I am a qualified secondary school geography teacher with 7 years experience working in a British school. I am thinking of taking a one year sabbatical to move over seas and teach EFL. I will need to get some form of TEFL qualification and initially thought moving to Asia (possibly Vietnam) to do a CELTA qualification would be the most sensible option. I have since read on this forum that I may not need such an advance qualification if I am not considering a career in TEFL and just want to support myself for a year as a form of career break.
Can anyone who is currently working in the industry confirm if this is the case and if so what qualification would be sufficient so that I could find work and be confident in my skills in the classroom. I am familiar with current teaching strategy and technique for delivering successful lessons but would want to be employable if I were to make the move.
Thanks for your help in advance