Teach English Abroad
Have you ever considered the idea that you could teach English Abroad and live and work in another country?
The demand for teachers who speak and can teach fluent English is high in non- English speaking countries across the world and as a result can prove to be a productive career for those who pursue it.
Many countries would like their children to be able to speak, write and read proper English in order to improve their ability to communicate and to get a better paying job.
As a result, if you have these skills and a TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) degree you can travel over great distances and experience many different cultures while pursuing a career as a teacher to these kids.
How Do I Get TEFL Certification?
TEFL certification is earned by taking courses that help you learn how to teach English to students that don’t already speak it.
This means being taught how to handle explaining the English language and how to feel confident enough to convey it in a way that is effective.
You will want to learn how to make lessons that are fun, informative and that match the skill level of your students.
Usually this entails taking courses online or at special locations across the world. The Internet is a good source of information to find where you can get accreditation to become an English Teacher Abroad.
What Does a TEFL Certified Teacher Earn?
Many schools provide their foreign teachers with a residence (often either a home stay or an apartment) and pay their teachers enough of an income to live comfortably in the area where they are employed.
Some teachers are paid as much as $2,000 a month. There’s also an effort put toward keeping the teacher in a steady supply of jobs.
So if you are reaching the need of your employ at one place, there’s a very good chance that you will be notified of another job waiting for you in another location. For this reason being a TEFL teacher can be very much an adventure.
What are the Benefits of Teaching in a Foreign Land?
Becoming a teacher of English in this way allows you to either 1. Get paid to see the world, or 2. Travel for free, or 3. Travel without having to pay much for the trip!
Better yet you can make a real difference in the community where you teach while becoming a fully immersed member of that community.
Becoming a teacher in a foreign land offers you a chance to have an adventure and help the people who are your students to better succeed.
A job opportunity like this gives you a much better understanding of the world and its many diverse cultures, which is advantageous in itself.
If you chose to move on to a business career afterwards or another career where such skills would earn you great experience, you could get better paid and more challenging jobs.
Are There Risks?
Travel tends to involve at least some small degree of risk. Knowing the politics and risk of other major concerns for the area you’re considering is vital to your safety and success.
It is also important to be certain the school you are looking into does not have a reputation for mistreating or underpaying their teachers.
Research before you go is the best way to avoid these problems before you are already in the country.