Get Qualified for TEFL!

Teacher in Progress / Thursday, September 13th, 2012



Lifelong Learning

Learning is Life

Life is Learning

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Certificate Program

in conjunction with

Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers,The State University

of New Jersey  USA

Tuesdays, January 8 – June 4, 2013

The TEFL Certificate is a course for those of you looking into a portable career worldwide as a teacher of English or other languages. It is designed for participants with little or no teaching experience as a practical course which stresses teaching practice and hands-on experience over language theory. The methodology is dynamic and interactive emphasizing actual teaching and observation of teaching and learning. It will prepare you for employment in the field of foreign language teaching and instill a reflective approach to learning. You will become operational in various teaching methods in a wide variety of contexts in order to continue to develop throughout your career, wherever and whatever language or subject you might be teaching.

Participants who successfully complete all course requirements receive an internationally recognized TEFL Certificate in conjunction with Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Newark, New Jersey, essential for teaching English in France and other countries. Graduates also receive continuing education credits from Rutgers University.


Jacqueline Garçon is a practicing classroom teacher who has extensive experience teaching English, EFL/ ESL and French. She has worked in program design and management plus teacher education and French at Harvard University.  She engages in research, contributes to professional journals and presents at international conferences. She has an MA in TESOL from Boston University and an MA in French from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The course will be held in Paris near Montparnasse.



For further information please contact Jackie Garçon

at Languages & Lifelong Learning

Languages & Lifelong Learning, Association loi du 1er juillet 1901, noº Siret 51173895700014

8 Replies to “Get Qualified for TEFL!”

  1. I’ve been flirting with obtaining a certification to teach English. Next year may be our last year here and we’re not sure yet where our next stop will be. The man mentioned France and I said, I need to reconsider CELTA or TEFL…decisions.

    1. Well I have a BA in English literature with a minor in French and a TEFL which I got in Paris in 2001. Here both diplomas are accepted. The TEFL can even be done online. I’m not sure about if it exists CELTA online. Teaching EFL is not easy and is badly paid. You’ll always find work but in order to keep doing it with all the inconveniences you’ll have to love it. I don’t. I’ve been doing it now for 13 years and I am frankly just a bit burned out. Whatever you decide I suggest checking out other jobs first before jumping into teaching. You can get your TEFL or CELTA, that way you’ll be prepared when you arrive in France. Check out my other teaching posts and look out for the new ones coming in 2013. They will give you even more insight into teaching EFL. Good luck and if you have anymore questions please don’t hesitate to ask.:)

      1. Thanks I’ll definitely check all your teaching posts. I have a BS in chemistry. Although I think I have a decent command of the English language–can string together a few coherent sentences, I don’t know if I could teach it. I used to tutor math and science. I actually enjoyed working one-on-one with students who were eager to learn but the thought of standing before a classroom of multiple personalities makes me queasy. I feel guilty looking at TEFL & CELTA as things to fall back on but it’s insurance.

  2. I understand completely. If you can speak French you could also look into tutoring Math and Chemistry. I teach EFL in companies but I tutor English to anybody over the age of 11 in the evenings and on Saturday mornings. That could be another solution for you.

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