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Old Chap Needs Help! - TEFL for older teachers

Unread postby Jerry Owen » 23 Jan 2007, 19:52

Let me start with the “age”. I am seventy (70). Is this going to make it difficult for me to engage in a TESL program? I have extensive business experience and own my own company. In addition, for the last four (4) years I have been a library reader to pre-school children. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and we have an eclectic population. I am wondering if teaching is a viable option for me. I think there is a need for both children and adults. Unfortunately, I have been unable to gather any information the following:
[1] Teaching in the US [2] Are US companies engaged in in-house TESL training of employees [3] are there TESL schools for children. I shall be forever grateful if you can help me with any information.
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Unread postby paul1125 » 30 Jan 2007, 04:31

Hi, Jerry -

I wish I had a direct answer to all three of your questions, but I don't. However, focusing on your question about corporate TESL for employees, although I don't know of any companies that do that (there may be some), I do know that there are companies that hire people to come in and teach business writing classes, and I'm talking about very basic stuff -- grammar, punctuation, etc. This work is usually done on a consulting basis, and although there's competition out there from companies like Fred Pryor, National Seminars and the like, I believe companies would appreciate getting the training from a specialist in the field. It's worth looking into.

Your age shouldn't be an issue (and you shouldn't make it one when approaching prospective customers / employers).
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TEFL for older teachers

Unread postby Susan » 19 May 2007, 11:33

You could take a look at this answer in the TEFL helpdesk forum:


http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=113

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Re: Old Chap Needs Help! - TEFL for older teachers

Unread postby russ123 » 23 Sep 2014, 09:00

1. USA Employment is facilitating a process for experienced teachers from all countries who possess excellent English communication skills, to fill, full-time positions in American schools. The only way to ensure success is to commit yourself to the process once you accept your formal invitation into the program.
2. ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada provides instruction at no cost to adult individuals who wish to learn or improve their English language skills regardless of sex, age, race, religion or national origin. ESL In-Home Program empowers people to become more productive members of their local communities by provid-ing them with the language and cultural skills necessary for life in America.
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Re: Old Chap Needs Help! - TEFL for older teachers

Unread postby robert_007 » 16 Oct 2014, 16:31

Hello Jerry,

There is nothing to hold you back from teaching. Nothing whatsoever.

Check out ... http://iblend.education

Take Care,

Robert
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