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Re: Advice

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2014, at 12:09 p.m.

In Response To: Advice (Michael)

I am about to finish ITTO 140 hour TEFL course and their 25 hour Business English and 25 hour Technology English certifications. Are they a good company?mWhat are my chances of teaching ESL in California? I have tutored English Grammar in the past and have a BA in Cultural Anthropology, are there jobs available ? Can I do on line teaching. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated

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Seems you're going about this backwards---asking about the course provider's reputation just when you're about to complete the program. Kind of late for that now. Anyway, your best bet is to look at job ads in your area to see what qualifications are needed. I suspect you'll not find TESL opportunities in California for inexperienced teachers with an unrelated degree and a mediocre, on-line TEFL cert.

Suggestions? Consider some options: 1) heading overseas for a teaching position if you expect to eak out a living, but you'd be limited to teaching situations for newbies with low qualifications; 2) plopping down more money to upgrade your qualifications by getting a CELTA or SIT TESOL in order to boost your marketability for the better overseas positions; or 3) enrolling in a degree program that's related to TEFL (extreme, but still an option if you plan to teach as a career).

Since your questions are job-related, I also suggest you head over to the Cafe's jobs discussion forums---specifically the newbie forum. You'd need to register to post your questions.

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Michael -- Tuesday, 15 April 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
Re: Advice
nomad soul -- Wednesday, 16 April 2014, at 12:09 p.m.

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