I've just started researching TEFL as I have long harboured a desire to do something meaningful abroad, and having got my career in a good place in London, at 26 it feels like the right time.
Having travelled through Asia and loved it I am keen to teach in Thailand, Vietnam or South Korea. I have a degree so should meet the eligibility requirements.
I definitely want to do the 120 hours with teaching practise so I can do my students justice and ensure I can feel confident standing up in a classroom. How ever from what I've read and not knowing if I am going to make a career out of teaching, I get the impression that doing the CELTA could be over the top, do you agree? So I'm looking at non CELTA TEFL courses that I believe will be a bit less intense but still prepare me and be sufficient to find work?
I've seen a few courses in Phuket And wondered if anyone has any views on them? The two I'm looking at are TEFL Phuket (http://www.teflphuket.com/) and TEFL plus (http://www.teflplus.com/) Does anyone have any views on these? TEFL plus looks good as it is passed by the Ministry of Education but I have also heard some good reviews on TEFL Phuket.
If I study in Thailand will the course likely to be able to help me find work in the rest of Asia? I quite fancy the out of city training locations as I'm kind of done with big cities after London.
Thanks so much for your advice in advance