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Re: Adventure Teaching

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2014, at 1:09 p.m.

In Response To: Adventure Teaching (Tobias)

I'm looking into getting a basic TEFL Certification and a friend reccomended Adventure Teaching. Does anyone know how recognized they are internationally?

I know I could get much more job opportunities with a CELTA or some other course that includes in-classroom experience but the truth is I'm not sure I want to do TEFL as a career; I'd just like to get a simple certification that gives me an introductory knowledge and slight edge over the non-certified competition...without breaking the bank.

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If you'd had gone onto that company's site, you would have noticed they focus only on China and Korea. Obviously, a TEFL cert that's specific to two countries doesn't equate to 'international recognition'; that designation goes to the CELTA, followed by the Trinity CertTESOL and SIT TESOL.

If you want to see if teaching English is right for you, check out your local, non-profit refugee/ESL literacy organizations and sign on to as a volunteer teaching assistant or classroom tutor for at least a couple of months. Maybe they'll even allow you to teach a class on your own at some point. The only costs to you are gas and your time. Anyway, if that experience turns out to be a good one for you, then go for the CELTA and start teaching. Otherwise, pick any of the blah TEFL certs out there and head to wherever that type of cert is accepted.

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Adventure Teaching
Tobias -- Monday, 5 May 2014, at 11:53 a.m.
Re: Adventure Teaching
nomad soul -- Tuesday, 6 May 2014, at 1:09 p.m.
Re: Adventure Teaching
Tim -- Wednesday, 7 May 2014, at 2:02 p.m.

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