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Train to become a language teacher and teach English abroad.
Getting a recognised TEFL qualification from a properly accredited, reputable provider is a great idea.
The TEFL qualifaction is highly regarded and certainly does lead to jobs in real life. On my travels, I have met plenty of happy TEFL teachers.
I would like to recommend a good quality, reliable TEFL course provider - any help would be welcome, please do contact me, but I need unbiased advice — from an accrediting body or an experienced user please, not from a provider.
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In our Language Learning section, we feature reviews of useful resources for Language Learning. Our emphasis is on Egyptian Arabic, but you will find that many of the resources are available for other languages too.
We also have great variety of Children's Egyptian Arabic Language Learning Materials - Resources, reviews and offers for Schools and Families
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