I’m a 30 year old Indian citizen and have been working as an English Language trainer across several corporate companies for two years in India. I have a bachelor’s degree in business management and I have decided to enter the teaching profession. However career decisions aren’t always easy and the more you think the more confusing it seems to get. I’m thinking of the following options:
1. Considering that I’m a non-native speaker, do you think it’s a good idea to do your CELTA course in the country where you’d like to teach, in this case Turkey. I’m aware that there are CELTA courses offered in India as well, and if I were to do it here, then it doesn’t work out to be quite as expensive considering traveling and living costs and there being absolutely no difference in the legitimacy or the methodology of the course.
On the other hand, I feel doing the CELTA course in Turkey would give me the opportunity to build up a network and possibly meet prospective employers in person, considering the problems non-native speakers face in sorting out a work permit. In addition, I would be more familiar with the country besides having a great holiday as well.
2. In addition, I’m assuming that it’s usually difficult to arrange work permits particularly for a non-native speaker, which makes it even more confusing. I’m also thinking about BA in applied linguistics in Canada, Australia or NZ, considering that these countries are relatively easy to migrate to and acquire citizenship, however it’s a long-winded approach.
Does this make any difference at all? What do you think is practical? I still can’t seem to make up my mind. I’d appreciate any advice or suggestions. Thanks very much for your help.