Page 1 of 1

What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada?

Posted: 10 Aug 2010, 16:54
by firataltay
Having graduated recently, I am wanting to travel overseas and work as an English teacher. I am qualified to give instrumental tuition and have considerable experience as a piano teacher. I am interested in becoming TEFL-qualified by taking a CELTA course or going for an internship abroad.

I am bilingual and have been living in London for years but do not hold a passport from the UK (or another EU country), US, New Zealand, Canada or Australia - would this mean that I would not be considered for a teaching position abroad even if I am fully qualified, or would I still stand a chance?

Enrolling to a CELTA course especially is quite a big investment and I would like to be sure of my career prospects beforehand. Thanks in advance, I look forward to hearing from you.

Firat A.

Re: What if you do not hold a passport from the UK/US/Canada

Posted: 16 Aug 2010, 09:58
by systematic
There are some very recent posts concerning native speakers who do not have traditional native English language nationalities. Do check them out. In short, you should not find it a disadvantage.