TEFL, TESOL, EFL, CELTA, DELTA........
The list goes on and one; the Teaching English as a Foreign Language industry is full of acronyms, some are more obvious that others. The first two you are likely to need to fully understand as you move into a career as an English Teacher are TEFL and CELTA. These will come up as you research different training courses designed to help you to become a teacher.
So what do they all stand for?
TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
DELTA - Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EFL - English as a Foreign Language
ESL - English as a Second Language
And what does that mean for you?
TEFL, EFL, ESL and TESOL, although different, are often used interchangeably to talk about teaching English to people who speak another language.
CELTA and DELTA are the specific names for certifications in...