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    Default Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Are TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificates worth it?

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by lipofootoo View Post
    Are TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificates worth it?
    There are several discussions on the value of certificates in this forum. You have already said that you think CELTA is better in this thread: CELTA v. Online Courses.

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Better than online courses yeah. But I am here looking for opinions on the matter.

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Well then you'd better be a bit more precise than, "Are TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificates worth it?"

    If you are interested in working in TEFL, then of course a CELTA or Trinity CertTesol is worth having - they open the doors to some job opportunities that otherwise remain closed.

    Is that what you mean?

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Right that's what they say, however, what percentage of the job pool for ESL teachers do you think that those jobs occupy?

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    Right that's what they say, however, what percentage of the job pool for ESL teachers do you think that those jobs occupy?
    I have no idea.

    I do know that it is very difficult to find a job in TEFL in a reputable school in the United Kingdom without a CELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL. It is difficult in most of Europe to find a job without some form of teaching certificate that has involved a course of 100+ hours and observed teaching practice.

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    The CELTA was mentioned by name in 60% of the job adverts I looked at when looking at this:
    Some qualifications are more equal than others - Tdol's English Language Blog

    It is the number one qualification asked for, so I would say it is worth it.

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    I'd say in my experience teaching in Asia, that they are less than 10%. Most schools are just looking for a degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lip420 View Post
    I'd say in my experience teaching in Asia, that they are less than 10%. Most schools are just looking for a degree.
    Of 62 jobs in Asia on tefl.com five minutes ago, 28 mentioned CELTA and 13 the Trinity Cert.

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    Default Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    The original question wasn't confined to Asia.

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