You have decided on being an ESL/EFL teacher so you are off on the job search. Aside from the obvious considerations such as what country to work in and what training/qualifications (TEFL/TESOL/CELTA/DELTA) to obtain; there are other things a teachers should consider when looking at potential job offers.
Yes - it can be done. You need to prepare the ground carefully, but there are a massive number of jobs available around the world and there are not enough English teachers to fill them. If you want to teach abroad quickly, you are pushing at an open door. The 10 steps for finding a teaching job in 10 days or less are listed below. But beforehand, you need to meet two basic conditions:
Where is the best place to teach overseas? It is hard to decide where to go when you look at the scope of unique and exciting experiences that are available in the different regions around the world. This article is designed to give you information regarding the way your decision about where to teach overseas can affect your lifestyle while you are teaching abroad.
Problems. What would we English teachers ever do without them? You might think, “Well, I certainly would like to live without any problems”: But would you really? Problems and difficulties in EFL and language teaching are notorious for forcing change, creative thinking and spurring new growth when we are impelled, as it were, into new directions and venues we’d not otherwise choose. Problems? Bring’em on.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) sounds the perfect way to make some money while visiting or living in another country, or as a work from home business. After all you can speak English so you can obviously teach it, right?
TEFL Techniques: Be Yourself! What makes a good teacher? Think about it… can you remember a particularly good teacher you had at school? Can you remember any that you’d rather forget? OK – hold those thoughts, memories, pictures, words… You KNOW what makes a good teacher.
The opportunity to teach English overseas can be a wonderful experience. Overseas work gives you the chance to see other countries and experience other cultures. Before you make a commitment to teach or work overseas, make sure you are fully informed about the country you'll be working in, requirements for foreigners working in the country, and the documents you'll need.
One method of creating a genuine information gap is through the use of blindfold activities. Blindfolds can be employed in a variety of ways in the TEFL/foreign language classroom to foster a truly communicative and student-centered approach to learning.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Teaching English as foreign language (or second language) is an excellent option for visiting new parts of the world. Because English is commonly used for diplomacy, higher education, business and technology, English teachers and classes are in high demand around the worldwide.
Considering the recent unprecedented growth in the number of international schools in the world on top of the abundance already operating worldwide, it is no wonder you might be reeling from the thought of choosing the ‘right’ school for you.