[quote=“tomthorne”]In general you don’t need a TEFL qualification to land a job in Taiwan, although every little extra helps in the present climate and some of the better chain schools will pay you a little more if you have one. In my experience Taiwanese managers don’t seem to be interested in them. My first school here put my degree certificate on the wall, not my CELTA. I assumed that the punters probably wouldn’t have known what it was. With hindsight I’m not sure that the managers did either.
If I were looking to recruit someone I definitely wouldn’t put much weight on an online certificate - how can someone be trained online for a practical skill? I’d much rather see some classroom experience.
I can’t comment on the differences in quality between the online courses. I would guess that they’re all pretty similar.[/quote]
thanks for your reply tomthorne
I guess the certification is of a self-improvement thing rather than something that the employeer looks for. But definitely something that I will look into since I’m kinda new to teaching…
Thanks again for the reply and let’s keep this thread going (since I couldn’t find a thread dedicated to TEFL certification) :discodance: