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Masters in TESOL?

Posted By: Zoe <zoe.bookworm91@xtra.co.nz>
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 11:27 p.m.

Hi

I have an in classroom TESOL certificate, an unrelated Bachelors degree, and I have been teaching English in China for almost a year. I have primarily been teaching speaking classes with students from 3 to 15 years old at a private school; I also have taught postgraduate university speaking classes, and speaking classes at a local high school.

In the future I want to live and teach in Thailand, the Middle East, South America, and I would like to live in Europe. Iím not sure if I would be able to do that teaching English, but it would be nice. I would also like to earn enough so that I can travel around every holiday I get (and between jobs). I love to travel.

I have been looking at options, but cannot decide on anything. I would have to do an online course and keep working during it.

Does anybody have experience in this area? Is an MA in TESOL useful? If so, then which universities offer good online courses? Or is an MA not practical, and a Diploma in TESOL better? If so, which universities offer good online TESOL Diplomas? Or, alternatively; is the entire idea not worth much, and I should stick with my TESOL certificate?

Any advice, or suggestions about whether to choose a course, and/or which course to choose would be really good.
Thanks

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Masters in TESOL?
Zoe -- Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 11:27 p.m.
Re: Masters in TESOL?
Stephen -- Friday, 24 January 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
Re: Masters in TESOL?
Tim -- Friday, 24 January 2014, at 2:38 p.m.

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