can do it, then why can’t I?” I did my 120 hour Online TEFL Course with UK-TEFL, filled out all the application forms and within a few months I was flying out to start a new life on the other side of the globe.

Looking back I still consider that to be the best decision I have ever made. I spent two years in a country full of warm-hearted, generous people, and experienced all sorts of weird and wonderful things I never would have dreamt of doing had I stayed in the UK.

Sometimes the kids tried my patience, but the more I taught the better teacher I became, and the more of a rapport I built up with them. That was the best part of the job. Seeing your students develop, grow and improve their English, thanks to your teaching, is one of the most rewarding things anyone could wish to experience.

When my two years was up I had saved enough money to fund two months of travelling across Asia, which is something I will never, ever forget. On top of all that I came home with savings to spare.

Does James' story have you dreaming of teaching and travelling? Take our 120 hour Online TEFL Course and become qualified to teach English as a foreign language abroad or privately in the UK! Study over three months in your spare time and you could be exploring and living in a different country by the summer months!

Once you have gained your qualification with UK-TEFL, you will gain access to our Jobs Service, meaning you will be able to apply for the jobs listed on our website and access a list of contacts from schools all around the world!

With a TEFL qualification, you really do have the world at your feet!

Click here to book your course and get started.