TEFL is a fast growing concept which is all about ‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’ in a foreign land where English is not the native language of the native population. With English gaining the status of lingua franca, there is this urgency among the non-English speaking nations to use the language on a wide scale; hence in order to progress and be at par with the international standard of living, natives of these places have started to take up learning English communication skills as early as possible. Educational institutes comprising of schools and colleges along with private grooming centers are employing trained ESL/EFL teachers to meet this rising demand and awareness among the native people. Both aspiring teachers who have no knowledge of teaching as well as experienced teachers with a fair knowledge of teaching and education, and are looking forward to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life as they travel to the different places around the world, must certainly think of an ESL/EFL career.
In TEFL training classes, the candidates are acquainted with various modern and unconventional ways of teaching learners so that they are benefitted from it in a positive manner. The training classes comprise of acquiring various skills and knowledge like language acquisition, lesson planning, classroom management, phonology and grammar, language teaching techniques which include speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and many more skills. The TEFL courses are designed to suit the needs of the learners and hence are learner-centred where the focus of attention is always on the learner rather than on the teacher, as was the norm with traditional teaching. The teacher here is merely an observer and facilitator who guide the learners in the correct path. TEFL courses prepare the candidates with all the above expertise so that they are able to implement these learning in their classrooms when they start with their TEFL career.
Different teacher training institutes provide in-class courses on TEFL across varied places on the globe. There are many places where different institutes offer TEFL/TESOL programs in the popular locations of the world. Among them, Delhi is one of the most popular choices for the TEFL aspirants for a number of reasons. Candidates enrolling for an in-class TEFL program in Delhi are always in for new experiences which they are bound to remember and cherish throughout their life.
The capital of India, Delhi is situated almost in the heart of the country with River Yamuna flowing from both sides of the state. The city has a fascinating charm of its own and is a perfect blend of the new and the old that is well reflected in the architecture, culture and the type of lifestyle led by the people staying there. Old Delhi mostly is considered to be a haven for those who love to explore the rich history of the places, with monuments and buildings found around the place. Strictly adhering to the age-old traditions by the people residing there, even their laid back lifestyle is a stark contrast to the modernity of New Delhi.
Planned by Sir Edward Lutyens under the British rule, modern Delhi showcases the progressive way of living that is well-connected with modern infrastructures like the flyovers and even the metro railway. The clean and the well-maintained roads and highways stand in total antithesis to the congested lanes of old Delhi which are scattered with small shops everywhere. However, there is a certain charm in the ambiance of Old Delhi which seems to be missing from the fast-paced life in New Delhi, where everyone seems to be in a hurry, just like any major city in the world.
Delhi being the capital of the country, all the central bureaucratic work is done from the city; which now boasts of becoming commercially advanced in India, being at par with advanced cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, etc.
As one visits Delhi, they will be able to get first-hand experience of the historical monuments like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, also markets like the famous Chandni Chowk which is the most important trading center of old Delhi. However, New Delhi also has its fair share of the infrastructures and monuments like Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, Lotus Temple, and many other equally mesmerizing and famous places across the city.
As the aspiring TEFLers enrich their knowledge on the contemporary teaching styles, they also get plenty of time to visit and explore the city that has a rich historical and political background like no other city in India.