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UK - No Go area for teachers?
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: What to do Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your situation; I know how it feels.

It really depends on your qualifications, experience, financial state, and aspirations.

Do you want to stay in EFL? If you don't already have an advanced qualification such as the DELTA or the DipTesol, you might consider doing one. You can do it part-time, or full-time if you have enough money to tide you over for three months.

I've found that visiting language schools in person yields better results than simply sending a CV. A day spent walking around central London might bear fruit, especially with the summer school season on the horizon.

A rotation job would allow you to work abroad and spend time at home, but that might not be convenient.

If you're a graduate, you could take a PGCE course and achieve qualified teacher status within a year. You'll find information about it here:

http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training/postgraduate-routes-teaching

Your job prospects as a school teacher would be much better than as an EFL teacher.

Above all, don't give up.

Hope this helps.
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CANDLES



Joined: 01 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks friend for the info. I have seen it.

I have a summer session lined up already. Prior to teaching I had another career, but I've been out of it so things have 'changed' as the agencies tell me.

No problems about finances to do any other courses, but just feel a bit old and tired to be studying, even though I will be doing a MA (which I didn't complete before) and have been putting off for years.

I want to be able to work and study rather than one or the other and I think I need to feel 'peppy' as the Americans say.
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