I have been looking around to see which course would suit my needs the best and I "think" I may have found one or two, I just need some advice on a few questions.
After thinking long and hard about my career, I have come to the conclusion that I do want to teach English abroad (I currently live in the UK) and make this a permanent thing.
I have read pretty much all of the forum and couldn't find any answers to a few questions I have, which are....
1) Is it a good idea to travel abroad to obtain my TEFL certification?
The more I look into this option, the better it sounds because I will get the benefit of meeting new friends, interacting with a "live" class and immersing myself in another culture.
I came across http://www.gvi.co.uk/projects/Asia/Thai ... iland/home
and to be honest, it looks ideal for my needs.
Does anyone have any experience with this company or know any horror stories? I am a little hesitant to go and spend a significant amount of money on something that could very well turn out to be a complete shambles.
2) Would it be better to gain my TEFL in the country I wish to teach?
I would love to teach in Asia or U.A.E, but I do not have a degree of any kind, so after more research on this forum and online, Latin America is looking more promising.
With that said, I would love to teach anywhere in the world.
I think I just need guidance on "where do I go from here" per se. Teaching abroad is certainly something I want to do, absolutely no doubt in my mind.
I also have the luxury of being able to "up and leave", because I do not have any commitments in the UK and from reading various posts, some schools would like potential teachers to start immediately.
Thank you in advance.