Training whilst working full-time?

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Training whilst working full-time?

Unread postby JitsuDan » 12 Aug 2011, 10:11


I'm interested in taking a TEFL course. However, I currently work a full-time job so would only be available during evenings and weekends. Realistically, how long should it take to become qualified given my limited availability?

I have tried ringing my local adult education centre for more information however, it seems that there is nobody there over the summer.

Also, I have read that a degree is required / substantially increases your chances of gaining a job. Is this simply to prove that you have been educated so a certain level or are employers looking for degrees in specific subjects? I do have a degree but I do not believe it is particularly relevant to teaching English.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Training whilst working full-time?

Unread postby Alex Case » 03 Sep 2011, 10:34

A standard 120 hour TEFL course like the CELTA takes 3 months part time, but it is very difficult to find courses. Better to save up for 3 months and take a full time one, generally.

Any degree is fine.
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