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Can English Teaching certificate replace IELTS, TOEFL etc requirement?



VovaizangliaThreads: 2
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Author: Chris Perrone
   
Mar 30, 2011, 07:22am   #1
Hello,

I consider English my native language as it is the first one I learned since I was born, as have my parents. Nevertheless, my family has traveled a lot, and I hold nationality and citizenship in countries where English is not a main language.

For this reason alone, I am required to submit IELTS or TOEFL when applying for graduate programs around the world.

Since I would like to teach privately (to support my wallet during Master studies), I was pondering whether it would be worth to pursue one of those English teaching certificates, such as CELTA/DELTA or CerTESOL, and thereby save money, instead of taking IELTS or TOEFL.

Since, in theory, teaching certificates should indicate higher language ability than a foreign language certificate, don't you think this would be valid for graduate admission?

Thank you



KathyLalaThreads: 21
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Author: Kathy Hinh
   
Mar 31, 2011, 04:52pm   #2
Hi Chris!
Based on what I have known, teaching credentials are varied from state to another. There are different requirements for elementary, high school, or college credentials. I think you have to confirm the district or the school that you want to teach at. For example, I am living in California, and this state requires that all candidated teachers to pass the CBEST. If you want credential for teaching English for adults in this state, you need to get adult credential, which also requies CBEST too! If you already have teaching credential somewhere else, then you need only the test. More information on teaching certificates, check this out.
www.cbest.nesinc.com

However, some private schools do not require the test, but most prefer it (*_*)


VovaizangliaThreads: 2
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Author: Chris Perrone
   
Mar 31, 2011, 05:53pm   #3
Thank You KathyLala.

I think I omitted an important detail in my original question:

Let's say I apply for an MBA program that says "Requirements: GMAT xxx, IELTS or TOEFL score xxx". Or even any Master of Science program in any field from Business to Economics that requires "IELTS or TOEFL".
Basically I am asking, instead of IELTS/TOEFL, could I just submit the English teaching credential, as it is in theory more important than a foreign language certificate?


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Mar 31, 2011, 06:05pm   #4
I consider English my native language, as it is the first one I learned when I was born, and is also the case with my parents.

Nevertheless, my family has traveled a lot, and I hold nationality and citizenship in countries where English is not the main language.

Since I would like to teach privately (to support my wallet during Master studies), I was pondering whether it would be worth it [/font]to pursue one of those ...

Since, in theory, teaching certificates should indicate higher language ability than a foreign language certificate, [font#FF0000]do
you think this would be valid for graduate admission?

Here's all I could find to fix, all very minor. Good luck in school!

:)


VovaizangliaThreads: 2
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Author: Chris Perrone
   
Apr 1, 2011, 04:42am   #5
lol, thanks Susan. Will pay more attention when writing the Admission Essays :)
However some corrections may change the meaning:

Would it make sense to write "it [another language] is the second one I learned when I was born"?
Basically I want to underline the fact that English was the first of several since a specific event in time, i.e. my birth. Perhaps it would have been more appropriate to write "it is the first one I learned since my birth"? (sounds weird though)

"where English is not a main language"
Here I am trying to stress that neither of the main languages of those countries are English (e.g. in Switzerland, the main languages are German, French, Italian and Romansch).


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Apr 1, 2011, 02:19pm   #6
Vovaizanglia:
"it [another language] is the second one I learned when I was born"?

No, not when. "Since" would work.

Well, here is the perfect way to write it!---> English was the first of several since ...

And "birth" does not even need to be part of it.

English was the second of several languages I have learned.

I consider English my native language as it is the first one I learned since I was born, as have my parents. English is my native language, and it is the language spoken by my parents. Nevertheless, my family has traveled a lot, and I hold nationality and citizenship in countries where English is not the main language.---This is good!


hawraasabraThreads: 1
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Author: Hawraa Sabra
   
Feb 16, 2013, 06:15am   #7
Why don't you just narrow down your options and then call the institutions and ask?


msmwarrenThreads: 2
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Author: Malik Warren
   
Jun 16, 2013, 11:00am   #8
If you are travelling for studies you should consult with your university, they can guide you better if it is acceptable.




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