I would be grateful of any advice, brain strain coming on.
In a few months we will be moving to Japan, I will be on a spouse visa.
Although we will have a small business ready to run for when we arrive, I would like to take a TEFL course before leaving the UK and as I have little time it would have to be online or distant, 120 hours with 6 hours assessed teaching.
I would like to do some private teaching with maybe a part time position to help out if needed.
After reading the forums, online certificates seem to have little credibility, would employment be totally blocked to me with one?
I have enjoyed teaching my Japanese flatmates, colleagues and family and would love to take it one step further.
Any advice would really help stop my head spinning.
19 May, 2017 at 18:06
Total posts: 9
I don’t know about the credibility of online TEFL certification programs. However, in my experience in Asia (not in Japan), TEFL is a soft requirement that can be waived or bent. So even if you take a less credible TEFL, odds are it will be enough. You might not even need the TEFL if you can figure out a way to get experience through private lessons or volunteering.