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"I am 62, have a BA Hons.degree, Teaching Certificate + Diploma in TESOL from a UK teacher training college.I am hoping to buy a flat/house in Spain/Mallorca shortly. I have many years teaching experience in Sierra Leone as well as in Britain. For the last nine years I have worked as a Section 11 teacher in inner London dealing with children whose first language is not English.The Diploma course was rigorous and I gained an A grade but did not have a teaching component. (I have taught all ages - in Sierra Leone I taught adults and secondary). Could I find a ESOL post there do you think (preferably with young children) or would I be considered too old? Is there any country otherwise where I might be considered?"
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What recognised EFL examinations do you recommend for my students? I am totally at sea as to what is best as there are several on the market, e.g. UCLES, IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity, London Chamber of Commerce. Thanks, in advance for your advice.

The crucial thing is what best fits your students' needs. I advise you to thoroughly research the content of all that is on offer and then look closely again at why your students are studying English and what they need to do with it. Then try and find the best exam to fulfil those needs. You may well find that one exam will best serve one or some students while another or others will better serve the rest.

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