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Tefl courses?

  • 25-08-2013 1:07pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 86 ✭✭✭ con1421


    Hi guys,
    I recently finished college and as a result was hoping to apply for a tefl course. Could anyone recommend a good and reliable course that would not be too expensive and could guarantee me a job?

    I'm hoping to get going soon after Christmas if everything goes acording to plan?

    Could anyone recommend any good countries to teach? I was thinking either the UAE or Japan but any feedback is much appreciated
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  • con1421 wrote: »
    Hi guys,
    I recently finished college and as a result was hoping to apply for a tefl course. Could anyone recommend a good and reliable course that would not be too expensive and could guarantee me a job?

    I'm hoping to get going soon after Christmas if everything goes acording to plan?

    Could anyone recommend any good countries to teach? I was thinking either the UAE or Japan but any feedback is much appreciated

    I did a TEFL about 3 years ago with i-to-i, which was okay. To be honest, if you come to Asia there really is a surfeit of jobs (not necessarily all good ones, but you shouldn't have difficulty finding work). In fact, in places like Korea, a TEFL is not even a prerequisite. Just a degree will do.




  • I did one with TEFL courses Ireland, it was around 320 euro, but it was really good. 100 hours online, 20 hours in class. The in - class was great, and I really enjoyed it! There's discounts as well if you're a recent graduate, unemployed or a student! And you don't have to prove your status as any of the above! I think they have some summer sale until the 31st of august too! They have a job centre on the website too




  • OutShout wrote: »
    I did one with TEFL courses Ireland, it was around 320 euro, but it was really good. 100 hours online, 20 hours in class. The in - class was great, and I really enjoyed it! There's discounts as well if you're a recent graduate, unemployed or a student! And you don't have to prove your status as any of the above! I think they have some summer sale until the 31st of august too! They have a job centre on the website too

    Thank you for your reply. Are you an english teacher now? If so where are you teaching ? Also could, you recommend a country?




  • I am going to be an English language assistant for the year in Spain. I'm going to work with a company called Meddeas. I start in two weeks! You get paid 840 euro a month, and you only work 20 hours. My brother worked for them last year. He got on so well that the school asked him to stay on, and now he's an English teacher in a primary school in Spain and he gets paid as much/almost as much as any qualified primary school teacher in Spain! See for me, I would only be going to Germany or Spain, but that's because I speak both of the languages and want to improve my spoken languages. But, of course middle eastern countries pay their english teachers an awful lot. And just remember, if you do a TEFL course your not qualified to teach in Ireland! But some places would take you on with it. :)


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  • OutShout wrote: »
    I am going to be an English language assistant for the year in Spain. I'm going to work with a company called Meddeas. I start in two weeks! You get paid 840 euro a month, and you only work 20 hours. My brother worked for them last year. He got on so well that the school asked him to stay on, and now he's an English teacher in a primary school in Spain and he gets paid as much/almost as much as any qualified primary school teacher in Spain! See for me, I would only be going to Germany or Spain, but that's because I speak both of the languages and want to improve my spoken languages. But, of course middle eastern countries pay their english teachers an awful lot. And just remember, if you do a TEFL course your not qualified to teach in Ireland! But some places would take you on with it. :)

    Just checked out their website; seems like a decent offer with some good experience. Not to mention getting to spend that much time in Spain, which, despite its current malaise, is really a wonderful country full of wonderfully friendly people. Hope it goes well, mate.




  • Is TEFL Courses Ireland the best one? They have a sale on at the moment, thinking of going for it but not sure if there's better companies around the same price range? Around €280 for 120 hour course.




  • Anyone have a preferred TEFL course?




  • thebuzz wrote: »
    Is TEFL Courses Ireland the best one? They have a sale on at the moment, thinking of going for it but not sure if there's better companies around the same price range? Around €280 for 120 hour course.

    Looking at doing this course too.... can anyone advise if it's worth doing?




  • Hi all,

    Does anyone on here know when Meddeas stop accepting applications? I only say the job posting in the last few days...Also,how many interviews are conducted and do successful candidates choose where they get placed?

    I'd greatly appreciate any feedback you could give.

    Thank you x


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