Teaching English Abroad

Can Non-Native Speakers Teach English Abroad?

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Most language schools prefer teachers from so-called native English speaking countries. If you don’t have the right passport, you will have a hard time finding a teaching job abroad. Is this kind of discrimination in the ESL industry justified? What can non-native speakers do about that? This post discusses both sides of the medal and…

Teaching ESL in India: What You Need To Know

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As a practically native-English-speaking country, India may not be on top of your “teach English in…” list. Paid opportunities are rare, but you can teach English in India as a volunteer, too. Read this guide and learn the basics for ESL teachers in India. ESL tutors seeking teaching opportunities in Asia prefer teaching in countries…

Teaching English in Sri Lanka (As A Volunteer)

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This will be a little different from the usual EFL teaching abroad articles. For one thing, the post I am talking about is a volunteer post. “Why should I volunteer as a teacher, when I need money?” I hear you cry. Well here’s the thing. If you want to visit a very unusual place, and…

The Best Cities To Teach English in China

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China is such a massive country with several megacities you’ve probably never heard of. When you want to teach English in China, one of the most asked questions is: Which city should I go to? Beyond the obvious options of Beijing or Shanghai, there’s a lot more to discover. This list of the best cities…

What Are The Real Salaries To Teach English Abroad?

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When it comes to teaching English abroad, one of the first concerns that most would-be teachers have is knowing the actual salaries to teach English abroad . Although the industry is becoming more regulated and schools are requiring additional qualifications compared to even five years ago, plenty of jobs remain. While China and Saudi Arabia…

Teaching English Abroad at an International School

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I’ve worked in the ESL field for a little while now and it has its ups and downs. Every position has its good points and bad. I have experience in working in both a language school environment and an international school. Currently, I have what most teachers in China and in other countries would refer…

5 Steps To Financial Success For English Teachers

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Most of us go abroad to teach English for a chance to travel and have a bit of an adventure. But, money is important too and it often plays a big part in the decision of which job to take and even which country or part of the world to go to. It really is…

Is 34 Too Old To Teach English Abroad?

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I am seriously considering teaching English abroad again for one year. The idea is to save money teaching, but also live abroad while I am still young. The keyword is ‘young’. I’ll turn 34 in two months, which is difficult to fathom. Physically, I am in better shape than I was 10 years ago. I…

Five Myths Of Teaching English Abroad

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If you are reading this, you probably have some interest in teaching English abroad. It is also likely that you know someone who has taught overseas. You’ve heard stories, been given advice and contemplated the pros and cons. The truth is that teaching abroad can be a great experience simply because it’s a chance to…

Five Cardinal Rules For Getting Hired As An English Teacher Abroad

At any given time, there are over 250,000 Westerners teaching English abroad. China alone will need 100,000 teachers by 2015 to meet its rapid demand for English education. There is no doubt that English is the world’s most spoken and studied language. In the developed parts of Asia and Latin America, English education has become…

Live a Little; Teach English in Argentina

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I once spent three months in Argentina in the spring of 2012. Two of those months were in the chaotic, yet beautiful metropolis of Buenos Aries and the rest of the time meandering through small towns of Patagonia in the Andes. I’ve done my fair share  of traveling, but Argentina was probably the height of…

How To Teach English In Russia

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Of all the places to teach English, how about Russia? Yes, Russia! What an experience that would be and the stories you could tell your grandchildren. While Russia may not be on everyone’s top five list, there have been and continue to be plenty of English teaching jobs there since the economy was opened up…

The Guide To Teaching English in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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If you are looking to make money teaching English and live in the comforts of modern society, the United Arab Emirates might be your next stop. Nestled in the Middle East, the UAE is an affluent state and the 7th largest oil exporter in the world. There are plenty of business professionals eager to learn English and…

How About Teaching English In Brazil?

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Of all the intriguing countries throughout the world, Brazil might be the most attractive. Beautiful beaches, rainforest, architecture, wonderful people and a growing economy make Brazil the destination of the 21st century. Of course, it has problems like anywhere, but with the World Cup just ending and the Olympics coming, there is bound to be…

The Guide To Teaching English In Saudi Arabia

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Whether you are already teaching English or entertaining the idea, it doesn’t take long to realize that there isn’t much money to be made in this industry. Most teachers around the world are content with just being able to pay their bills, save a little and have enough free time outside of world to explore…

How To Teach English In Turkey

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While Asia and Latin America comprise the vast majority of English teaching positions, there are several other countries that remain reliable places for finding teaching jobs. Turkey is one of these. I’ve met quite a few teachers that have gone to Turkey over the years. It may not have the appeal of popular destinations, such…