Via Lingua provides international TEFL certificate courses in many of the world’s most popular teaching destinations. With courses in 15 countries, Via Lingua is one of the world’s largest global TEFL course providers, with offices and branches in 15 different countries worldwide and now in Panama through ELS Language Centers.
A 4 week/130 hour program for graduates who wish to gain certification as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). With 130 hours of training, and including 10 hours of assessed teaching practice, the Via Lingua course exceeds all professional guidelines for the regulation of international TEFL certificate courses.
At the end of the programme successful students receive:
- Via Lingua Certificate in TEFL*
Requirements Trainees must:
- hold a degree from a recognized university
- be over 21 years of age
- either be native speakers of English or be able to demonstrate competence in English sufficient for study at a Higher Education facility.
The course is made up of the following three components:
- Teaching Skills and Classroom Management (Pedagogy Theory & Teaching Skills)
- Language Awareness
- Personal Skills and Qualities
“Receiving my Via Lingua TEFL from ELS Language Centers in Panama was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. The course was intensive and thorough, yet concise and convenient. The design of the course, including teacher observations, and lesson planning activities, ensured that I would build enough confidence to successfully teach my own courses. The best part was the trainers. They are knowledgeable, passionate, professional, witty, fun and, most importantly, caring. It was apparent they were there to expand our knowledge of the English language and groom me to be an excellent ELT teacher.
I benefited from my experience immensely; I grew as a person and realized I had skills I never knew existed. I am so grateful for the experience.
After successfully finishing the course and achieving all the given objectives, I can say that I’m very impressed with ELS Language Centers, their training staff, their passion for teaching and their fantastic TEFL program. The teachers and tutors are not only very capable professionals, but also fun and enjoyable people to work with. I highly recommend this course to anybody who wants to acquire real and effective teaching skills!