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anyone got a job with just an online Tefl certificate?

 
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victoryanne



Joined: 08 Apr 2011
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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: anyone got a job with just an online Tefl certificate? Reply with quote

Hi, I was wondering if anyone out there has got a job in Istanbul with just an online Tefl certificate?
While I have the funds to do a classroom based course, I have noticed that a combined classroom and online course offer 4 hours of teaching practice, while classroom based course only offer 2 more hours, 6 in total...I have a months worth of voluntary teaching experience in a school and private, which I did in Istanbul last month.
Would if be feasible that this combined with a 20 hr classroom course and a 100/120 online component would ensure I get a job in Istanbul?
All the job ads I've seen don't state that online course are not accepted, as in some countries.
Anyone who has secured a job this way, please get in touch.
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vashdown2



Joined: 14 Feb 2007
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, online works here.
Many online certificates don't even say that the work was done online.
Turkish Ministry of Education accepts TEFL certificates online as well.
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oipivo



Joined: 02 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Online is all you really need in Istanbul, although you'll be far more prepared if you do a face to face course.
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billy orr



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to read this. Not so long ago it seemed that online certs were rejected by the ministry. Or was that just a story put out by face to face course providers?
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oipivo



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stress enough how much better a face to face course is. Online certification is still looked down upon by a lot of employers (as it probably should be), but some schools just don't care. While it's enough to get a job, it may not be enough to keep a job.
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billy orr



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree completely pivo.
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sixthchild



Joined: 18 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be getting easier these days to get a teaching position and yet there is still this mad scramble for M.A's and P.H.D's. A bit like getting a fine arts degree when all you are ever gonna be allowed to do is paint the front door and the bloody windows!
There was a time when wannabe instructor needed at least a couple hundred hours in the classroom before they got started, nowadays a course is enough, no wonder the kids are getting worse!
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