There are many different ways to teach English abroad. Before you decide on a method, it’s important to consider your goals for teaching and whether or not you’re familiar enough with the local culture and language.
How to Teach English Abroad?
In order to teach English abroad, you’ll need a valid passport, plus a copy of your teaching visa. Many schools also require references from previous employers. The requirements to teach English abroad vary depending on the country you’re teaching in. In general, however, you must have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and be certified by the relevant agency as an ESL teacher.
What qualifications do you need to teach English abroad?
1. You need to have a TEFL/TESOL or equivalent qualification (unless you already speak the local language).
2. You need to be physically and mentally healthy enough to work long hours abroad, in hot climates, and with difficult students. Answers on Quora suggest that physical fitness includes being able to squat comfortably, walk 10 kilometers at least once per week, drink plenty of water and eat healthily. Mental fitness includes not getting stressed out easily by challenging situations.
3. You should also have a clean criminal record if you are applying for an immigrant visa rather than a working holiday visa.
4. You need to have a valid passport and be able to afford the flight ticket and initial housing costs once you arrive in your new country.
5. Finally, you should be willing to commit to at least two years of full-time teaching work abroad before applying for an immigrant visa (or working holiday visa if you are not already an Australian resident).
Do you need teaching experience before teaching abroad?
No, not necessarily. However, if you’re not familiar enough with the local culture and language, it might be a good idea to gain some teaching experience before you leave for your new job. This way, you’ll have a better understanding of how students learn and will be more prepared to handle difficult situations on the ground. Additionally, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) courses can help prepare you for working abroad in specific countries or regions.
The teaching world has changed. Some people have all the qualifications they need, overseas experience, and an innate skill to teach English but when it comes to teaching abroad they just can’t find a job or accept jobs that are too low paying or not living in Western countries so many turn away without any further interest – no wonder why those who get work often only stay for 5 years if lucky!
Do I need to speak the local language?
You don’t. In most parts of the world, English is an international language spoken by millions and used widely outside of business and commerce; sooner or later you’ll make friends with people who speak a variety of languages from all over the world at home or work.
Knowing another language can be useful for finding work because some teachers are expected to provide their students with teaching materials in several foreign tongues — especially if they’ve studied pedagogy abroad rather than at a college or university in their home country — but acquiring such fluency is not essential.
It’s true that these language skills are important, however, to speak English well without the expectations of getting paid and teaching before moving forward overseas I would suggest having some prior agency experience rather than just being an inexperienced local graduate.
Which country pays most for English teachers?
According to the TEFL Online survey, 70% of salaries were between $20 and $300 monthly. Canada had a similar range, with about 70% of salaries being paid between $2000–$3000USD/month (approx US$125-250 bi-weekly). Meanwhile, for example in South Korea, the median salary was only 547 USD per month or SOJ 160,000 won approx HKD 1120 at the exchange rate on June 19, 2011.
Note that this was an average among countries surveyed; it doesn’t necessarily mean $20–$300 for all English teaching jobs in Canada and the same ratio in South Korea which does pay significantly less than the survey median. In June 2016 the salary was raised to 3300 Euros per month ($4200 USD).
Can I teach English abroad as a career?
Teaching English is a job that can be done at home using the internet, but if you want to work abroad then there are many ways available for such. You just need to get details about it from your website or present company where you spend professional time in case of self-education or school improvement.
Finding a Job in Asia and other countries on strike like Greece, Spain, France, etc has become difficult as fewer companies offer good jobs. Even the BBC is in trouble as the main TV channel to broadcast news with subtitles is on strike.
The best solution: TEFL Course and choose your target country then follow somehow easy steps given by companies you like most based on different documents which have been made public online correctly or through links posted below otherwise if not too careful you can get cheated as lots of people do this out there. Generally, four batches of information are needed – a passport photo of the person teaching, a copy certified by a local authority giving permission to teach at a school outside one’s own country, documents showing qualifications, and proof of fingerprints through military or college system. Further, you have plenty of options due in large part because more and more places outside Europe are hiring English teachers as an asset for their economy with millions already overseas learning English (for instance take Japan).
All in all, Many teach English in Japan or Korea and get paid comparatively less than in other states. Many also work on a very long-term basis, staying up to 3 years. This is great because no one wants to stay any longer than that when kids are starting school and chances for further work are minimal unless it’s a backup position for some reason such as illness etc . so your likelihood of getting another job once employment runs out is less than elsewhere. Work on a short-term basis ( 2 months to 1 year ) for Japanese companies, A lot of places offer it and pay a sum that all can live comfortably with as not every job will allow you more time in the country so many people take these offers.