Can I apply with a TEFL/TESOL certificate?

Posted by Olayemi Laniyan 4 years 1 month ago

I have just recently completed the 150 TEFL/TESOL Master course online. I am a native English speaker having grown up and been educated in England. I have no practical experience of teaching and wanted to know if I can apply as a volunteer in order to gain experience.

Answers

Hi!

I was a Namibia 2013 volunteer and currently am serving as a 2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Africa. Thanks for your question! As far as I know (as of about 2014), a TEFL/TESOL was not necessary to apply for WorldTeach, BUT obviously that will make your application much stronger. I actually received my TEFL through WT while in Namibia, but perhaps your qualifications could place you at a higher grade or at a more needy site. What country were you looking at?

My only hesitation is your citizenship. To my knowledge, you still need to be a citizen of the United States in order to do WT. Are you?

Cheers,
Abby