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  Topic: Question about certification: Have both MA and BA in English

Replies: 9
Views: 27179

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:17 pm   Subject: POINT BLANK
You need a CELTA or TRINITY certification. I have a BA and a MA in English and Education. I also have a Master's in Linguistics.

Didn't matter a hill of beans. Only the CELTA got me work...and ...
  Topic: How Good Is the CELTA Certificate for Asia?

Replies: 8
Views: 28782

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:13 pm   Subject: BA
When I did my CELTA, I was required to have a BA or BS... In other words, have had completed a University degree before I could obtain a CELTA. You need to check this.
  Topic: Does everyone need CELTA (or equivalent)?

Replies: 14
Views: 44089

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:02 am   Subject: Answer to the CELTA
The reason you can't 'test out' of a CELTA to get a CELTA is because it is a specific standard of teaching methodology and pedagogy developed by Cambridge. In order to teach to CELTA standards you hav ...
  Topic: MA

Replies: 5
Views: 20272

PostForum: ESL Academic Degrees...   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:41 am   Subject: MA
An MA in Education with a Linguistics focus is great. I got one from the Open University. Lots of hard work and sweat but well worth the effort. However, it would not get me a job teaching ESL. For t ...
  Topic: no degree

Replies: 9
Views: 37262

PostForum: ESL Academic Degrees...   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:37 am   Subject: Sorry
I just don't understand why anyone wants to become a teacher who is unwilling to study. I don't get it. You want to teach something for which you are not trained and you think that is okay? It isn' ...
  Topic: Teaching English in Italy

Replies: 1
Views: 12943

PostForum: ESL Academic Degrees...   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:30 am   Subject: No
Actually the answer to all your questions is a resounding no.
Italy, like most European countries, wants highly qualified ESL teachers so I would say at least a CELTA certification. This is a one ...
  Topic: Online vs weekend TEFL?

Replies: 4
Views: 19784

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:42 am   Subject: ACTUALLY....
Sorry to break some news to you that perhaps you didn't want to hear, but Japan holds a very high standard for language teachers. You didn't say what your degree is in. A degree is definitely the fi ...
  Topic: FYI Free online classes for professional development

Replies: 3
Views: 19994

PostForum: Training for ESL Teachers...   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:42 am   Subject: FYI Free online classes for professional development
Not sure where to post this but I am adding a link to the Open University Free online classes site if anyone is interested:

Browse topics....One good o ...
  Topic: Americans teaching in UK??

Replies: 18
Views: 64323

PostForum: ESL in Western Europe   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:45 pm   Subject: Sorry
I hate to say this but is almost impossible to get a job teaching English in the UK if you do not already have a visa and are there for several reasons: Practically speaking it costs a school time and ...
  Topic: The UK

Replies: 1
Views: 11968

PostForum: ESL in Western Europe   Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 7:49 am   Subject: The UK
It is EXTREMELY difficult to move to the UK and near impossible to work as EFL teacher there if you are American for many reasons.

Immigration laws are tough and by January of the upcoming year the ...
  Topic: Post Graduate Qualifications

Replies: 4
Views: 23067

PostForum: Training for ESL Teachers...   Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:44 am   Subject: Post Graduate Qualifications
I agree, the Delta may be the best and fastest option. It will definitely lead you into teacher training and quite honestly your age would work in your favour. Delta requires lots of energy and orga ...
  Topic: Will your employability increase with a 4 week TESOL Course

Replies: 10
Views: 33482

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:40 am   Subject: Will your employability increase with a 4 week TESOL Course
I agree.....get the CELTA. It is recognized internationally without any doubts. If you are going to do four weeks in house training, then by all means work it to your advantage. The cost is compar ...
  Topic: Advice on certificate versus master's

Replies: 5
Views: 27859

PostForum: ESL Academic Degrees...   Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:39 pm   Subject: Advice on certificate versus master's
If you have a choice, then do the Master's. Your options will be greater. I have a certificate CELTA) and am doing the Master's. The doors and salary my Master's will open are far greater and yes, ...
  Topic: Teaching opportunities in Nigeria - real or bogus?

Replies: 10
Views: 30868

PostForum: Say Anything...   Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:31 pm   Subject: Nigeria...there are a lot of millionaires there!!!
I advertised in my local Dublin paper for private tutoring and received a host of Nigerian responses. I was advertising tutoring at 50.00Euro per hour and I received letters stating that some nice N ...
  Topic: Tefl online?

Replies: 4
Views: 19261

PostForum: ESL Certification Issues...   Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:33 pm   Subject: Tefl online?
If you are in Dublin, there are several GREAT schools in the area that provide teacher training. There is no point doing one online when you can hop a bus and have a gold star standard of certificatio ...
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