Do I Need a TEFL or TESOL Qualification? By Chris Soames.
If you’ve been hanging around in online TEFL forums, you’ve probably wandered across a conversation about whether you really need a TEFL or TESOL qualification. It’s a natural enough question: after all, you may well be planning a career in teaching because you can’t afford to travel without working. And the truth is, in a few countries you can secure a teaching position without a TEFL qualification. The question is – do you really want to?
It pays to be prepared
You can always throw yourself in at the deep end. You know, just start teaching without any preparation and see how well you do. But that’s a pretty scary thought isn’t it? Without TEFL or TESOL training you won’t know if what you’re doing is right...