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making the change from EFL teacher to trainer?


I'm an EFL teacher and teacher trainer with ten years' teaching experience. I want to move into training outside this area and have read a lot about "training the trainer"
courses. If I were to do one of these courses, would I find that much of the input is material that I've already covered in my language teaching training? Any other advice about 'crossing over" would be greatly appreciated.
Robin Lurie

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  1. I did, and am sure you can too
    Hi Robin,

    I only had 4 years TEFL experience when I made the change almost 13 years ago, but have always found that the TEFL Certificates and Diplomas that I had taken really stood me in very good stead in the classroom, but not with Interviewers. My first job outside TEFL came as a result of a TEFL short contract in Spain, where the company that I was working for asked me to join their in-house Management Training Consultancy.

    I’ve since taken great care to get non-TEFL related training qualifications – the CIPD’s Certificate In Training Practice – for example, and stressed these qualifications at interview. I’m now freelance and doing most of my work outside the UK, and all my TEFL experience proves really useful again.

    If you’d like to talk through your options please feel free to give me a call – 01843 584264.



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