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by Briona
19 Feb 2016, 15:19
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: where can i take the test
Replies: 3
Views: 8588

Re: where can i take the test

Hi Winnie,

As I said on your other thread (http://www.tefl.net/forums/viewtopic.ph ... e87#p16892), there is no TEFL test. You take a course either in person or online, and are assessed through assignments and teaching practice.

Kind regards,

Briona
by Briona
18 Feb 2016, 15:55
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What is the deal with I to I?
Replies: 4
Views: 11914

Re: What is the deal with I to I?

Hi there, Online TEFL courses are much of a muchness. If an employer accepts online qualifications, they'll accept them from any provider. However, be advised that an increasing number of employers refuse to accept them because they don't include the all-important six hours of observed and assessed ...
by Briona
18 Feb 2016, 15:42
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: experience is needed for TEFL test
Replies: 5
Views: 5358

Re: experience is needed for TEFL test

Hi there, I've just replied to your other post. It wasn't clear from that one that you were talking about TEFL. If you want to become a teacher, you need to take a TEFL course. There are two types of courses - online self-study courses and face-to-face intensive ones. Depending on the type of course...
by Briona
18 Feb 2016, 15:38
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: where can i take the test
Replies: 3
Views: 8588

Re: where can i take the test

What test do you want to take?
by Briona
31 Jan 2016, 14:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Newbie Requesting Advice For Teaching English Abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 5829

Re: Newbie Requesting Advice For Teaching English Abroad

Hi again, It is obvious to me now that obtaining a Bachelors Degree in English will be required to secure more employment options. The good news is that I have time on my side (this is not immediately impending for me). If you have the time and money to invest in a degree, I would definitely recomme...
by Briona
30 Jan 2016, 14:38
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Newbie Requesting Advice For Teaching English Abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 5829

Re: Newbie Requesting Advice For Teaching English Abroad

Hi there, As of today, my only skillset is fluency in English (native born American, but only some college, no degree. The bad news is that without a degree, there are very few places left in the world where you can legally teach. This is because a degree is a requirement of most work visas. Neither...
by Briona
26 Jan 2016, 22:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Associates Degree
Replies: 2
Views: 3280

Re: Associates Degree

Hi there, ... although I know many higher paying companies in Japan prefer a Bachelors degree, what kind of jobs would I be looking at if I only had an Associates Degree (in the field of Social Work) with 4 years experience teaching ages 4-12 (basic teaching, not teaching ESL)? First off, in Japan (...
by Briona
17 Jan 2016, 11:39
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: So many questions...
Replies: 1
Views: 4590

Re: So many questions...

Hi Lana, I've been looking at some TEFL jobs ... There are a lot of jobs on global-teachers.org that just sound amazing... I'm fairly sure that the vacancies you're looking at are for jobs in international schools, that is, primary/secondary schools which teach the British or American national curri...
by Briona
04 Jan 2016, 09:50
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: CRB Check TEFL China (qualifications)
Replies: 3
Views: 11572

Re: CRB Check TEFL China (qualifications)

Hi again, As an individual you can only apply for a basic disclosure. Enhanced disclosures need to be applied for through a UK employer. If the caution doesn't show up on the basic disclosure, I imagine it would be accepted by overseas employers. Note that for the certificate to be deemed valid, it ...
by Briona
02 Jan 2016, 10:28
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: CRB Check TEFL China (qualifications)
Replies: 3
Views: 11572

Re: CRB Check TEFL China (qualifications)

Hi there, To work in China long-term, you will need to get a Z Visa, and one of the requirements for this is a degree (which can be in anything). If you don't have a degree, your chances of finding legal work are pretty low. Unfortunately, that's the case not just for China but for most of Asia. A D...
by Briona
27 Nov 2015, 23:46
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Speakout coursebook
Replies: 2
Views: 8473

Re: Speakout coursebook

Hi there, First, are you a teacher or a student? It really isn't clear from your post. In any case, I think you need to narrow the field a bit - the world's a big place. Did you have a particular country or city in mind? Note that while a school might use the Speakout series for one or two levels, t...
by Briona
02 Nov 2015, 10:02
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Best Start Up country for Non-Natives(Latest Info)
Replies: 1
Views: 5397

Re: Best Start Up country for Non-Natives(Latest Info)

Hi there, Visas aside, the biggest problem for Indian citizens looking to teach abroad is accent. Not having heard yours, I can't comment suffice to say the stronger your accent is, the less likely your chances. In terms of location, Europe is as good as off the table - Western Europe because EU hir...
by Briona
25 Oct 2015, 00:16
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: BA in TEFL degree?
Replies: 3
Views: 4074

Re: BA in TEFL degree?

Hi there, The number one rule in TEFL is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And this is no exception. That thing isn't going to be worth the paper it's written on. Need more convincing? Have a look at this: https://tefltastic.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/the-tefl-university/ The bott...
by Briona
24 Oct 2015, 16:54
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Unbiased reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 3919

Re: Unbiased reviews

Hi there, Reviews of CELTA courses are based on people's personal experiences so they are unlikely to be objective. Furthermore, since most people only take the CELTA once, they have nothing to compare their experience to. I could tell you that I had a great experience, which I did, but that testimo...
by Briona
11 Oct 2015, 09:16
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Advice on China internship/teaching needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

Re: Advice on China internship/teaching needed

Hi there, A degree is a requirement of the Z visa (work visa), and although in the past some employers have been legally allowed to overlook this, I believe the government is now making a concerted effort to enforce the rules. The way i-to-i and other internship providers get around the lack of a de...
by Briona
11 Sep 2015, 19:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Grammar course for teachers?
Replies: 7
Views: 10988

Re: Grammar course for teachers?

Hi there,

You could try Cambridge's Grammar for Teachers course (https://www.cambridgeenglishteacher.org ... ails/18606). You pay around €30 for it, and from what I've heard, it's a great course. I've got no personal experience of it though.

Briona
by Briona
09 Sep 2015, 18:32
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Prospective Teacher looking for Advice!
Replies: 3
Views: 8551

Re: Prospective Teacher looking for Advice!

Hi there, You haven't said where you're from, but I'm guessing you're American/Canadian. If that's the case, and you don't have a passport from an EU member state, either through birth or ancestry, the chances of your finding legal work in Europe are slim to none. EU hiring law dictates that in orde...
by Briona
05 Sep 2015, 09:00
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: South African wanting to teach in Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 8428

Re: South African wanting to teach in Europe

Hi there, The bad news is that unless you have a passport from an EU member state or are married to an EU citizen or are in possession of a valid work/study visa, your chances of finding legal work in Europe are slim to none. Furthermore, employers in the EU cannot just employ non-EU citizens; they ...
by Briona
23 Jun 2015, 20:20
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14336

Re: Country Suggestions

Hi again, In order to be accepted onto a CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL course, you would need to have a proven level of English. This is usually a minimum of B2+ (Cambridge First/IELTS 6.5). However, many providers insist on you having C1 (Cambridge Advanced/IELTS 7.5 or 8) because you may have to teac...
by Briona
23 Jun 2015, 10:07
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Country Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 14336

Re: Country Suggestions

Hi again, There are reputable courses in cities all around the world. As I said above, what matters is whether the course includes a minimum of 6hrs of observed and assessed teaching practice where you teach REAL students. The most respected and internationally-recognised courses are the Cambridge C...