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"I live in Victoria British Columbia and I have just registered in a TEFL teaching course. There seem to be some problems and I can't seem to get proper answers from anyone and I am hoping you can set me straight. It seems that my past education does not qualify me for teaching in very many countries, and also my age seems to be a real deterrent. Please set me straight if you can. I am now 58 years of age and when I finish the course in summer of 2001 I will be 59. I have no University degree so this was the only course I could register into. It seems that almost every country I have tried to seek information from says that I must have a university degree along with this certificate. Those few countries that did seem to say I was okay with the TEFL appear to be looking for people no older that 30-35 years of age. I would like to teach in one of these countries in order of preference, Asia, Africa (Botswana) Thailand or South America. All I ask of you is that you please supply me with as much information as possible as to where I may be able to get employment teaching English with my age and qualifications taken into consideration. I am presently living in Canada and have done so for some 30 years. I am born in England and hold dual citizenship. "
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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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