Hello everybody, i'm part of a British couple that's looking to teach English abroad. The only thing stopping us is our lack of money, which consequently means that we cannot take a TEFL course or book flights. I'd heard that it's possible for people to find employment without a TEFL (as degrees are viewed as more important) and i've also heard that it's possible for people to have their flights paid up front. Is it likely that we'll find both as a couple?
We're struggling to find employment in the UK at the moment and even when we do it'll take months before we could finance our way out there, so we're hoping that we can skip the initial hurdles and find employment. We do have money to survive until our wages come through though.
I know what some of you may be thinking; without any teacher training we'd be hopeless teachers and perhaps to a degree it's true, however I like to do well in anything I do, so we're planning to research a lot about teaching in order to be the best we can be. We'd do a CELTA if we could afford it. Also I volunteer at a language session in the UK, helping others to speak English better, so i'm not completely new to it, however I understand it will be much different to working in a school.
If it's the TEFL that's holding us back then it's possible that we could find the money for the cheapest course we can find, but the flights would be a no-no for many months.
Any replies are greatly appreciated, thank you.