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Currently, I am a student on BA Education Studies degree. After I graduate I am thinking of taking TEFL certificate to teach English as a second language in Saudi Arabia. I am aware that they need English native speakers only and I am prepared to take Cambridge's university English language test. However, I have been wondering if I need a PGCE in order to gain a teaching qualification or a good quality TEFL course would do?

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Currently, I am a student on BA Education Studies degree. After I graduate I am thinking of taking TEFL certificate to teach English as a second language in Saudi Arabia. I am aware that they need English native speakers only and I am prepared to take Cambridge's university English language test. However, I have been wondering if I need a PGCE in order to gain a teaching qualification or a good quality TEFL course would do?

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TEFL or equivalent is all you need to teach English abroad.

Pgce is for teachers in UK schools teaching their subject(s) in the UK and lasts a year or two. TEFL can be completed much faster.

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Saudi Arabia usually requires two or more years experience and a teaching certification in your country (For UK, PGCE) However, other destinations such as South Korea, China, Thailand and sometimes Japan (Japan is more competitive) just require a bachelors degree.
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TEFL or equivalent is all you need to teach English abroad.

Pgce is for teachers in UK schools teaching their subject(s) in the UK and lasts a year or two. TEFL can be completed much faster.

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Thank you for answering my question. I have one more question .. do I need a PGCE to teach in an international school abroad?
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Saudi Arabia usually requires two or more years experience and a teaching certification in your country (For UK, PGCE) However, other destinations such as South Korea, China, Thailand and sometimes Japan (Japan is more competitive) just require a bachelors degree.
so do I need a PGCE and two years of experience in teaching English as a second language? is that what you mean?
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so do I need a PGCE and two years of experience in teaching English as a second language? is that what you mean?
Yes, I highly recommend spending two years in South Korea on the EPIK Program, they require thousands of teachers a year with a great salary, this will be an excellent opportunity to gain experience and have a good time!
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If you want to teach in international schools abroad, teaching IGCSEs, A Levels, IB etc, then having a PGCE (rather than 'just' a TEFL qualification) will definitely be an advantage as more schools will be interested in hiring you. This is definitely true, too, if you want to teach a subject other than English.
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Thank you for answering my question. I have one more question .. do I need a PGCE to teach in an international school abroad?
I like answering your questions, it's fine haha. British International schools require a PGCE however, American International Schools are difficult as they require American qualifications. I went to the American International School Budapest and there were 3-4 British teachers though. International Schools (that isn't American or British) will probably require teacher certification within your country (PGCE)
Edit; However due to the prices of tuition in these schools, jobs are more competitive and they are similar to Saudi Arabia; they require 2 years experience (majority of them)
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Do a CELTA course. its 10000% better than tefl... i have tefl.. but i think celta is the one to go for!
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Thank you for answering my question. I have one more question .. do I need a PGCE to teach in an international school abroad?
Like other have said, yes. To just teach English as a foreign language and that's it then you only need TEFL, to teach other subjects in an international school (science, Maths, English literature etc) you would need a PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification as you're teaching a subject that goes into more depth than English as a foreign language.
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My OH works in Saudi at the moment. If you want to teach English to Saudis then you do need a Masters & CELTA or TESOL or another form of Education MA plus 2 years experience teaching ESL.

If you want to teach British children in one of the British International Schools you need a PGCE in the relevant field. Lots of the job adverts state 2 years experience but they have recently started accepting NQT's in some schools.
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