Dear Auntie Lucy,
I am keen to become an ESL teacher; I am sure I would enjoy it, and feel I have a lot to offer. I am 55, and thinking of undertaking a CELTA course this summer. I do not have a degree, but I do have a pair of HNCs. I have been a software development manager for 25 years, and have a rich and varied life experience. I am willing to teach anywhere, but favour SE Asia and South America.
Is there a demand for mature teachers? Is the lack of a degree a limitation? Has anyone heard of HNCs?
I would appreciate any insights or advice you can offer.