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Which TEFL qualification is considered 'gold standard'?

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by ChaiLattePlease, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    My husband and I are considering a move to China in the summer. He is thinking about doing a TEFL qualification to have more employment options when we get over there.
    Can anyone advise which is the best one to go for?
  2. Fer888

    Fer888 Occasional commenter

    For the kindergartens in my company it just needs to be 120 hours. Try to find one that gives plenty experience of actually teaching children. Does he have a degree? Without a degree he will not be able to get a work visa
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  3. Fer888

    Fer888 Occasional commenter

    Double posted
  4. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    CELTA or the Trinity College Dublin one - many language schools in Europe won't accept anything else. Sure, you mention you want to go to China, but it's worth you doing a course that allows you to go other places in the future. It's not like the places in China won't accept these.
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  5. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    For China all visa applicants require a 3 yr full time degree studied in a native English speaking country and CELTA is the gold standard.
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  6. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    Thanks Fer888, luckily yes he does, in Linguistics so he knows many of the principles if not the practice!
  7. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    Thank you. I have a job offer in China, which is why it’s top of the list.
  8. ChaiLattePlease

    ChaiLattePlease New commenter

    That’s really useful to know, thank you!

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