Plan to teach in Thailand in the near future as well as doing a TEFL course.
Are schools in Thai picky about whether the course is classroom based or online based?
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As one in a hiring role, I would be VERY picky about internet based TEFL courses and probably reject, at the resume reviewing level, any candidates that did not have face-to-face contact in a classroom setting.
I have a couple years ESL experience already also in Korea and Japan. Would just like to supplement with a TEFL.
Whilst I would prefer to do an online course (due to where I am right now for for my job) I don`t want to waste my money on one if it`s not accepted over in Thailand later!
So just trying to get some clarification on schools in general and online TEFL acceptance. Thanks for your input (I can see your point of view also).
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I did try searching "TEFL" on here before I posted....whilst I got info on courses in general, I didnt really get an idea of how widely accepted (or not)online courses are in schools. (officially licensed/recongnized courses that is).
Last edited by robledouk; 18th July 2009 at 13:14. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
The British Council recommends that your initial tesol certification should include a face-to-face element. This is whether or not you have teaching experience. So, I would suggest doing a 4 week intensive course, CELTA or one that meets the BC's guidelines. Look at this article:
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I did a TEFL course in Phuket, although a bit pricey, we received the in the classroom experience. And to top it off they gave me summer camp work during in semesters. Also a face to face course can help you with problems straight - you won't have to wait for emails!!!
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