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    Default Starting an English School

    What are the requirements for starting a legit business like an English school. Given that I always overstay my 30 days, is it even worth considering?

    If it is unofficial and under the table, is there any real risk?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    FYI, I am not planning on doing this right away, but do want to know the ins and outs in case I decide to do it a year or 2 from now.

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    Nobody has to tell you to start with residency?

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    If your just interested in making money, you can obviously do it
    illegally. So long as you don't grow to big, probably won't have
    to many problems. If you want it to be accredited than it would
    make sense you register and do it the right way, no doubt they'll
    take a look at your degrees and teaching experience as well.

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    What qualifies you to be a certified instructor of the English language?

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    I'm an American and I speak English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanSanPedro View Post
    I'm an American and I speak English.
    There are courses one can take for certification as an English Teacher. Look up TEFL Int. Teaching English as a Foreign Language. There are hundreds out there. My month long class cost me $1500 about 12 years ago. I went to Quepos Costa Rica for it. Still got the certificate. Need a 73 year old teacher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanSanPedro View Post
    I'm an American and I speak English.
    That hardly gives you the ability to teach English to those whose first language is Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    That hardly gives you the ability to teach English to those whose first language is Spanish.
    Sure it does. I'm doing it now for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    There are courses one can take for certification as an English Teacher. Look up TEFL Int. Teaching English as a Foreign Language. There are hundreds out there. My month long class cost me $1500 about 12 years ago. I went to Quepos Costa Rica for it. Still got the certificate. Need a 73 year old teacher?
    If I was going to work for someone else, then yea, I would get the certification. But this is would be my own business so as long as I get them to pass TOEFL, certification is not needed. That would be my guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanSanPedro View Post
    If I was going to work for someone else, then yea, I would get the certification. But this is would be my own business so as long as I get them to pass TOEFL, certification is not needed. That would be my guarantee.
    Since you seem to know it all why are you bothering to ask per your first post?

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