My important questions, please help !!!

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Martin3
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My important questions, please help !!!

Unread post by Martin3 » 22 Sep 2020, 12:00

I would like to be a TEFL / TESOL instructor in the future.

My current English level is B1, so I still have a lot to learn before I start the course.

There are two problems I would worry about. I may not be able to find a job because:
-I'm not a native speaker
-I don't have a degree
-But do I plan to take the C2 Cambridge language exam, does that matter a little?

Since I don’t have a degree and have more chances to find a job, I have to choose the best possible TEFL training.

I found the following:

https://www.i-to-i.com/ - 300-Hour TEFL/TESOL Diploma - $518

http://go-tefl.com/ - 300-Hour TEFL/TESOL Diploma - $200

https://www.londoncollegeofteachers.com/ - 350 Hours TEFL/TESOL PG Diploma $510
OR 480 Hours Master in TEFL/TESOL $645


https://www.teflcourse.net/ - 550-hour Expert Package (TEFL/TESOL Diploma, Expert) $999

I can not decide. Which one will I choose in the future?

Go-TEFL training is the most sympathetic and friendliest to me.

I would also cut into London College of Teachers training, but I don’t know if a PG Diploma or a 480-hour Diploma is worthwhile or an advantage.

The other two are not really sympathetic.

I don't know who has any experience with these?
I WOULD BE VERY-VERY GRATEFUL IF SOMEONE HELPED ME !!

Thank you very much,
Martin

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Re: My important questions, please help !!!

Unread post by kdammers » 22 Sep 2020, 15:09

You probably are not going to like my answer, but please read it seriously.

Teaching is a profession. It is not just some gig. This is true of TEFL/TESL as well, even though there are many people who do not treat it seriously. Since you are not a native speaker of English and are only at the B1 level, the first thing you should do is improve your English. Then you should get a degree. If your degree is in education, then a short TEFL course, e.g., ICAL's course, or a deeper course such as the SIT TEFL course will put you in the position to be a good starting teacher. If your degree is in English or theatre, a good TEFL course focusing on method should prepare you for starting to teach. If you major in another subject such as business or aeronautics, you can follow that with a TEFL course focusing on method and become a specialist TEFL teacher (ESP instructor).

Many if not most schools will not consider you if you don't have a degree. I agree with them.

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Re: My important questions, please help !!!

Unread post by Martin3 » 22 Sep 2020, 15:27

Thanks for the reply.

I would only start TEFL / TESOL training once I had reached level C1 of course.
With my current knowledge of English, I wouldn’t dare start and it wouldn’t make sense.
I am constantly improving my English:
3-4 hours of study per day during the week, 5-6 hours on the weekends.

I would very much like to graduate, but unfortunately I do not have the opportunity to do so.
I have a profession, I learned a profession, I don’t have a high school diploma.
I’d rather go to college for English teacher training - but I can’t because I don’t have a high school diploma. And it would take a lot of time, 4 years.
For my career as an English teacher, TEFL / TESOL is my only option.

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Re: My important questions, please help !!!

Unread post by MTE1369 » 22 Sep 2020, 19:21

Ill be BLUNT and to the point... Where are You From?, Clearly YOU ARE NOT an Native Englihi Speaker, What are your motivations for becoming a teacher? Are they d=simpmly to avoid "immigration rules" and for you to be to ba able to enter another countyry... dont be offened answer the questuios

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Re: My important questions, please help !!!

Unread post by Martin3 » 22 Sep 2020, 19:45

All I am saying is that I am a citizen of the European Union.

By no means do I want to go anywhere.
I want to work in African countries - pay doesn't matter. I would even volunteer. Or teach online later.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t like my current job.
I mostly want to teach kids in an African or Asian country.

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