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Introducing myself and advice sought

 
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moonbeamshimmer



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Introducing myself and advice sought Reply with quote

Hello all!

I've just had my registration authorised and I wanted to introduce myself.
I am a 23 year old British female living in London. I have just returned from a short trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and have since decided that I would like to follow my aspirations and work as a TEFL teacher (haven't decided for how long yet) in Thailand. I graduated from one of the UKs top universities last year in Classics and have quite a lot of experience with children of different ages.

I am now considering my options and would like some honest advice from you all. They are:
1) Taking a CELTA with IH in Chiang Mai around August/September time and then finding work while in the country
2) Completing a TEFL course with TEFL Heaven and then being placed within a school organised for me.
3) I have a second interview with a school I applied for and the start date (should I be successful) is in July. This would mean a very brief TEFL course and a mad rush to tie up loose ends here.

I understand how the CELTA course is the most in-depth and thorough but my only concern is that it is focused on adults, as opposed to children. Therefore because I am most likely to be teaching children, a TEFL would be more appropriate. However, I am a believer that if you are going to educate yourself, you should invest in the best possible course and qualification.

I have a few questions too, including whether with the first option, coming out to Thailand without a job is risky.

Any advice, suggestions or criticism is much welcomed and I look forward to your responses.

Moonbeam : )

ps. Apologies for posting this here as well as in "Newbies", but I wasn't sure if people check both forums
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post your responses on the following thread:

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=96504
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