TEFL training and employment over 50?

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TEFL training and employment over 50?

Unread post by scooter_boy » 30 Jul 2014, 10:37

I'm very new to all this, having graduated over 20 years ago and taught at higher education for 3 years i embarked on a long nursing career. Over the past 2 years or so ill health forced me to resign and I have been unable to find work since, now 50, my prospects look bleak and I am considering TEFL and perhaps working in Asia or indeed anywhere. The internet is a-wash with courses, on line, distance learning etc and I have found the whole this very confusing. I dont want to complete a course that has no value , or is not recognised abroad. Can anyone help please? Perhaps point me in the right direction, I also wish to teach adults but again, I find most internet sites etc only offer school age placements.

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Re: TEFL training and employment over 50?

Unread post by Joe » 31 Jul 2014, 04:48

Scooter, have you tried our faqs on training and courses and jobs?

Teacher Training FAQ
TEFL Courses FAQ
TEFL Jobs FAQ

These try to answer many of your questions in detail.
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Re: TEFL training and employment over 50?

Unread post by jamy123 » 23 Oct 2014, 06:19

I'm very new to all this, having graduated over 20 years ago and taught at higher education for 3 years i embarked on a long nursing career. Over the past 2 years or so ill health forced me to resign and I have been unable to find work since, now 50, my prospects look bleak and I am considering TEFL and perhaps working in Asia or indeed anywhere. The internet is a-wash with courses, on line, distance learning etc and I have found the whole this very confusing. I

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Re: TEFL training and employment over 50?

Unread post by Richardavie » 13 Nov 2014, 09:45

Have you considered teaching in Barcelona? I work for TEFL Iberia and our oldest student to date was 67. He was a Californian retiree looking to have a European adventure and he was able to pick up some business classes and private classes.
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