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"Enquiry: I started out in EFl 30 years ago when I did a Languages degree then taught In Europe then did my Level 2 qualification before going on to teach and train teachers for 14 years.I accidentally left efl after some personal problems and have ended up working as a Manager in a completely different discipline. I deeply regret leaving Efl as it was always my first love .Can I return at my age 52? "
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DEGREE OR NO DEGREE?
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I am currently considering a change of career to teaching English overseas.I'm currently a corporate training manager and have three A levels. I'm undecided about going straight to a RSA course or going to University to obtain a degree first. How necessary is a degree? The areas that I would prefer to work in are South America & SE Asia. (My Spanish is almost fluent) In the future, after gaining experience, would it be possible to study for further EFL qualifications without a degree?

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Most countries in SE Asia need a degree and an increasing number around the world are setting a first degree as their base standard for granting work permits to teachers of EFL. Having said that, there are countries where one can find work without one. It is possible to do take further EFL/ESL qualifications so long as you can satisfy the entry requirements which do not always insist on a first degree. Make the appropriate enquiries a your local embassy or consulate office for that country, as to how to go about this.




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