Home or Abroad: Where is the Best Place to Take Your TEFL Course?

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Once you have decided you want to become an English language teacher and take a TEFL course the next big decision is where to take the course. For most people the choice lies between taking a course in the place that you currently live, or taking a course in the place you plan to teach. There are pros and cons for both, and here we help you decide which is best for you.

Pros for Taking the TEFL Where You Currently Live

– Your accommodation arrangements are likely to be organised already
– You are likely to have a support network around you
– The environment is familiar and you will not need to face cultural differences or culture shock
– Taking a TEFL course where you live may be cheaper than taking it abroad

Pros for Talking the TEFL in the Location Where You Plan to Teach

– You can climatize to any cultural differences before starting work
– You will not have your ‘at home’ distractions such as your friends, hobbies etc
– You are more likely to be able to secure a job face to face
– You will gain practical experience of teaching monolingual groups similar to those you will teach after qualifying
– Taking a TEFL course in the country you plan to teach in may be cheaper than taking it in your home country

Secure your TEFL course now, ready for your new job and new career in the New Year. Check out our top TEFL courses for November and December 2018


CELTA in Seville (reduced price only €1490 now): 4 week course, starting 26th November

Trinity TESOL in Barcelona (€1550): 4 week course, starting 19th November


TEFL in Florence (€1195): 4 week course, starting 12th November


CELTA in London Holborn (from £1175): 4 week course, starting 26th November

CELTA in London Earls Court (£1240): 4 week course, starting 19th November



Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French