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11. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 5y

You can fund the next jump in a trip...but you have to be VERY frugal, and devoted to your plan. Also, having had experience with other teachers, your English and spelling can be spotty. I've corrected plenty of worksheets from former teachers.

It is not COMPLETELY true that you need certs everywhere. But you sure need it for places that will pay you regular.

But as an English SPEAKER, you should really know the difference between "their", "they're" and "there"....and "your", "yore" and "you're".

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14. Posted by kasperred (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

A friend of mine was working at Wall street institute in Buenos Aires and has not a TEFL certificate. She was hired quickly, but she doesn´t earns much...


15. Posted by WelshEmma (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

Quoting Nayzee

*their, sorry I didn't realize I was being assessed.

If that was in reply to your first post, you were correct the first time, teaching there is correct.

16. Posted by WelshEmma (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

Quoting CheersT

PS To get qualified you'll also need to demonstrate better English than what you're using in your Original Post...

You too - no need for a capital O or P in 'Original Post' ;)

17. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 5y

Thanks for the advice Emma, but my English teacher tells me that capitalizing the long form of "OP" is perfectly acceptable when it is the subject of the sentence.

In any case I'm not the one looking for an ESL job like the Original Poster... English is my fourth language so I'm still struggling with it... but I certainly wouldn't want a teacher who's grasp of simple spelling/grammar/syntax is even worse than mine.


18. Posted by Nayzee (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

I feel as though a few people on this thread are missing the point of my original post and are getting a little bit petty. Thanks for suggesting my "grasp of spelling/grammar/syntax" is worse than yours Terry.

Also it is "whose grasp of..." not "who's grasp of" ;), but moving on...

19. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 5y

Thank you very much for the correction, Nayzee. I am always struggling to improve my English and I appreciate the assistance.


20. Posted by annalisa1988 (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

If you want to teach on South America it's better for you to get certified in Latin America. I was teaching in Argentina and Mexico. You'd need a lot of luck to find a job and have enough hours. Unless it's a very small city where they provide accommodation it's hard to live from the money you earn teaching. Although it's not impossible ;)

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