Study CELTA at home or where I want work?

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Study CELTA at home or where I want work?

Unread post by JLMuller » 27 Dec 2014, 18:53

Hi there,

I am currently saving and will be doing a CELTA course approximately 2 months from now.

I would like to teach in China.

I was just wondering anyone's opinion on the following 2 scenarios:

1. Take a CELTA course in the UK and apply for jobs in China from the UK
2. Take a CELTA course in China and apply for jobs in China once finished

Would it be easier to find work in China if I'm in China?
Might I make contacts during my course if I did it in China?
Will I have to leave China and re-enter for Visa reasons once I find work?
How long might I expect between course completion and finding work in either scenario?

Many thanks in advance

Julian :)

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Re: Study CELTA at home or where I want work?

Unread post by Lucy » 28 Dec 2014, 17:40

It always help to study where you wish to work; even if you don't get a job during the course, you gain valuable information on the place.

You also need to consider the quality of the course (very important), your finances and accommodation.

I don't know anything about visas in China.
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Re: Study CELTA at home or where I want work?

Unread post by pauldev » 18 Jan 2015, 05:30

Best to do your CELTA in the UK and look for jobs in China from the UK but try to get a recommendation for a school from someone who has worked there as a teacher.

Good luck!

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