PhilT wrote:I'm now finding this certificate isn't worth the paper is written on. ... No one accepts it in the UK, and to teach in a college (in the UK ) you need either PTLLS or QTS which I'm now going to have to do. The only way to use this cert is to go abroad.
PhilT wrote:...but did my research by asking the college before I signed up as what could be done with TEFL.
John V55 wrote:I'll disagree. Yes, for western countries a TEFL certificate isn't worth anything...
John V55 wrote:...but if you ever go East it's almost a necessity now.
Briona wrote:John V55 wrote:I'll disagree. Yes, for western countries a TEFL certificate isn't worth anything...
This is not true. If anything, a TEFL certificate is more of a requirement in the Western world than in the East. However, what matters is the type of the TEFL certificate. Employers look for the CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, SIT TESOL or Cert IV in TESOL rather than generic online/blended TEFL certificates. This is because of the observed and assessed teaching practice which involves teaching real students (as opposed to your fellow trainees).John V55 wrote:...but if you ever go East it's almost a necessity now.
Online TEFL certificates are widely accepted in the East, mainly because standards are generally lower there. Many employers have no idea what a CELTA is or how it differs from an online course. However, based on the information the OP gave, none of this is relevant to him. If he wants to work in the UK (or any other native English-speaking country for that matter), an online TEFL certificate is not worth the paper it's written on.
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