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1. Posted by Loraine (Budding Member 6 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hi all, Just wondered if anyone has done an online tefl and put it too use am considering one due the reduction in price. I am travelling in six weeks so need to saved the old pennies.
Any advice greatly received. Thankyou, Loraine

2. Posted by Futureguy4 (Budding Member 2 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Do you already have a Bachelor's degree? If not, the TEFL is useless. You might be able to score an under-the-table job, but with no degree, you won't get a work visa...

In my experience, TEFL qualifications will improve your chances of getting work only if you have no teaching experience.

If you're young, white, and female (assuming you have a degree), don't sweat it. Save your money. Send out a resume with a nice picture and you'll be set.

Korea is a breeze to get work, plus they throw in round trip airfare and an apartment. As a second choice, I recommend Taiwan. Forget Japan -- too many teachers there already, fighting for crumbs from an ever-dwindling pie...

Good luck!

3. Posted by deanvent (Budding Member 6 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

-snip-I dont think you always need a degree, some countries will let you teach (legally!) with the Tefl certificate if you are a native speaker. good luck!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I also did the online TEFL cert with i-to-i. In Hong Kong it was necessary (plus having a Bachelors Degree) for getting sponsorship. It really depends on where you're going though, each country has different rules.

As a Brit you could get a WHV for Japan and then you won't necessarily need a degree to teach as a Native English teacher (in some language schools).

All depends on what you want to do. It was definitely necessary for me in Hong Kong, but I actually found it fairly irrelevant to my job as a kindergarten teacher. My experience with kids was far more useful.

In Japan you don't need it to get a job, but if you have no experience it might help you feel more confident about what you're getting into!