bwiiian thanks for that reply! It made me feel alot better about going down the road of doing my TEFL, Having looked at some TEFL job sites I can see that some only require you to have a degree but I figure doing the certificate isnt going to hurt at all and I think my grammar could do with a bit of a polish so why not?
Hi Musharoom, I am doing the same as you basically, I have a degree and teaching experience but I also did the online tefl plus a weekend tefl course just to get some idea of what to expect and also it looks good on the CV to have some kind of tefl qualification. See ya in Korea!!
I'm about 5 hours into my TEFL online now and finding it very useful. Def can't hurt to have it in the locker.
just to clarify, my long reply was aimed at Swept Away. It seems that while I was writing it, Bwiiian replied again.
I just missed my friends, who are couples working in the same school. I'm ESL, so I tend to be theatrical with my rhetorics.
Hey I dont really see the point in starting a new thread for this topic... can anyone give me a bit of help? Im stressing at the moment over what TEFL qualification to go for...
my options are either online or a weekend course, has anyone had any experiences where you needed a qualification with a minimum number of hours to get a job? Im guessing the longer the qualification the better in the eye of the employer- that goes without saying- but is a 40 hour 1/2 weekend 1/2 online sufficent? Im hoping to go to China, South Korea Japan or Taiwan and I have a degree.
I've been teaching in Taiwan for almost four years and never had a TEFL to get the job. After one year of working, my company gave me a TEFL certificate, and although it's a respected school in Taiwan, that TEFL isn't worth anything. Most of the jobs requiring a TEFL want you to get it from a recognized university.