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    I am thinking about doing this, although I don't know if I have the right personality to teach.

    However, it may be the only way I get out of being unemployed tbh. :mad:

    I see courses where you can do a weekend intensive course in London for £250 and provided you pass then you get a certificate (accredited) that you can use to apply for teaching jobs in Asia.

    Is it really that easy?
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    not really no.

    many years ago yes it would of been so easy. But now days the quality of teaching is a lot higher, and entry requirements for the job are higher. Gone are the days where travellers from europe decide to go travelling and stay in a certain country because they found an easy job 'teaching'.

    Many countries especially in Asia have clamped down on just anybody becoming teachers and half heartedly teaching in their schools, and now require at least a degree and often a professional ELT certificate to go along with it such as CELTA or CerTESOL. Of course there are some exceptions to the rule and you probably could find a job that way, but conditions more than likely wouldn't be great. The intensive courses are ok as a very basic introduction, but most reputable employers would like to see at least a 120 hour ESL course with at least 6 hours teaching time involved.
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    (Original post by MkGuy)
    not really no.

    many years ago yes it would of been so easy. But now days the quality of teaching is a lot higher, and entry requirements for the job are higher. Gone are the days where travellers from europe decide to go travelling and stay in a certain country because they found an easy job 'teaching'.

    Many countries especially in Asia have clamped down on just anybody becoming teachers and half heartedly teaching in their schools, and now require at least a degree and often a professional ELT certificate to go along with it such as CELTA or CerTESOL. Of course there are some exceptions to the rule and you probably could find a job that way, but conditions more than likely wouldn't be great. The intensive courses are ok as a very basic introduction, but most reputable employers would like to see at least a 120 hour ESL course with at least 6 hours teaching time involved.
    I have a degree, and part of that was English (albeit lit).

    I am thinking of a 4 week course, costing £1000.

    This is what I want to do now http://www.tefllondon.com/course/full-time-courses.html
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    I have a degree, and part of that was English (albeit lit).

    I am thinking of a 4 week course, costing £1000.

    This is what I want to do now http://www.tefllondon.com/course/full-time-courses.html

    Ah ok, yeah four week courses are generally looked upon more favourably than a weekend intensive course, as they generally include some teaching contact hours as well. I suggest having a look at a CELTA or CertTESOL course also, both are four week courses also with contact hours teaching, but are recognised pretty much anywhere in the world and could increase employability prospects, especially the CELTA. Although it does cost a few hundred pound more than the one you are looking at.

    Best of luck.
 
 
 
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