Non-native English teacher with a Bachelor's from The Netherlands

by Nathalie
(Netherlands)

I've been looking at TOEFL and Cambridge certifications, but I'm not sure it's redundant for me.

I'm Dutch and have a bachelors degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Specialized in secondary education and with a minor in International Education which I got living in the UK. As for teaching practice, I have been a teacher for four years and did internships before that.

Shouldn't that be enough to get me a job teaching in Tokyo? Or do I have to get a different certificate as well, maybe a Cambridge certificate?

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Feb 11, 2018
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Non-Native ESL Teacher From Netherlands
by: John

Hi Nathalie,
With all your qualifications you are more than qualified for teaching in Japan. You will not need a Cambridge certificate. Your teaching experience alone qualifies you for a Specialist in Humanities Visa and your educational field of specialization is attractive to employers.
Good luck teaching in Japan

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