My name is Clara, age 38 and live in Roma.
In 1991 I took Cambridge Proficiency with pass level C. Now the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages puts my position as Cambridge CAE (not CPE) that means CEF level C1.
I have NO experience in teaching English, and I would like to start now. I see that private language schools in Italy ask for TEFL as necessary requirement.
My questions are:
1- Can I be admitted to a TEFL course NOW or do I need before to submit again for Proficiency, with pass level A or B in order to become CEF level C2?
2- It seems there is only one TEFL course in Roma, and after a short interview they decided that as I'm non-native speaker I can follow their TEFL course but without getting TEFL certificate at the end, they would give me ACE certificate of Manchester University instead. I never heard of it and I would like to know if you ever did.
3- What's the difference between TEFL and CELTA when looking for a job in a private school? Can CELTA be considered a valid substitute where TEFL is required?
4- Can you give me tips for finding a good TEFL course in Great Britain?
Thanks a lot for your kind reply.