Do I need a TESOL/TEFL Certificate to Teach in China?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, a computer networking degree in WAN/LAN (Cisco Systems) and a Master’s in Educational Business. I also have a ******** Teaching certification and I’ve been teaching here in the US for 7 years. Do I still need to take the TESOL/TEFL classes and show a TESOL/TEFL certification in order to get a job in China(summer or 1-2 year contract?)
Jean answers Theo’s question
In your case, the answer to this question is no. Even with just a bachelor’s degree, you could probably ‘get away’ without having a TESOL certificate but if you have a teaching certification, then going through a TESOL program would be a big waste of money. Plus, with 7 years of teaching experience in the U.S., you are probably not going to learn very much from a TESOL course.
I only recommend TESOL certificates for people without bachelor degrees who are going to teach in China. Schools want to see some sort of qualification, even if it is minimal.
With all of those qualifications, you should be able to land a job anywhere. In fact, some schools will pay you extra just because you have a Master’s degree.
Good luck with everything.
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