Would appreciate some advise on the following:
I am a German native with a degree equivalent to the US Bachelor. I spent the last 7 years doing Sales & Marketing at some of the renowned New York City hotels, and am currently seeking new challenges. At the moment I am in rural Vietnam, working at a beautiful resort, and am thinking about traveling Asia and teaching English (and German if possible) along the way.
Now, the basic question is: Being a non-native English speaker - how difficult will it be to land a job, despite of my good English knowledge and the experience in New York? Without sounding like a snob, I do believe that my English grammar is better than of some native English speakers I've met. Still, the fact is: I am a non-native, and that's the problem.
I am also thinking about getting this on-line TEFL certificate (please see details and link below). Is this going to help or is it just a waste of money?
TEFL Online Diploma ($ 375)
This complete course includes the TEFL Online Course and both the Young Learner and Business English Modules
Where could I fit in best for a teaching job? Institute? School? Private? I even thought about teaching at hotels, because I realize that the majority of guest complaints at Vietnam hotels is caused by poor English of the hotel personnel.
Last but not least: Any countries you think I would fit in best based on my background?
Thanks a lot!