I am travelling to OZ in November and hope to work for a few months while im there. I was thinking about doing a TEFL course before i leave so that i could teach english as a foreign language while there. Has anyone done this?? is it easy to get a job as i did some investigating and from what i could see they want you to have quiet an expensive cert/ diploma (costs about a £1000 plus)
just wondering if this is infact the case or whether the TEFL dourse is enough.. theres no point in me doing it if it's useless!
Check out www.tefl.co.uk they do intensive training weekends for about £250.00 that qualify you in 20 hours practical. They then have an option to complete an home-training pack which gives you extra hours teaching, methods, ideas, etc. They usually travel around various cities in England. Worth a look.
I don't think Australia has as high a requirement for TEFL teachers, as much as non-english speaking countries, but the above website, once you pass have job offers for you.
hope this helps
thanks for that. I think i might just wait until i get to Oz to see if it's something i can get a job doing rather than doing the course now and not getting any use from it.
I did a TEFL course here (in Oz) a few years back with Teach International, it cost me 1500 AUD. (prob gone up since then) There is about 5 days face to face and an online course to complete. It wasn't bad for a working person, as 3 of the 5 days are after hours, with a complete weekend as well.
I'd suggest trying to link a course with the country of choice, I know there are a lot of these types in Spain and Poland, where you train for 4 weeks, then they place you in a job..