TEKA is a new course created by ESLinsider. People usually take TEFL courses (online or in-class) before they start teaching. At this stage they are primarily concerned with getting a job.
And so they will look for a course that may help them do that.
TEKA on the other hand is a practical course that doesn't include some of the things common in TEFL courses.
- There's no accreditation
- There's no certificate
- There's no job placement
Geez, so what good is it?
It's more of a course in the here and now focused on making your experience teaching English abroad (to mostly kids) better.
TEKA doesn't focus on teaching theory or English grammar study. It focuses on teaching you what to do in the classroom and on improving your situation.
Before or after?
TEFL courses are usually taken before someone teaches abroad. TEKA can be taken at anytime, but there is no carrot certificate.
Because it's focused on the learning process and improving your situation and not getting a job. Getting a job is a short term solution, but if you really want to be happier teaching abroad then you need to improve your teaching because that's where you are spending most of your time.
Not everyone is a natural teacher, but everyone can improve.
- Do you want to feel more confident in that classroom?
- Do you want to have more fun teaching?
- Do you want to get control of that classroom?
Also teaching abroad is a 1-2 year experience for most people. This course can also help maximize your time abroad and get you focused on developing your future self.
Learn more about the TEKA course.