What is TEFL Certification?

What is the difference between CELTA, a local competitor, and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate?

TEFL Trainer's Certificate TEFL Graduates 2016

We have compiled a table of facts on CELTA, a local competitor (“TEFL X”) and TEFL Trainer’s Certificate to understand the very important differences between a variety of Accredited TEFL Certification courses:

Course length & price

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
Course length 1 month 1 month ✓ 1 to 9 months
Course start dates fixed fixed ✓ any Monday throughout the year
Hours per week full-time full-time ✓ part-time or full-time
Course price €1650 up to €1800 up to £499 (before discount)
Lodging allowance x x ✓ between 180 and 275EUR per month

Our extremely reasonably priced TEFL Course options enable you to sign up any time, and even commit to an internship later on in the year. This allows you to budget for travel and lodging. Don’t forget that the language school we will place you will provide you with a capped lodging stipend!

Monthly Allowances / city (2018/2019)

Madrid Barcelona Valencia
Capped monthly allowance per completed calendar month and pro rata €220 to 275 €180-249 €180

Course content

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
Trainees per group 18 max. 8 max. 1
Teaching practice (in total) 6 hours 10 hours 130 hours +
Group size taught 10 – 16 students 3 – 10 students 1 – 8 students
1-to-1 classes taught x x / (optional) mandatory
Specialist English taught x from week 4 from day 1
Lesson Plans provided (all) x x

Course assessment

CRITERIA CELTA TEFL X TEFL TRAINER
Teaching practice      
Written assignments ✓ on paper  on paper on paper and online
E-learning  x  x  
Professionalism      
Final Exams  x  ✓✓ 2  ✓✓✓✓✓ 6

At the end of the course and upon successful completion of the 6 final exams, 6 written assignments (reflective diaries), and of the TEFL internship or 6 lesson plans (depending on the course format you have chosen), you receive, from TEFL Trainer, a complete breakdown of your grade, explaining how you performed as a teacher in a language school or throughout your lesson planning, how you performed in your theoretical exams online, but also through your written assignments (reflective diaries). Our grading system is clearly explained in the Student Handbook which you are emailed upon signing up online.

SIGN UP HERE

  Add me to Skype - TEFL Trainer

I really enjoyed the blend of online training with teaching in Madrid, giving me a chance to implement what I had learnt. The reflective diaries were also really helpful to delve deeper into the theory behind teaching.

Read more here

Beth M. Madrid

The TEFL trainer is a great course and provided me with a wonderful experience teaching in Madrid.

Read more here

Emma S. Madrid

This work experience of teaching was really perfect for me. I had no experience in that sector but the staff helped me a lot.

Read more here

Clémence J. Madrid

During my TEFL training in Valencia I gained a lot of new knowledge and fantastic experiences.

The TEFL trainer programme covers all neccessary topics to make you a confident and well prepared teacher.

Read more here

Denise P. Valencia

Upon arrival at the language school in Madrid, the head teacher quickly introduced me to their style of teaching and materials used, and by the second day, I was taking my own classes.

Read more here

Marianne O. Madrid

It was a challenging and rewarding experience. The online lessons were perfectly dosed, neither too short nor too long with a variety of contents.

Read more here

Sylvie D. Madrid