I'm new here and I'm going to have a career break this year. You see I've always wanted to teach English in Japan, but I am unqualified and have a demanding job.
I have a university degree in BA journalism and I'm a journalist, but I'm frustrated right now and I view this oppertunity as a way of getting some time to myself.
I'm 23 and live with my parents still, never been on my own, especially in a foreign country. However I did live for a while in New Zealand when I was a kid.
I'm from Glasgow and the Scottish Government have a scheme which will fund my part time study for up to £200 (through ILA Scotland). I pay the rest myself
i-to-i offer online certification partially funded by this and offer placements in state schools in Japan upon completion of your qualification.http://www.i-to-i.com/tefl/weekend-tefl/course.html
I want to get in and go ASAP but I'm wondering about everything I've read online about weekend/online courses and they don't compare to a solid CELTA or TESOL intensive month course (which I don't have time to do part time or full time).
So this seems to be my best bet, but I am wondering if any of you experienced people on these forums could provide me with some advice on what to expect or even what online qualification from i-to-i suits?
I've lived in Japan for around a month before, kind of a vacation break type thing and I have a very basic grasp of the language.
But any input for me here would be appreciated.