What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada?

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What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada?

Unread postby firataltay » 10 Aug 2010, 17:54

Having graduated recently, I am wanting to travel overseas and work as an English teacher. I am qualified to give instrumental tuition and have considerable experience as a piano teacher. I am interested in becoming TEFL-qualified by taking a CELTA course or going for an internship abroad.

I am bilingual and have been living in London for years but do not hold a passport from the UK (or another EU country), US, New Zealand, Canada or Australia - would this mean that I would not be considered for a teaching position abroad even if I am fully qualified, or would I still stand a chance?

Enrolling to a CELTA course especially is quite a big investment and I would like to be sure of my career prospects beforehand. Thanks in advance, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada

Unread postby systematic » 16 Aug 2010, 10:58

There are some very recent posts concerning native speakers who do not have traditional native English language nationalities. Do check them out. In short, you should not find it a disadvantage.

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