Hi, Im currently a Qualified Nurse looking for a career break with the possibility of a career change. I have a Diploma and im hoping the teaching involved in daily practice will stand me in good steed.
After a fair ammount of research ive decided TEFL is the route for me, the possibility of combining travel with a wage and getting a break from nursing is frankly my idea of heaven!
I was a mili-second away from applying for my CELTA course when all hopes of selling my property in the near future have been squashed by this cruel cruel market. Even with rental potential im still going to me left with substantial monthly commitments.
So now im in a situation: i could go ahead with the CELTA and hope for 3 month contracts abroad in a country that doesnt require a degree for visa purposes. Ive also been looking into positions in England as that would make things easier for obvious reasons.
Do people think its worth spending the £1000 for the CELTA at the moment with my financial committments, or should i just hold off for now? ( I do think the CELTA is the best route, im also hoping to do both the young learners and business english courses)
Im not sure how beneficial 3 month contracts would be to me or my students or for that matter how easily they are obtained as i cant seem to find many, but it is something ive ben really looking forward to, im really passionate about it.
Does anyone have any guidance?