Sorry for closing the other thread, but it seemed like it wasn’t going anywhere further at the time except towards ‘legal matters’. But I can see I was wrong.
Bri, you’re 100% right about people getting these short term non-extendibles and that’s what I was saying in the first round.
As for the TEFL qualifications mentioned, yes, this also applies to Taiwan teaching visas, but an Advanced TEFL Certificate is a whole lot different from a (one month)CELTA or RSA as it entails a fair deal of research. Even our school, Abracadabra, gives 30 credits towards the MSc programme for participants going the Adv TEFL route first. Having done FND+1, which is only a tad more than that, do you have any more TESOL insight than you did last year with all the reading, writing, and research you’ve done? I should say so.
But a TESOL Diploma is a much higher degree than a Certificate, where 120 credits must be completed, leaving only 60 more credits to obtain the actual MSc!
So, I’d say that those with TEFL Certificates, but especially those with TESOL DIPS, are a lot more qualified to teach English in Taiwan than someone with a MBA, don’t you agree? Especially when at least two years or more teaching experience is required before being allowed to even pursue one.
So, if the Taiwan government doesn’t require TESOL Cert and Dip holders to show a BA/BS as well, then their decision is founded on some sort of knowledge of the TESOL practitioner educational scale.
Not to offend anyone, but isn’t this of more practical value in the TESOL industry than Joe Blow’s University of Bumfock BA in Basketweaving?