I am a certified teacher in the US and will be looking for a position in HK soon. (I'm on a dependent VISA.) It looks as if TEFL and TESOL certification is a big plus for hiring. Does anyone have a certification course they would recommend? I'm leery of some of the online courses. Are they worth the time?
I have taught 8th grade English (literature, writing, grammar, vocabulary) and have recently completed Orton-Gillingham certification (multi-sensory phonics). I would be most interested in a course that teaches good pedagogy for second language learners, not simply a review of grammar and phonics.
A big bonus would be if the course was accredited by an organization the US recognizes so that I might use it to renew my US certification and/or I could use the credits for a master's degree.
Any suggestions? I've searched forum threads, but they seem to be a few years old. Any recent experiences?