im not sure but in Santiago at Language American partnership in San Luis street in their ad i see it says TEFL testHi !
I'd like to know where you can get TEFL certified here in the Dominican Republic (Santiago/santo Domingo) ?
any answers would be appreciated !:cheeky:
Are you sure about that? My son took the 135 hr TESL Canada course, which he took specifically because many schools finds it essential for their teacher to have for teaching English as a foreign language. He had no problem finding a job. Anyways she said TEFL certified and I assume they are almost the same. Of course there are plenty of paper mills out there that you can gt your degree from, and still not understand anything. Teaching is a vocation and there are many teachers that have a great deal of paper qualifications but can't teach a lick.Dont bother wasting your money on it. It isnt worth the paper it is written on! Im a qualified teacher and know that no school worth its salt is impressed by that.
While they ask for a BA to teach ESL in Japan, Korea...etc the only place it is a real requirement is Canada, England, and the USA. My son has taught at Jilin University in China and in Korea at a reputable school. He has a two year business diploma, and a TESL Canada Course. He is a published poet and has the ability to teach. Does he have a teaching degree, no, but it doesn't seem to stop him from getting a job teaching. My wife is a teacher, a principal, and has many years of teaching.Yes I am sure about it. It doesnt qualify you to be able to teach nor does it give the knowledge needed to teach English as a second language. As a qualified teacher, I have rarely come across a school where they accept that without a teaching qualification. AND then if a qualified teacher has got a TEFL certificate its not considered half as important as actual experience.
That is utter BS and if you are a qualified teacher then the only reason you would be saying this is because you have a chip on your shoulder about people being able to walk into the classroom with a TEFL while you have spent years slogging away at university to get there.Dont bother wasting your money on it. It isnt worth the paper it is written on! Im a qualified teacher and know that no school worth its salt is impressed by that.
My son has the TESOL Canada course, which consists of 150 hours of instruction, 10 hrs of observation and ten hour practicum. He has taught for a year in China(Jilin University) and is going back again for another year to a different area of China. Certain countries like Japan, Korea, and most of Europe they want you to have a least a BA. In most Latin American countries being a native English speaker with TESL or TESOL is enough for the majority of schools.Sorry, I don't post much on the board...but I read a lot!
This thread is kind of confusing me a little. I will be starting a TEFL course in August. It is 8-10 weeks long. The school is located in Chicago. I was hoping to use that certification to land a job teaching English as a second language, but from what I am reading, it doesn't sound like it will help me.
I will tell you that I do not have a BA. I am a certified personal trainer and was hoping to supplement teaching English with getting a personal training gig. Of course since I have been to the DR 5 times I would love to be there doing this, but I am also looking at a couple other Latin American countries in South and Central America.
Am I wasting my time?? This school is nationally recognized and has a lifetime placement service. They say that just by telling a Language School that you have been certified through them, they will hire you. I am not expecting to make a fortune, just to give something of myself and to be able to live.
Sorry if this goes off the OP subject...any help would be greatly appreciated.