When you’re the kind of person who loves to travel so much that you go straight into teaching English overseas in order to get some travel into your work, then you’re probably also the kind of person who could easily make the transition to being an expat on a more permanent basis. But just as you probably arrived at TEFL by researching the best travel jobs out there, you know that not all destinations are created equally when it comes
One group for which teaching English is a great way to make a little money while traveling is the student who’s going to school in another country. Study abroad travelers often have restrictions on their student visas that don’t permit working while they’re in school, but if you’re just doing a bit of English conversation for pocket money it can be done without causing an issue – especially if you’re in a country like Italy.
Of course, in order to finagle
Searching for jobs teaching English in another country can be daunting. In many cases, you’re asked to sign a 6, 9 or 12 month contract without ever meeting your potential employer face to face. Sometimes you won’t know what the conditions are like at the school, what kind of resources will be available, or what the students will be like. And in certain situations, you may not have ever even been to the city, or even the country, where you’re
For many people, making the decision to work as a teacher in another country isn’t an easy thing. Sure, there are definite perks to doing it – experiencing another culture and maybe even getting paid to do it – but as with most things, there’s a not-so-rosy side to teaching abroad that not everyone knows about before they sign up. So it’s not only good to research places where you can teach, but also hear from people who have gone
As we continue to provide useful information about the world of TEFL, we’ve just come across a company that does online TEFL courses that look very interesting. They are currently offering discounts for new customers as well as a free trial program, so it looks like it would be a good place to start for someone who is considering jumping in to this fascinating career and lifestyle.
It appears they also have in-person weekend classes, as well as a placement
Thinking of teaching English in Spain? Finding it hard to sort through all the info out there? Pain in Spain is one TEFL blog which is long overdue for a TEFL Logue review.
I first mentioned the site in a post about TEFL courses, where Pain in Spain blogger takes a pragmatic look at the value of a TEFL certificate. From what I can gather about the blogger/s – not all that much, but that’s okay – s/he