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Q: What is i-to-i Chalkboard? A: It's the online community of TEFL specialists
|charlie_rose 1 post||
Im new to this site and trying to get some advice of what is best to do.
I have no teaching experience. I currently work as a nurse but want to do something different.
What do people think is best to do for your first tefl experience... I dont know whether to go for an internship (possibly the thailand one) or do an i-to-i course and then get a job?
With both of these options, do you still meet other tefl workers or are you on your own?
I look forward to hearing from you all...
|laura_mc 20 posts||
Welcome to Chalkboard. That's great you're thinking about TEFLing! I guess it just depends on you really as to which option you go with. If you're not feeling fully confident and could do with some extra support then an internship may be the best option for you. On the internships you're guaranteed to be placed with at least one other intern, whereas if you were to find work independently there would be no guarantee you would be placed with other TEFL teachers. The internship are great for first time TEFL teachers, but lots of people do head abroad and find work independently too.
Hope this helps you and if you have any mroe questions feel free to ask me :-)
|susan1956 3 posts||
Hi Charlie Rose,
I just joined and am wondering if you did an intership or an i-to-i course. I am not sure what I want to do and am afraid I am biting off more than I can chew. I have never taught and don't know anything about making a lesson plan either!! Would like to hear from you and find out your decision.
|nahcollier 1 post||
hey, fellow newbie!
im going to start my 140hour tefl course soon and im soo excited and can not wait to be able to get out into the tefl world, let us kwo how ur getting on!