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What do I need to teach English abroad?

Have you always wanted to travel…and get paid for it? Dreamt of living overseas, immersing yourself in a new culture? Trying to find the best career for yourself that offers adventure–as well as the ability to make a difference?

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See the World as a Traveling English Teacher

For young, native English speakers who dream of seeing the world, teaching English abroad is a great way to earn money while traveling and experiencing other cultures. You can use your salary from teaching to fund periods of travel, take jobs in various countries to experience different cultures, or both - all while gaining teaching experience that can help you continue a teaching career at home. Even if you anticipate changing careers someday, teaching experience abroad can look great on your resume and create greater lifelong career opportunities.

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Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English abroad is an awesome way to travel and see the world, and an entry level TESOL qualification is all you need to get started. What a fantastic opportunity to diversify your CV and become immersed in another culture!

Teaching English Abroad

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Preparing Yourself To Teach A Language Abroad

Are you the type of individual who would love to be able to travel for work? You’re not the only one. Every year, thousands of people travel to other countries to begin working abroad, while getting paid for their efforts. Believe it or not, there are enormous possibilities out there for those that want to make money, while traveling  and living abroad. One of the most popular ways to make money while traveling is by teaching a language.

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Dana Sibilsky's Three Tips for Teaching ESL in Mexico

Teaching English to students in Mexico was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and though it may sound cliché, I truly feel as though I learned as much -- or more -- from my students and my experience as my students learned from me during my time teaching ESL. The expatriate lifestyle in Mexico was absolutely wonderful, and I was consistently impressed by how passionate my students were throughout each and every class session. 

Teaching English in Istanbul


I'm an American expat living in Istanbul, Turkey. I teach English at a private university which I commute to intercontinentally by ferry. A commute which is probably the calmest part of my day, where I am able to stare out at the majestic panorama of Ayasofya and all of her historic surroundings. It's the part of my day which gives me a chance to remember why I moved to this chaotic, often very stressful city. I'm an observer, and Istanbul - Turkey - and the complex region as a whole, gives me an amazing opportunity to do just that.  

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Win a Teach Abroad TEFL Scholarship!

Get ready! Go Overseas and International TEFL Academy have teamed up to launch their first annual teach abroad contest. Applicants will teach us a word or phrase in another language for a chance to win one of several prizes.

The grand prize winner will receive a free on-site TEFL course through International TEFL Academy in their choice of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, San Diego, or Chicago, along with roundtrip airfare and housing for the duration of the course. One runner up will receive an online course, and an honorable mention will receive a Camelbak backpack.

Teaching Opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe

by Corey Sebens / Feb 27, 2011 / 0 comments

After studying in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) twice during my college days (2 weeks in Warsaw, a semester in Budapest), I wanted nothing but to go back for another 5-10 months. When I found out I was on track to graduate a semester early and had 8 months before I had to start graduate school, I decided to start looking for opportunities to return to CEE.  I looked at placements and programs where I would be able to earn a stipend/salary and I was actually impressed that there were quite a few opportunities, but there was not one place that laid them out. 

Five Popular Teaching Destinations

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Nov 28, 2009 / 0 comments

Every year, more and more people are moving away from their home countries in order to pursue a teaching career abroad. Teaching in a foreign country is undoubtedly an experience of a lifetime. It offers you the chance to learn about difference cultures while gaining valuable work experience.

Five Popular Teaching Destinations