non-native english speaker

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non-native english speaker

Unread postby cheylie » 04 Aug 2008, 11:11

i found that mostly teach english abroad the requiremant is need native english speaker.i would like to ask i am non-native english speaker, so my opputurnity to teach is become low? actually TEFL more suitable for native english speaker only like Canada, Britain... how about Asian? if Asian people go to asia country teach english is that can persuade any employers?

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Re: non-native english speaker

Unread postby systematic » 06 Aug 2008, 07:03


What country are you from, and what countries do you want to work in? For example, many Filipinos get good work in Thailand. if you are not a native speaker, your English will have to be extremely good and you will probably need a TESOL certificate and a high IELTS or TOEFL grade.
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Re: non-native english speaker

Unread postby eigosekai » 25 Apr 2011, 22:12

Asian countries love native speakers but if you have an ESL or EFL degree, they don't really care as long as your English is good. For example, you can apply to the JET program to teach in Japan even if you're not a native speaker of English. The only requirement is to have a degree.
If you make a survey, people will always prefer being taught a native speaker of the language but don't worry about that. You just have to prove them that you can speak and write as well as a native speaker. I am a native speaker of French but I'm working really hard to become perfectly bilingual.
Good luck to you!

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