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    free3 is offline Newbie
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    Getting qualified - Confused!

    Hi,

    New to the forum and thought I'd pick your brains as you all seem to know what you're talking about.

    I am very keen to get a decent qualification in teaching English as a second language. I plan to travel and want to be able to earn some good money as I go.

    My main problem is that I do not have a degree. My grasp on the English langauge is very good and I have been writing for various publications for several years. I am disciplined, good at deadlines and not afraid to work hard but I'm worried that not having a degree will go against me.

    Ideally I'd like to gain my CELTA (I'm lucky as I'm based very close to the Bell School which I understand is regarded very WELL) but I get the impression they want a degree.

    Can I get around this? Or is there another qualification I could aim for that would be just as useful?

    Thank you so much for your help on this.


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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Getting qualified - Confused!

    The CELTA is very widely recognised and is enough to get a job in most countries. It can be taken by people who don't have a degree, though I don't know whether Bell have imposed their own conditions, but there are places that do.

    Different countries have different rules on whether a degree is necessary as well.

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    free3 is offline Newbie
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    Re: Getting qualified - Confused!

    Thanks Tdol, applying tomorrow so fingers crossed!

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