Can you help me please..............
to compose a list of those countries where TEFL teachers aged over 60/65 will have less problems getting work, considering local cultural attitudes to age and immigration regulations.
> Would a recent modern languages degree along with a TEFL qualification widen my choices?
> (I have a UK Cert. Ed. which in theory is still a valid teaching qualification, but in practise it no longer fits me to compete for work in the UK state sector. The teaching profession has been an all graduate entry for over 25 years now and I'm sure the same is true even of developing countries. I am therefore considering self financing* a modern languages degree. I feel it would be a good background for any TEFL teacher. I hope to be able to work overseas for 5+ years, when my husband retires in a few years. We are 2 of this rapidly expanding demographic sector who have lost pensions and are going to work for as long after 60/65 as possible, to delay eaking out a living on little more than the state pension.)
> Thank you for any information you can supply.
> * I found out only last year that although I don't have a 1st degree, I'm not eligible for Student Finance Co fees/maintainance loans! A degree is going to cost me dear in my time** & money and I'm anxious to assess how likely Im to get work overseas in /4 years time.
**A <60 mile drive to/from nearest*** Uni. Or should I go down the OU route?
***Once I'm on their BA course I might be able to get vacation work on their future summer schools; set up to get overseas students up to speed with English for Academic Purposes, prior to embarking on their own degree programmes.