>I’m now TEFL Certified!
I think overall, the class was really valuable and worth it. I know it’s debatable whether or not it’s worth the money/time to get a TEFL Certificate to work in Chile because it’s absolutely possible to find work without one.
However, I know myself well and I could not imagine being just thrown into a classroom without some sort of preparation. I mean yes, I speak English. But before this class did I know about the three functions of the present perfect? Nope. The explanation would have gone something like…”Well…sometimes you but have in front of the past participle..umm…yeah. To talk about the past. But it’s different from the past simple. Like. I have been to Chile. Yeah.” Anyway, now I know a lot about the perfect tenses, and how to elicit and how to concept check and monitor and error correct and drill and much more.
Now it’s time to hit the pavement with my resume. This kind of scares the be-jesus out of me because I’ve never done that before. All the jobs I’ve had in the past I’ve either gotten through e-mail or through a friend. But I know I can do it.