I was thinking of doing a TEFL course in England (my country) in a few months so that in the future i can teach in China and the Philippines (or somewhere similar) I just searched on google though and found that on top of the original costs of the uk course they require additional courses in the actual countries themselves (or at least thats the impression i got) I just thought id ask some people who may have done this kind of thing and whether ive got it right - im hoping not as in the Philippines ask for around $800/900 for the training which doesnt sound right to me. Anyway thanks for any help.
I didn't think it mattered where you done the course. A TEFL certificate is recognised nearly everywhere. I'm pretty sure in China it doesn't matter where you obtained your TEFL as long as you have it.
If you want to be certain that your qualification is universally recognised, make sure that you do the Trinity or CELTA certificates - I think almost everywhere recognises them...
You should be able to get a job in China with a degree and a TEFL course, i did mine with -snip-. A CELTA course will pretty much guarantee you a job, but its very intensive and costs quite a lot too.
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Bear in mind that some companies and some countries (Thailand) demand that you have a degree as well as a TEFL cert.
If you go looking for work abroad, take the ORIGINALS of your certs/degrees with you.
Get a Trinity or CELTA as they are always recognised