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Can I do TEFL as a French person?

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  • Marion31
    31 August, 2016 at 20:43
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    Hi everyone

    I would like some advises about the course. I find a school in Chang mai which looks good.
    I just wonder as a French native if I could follow this course. Is it difficult to understand the teachers?
    Do I need a high level of understanding?
    Currently I’m in Australia and I’m working in hospitality, mainly in a front as a waitress and sometimes in a reception.
    I speak pretty fluently but is it enough to pretend become an English teacher?
    I’m really motivated, and a hard worker, I just need some advices about the difficulties of those lessons.
    Help me to decide if I could start or not the TEFL.
    Thanks for your attention

    23 September, 2016 at 15:25
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    You CAN do a TEFL course as a non-native speaker

    Hi Marion

    Most TEFL course providers (and employers once you’ve completed the course) require a native or near-native level of English. It’s difficult for me to assess your level based on one post.

    TEFL courses are hard work. They are of course even harder when English is not your native language, but if you are motivated and prepared to work very hard, then I’m sure you will be able to take the course.

    When it comes to employment, as I said it will depend on the requirements of the individual employer and your English level.

    Hope that helps.


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