Hello! As my title suggests I've got a lot of questions relating to TEFL as a whole and i'm looking for some advice.
I've been thinking of making a career change and getting into teaching english abroad, but there seems to be so many different courses and providers out there, it's all a bit baffling! I was initially looking into Cactus Tefl, but I've heard some bad things.
My initial plan was to leave my job (as i'm unable to get the necessary leave from work for the course), take a four-week intensive course in another country and then search for a job after completing the course (most likely CELTA).
I'm wanting to know if this is a bit of a far-fetched idea, as I've read it can take months to get your qualification and I don't have the savings to sit around in another country without being able to apply for work. I was looking mainly at Europe, in particular Germany and Poland and have enough savings to last me the course and possibly a couple of months after, but that would be stretching it.
Can anyone recommend a good course, I don't want to be one of the 'stories' you read about where after shelling out a hefty amount of cash you're left with a poor qualification an limited job-prospects.
In a nutshell, am I stupid to believe this is a possibility?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.