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Teaching possibilities with no degree???

Post by TinyK » Tue, 29 Dec 2009 6:09 pm

Hi all,
I am a native English speaker from the Carribbean. My accent is very clear and universally understandable. I'm living in Central Europe at the moment & contemplating a move to Singapore with my hubby and young daughter (hubby was offered a position there) I do not have a university degree but I've been able to find work here quite easily being a native speaker holding a TEFL certificate. I've worked with adults & children. Do you think its possible to get hired as a teacher in Sing if you're not degree qualified???

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Post by monday » Wed, 06 Jan 2010 3:41 pm

Hi TinyK
I don’t think you are welcome for English language Teacher if it’s for other than English may be some possibility, if I’m not mistake still you must need a graduate as you are foreigner. Ministry of education basically gives permission for graduate trained teacher to teaching in Singapore. If you able to find some teaching job, your company has send your qualification proof to MOE if you meet all require criteria of MOE than only your company can go with MOM so think about this.

All the best.

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Post by chla » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 9:35 am

Hi Tiny,

Would you consider working with preschool children?

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Post by prueplum » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 1:55 am

How about a teacher in a private school? Not any government school. Because as far as i know government schools are always under MOE and they are currently always looking at your paper 1st no matter how good you are if you are to teach in a school under MOE.

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Post by SunWuKong » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 9:40 am

You would get into the MOE, no problem at all.

Only about 5% of Singapore would be able to pass a TEFL. :D
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Post by ksl » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 12:04 pm

SunWuKong wrote:You would get into the MOE, no problem at all.

Only about 5% of Singapore would be able to pass a TEFL. :D
If that!

Not even English graduates are allowed to teach English to foreigners without the TEFL in most European Countries....Though English teachers would be peeved about that.

The TEFL is a specialist niche area of teaching for foreigners, that also concentrate on sound pronunciation, your income would be much more in the private sector though.

I personally think you have no problem at all, to find work any where in the world with the TEFL. I was thinking of taking it myself years ago for the same reasons, its a specialist skill.

Teaching is not a specialist skill and that's what you must emphasise, though MOM should be aware of it.

Very few Singaporeans could qualify.

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