Do I need a TEFL qualification?

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Do I need a TEFL qualification?

Unread post by MrsWoman » 28 Feb 2011, 12:10

I have a PGDE (Primary) and a 2.1 in Linguistics (including an Honours course in Applied Linguistics). I taught English in France as part of my degree, and subsequently taught EFL to Italian students in Edinburgh for a summer.

I am considering applying for a post as an EFL teacher to International Students in Glasgow: should I take one of the intensive weekend courses first, or am I sufficiently qualified?

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Re: Do I need a TEFL qualification?

Unread post by Alex Case » 01 Mar 2011, 13:12

I imagine you mean applying for jobs in private language schools to teach adults. You certainly won't get much out of a weekend course with that experience, but a proper 4 week cert such as the CELTA would definitely help.

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