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  AN AMERICAN IN EUROPE - WHICH COURSE?
"I am an American living in Europe, and teaching English on a private basis. I already have the RSA CTEFLA and am interested in educating myself further, but feel so confused by all the courses available in the states and the U.K. I have several questions. 1) For continued work in Europe (possibly at some time for a school again) would it be better for me to get the RSA DTEFLA as well, or are other DTEFLA programs as acceptable? 2) In Europe are UK English Teaching Courses more respected than the American ones? 3) If I do the DTEFLA, and then decide to go on to an MA TEFL/TESL/Applied Linguistics, will I be given credit for the DTEFLA within the master's degree? If so, how much credit? What does this depend on? 4) Would it be a bad idea for me, as a native speaker in Switzerland, to do a DOTE program here? Is that as good as a DTEFLA? 5) How do the MA TEFL, MA TESOL, MEd, MA in Applied Linguistics, MEd ELT, MEd TESOL differ? 6) What will an MA or MEd program give me that a DTEFLA program won't? "
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1. What's the difference among the different kinds of courses mentioned at the site (TEFL, TESOL, TESL, CTEFLA, DTEFLA)? 2. How much time (how many days or weeks) takes a fulltime TELF-course? 3. What are the costs of a fulltime TEFL-course (lessons, books and other material, taking part in the exams, etc.)?

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1. TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TESOL = Teaching English as a Second or Other Language; TESL = Teaching English as a Second Language; CTEFLA = Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults; DTEFLA = Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. 2. This can vary greatly. Reputable employers generally look for a certificate level course of no fewer than 100 hours plus a minimum of 6 hours teaching practice. 3. Again, this varies greatly. It is a question of approaching training organisations and comparing.




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