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"I would like some advice on the best way to apply for tefl jobs. I have been travelling for the last 6 monyh=ths and for the last two months I have been teaching English as a volunteer in Honduras. I have completed a total of 80hours tefl training but I do not have a degree. I am returning to the UK in June and am looking for jobs. I have seen that there are many summer schools I am interested in applying for. What is the best way to go about this?"
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IS AN ELT QUALIFICATION REALLY NECESSARY?
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I am a 28-year old Romanian citizen, so a non-EU citizen. I have above average education, I have a B.A. in English Language, a M.A. in British and American Studies and I am presently enrolled in a PhD program in English Linguistics. I also have a relatively rich teaching experience, five years with university students majoring in Law and Economics and two years teaching business professionals. I also have advanced level Italian and Spanish. Do I need a TEFL degree.

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You do not say whether you taught EFL to your law students and business professionals. If your teaching experience was in EFL, then a TEFL qualification is probably not essential. If, on the other hand, it was in other fields, a qualification at at least certificate level would heighten your awareness of the specifics of learning and teaching a second language.




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