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Old 09-30-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
 
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I just turned 27, dropped out of college and am looking to find work abroad teaching English. Can a "TEFL certificate" help me out with that? I don't plan on finishing my degree anytime soon. Where is a good place to get a reputable/accredited certificate? Thanks! any additional info is appreciated.
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I think it can definitely help, but it's not always necessary to score a job. It may depend on the country you're interested in teaching in...as well as the school - location, quality, reputation, etc. I was looking at teaching, and don't have a certificate, and found a lot of opportunities in Asia; although I'm not sure what their degree requirements are. Korea, China and Japan are in a high demand for english teachers, so I'm sure you can find some jobs or programs that just want you and your native language!
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wow she said that well
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from my understandings, some dif countries have dif requirements. I was looking into this in italy and an undergraduate college degree was required, keep that in mind.
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