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    Hello everyone,
    I'm a 24 year old student from Belgium.
    For a couple years now I have been thinking of teaching in Asia. Three countries that crossed my mind were Thailand, China and Japan. All three require at least a bachelor's degree to obtain a B visa / working visa.

    I would like to teach English as a foreign language to high school students or to primary school kids.

    I do not hold a formal bachelor's degree. However, I'm the holder of an associate's degree in paralegal studies and I also hold a postgraduate certificate in strategic management and leadership.
    A bachelor sits on level 6 of the European Qualification Framework. An associate's degree sits on level 5 of the European Qualification Framework and a postgraduate certificate sits on level 7 of the European Qualification Framework. Following this reasoning, I do hold credentials that are at least a bachelor's degree. The Pgce is even a step up on the ladder compared to a bachelor's degree.
    Can I be granted a B visa based on my Pgce and my associate's degree, taking into account that I don't have a bachelor's degree?
    I'm fluent in English, French and Dutch. I speak a bit of German as well.

    Kind regards,
    Vincent.

  • #2
    Do you have a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) or a postgraduate certificate in strategic management and leadership? Or both?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Raven View Post
      Do you have a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) or a postgraduate certificate in strategic management and leadership? Or both?
      Dear Raven,
      Thanks for your reply to my question.
      My postgraduate certificate is in strategic management and leadership. My associate's degree is in law.
      I hold an award NVQ 3 in training and teaching as well though.

      Kind regards,
      Vincent

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      • #4
        You may be out of luck as you are from Belgium.
        Normally they look for people from the US, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand with a BA at least. You should also get a TEFL certificate at least to teach in government schools/private schools.

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        • #5
          And non native speakers need a valid TOEIC score

          Originally posted by TeacherBelgium
          I'm fluent in English, French and Dutch. I speak a bit of German as well.
          And you're thinking of teaching english for less than 1000USD a month?
          Last edited by Arthur Daley; 04-12-2020, 11:09 PM.

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