Hello, I am from Sweden so a non-native speaker but I consider my english level pretty high. I have no degree I have only studied some computer science in uni for one year and some spanish and chinese. I plan to go back to China again this summer to primarily learn more chinese but I want the possibility to stay and work as a teacher too (while keeping learning chinese somehow) and not just running out of money and having to come back to EU and get a boring job
I have been looking on TEFL courses and might do one in Europe before I go to China, I would prefer to do it in the UK for extra english language practice. I looked through the CELTA/trinity courses from Cactus tefl and some other places, the application process seems tricky though and it seems like you might not get accepted with a resume like mine.
So I also looked at the TEFL International course in London and sent them an application and they immediately accepted me, which seems quite different from the CELTA courses.
I want to take the course if it can help me in some way and have the money for it, but it is of course not fun to waste your hard earned money when you don't need to.
- Does anyone have any experience of the TEFL International course in London?
- Should I take the course at TEFL international, try to get on one of the CELTA courses or something else?
- Should I maybe even skip taking a course and try to get a teaching job anyway? I noticed during my last stay in China it was possible. I do have the money to take a course though, if there is a decent chance it will be useful.
Thanks in advance!