Hi, I was just wondering if any of you guys might be able to give me an insight into doing a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course.
Basically, I graduated from University here in the UK a couple of years ago, and have kind of just bounced around from temp job to temp job, without any real direction. I was trying for the whole 'graduate' route but it never really worked out for me.
I've decided to use the fact that I left my last job (trainee stockbroker) as an opportunity to re-assess things a little. I figure that instead of doing crappy temp jobs over here where it's cold and wet, I might as well do a TEFL course and go to somewhere in Asia or maybe Latin America and get a bit of life experience, see a different part of the world, perhaps learn a new language. It might also help me reflect on what I really want to do with my future, as I guess I haven't always had much direction.
I'd really just be interested to hear from anyone who has done something similar, and how you found living in a different culture, the teaching environment, etc.