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Teaching English Abroad

Posted By: Kristin <Kristinlesleehowell@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2013, at 6:40 p.m.

I am frustrated with all the research I have been doing to get certified in ESL and feel like no matter what blog I read, there are contradictory posts.

First off, I am an 33 year old American. I hold two BS degrees in Accounting and Finance. I have zero experience teaching. I am thinking about leaving my job to get certified. I'm not sure whether this would be a permanent move or a break for a few years.

My issues are:
1. Is it worthwhile to pursue an online TEFOL certificate to see if I like it?
2. If I do like it then quit my job to get CELTA certified.

I've read good and bad about the CELTA certification. Also, I read a few posts that Americans can't teach in Europe. Is that true? I don't have anywhere in particular that I do or do not want to go. Of course Spain is top (but who doesn't love it there). I recently traveled to Istanbul and loved it too. Not sure if I am omitting any necessary information.

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Teaching English Abroad
Kristin -- Thursday, 4 July 2013, at 6:40 p.m.
Re: Teaching English Abroad
spiral78 -- Saturday, 6 July 2013, at 3:30 a.m.
Re: Teaching English Abroad
nomad soul -- Saturday, 6 July 2013, at 2:57 a.m.

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