TESOL

See the World as a Traveling English Teacher

Lexa Pennington's picture

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.

Make a Plan Before Going to Teach Abroad

Lexa Pennington's picture
Have you ever thought about teaching abroad? Teaching abroad will offer you the opportunity to fuel two of your passions: travel and helping people learn. Get your certificate and start looking for a job, because your students are waiting for you.
 
But before buying your airplane ticket, make sure you have done your research, and you are sure that this is what you want to do for the next chapter of your life.
 

Teaching English Abroad

Bert Maxwell's picture

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

Why you Should Teach English to see the World

Izabel Antle's picture

Ever since I was little, I knew that I wanted a job that would help people… I just didn’t know what. Up until six months ago, I was a regular high school student. I was on track for going to college, and then working a 9-5 desk job that would probably not help anyone. But then my family started full time traveling, and I discovered a world full of opportunities that were new to me. Through travel, I learned about jobs in ecotourism, ESL teaching, conservation, and translating. 

The Unforgettable Experience of Teaching English in Thailand

Izabel Antle's picture

Studying or working abroad is an amazing experience that can greatly impact someone's life. While volunteering to teach English with my family in Thailand, I had the opportunity to interview another person with a lot of international experience. My friend Craig has been working as an English teacher for eight years. Teaching English has dramatically changed Craig's life. He came to Thailand for boxing, and ended up making connections and landing a teaching job without any previous experience.

The Idiom Game

Lisa Doctor's picture

Several years ago, while teaching creative writing for three months in a small village in Spain, I was made to feel welcome by a wonderful group of people who were native to the town. Every Saturday night, more than twenty men and women would arrive at the farmhouse my husband and I were renting, each of them carrying a tray of their favorite foods.

When New Speakers of a Foreign Language Are Reluctant to Converse

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When New Speakers of a Foreign Language Are Reluctant to Converse

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.  

Teaching English in China: 5 Things You Need to Know

by Lexa Pennington / Jul 16, 2013 /
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Is one of your dream goals to teach English in China? You may have always been fascinated by Chinese culture (and Chinese food?). You might want to live and work in a different country.

China’s One-Child Policy From My Students with Siblings

jessicajhill's picture

China has too many people. It’s no secret.

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