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|missclare 1 post||
I was wondering if anyone could help me. I don't really know whether I should take a CELTA course. Having read about it, I have heard some very negative reports. I am already a qualified teacher in the UK (PGCE in Secondary Relligious Education and NQT year completed in Primary Teaching Key Stage 2 have taught up to KS5) and was wondering where this left me in terms of jobs abroad.
I have a degree in Religious Education 2:2 and good a-levels/GCSE's.
Me and my partner are looking to leave good ol' Blighty and head to South East Asia or South America (undecided, any reccommendations???). He has his own business which he is going to sell and has no qualifications past GCSE. Is there any scope for him getting a TEFL job with no experience or qualifications, or are there other jobs available and accessible to foreigners? If so what kind of salary would we be looking at? I think it's most likely that we will be in South East Asia.
The aim in the future is to teach, travel around and build up experience, in view of applying to a British International School eventually.Does anyone know whether years spent teaching in schools abroad are relevant to teacher payscales. (Will I be moving up the pay scale as I go?)
Has anyone got any experience of already being a teacher before they leave and gaining employment. Also what kind of salary could I expect?
Thanks for any help/advice you can offer.