- For Teachers
With high unemployment in many English-speaking countries and a recession that doesn't want to go away, the demand for ESL training is buoyant. The macro prospects for work, however, are not looking particularly good in many places- Europe is economically squeezed in many parts and ageing, the population of Japan is already shrinking, Korea's will follow suit in a few years, and China 's working population is set to peak in a few years.
There are plenty of jobs to be had, but there are also plenty of applicants and I know well-qualified friends who have had to struggle to find work. You may be able to apply for jobs with other certificates, but it is blatantly obvious what employers are looking for. In the eyes of employers, CELTA is the standard, Trinity is a respected junior partner, and the rest at best are also-rans. You could run a similar test and get slightly different results, but these would be minor variations rather than very different pictures.CELTA named: 31CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL named: 29No qualification specified: 32No qualification required: 8(TEFL International named: 0)