How to Teach English Abroad

Want to share your love and knowledge of the English with the world? Teach English abroad! By teaching English abroad, you can make a ton of money doing what you love, while also getting a chance to explore the world. Provided you know another language and have the right connections, teaching English abroad can make for an exciting, fulfilling and lucrative career. Teaching child to learn English can help improve world relations, helping America to better and more effectively reach out to the rest of the world, increasing communication with the outside world for the greater good. If you are interested in the idea of teaching English to non-native speaker, but aren’t sure how to go about it, check out these most frequently asked questions about how to teach English abroad.

 

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  1. Do I need certification?
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    Before you can teach abroad, you’ll need to get certification that shows you are qualified to teach English abroad. Certification prepares you for teaching English language skills, lesson planning and more. Countries all over the world take certification very seriously, so you won’t be able to get a job without one.

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  2. Where can I find job placement services for teaching English abroad?
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    Online you can find numerous websites that can help you network with people overseas and find a suitable teaching job for you. TEFL Job Placement is one such service that allows you to register, search and apply for jobs easily. It’s that easy! Get the job before you move, so you aren't stuck in a foreign land without anywhere to go.

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  3. Where are the best countries to teach English?
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    If you aren’t sure which country you want to teach, you’ll first want to figure out which language you know best or which you plan to learn. If you aren’t yet skilled in another language, you have a ton of choices before you. Some of the most profitable countries for teaching English abroad include China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

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  4. How can I get certification?
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    To get certification, you’ll need to take a TEFL course. The TEFL course will provide you with the skills for teaching English including skills for teaching reading, speaking, writing, listening and pronunciation. Additionally, the course helps break down grammar concepts to simplify them for teaching purposes. You’ll learn how to plan lessons, manage your classroom and use different styles and learning materials for teaching. Courses can last for 100 hours or longer.

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  5. Can I take a TEFL course online?
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    You can in fact take TEFL courses online. With online courses, you’ll have greater flexibility when it comes to your schedule and when you fulfill the requirements of the course. That means you can more easily work while you take your course.

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  6. Do I need teaching experience?
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    You do not always need teaching experience to teach English abroad. In fact, there are many people around the world ESL job positions that require no or minimal teaching experience. Standing for English as a Second Language, native English speakers can use their existing knowledge of English to teach in public schools, universities and international schools. To get an ESL job, you just need a Bachelors degree in any major and a TEFL certificate.

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  7. Are there any TEFL programs with job placement?
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    The best and most convenient way to get placed in a job overseas is with a program that also offers job replacement as part of their services. The International TEFL Academy is one program that certifies thousands of students each year and helps them find jobs in over 80 countries around the world.

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  8. Do I need a college degree?
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    For most of Western Europe and in many Asian countries, you will in fact need some kind of college degree, preferably a Bachelor’s degree. However, there are some countries where a degree may not be required such as Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru and other Latin American countries.

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