Joined: 08 Mar 2014
|Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:31 am Post subject: Thinking About Turkey...
I'm new to the TEFL industry, and am looking for some tips and advice on getting my foot in the door. I had my eyes on Malaysia, but am open to other regions as well...
I'm a native English speaker from Canada with a B Comm. and am hoping to obtain a TEFL certificate in the near future..
I am debating enrolling in a 120 Hour Online TEFL program that includes an In-Class Practicum (http://www.ontesol.com/tefl-certificate/).
Would this be sufficient for finding work in Turkey?
I'm not expecting the world in terms of compensation, considering I have no teaching experience yet... With that said, how difficult would it be for an inexperienced teacher to find work in Turkey?
Also, what are the options, outside of Istanbul for English teachers? I'm not particular about being in a region with a large expat community or anything of the sort. I don't drink or go to clubs, and I'd be much happier (or at least I think) in a quieter place where I can read, exercise, and just learn about the culture.
If anybody has any advice they can offer me regarding Turkey, it would be greatly appreciated.