‘When one door closes, another one opens', as the proverb goes. So as someone who has been made redundant twice before, I can sympathise with anyone who finds themselves suddenly out of work. The stability that regular income brings is something we come to rely on.
But with the worldwide economy faltering, you are presented with a really good opportunity to get reskilled. According to a recent New York Times article, millions of people want to improve their English language skills, and qualified English language teachers are in great demand, both worldwide and right here in the UK. So there has never been a better time to get trained in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
Indeed, the popularity of gap year travel is at its highest and there are thousands of language schools across the globe who need our qualified EFL tutors. So by taking a relatively inexpensive TESOL course you'll gain the advantage over other non-qualified individuals and you'll be able to travel and earn your way around the world. Can you picture yourself in the classroom earning a good living in a new country?
But what if you have a mortgage and can't move? Well, TEFL could easily provide you with an answer here as well. Why not think about setting up locally and teaching 1-2-1, or with small groups of non-native English language speakers in your area?
As the American author and activist Helen Keller commented,
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
So if we can put the closed door of redundancy behind us and look for the new opportunities we are presented with, we can start out on a new and inspirational journey.
Because we understand that funding courses can be hard in times of uncertainty, Global English seeks to help people retrain as English language teachers. We have special non-advertised discounts available for you if you have recently been made redundant and we also offer easy payment plans or can link you to possible Career Development Loans so you can fund your studies.
If you would like to investigate Teaching English further and the opportunities that it could offer you, why not call us on +44 01392 411999 today, or email us at email@example.com.
So don't wait - get in touch with us and you too can get started on your journey today. And, if you haven’t joined our community on Facebook, you’re missing out on half the fun! Our Facebook page is the perfect place to ask your TEFL questions and get answers directly from me. Join here now.
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