How the EBC International TEFL Certificate Course started

Based on many years experience in teaching business English (ESP) and general language training, the partners at EBC were convinced of the need for an affordable TEFL certificate programme that answered both academic and real world demands. The result was that in 2002, the EBC International TEFL Certificate course was born.

Since 2002, EBC has been sharing its wealth of knowledge and practical experience with people like you that would like to enter the TEFL TESOL profession by offering the EBC International TEFL Certificate course.

EBC employs teachers, so we know what the TEFL job market requires. The EBC International TEFL Certificate course has been designed and developed to be an intensive, practical and hands-on programme for training effective EFL teaching professionals.

EBC trains you to teach at all language learner levels

If you read our EBC organisation information page you’ll see that the EBC selection staff discovered that teachers that had taken the allegedly best TEFL course were found lacking in the crucial area of teaching practice. This is because they had no exposure to teaching full, one hour classes.

Here we explain how EBC runs its TEFL course teaching practice to ensure that you get the best possible practical experience for teaching English to non-English speakers.

Teaching practice is the most important aspect of your TEFL course. Respectable employers will demand that your course gave you proper training that includes teaching practice given to non-English speakers.

EBC is one of very few TEFL course training schools that:

understand the importance of teaching practice and therefore take it very seriously,
pre-arrange your individualised teaching practice schedule,
organise your course work by giving you your 4 week teaching schedule at the start of the course,
guarantee that you only teach to non-native English speakers,
makes sure that you teach to all learner levels from A1 to C2.
Our training ensures that you more than make the grade when prospective employers ask you in for an interview.

Teaching practice is included in our 4 week intensive TEFL course and our 2 week teaching practice course.

How does the AAB work?

AAB function 1 – TEFL course content quality control – External validation
The first function of the AAB is to accredit the quality of the course, content, delivery, etc.

Every trainee studying with EBC regardless of the geographical location of the TEFL course, is guaranteed that the course syllabus and content, delivery, training, material, hand-outs and so on associated with the course are identical.

All aspects of the course have been checked by members of the AAB.

AAB function 2 – TEFL course work quality control – External moderation
The second function of the AAB is to verify that the quality of all trainees course work meets standards. EBC has a centralised and standardised moderation system that assures the quality, standard, and consistency of trainees course work regardless of geographical location.

Course work is gathered according to work completion due dates.
The work is collated and marked by the course trainer.
Any work that needs adjustment will be returned to the trainee for modification and resubmission.
Once the trainer confirms that the course work is to standard, it is passed for internal review.
The internal review panel checks that everything is present and correct and applies a second pair of eyes to each trainee’s work.
The internal review panel may ask trainees to change and resubmit course work.
Once the internal review panel stage is satisfied with the course work, it is submitted to the AAB.
One or more members of the AAB then spot checks a random sample of the course work.
The AAB may request trainees to change and resubmit course work where it is not of a sufficient standard.
Trainees that do not meet AAB standards will not be awarded the EBC International Certificate in TESOL.