8 days after taking the test from hell (well, grammar hell at least) I can finally put my nerves to rest and update my resume with “TEFL certified”!!!! YAY! I am so happy, and I can now officially be placed in Seoul if all goes the way I hope! Keep crossing fingers!
For those who are like “huh? what is TEFL?” it’s a certification that says I am qualified to Teach English as a Foreign Language. In order to teach in Seoul, and virtually anywhere else around the globe, you need to be certified at least 100 hours, which is what I got. I just completed the course online through ITTT at my own pace and then took a final exam. Once you pass, it’s recognized worldwide. That means that after completing a year in S. Korea I can go anywhere else I’d like! S. Korea is interesting though in the fact that you only need to be TEFL certified to teach in Seoul since it’s the capital and so competitive. You can secure a job anywhere else in the country without being TEFL certified, you just won’t get that pay bump. So, instead of making 2.0 million Won per month, I will now be making 2.1 million Won, which is the equivalent of $1,948.52 USD a month as of right now on xe.com.
Now I just wait to get my certificate in the mail, which they say will take about 2-3 weeks since it’s mailed from Thailand…wawaweewa! I’ll post a picture of my certificate to show off once I get it 🙂
I’m soooo happy, now I can officially go to Vegas this weekend and LET LOOSE!!!