I have just completed the TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) through i-to-i
I’m currently not looking to teach abroad just yet I have instead opted for teaching here in the UK.
I have been in contact with a few schools etc in my area and some have come back saying the following:
According to the British Council guidelines on qualifications and the following criteria need to be met.
1. Be externally validated by a reputable examination body (usually a university or recognised examination board)
2. Contain at least six hours' supervised teaching practice.
3. Contain at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input.
I’m getting worried now as I think now that most of the centres, schools in my area are going to be asking for this
CELTA, Trinity cert.
How many or what qualifications are the real ones?
Does this mean I am going to have to go out study again just so I can meet the red tape and politics?
It has left me feeling undervalued by this and worried that the i-to-i qualification is only validated abroad.
If this is the case I’m going to have to start all over again that’s another £900
Please any advice on schools in the surrey or areas I can teach which don’t hold so many grudges against those of us who have studied are backsides off online.
Or any establishments where I can qualify properly.
And I've been left to feel that just because it’s online it’s not as recognised or even to the standard of what the British council recommends
And any other useful pieces of advice....
I look forward to receiving some clarification on the matter.