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  •  If I can take the TEFL test without having (1+ / 0-)
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    to take the TEFL course, that would be perfect.  I'll check out that possibility.  Thanks for info.

    Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by Hanging Up My Tusks on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 04:48:09 AM PDT

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    •  be aware that many employers prefer younger (5+ / 0-)

      teachers, so being "mature" is not always an advantage...many employers, especially in asia, expect teachers to "entertain" students and tend to not employ older folks as readily

      but don't let that discourage you...i'm in my mid-fifties and doing quite well teaching abroad - last year we were in laos and my wife's school had several "older teachers" on staff making 20 usd an hour, which is pretty rockin money in laos - a fabulous country, btw

      Kick a "job creator" in the balls today!

      by memofromturner on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 05:27:49 AM PDT

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