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Teaching English as a foreign language

What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language, so teaching English to people whose first language is not English. Developing your TEFL skills:

  • helps you to really brush up on your knowledge of English, which will be useful whatever career you choose
  • opens your eyes to other cultures, something which employers appreciate
  • opens up job opportunities all over the world

What options do we offer?

  • If you're a student at the University of Worcester, you can take TEFL modules for credit, as part of your undergraduate degree. The 15-credit modules LANG1012 and LANG1013 give you a taste of TEFL teaching.
  • If TEFL teaching is for you, then enrol for our 30-credit Language Awareness and Analysis in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Access to CELTA) (LANG2011) module. This module offers the opportunity to obtain a CELTA certificate. CELTA is a widely recognised TEFL certificate awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. Note: The LANG 2011 module will not be offered in 2018-19, but LANGS 1012 and 1013 in preparation for LANG 2011 are on offer