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PGCE AND TEFL
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Next year, I plan on taking a PGCE (English Teacher Training ) course in order to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in England. After this, in order to gain experience teaching abroad and to broaden my horizons for teaching jobs, I plan on taking a TEFL course in Bournemouth, in which successful completion results in an "introductory certificate". Is this introductory certificate what I should be aiming for, or should I aim for something higher for a teacher trainee with a PGCE certificate? Also, once I have finished with these two courses, I'd like to gain experience teaching abroad, so would foreign employers regard my PGCE training/certficate as experience, thereby increasing the number of jobs available to me?

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It is possible to take a PGCE with TEFL. As this covers the principles of education as well as teaching English as a Foreign Language, it is usually well regarded as an entry qualification into the ELT profession. Teaching practice can also be done abroad, providing overseas experience - another valued attribute.




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