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    ESL position with only colllege?

    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 :)

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    Re: ESL position with only colllege?

    Quote Originally Posted by thortess View Post
    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 :)
    If you do a TEFL course, that, along with your degree, should qualify you to teach ESL in most countries.

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    Re: ESL position with only colllege?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you do a TEFL course, that, along with your degree, should qualify you to teach ESL in most countries.
    Yes I agree, as English teachers TEFL is sometimes better than an university degree. But it does not mean you have no chance if you are native English speaker and have a open attitude.

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    Re: ESL position with only colllege?

    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.

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