I wanted to find out what I had to do in order to get a TEFL certification. I did not even know what this was until I started talking with my cousin on social media. We had lost touch for nearly a dozen years, and I was surprised to find out she was teaching English as a Foreign Language in Thailand. I was so fascinated with the stories she was telling me, and she is the one who inspired me to get my own certification so I could see if I wanted to do the same.
I had a feeling I would because she made it sound so nice. It is not a glamorous job, but it is a fulfilling one that allowed her to explore a new culture which she found absolutely fascinating. She pointed me to the website that she used to get her own certification, and I read everything on there. There was two different ways to do it, and I chose the one that was able to give me classroom training as well. There was another option where I could have done it all online, but I felt I needed the classroom training too.
Both of the courses consists of 168 hours, so it is not a quickie program by any stretch of the imagination. I also liked that I would be able to practice as much as I wanted to in the classroom, because that was the only thing that concerned me. it needn’t have though because I discovered I have a knack for this. I have applications out to several different international schools, and I am hoping to hear back from one any day. I am so excited to go down this new career path, and I have a feeling it is going to be what I do for the rest of my life.