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Q: What is i-to-i Chalkboard? A: It's the online community of TEFL specialists
|sunnygally 1 post||
Need a little bit of advice on TEFL and stuff.
I'm really intrested in teaching abroad and starting to think about getting a TEFL qualification so i can start looking for work abroad.
I'm a qualified teacher in the UK. I completed my PGCE in 2010, and have just completed my NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) year so i have lots of classroom experience in a range of secondary schools.
With this is in mind which TEFL course should i choose which will help me get a job with prospective schools abroad?. I'm considering doing a TESOL/CELTA course as they are international recognised qualfications. But it is a lot of money (around £1000).
Considering my qualifications and experience would it be more sensible to complete a 20/40/60/120 combined course which will give me the certificates i need to start applying for schools?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
|Briona 111 posts||
The big question is do you want to teach English as a Foreign Language or do you want to teach the British Curriculum to students abroad? If it's the former, WHERE you want to teach will have some bearing on the TEFL qualification you choose (online TEFL certificate vs CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL) although it should meet the industry standard of 120hrs. If it's the latter, choose a country and start contacting their British Curriculum International Schools.