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Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice

Posted By: Global Teacher
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2013, at 3:39 a.m.

In Response To: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice. (Amy)

Speaking from lengthy experience, a Master's or a CELTA will get you university positions (usually at an attached EAL Centre) but a CELTA is a better bet for language schools. If you want a long term university career in Teaching English as an Additional Language, do the Masters and then a PhD. I have found however that even Masters and PhD holders and trained teachers take CELTA and DELTA to be more competitive. Be warned that age is a huge factor in TEFL and maybe you should add a specialty for future security such as an MBA.

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Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice.
Amy -- Friday, 25 January 2013, at 9:38 p.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
Amy -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 1:57 p.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
Tim -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 1:42 p.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
nomad soul -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 9:56 a.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
Global Teacher -- Tuesday, 5 February 2013, at 3:39 a.m.

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