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is it possible for me to teach english abroad?

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  • squall_stanley
    12 October, 2007 at 15:35
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    i take interest in getting TESOL certificate, especially in my own country, Indonesia. I am not a graduate since i quit from my university due to financial reason,then i only possess high school diploma. I have almost two years working experience as an english private teachers for adults and professionals.
    the question is :
    Will i be eligible to teach english abroad with my qualification after completing TESOL course? btw, i am an indonesian male.
    Your response is greatly appreciated.
    tenny stanley

    17 October, 2007 at 10:59
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    Reply To: is it possible for me to teach english abroad?

    Hello Tenny

    Welcome to the forum! it is certainly possible to work abroad as an English teacher, but you should bear several points in mind:

    1 If you have a look at the job adverts at http://www.eslbase.com/jobs/ you will see that the majority are looking for native speaker teachers. This of course means that your options will be much more limited when it comes to finding employment, and you may need to be very patient.

    2 Depending on where you want to work, there may be visa restrictions or restrictions imposed by employers. Many schools in Europe, for example, will only recruit EU citizens, because of the relative lack of paperwork involved.

    3 I would certainly recommend a TEFL certificate, this will be an advantage when it comes to finding work. Legal requirements in some countries demand a degree.

    So you can see that your options in general may be fairly limited, but it is by no means impossible – I wish you the best of luck, and please reply if you have any more questions.


    18 October, 2007 at 15:05
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    Reply To: is it possible for me to teach english abroad?

    Being certified will certainly make you more marketable and, perhaps more importantly, it will prepare you for the job. However your level of proficiency in English, and the fact that you don’t have a degree will represent a problem when applying for work outside your own country.

    As for whether to opt for an onsite or online course, that really depends on how much time, money, and commitment you are prepared to invest. Online courses offer a great training opportunity at entry level. They can provide a thorough grounding in a new career and the right tools to approach a new profession within a manageable amount of time and finances.

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