Teaching Abroad

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  1. teacherperson

    teacherperson Rookie

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    I am about to graduate college with a B.S. in elementary education with a certification in teaching ESL. I really want to try teaching English abroad, particularly in Europe. I need a TEFL certification, don't I? Or is an ESL certification enough? Also, have you ever heard of CELTA? I read that it's the preferred kind of certification to have if you want to go to Europe, but I don't really know much about CELTA.

    Have any of you gotten TEFL certified? Was it worth it? How hard is it to find a job overseas, particularly in Europe?
     
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    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Many overseas English teaching jobs don't require any special certification.
     
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  5. Tyler B.

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    I taught in Europe for 4 years. Loved it. Learned German and met my future wife. We got jobs through the Department of Defense. Solid pay and great benefits. When we applied, two years of experience was required. Another way to go is to teach in an International School. You can attend a job fair and get hired on the spot.
     

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