Hello, I'm very keen to teach English abroad for a year (anywhere) but have been overloaded with information on the net and could do with some advise. I have a good degree but no teaching qualifications. I am currently working as an LSA in a special state school. I am based in Southampton, Hampshire.
Firstly, I'm not sure whether to do a TEFL course in England and then apply for a job or to apply for a job where no teaching qualifications are required. I've found a lot of these jobs in Asia but am worried that I will start teaching far too underprepared. I've been close to applying for this: [link to a no-experience-needed teacher recruitment page with AEON Corporation in Japan removed - Admin].
If I do a TEFL course first I'm aware that a 120 hr classroom course would be best but I need it to be fairly inexpensive as I only plan to teach for a year.
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated.