Friday, 21 July 2017

Reasons to Visit Kolkata as an Aspiring TEFLer

In a world of rising consciousness for an international medium called English, demand for EFL/ESL teachers are skyrocketing in many parts of the world. If you are wondering why, let me tell you the reasons along with the best place to prepare for it if you are an aspiring TEFLer. If not, well, then I’ll make sure this is worth a read. TEFL or Teaching English as a Foreign Language is garnering a huge demand for TEFL qualified and certified teachers around the globe. So, teaching English abroad as a profession is being sought out for by those who have a penchant for traveling. Needless to say, TEFL is opening doors to exotic locations along with the chance to earn handsome salary.

There are a variety of TEFL courses to choose from. Ranging from an online TEFL certification, TESOL online degree, to an in-class TEFL/ TESOL courses in Kolkata, there are many ways one can get an International English Teaching Certificate. Not only for teaching, but pursuing the course too may have early advantages as most in-class TEFL courses are situated in metro cities across the world. For example: even within India, in-class TEFL courses include places like Kolkata, Bangalore, Kerala, New Delhi, Mumbai etc, which are considered top major tourist attractions. So, while pursuing the course you can also get the taste of the residing place.
 A TEFL/TESOL course in Kolkata provides you with an opportunity to explore the city’s culture, art, festivals and food. Kolkata is also known as the ‘City of Joy’ or the ‘cultural hub of India’. Visitors here find comfort in the warm affection and friendly behavior of the people. While Pursuing a TEFL/ TESOL course to give a fitting start to your career, you can soak in the spirit of the city and what it has got to offer. Let me explore and explain some of the contributing reasons for why you should visit Kolkata as an aspiring TEFLer.
1.    Kolkata is home to several gorgeous monuments.
2.    The public transport in Kolkata is incredible. You can avail transports such as taxis, buses, trains, local trains, metro trains, trams, rickshaws, autos, ferries, hand pulled rickshaws etc. Now that’s a lot!
3.    The place rich in history. It has so many historical features and was even the capital of British Raj India.
4.    Kolkata takes pride in being home to various world famous architectural structures like Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Vidyasagar Setu etc.
5.    The city is home to eminent personalities like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Satyendra Nath Bose, C.V. Raman, Subhas Chandra Bose, Amartya Sen, Swami Vivekananda etc.
6.    You will find a lot of stunning and historical temples in and around the City of Joy.
7.    You will thank the stars if you are ever to witness the city during Durga Puja. It is Kolkata’s main festival and is amazingly interesting. During which the whole city transforms itself into the biggest open art exhibition, along with the celebrations, the cultural treats and so much celebration.
8.    You can choose from so many places to shop. Ranging from local markets, malls to street shopping.
9.    Indulging in Bengali cuisine is one of the best things to do here. Kolkata’s street food habit proves the city to be ‘Gastronomic’ in its truest sense. Once here, and you are sure to get spoilt and amazed with the available options.
10.    Living cost in the city is very cheap compared to any other city in India, for which it has also been rated amongst the top 20 cheapest city to visit and live in.
11.    Victoria Memorial, one of the wonders in India is located in Kolkata, which reflects the beauty, grace and marvel of the British architecture.
12.    Ah! Who doesn’t love sweets! Yes, the very popular mishti doi, rasgulla and other amazing Bengali sweets are also a contributing factor among the reasons to visit here.
13.    Kolkata is musically, art-wise and culturally rich and you find the taste of it everywhere.
14.    India's largest museum is also located in Kolkata (Indian Museum).
15.    You see anything and everything is beautiful in the city. And at the end of the day, you will always find a smiling and hospitable face welcoming you to the city.
Travelling broadens your thinking and knowledge. If you have a passion for travelling, then you should pursue a TEFL course and be a teacher flexible to teach in any corner of the world. Apart from travelling, an in-class TEFL course also provides a rare opportunity to indulge in a foreign culture. Kolkata welcomes all with a happy heart and a smiling face!

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