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Q: What is i-to-i Chalkboard? A: It's the online community of TEFL specialists
|treydutton 4 posts||
Does time in between taking a TEFL course and applying for a job impact the decision on who is hired. For instance, I have time to take a TEFL course in the winter/spring but have obligations through the end of the summer into the fall. Is it better to take the class closer to when I would be applying for jobs or does it make a difference? Thank you for the input.
|melodie 1 post||
I have the same question... anyone???
|mahalath 125 posts||
I'm pretty sure I spoke to Treydutton on this, but I'm not sure where! I would say no, but if you can, try and do some sort of teaching in between times, it will look great on the CV, even if it is just an hour a week teaching refugees or something! Where are you thinking of teaching?
|hbeaumonty 4 posts||
Hi NO it does not make a difference. I did my first TEFL course in 2004 and then went to Uni, I then went to China in 2008 and got a really well paid job plus with the money I earnt I did the Grammer course while I worked.
It will make finding jobs easier though if you do something closer to departure even if it is helping in a tefl centre around where you live or do a small module to brush up.