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online tefl courses vs onsite TEFL coursesMany factors need to be taken into consideration by the learner when choosing between an online or onsite tefl course. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. When choosing between options the learner should take into consideration their budget, their time and study flexibility, as well as their own personal aims and goals and personal preference. An online tefl course is taken over the internet where the learner is assigned an on line tutor who sends across assignments offering an online assistance. Online tefl courses are generally offered at a cheaper price than an onsite course and gives the learner the convenience to study at their own pace (within a limited time period) in their own desired location. With this option learners also benefit as they are able to work around their schedule and personal lives as well as giving them time to digest and absorb each unit. A disadvantage to the online option is the lack of exposure in the observation of teaching practice that learners receive by taking the onsite option. This experience is important for potential employers and is invaluable to the teaching experience of the learner. However, depending upon the individual needs and past teaching experience of the learner, this may not be seen as a negative. Again choices are dependent on the individual needs, aims and goals of the learner. By choosing the onsite option learners have the exposure to observe teaching practice sessions by qualified teachers, with many courses also offering the learner the opportunity to teach actual English students as part of the course. This is of course, invaluable experience for the learner. The onsite option also gives the learner an opportunity to study in a foreign country if so desired, over a fixed period of time. This however, can be more expensive than the online option, and has fixed schedules and dates. The fixed time period and intensity of the course may not allow for some learners to thoroughly digest and absorb the given material effectively. The combined course offered by TEFL is a great combination which brings together both the online and onsite elements. The online element allows the learner to study in the convenience of their own surroundings, at their own pace, with the assistance of their online tutor. Once completed, the learner is then exposed to the onsite element which involves attending a TEFL training centre of their choice for a short period of time where they will gain practical teaching experience in a classroom environment, whilst being observed by an experienced trainer. This exposure and practical teaching element is invaluable for the teaching experience of the learner, giving them the opportunity to put all the material they have learned from the online element into practice. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages and each individual learner will choose their learning preference according to their own needs, budget and flexibility. Regardless of whether a learner opts to study an online or onsite tefl course, upon successful completion the learner is awarded with a tefl certification. This certification shows any potential employer the motivation, commitment, dedication and study capacity of the learner to their teaching career and is a fantastic platform for the learner to positively execute their teaching career.