Hey, I've done quite a bit of research on this but I seem to be getting conflicting info everywhere.
Some people say that the i to i weekend/online courses are quite adequate for teaching abroad if your not planning on doing it for a career and yet others say, that the courses are close to worthless and that their qualifications don't make your application much more attractive.
I want to go teach in Seoul for the year, I doubt Id stay any longer to be honest but am just in a bit of a quandry as to what route to go down.
The Celta qualification seems like a great qualification to have but the four weeks of classroom required and the 1,000 plus euro required seem a bit hefty when you can also get a qualification in one single weekend. This seems to good to be true so im assuming it is.
I would be very adamant that I want to teach in Seoul (or as close as possible to it) so would I be safer off getting the CELTA qualification as im sure competition in the hagwons is much stiffer there than elsewhere in Korea and perhaps, that qualification would be your best bet of getting a job.
Best of luck with the search.