Why Tefl needs the right kind of troublemakers
- Created: Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:59
Professionalising language school management will help reduce the number of dubious teachers attracted by a sector lacking regulation, says Melanie Butler
I first came across the name Seamus Ruddy in 1986. As a freelance journalist in those pre-internet days I spent much of my time in the BBC World Service News Library searching among the news clippings held in a special file entitled ‘Britons in trouble abroad’.
Quite a few of the Britons in trouble turned out to be Tefl teachers. Around half were the troublemakers, drug mules mostly, trying to scrape together the plane fare home.