I am currently considering taking up a CELTA course while I am in London and perhaps venture into the English-teaching world in Europe. However, after reading some posts on this forum, I see that that prospect is close to impossible seeing as I would need an EU passport. But nevertheless, there's still a huge world out there for me to discover.
Alright, so here are my main concerns.
Seeing as a CELTA certificate is nowhere near cheap, will it give me an edge against other EFL teachers out there?
I am a Malaysian Chinese but I've been speaking English since I was born and have extensive experience writing for national English papers/magazines here. I also possess a BA in Communications where the entire course was conducted in English.
My skin colour is obviously not white, and I hear that that's not a good sign if you want a English-teaching job where everyone looks for a 'native' speaker. I consider myself one, but will the world consider me as one?
What are your thoughts on this?
Where in the world would be more accepting to non-American/British/Australian/Whites?
and lastly, will a CELTA certification help?
Thank you for taking the time to respond to this. It'll help me figure out my life! :)