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WILL EXPERIENCE COUNT?
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I returned last year from Sri lanka where I taught at an International school for 2 and a half years. During this period I did teach EFL classes to students. I am now considering spending more time doing this in another country. Though I have some experience, I have no qualifications in this field. Would my time spent in Sri Lanka count for anything or is it advisable to secure some kind of TEFL qualification? There seem to be so many available courses. If I did elect to enrol on a course, are they all pretty much the same?

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While it is possible, as you know, to obtain teaching posts without an ELT qualification, it does limit the field. We would also recommend that you take a course in order to better prepare yourself (and your students) for what is a very worthwhile but challenging job. Your previous experience will certainly count both in terms of what you can bring to any future course you may undertake and also to any future teaching you might do. You are right. There are many courses to choose from and they are not all the same. Study your own particular needs, contraints and preferences carefully and then look closely at what each course has to offer in order to select the one that best suits your needs.




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