You can pose this very question at the interview stage when you apply for a job, but don't let a potential negative answer put you off. Some schools are incredibly organised, with a clear syllabus and curriculum, and files full of cross reference systems. These help you to source materials from which to teach when they should be used.
There are basically two types of initial TEFL training - taking a weekend certificate course plus optional add-on modules or taking a longer intensive 4-week course. After qualifying and gaining at least one year's (preferably two years') experience, you will have the chance to extend your qualifications by taking a diploma course. There are also online TEFL courses, but these are not discussed here.
They say that travel broadens the mind. They're right. Teaching English abroad offers a world of opportunity and discovery.
The best place to teach English abroad? Well of course it all depends on the individual, your worldview, your tastes, experiences and your ambitions. Everyone has different motivations, different expectations and lifestyles.
Are you looking for a fresh challenge? Want to break from your routine? Do you feel that you would like to explore new skills and talents that you haven't yet had the opportunity to develop?
Many native English speakers from abroad come to Thailand each year to teach English to Thai children and adults. Having done so myself I've compiled a number of tips to help you prepare for living in Thailand and teaching English to Thai people.
People who wish to go for teaching abroad will be easily satisfied if they see a handsome income from it and they do not care about the reputation of the institution and other important factors that need to be confirmed of its authenticity.
This article identifies and discusses distinctions among Middle Eastern countries for EFL teachers. It also shares useful tips on how to arrive with the right foot forward.
The paper is about three ways of applying texts in the EFL classroom. They are TAVI, TALO and TASP. The paper's secondary focus is on the use of authentic material. All three ways are presented through three texts by Virginia Woolf.
Forget about climbing Everest or the corporate ladder, teaching overseas should be number one on your list of things to do. Over a billion people are learning English worldwide and teaching English is one of the easiest ways to get a job overseas. Here are my top reasons why it will be one of the best experiences you will ever have...