TESOL without a degree

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  • DerFish
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    16 February, 2011 at 0:06
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    I attended a 120 hour 4 week TESOL course from a school that advertised guaranteed job placement. I asked before starting if one could find a job without a college degree and the answer was "That’s what ‘guaranteed job placement’ means!" But I find that even for volunteering one is expected to have a degree. My love is Spanish speaking America, but I did peruse the Asian jobs and there also found none that didn’t require a degree. Does anyone know of any actual jobs that do not require a degree?
    I’d even offer a finders fee for help in this matter. I’ll be available March 15 2011.
    Thanks
    Der Fish

    ICAL_Pete
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    16 February, 2011 at 9:29
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    Reply To: TESOL without a degree

    If you don’t have a degree there are still possibilities. These countries do not always require a degree:

    * China – the demand here is so great they often overlook the need for a degree.
    * Indonesia
    * Ecuador
    * Czech republic (although you will need a passport from an EU member state to teach here)

    You will, however, need a TEFL Certificate to show you have knowledge of the subject and teaching it.

    Also, don’t forget that you may well be able to find work in countries which normally require a degree.

    To get these jobs you usually need to be in the country in person, ideally around the start of the new school year. If you contact as many schools as you can you may well be able to find one which is in need of a teacher and is willing to overlook the degree requirements due to the urgency of getting a native speaker into the classroom!

    TEFL without a Degree: http://teflworldwiki.com/index.php?titl … t_a_Degree


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    LS650
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    18 February, 2011 at 18:42
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    Reply To: TESOL without a degree

    Does anyone know of any actual jobs that do not require a degree?

    As mentioned above, Indonesia definitely does not require you to have a university degree if you have a TEFL certificate and are a native speaker, with a passport from the US, Canada, UK, etc.

    Most of Latin America does not require you to have a degree for -most- schools. Of course, a lot of these schools do not advertise postings on the Internet, so you have to visit in person and start handing out CVs.

    Have you taken a look at various job posting sites? I see postings every day for language schools in Mexico, such as Belitz, Harmon Hall, Interlingua, etc. These schools often require you to have a degree -or- a TEFL certificate.

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