If you currently have a teen or know a teenager; you've probably noticed a time or two (or maybe a hundred) where their moods have swung to match those of a Drill Sergeant in the armed forces. Sometimes, their actions can leave you wondering whether it's normal or the sign of something more serious.
All schools have good and bad things about them. Not every school is perfect, even the best schools may have some of the items listed below. But, if a schools has a lot of the items mentioned below, chances are that it's a bad school.
Visa requirements vary from country to country and often one of the basic requirements to getting a working visa is having a college degree. That's not to say that if you don't have a degree, you can't teach English. There are places out there that don't require a degree, such as China or Mexico, South East Asia, Latin America. You might also want to consider looking at Work Holiday Visa Schemes.
Walk into just about any classroom and you will find one: A dark green board on the wall, lined with pieces of chalk and felt erasers. Chalkboards, also commonly known as blackboards, have long been a part of daily classroom life, but just what is the history of the chalkboard?
The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work. ~W. Edward Deming. You probably have your own estimate - and it may surprise you what the total number is. Here are some suggestions to curtail and divert as many interruptions (from others) as possible:
Tell the truth...As a teacher, aren't there times when you actually interrupt yourself? Maybe you've never thought about it that way, but think about it. Here are some ideas to prevent that from happening:
Thoughts on the shadow side of teaching EFL abroad.
Most teachers will want health insurance when they go to another country. Teaching and living abroad is exciting, but also poses many unpredictable situations, such as injury or illness.
If you plan on making teaching English your career, you're probably going to have to start saving early for your retirement. Some employers do offer retirement fund options, so ask yours if they have one that you can join.
If you're an American citizen living overseas, you still have to file taxes. Although you may not owe Uncle Sam any money, by law you need to file.