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I apologize if this is in the wrong section. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a legitimate ESL position/website that would accept me to teach ESL with only a college degree, and not a University teacher's certificate, as many of them seem to require. My college diploma is for Broadcasting Journalism, Radio and Television. I have always been told that I have strong language skills, and would be a good English teacher. thanks for any help :)
Being certified will certainly make you more marketable but, perhaps more importantly, it will prepare you for the job. TESL/TEFL courses offer a great training opportunity at entry level. They can provide a thorough grounding in a new career and the right tools to approach a new profession.
With regards to the need for a degree, this is often a requirement of the countries and their visa regulations and it is not necessarily a requirement of the institute that hires you. This is especially true in Asian countries.