Unemployed and want to teach English abroad?
Written by Danielle Eade
Date posted: August 16, 2012
Are you unemployed and interested in a career in English language teaching abroad? Have you graduated in the last three years?
In many regions around the world there is a huge and growing demand for English language teaching and a need for quality teachers to meet this. This new scheme from the British Council will help provide unemployed graduates (from the last three years) with a gateway into an exciting and dynamic career which gives an insight into other cultures and communities while also helping people around the world to meet their own goals and aspirations.
The British Council will subsidise 60 people during 2012 to study a one-month Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA course at a UK training centre which will give them the necessary basic qualifications to go abroad and work as an English teacher. Every year thousands of UK citizens work overseas teaching English language to people who want to improve their education and employment opportunities.
Successful applicants will receive a British Council training grant of 50% of the course fee (tuition only) of a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL course, to be undertaken in the UK only. They will also be given a place on an additional one-day teacher training course run by the British Council, which will provide guidance about starting a career as an English teacher overseas or in the UK.
After the one-month course, successful applicants will also be provided with one day of additional training at the British Council which will give them guidance about starting a career as an English teacher overseas or in the UK.
You can read about an English Language Assistant’s experience of teaching in Spain here.
Full details about the scheme and the eligibility criteria are available on the British Council’s website http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/english-teaching-graduate-scheme>
Take a look at all of the information, particularly on the FAQ page before submitting an application.
Don’t miss the deadline – 1 October 2012.