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Q: What is i-to-i Chalkboard? A: It's the online community of TEFL specialists
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If you're native speaker with a degree, you just need an 120 hour TEFL course (such as this one: http://www.onlinetefl.com/tefl-courses/combined-tefl-courses-120.html). Once you've got your TEFL course we can help you find work in Japan with our job placement service: http://www.onlinetefl.com/tefl-jobs-abroad/tefl-japan.html
I won't lie, it will be difficult for your boyfriend to find work in Japan if he's a non-native speaker, as competition there is quite high. Nothing's impossible though, so if this is what he's got his heart set on, it would be worth getting in touch with language schools to see if they'd consider him. If you want an easier option, you might want to start off in a country like China - as demand for teachers there is so high they welcome non-native speakers. Once he's got a year or so of teaching experience he'll find it much easier to get work in Japan. @Lyalik, China might be a good place for you to look too.
Hope that helps guys - good luck!
So what about getting and i-to-to and a CELTA? Im getting a degree as teaching english as a foreign language here in Spain because it's where i live ( i am a native english speaker though) and then i was thinking of getting a TEFL. My plans where to go to Japan to live there and teach so what do you think my best options are? My boyfriend is getting the same degree as me however he is not a native speaker but does speak fluently. He is also hoping to graduate from language school with an english certificate. For him the plan was the same, go to Japan and teach but because he isn't a native speaker i was worried he wouldn't get a job even with having all those cualifications. Any opinions?
Thank you a lot.It was very useful.But as far as I know it is almost impossible to find country which is ready to hire non-native speaker.If there is any will you be so kind to recommend me.Thank you in advance.
As i-to-i TEFL courses are online you can do your TEFL study anywhere in the world. In terms of where you can teach the middle East might be a good bet for you - wages are very good and obviously wearing your hidjab won't be an issue. Becuase jobs are quite competitive you will need some teaching experience though - but you can get this in Kazakhstan before applying for jobs elsewhere.
Hope that helps!
Hello,I am from Kazakhstan. I have graduated from the university of foreign languages (English,Korean) my major is teacher of English.Also I have IELTS score 6.5. Therefore what country can I apply for TEFL studying and further teaching. I prefer muslim countries of course, because I am a muslim and wear hidjab and doubt that European countries will be happy to employ me.THank you.
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