Hi All, Newbie to the site so please be gentle. I have tried searching for the answer to my question with not much luck so unfortunately I will have to ask if I may. I'm a 33 year old male English Native with with no previous teaching but high ambitions to come and study the BA in BKK Degree in Bangkok this year. I have been to Thailand 4 times so have a good understanding of their way of living and culture. I would like to gain the TEFL certificate before I start the degree but Would people recommend doing it at home for a lot cheaper but 80% online or is it worth paying 4/5x extra and doing it all classed based in Thailand? I was hoping after some ghosting of teaching, gaining the tefl, early years course and having a semester under my belt to then if possible start looking for full time teaching whilst studying. I'm aware the money won't be as good whilst studying for the degree but being able to live and treat myself The odd time and gaining the experience is of more importance to me. My aim is to knuckle down study, teach and guide my young students. My personal learning, gaining the correct qualifications and reflecting that teaching to my students is my goals. Any help/advice/dangers/experiences would be great. I am not a backpacker, I don't intend to run off half way through, gaining a quick buck teaching is not priority. I'm serious about a career change and will have great satisfaction teaching the youngsters of Thailand as appose to looking at an oil rig at sea at the moment. Apologies for the long winded message ha. Look forward to hearing from you all.