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Re: Start teaching straight out of High School?

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Friday, 7 February 2014, at 11:32 p.m.

In Response To: Start teaching straight out of High School? (Gabriel)

I'm an 18 year old male fresh out of High School. After graduating last May, I spent the following Summer obtaining my TEFL certification through a 4-week course.
What are my chances of finding overseas work at my age, with my level of qualification and with no college background?
What countries should I look into where I have a fighting chance of obtaining a teaching job?

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No solid work history + no teaching experience + your very young age (maturity) + lack of a university degree = A fighting chance that ends with you being knocked out within the first five seconds of the first round. That's if you expect to get a teaching job with a salary. However, if you simply want to spend a year or so volunteer teaching EFL abroad (hopefully, with the intent of enrolling in university once you return home), then there are NGOs and charitable organizations that specialize in volunteerism. Do an Internet search on 'volunteer english teaching abroad' to see what's available. Otherwise, start preparing to enroll in a university program because the pool of salaried TEFL jobs is quickly shrinking as more overseas employers and/or country visa regulations specify a bachelor's degree as a minimum requirement for legal employment.

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Start teaching straight out of High School?
Gabriel -- Thursday, 6 February 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
Re: Start teaching straight out of High School?
spiral78 -- Saturday, 8 February 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
Re: Start teaching straight out of High School?
nomad soul -- Friday, 7 February 2014, at 11:32 p.m.
Re: Start teaching straight out of High School?
Stephen -- Friday, 7 February 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
Re: Start teaching straight out of High School?
Tim -- Friday, 7 February 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
Re: Start teaching straight out of High School?
Global Teacher -- Thursday, 27 February 2014, at 10:06 p.m.

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