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  1. lipofootoo
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    Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Are TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificates worth it?

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    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.

  3. lipofootoo
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    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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    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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    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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    Re: Do you think your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate is worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by lipofootoo View Post
    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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