Sunday 23 October 2011

Hot Topic:Is it Too Easy to Become a TEFL Teacher?

I'm sure you've heard of the backpacker teacher, the dancing white monkey or being able to get a job provided you have a pulse.  In part people are right, TEFL teachers aren't taken as seriously as we should and that's partly due to the fact that it's too easy to get a job.

In places like China, many employers will hire you as long as you have a valid passport.  Some want you to be native English speakers and have a degree, but that's changing too.  Teachers complain about low pay, few benefits, and lack of respect, yet don't take their job seriously enough to get a higher degree or attend conferences.

What do you think?
Is it too easy for TEFL teachers to get teaching jobs?  Should employers have higher expectations?

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