Guide to Teaching English Abroad

IMG_6109What’s your next adventure? Consider teaching English abroad!

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD.

With an estimated 1 billion people taking English classes worldwide (300 million in China alone) the demand for native-speaking English teachers is sky high. From Spain and Argentina, to Japan and Thailand, hundreds of thousands of first-time English teachers are hired each year.

MORE GOOD NEWS!

You don’t need a degree in education, prior teaching experience, or even a college diploma to get a great job teaching English abroad. However, taking an accredited 120-hour TEFL certification will provide you with the recognized qualification and training you need to get hired. Learn more about TEFL certification for teaching English abroad.

GET PAID TO LIVE OVERSEAS!

Imagine walking to work on the cobblestone streets of Florence or through the street markets of Bangkok. How cool would that be? Studying abroad or taking a holiday overseas costs thousands of dollars, but as an English teacher abroad you can earn a sustainable income living in Peru, Czech Republic, Vietnam, or almost anywhere.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAKE GOOD MONEY.

Did you know that first-time English teachers in Asian nations like South Korea and China typically receive free airfare and housing, and make enough to save $1,000 a month after expenses? In fact, in most Asian nations first-time English teachers typically save 30 to 50 percent of their monthly income after expenses, which is great for paying off student loans and funding extra travel.

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR RESUME.

In the globalized economy of the 21st century, international work experience is gold on your resume. From Fortune 500 corporations, to the State Department, there are thousands of employers that actively seek out those with professional international experience.

LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.

Want to master Chinese, Arabic, or Spanish? The best way to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself in an environment where you are constantly exposed. Teaching abroad provides these opportunities the world over.

ENJOY THE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES OF A LIFETIME.

If you live in St. Louis or Seattle, chances are you can’t just zip off for a weekend to Amsterdam or Tokyo, but if you are teaching English in Hamburg or Seoul, these opportunities are routine. It is a lot easier to travel in Europe, Asia, or Latin America if you actually live there and make an income.

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