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Offline swissmiss

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The importance of TESL certification
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:45:51 AM »
I was hired by my school with no experience and did not have to do any coursework in TESL or any like program.  I really love my Hagwon, the kids, and enjoy the work.  I came to Korea with the intention of building my repertoire in foreign languages but have unexpectedly fallen in love with teaching.  Recently, I have been debating getting a masters in education or doing something to add accreditation to my simple bachelors in the event that I decide to teach for more than a year and have a serious go at this.  To start, I considered getting the basic certificate for teaching English as a foreign language but is it even worth it if I am already getting experience?   

Offline andyfoggy

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Re: The importance of TESL certification
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 02:17:12 AM »
do it,its worth it and if you move to public school (EPIC) you will automatically jump up a pay grade and it will pay for itself in 4 months :)
i did the 120 hrs one with bridge tefl and it covered adults and kiddies and i really enjoyed it

Offline samuse

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Re: The importance of TESL certification
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 07:09:58 PM »
yeah my friend who is out in Ulsan did the same, worth it for the pay alone but also may be a good stepping stone for learning more :) I'm hoping o head out next year and starting my course now. Just do your research and make sure you get one your school, or the majority of others will actually recognise!