[Video] Teach English in Asia - Ambassador Facebook Live

Are you interested in teaching English in Asia?

We've got you covered! In this video, ITA Ambassadors Summer, Amanda and Amber share their experience living and teaching in Thailand, Japan and online in Asia. Watch them talk about their TEFL certification course, why they decided to teach English in Asia, how they found their teaching job, making friends, visa processes and more! 

Teaching English in Geochang, South Korea with Tim Unaegbu [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in South Korea?

Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, Tim Unaegbu, share with us a day-in-his-life living and teaching English in Geochang, South Korea

In this video, Tim covers: 

  • What visa he teaches English on in Korea
  • Work/school attire
  • Classroom teaching assistants
  • Number of classes/schools taught at per week
  • Introduces us to his students
  • Average total monthly expenses in terms of rent, utilities, phone, groceries, transportation, etc
  • Recruiters
  • Classroom syllabuses
  • Learning Korean and how it can benefit you
  • The visa process
  • Public school contracts and what free things are provided to you (allowance)
  • The social aspects of living in Korea  

On Finding Yourself: Insight Into Associated Wanderlust Clichés


 

By: Dana Crosby

I wasn’t able to study abroad in college, so after graduation, my top priority was to live abroad for an extended period of time. Teaching abroad seemed like the most sustainable, feasible option. I enrolled in International TEFL Academy’s online course, worked two jobs to save enough cushion money until I had a consistent paycheck, and set my sites on Hanoi, Vietnam. It was high time for me to “find myself,” “get out of my comfort zone,” “scratch the travel itch,” and “find a cure for my wanderlust”. This is a story about clichés.

People will talk to you about how good it is to “get out of your comfort zone”, and (spoiler alert!!) it is. But why? The answer is multi-faceted, so I want to focus on the role of personal identify in creating one’s comfort zone and how it’s affected when we exit said comfort zone.

My Classroom Experiences while Teaching English in China

By: Amanda Martin

When I first arrived in China to teach, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Would the children hate me?

Would they understand what I was saying?

What would I be able to get my point across?

All of these questions floated around in my head, and it made me feel a bit uneasy. I had previous experience working with children in Texas, but this was a whole other ball game. I was already in China when these thoughts occurred, so there was no turning back. I had to dive into it and give it all that I had.

The Start of a New Chapter after Thailand

By: Courtney Clark 

Hi, I’m Courtney! I took my TEFL certification class in January 2016 and worked part-time for a while to save up money to teach abroad. I finally decided on Thailand as my destination because it was somewhere I always wanted to visit and the timing coincided perfectly with the start of their school semester. I left for Thailand in April 2017 and taught kindergarten until October 2017.

What's Next? Fighting the Travel Bug After Teaching English Abroad

By: Kirsten Iverson

I sat there staring into space, holding my pen to my lip, my eyes glued to nothing. I was daydreaming again. Dreaming of trying to communicate in a new language, trying new foods, standing in a new place, long bus rides, and uncomfortable hostel beds. I wanted it back: life abroad.

Follow the Thread

By:  Michelle Moon

I stepped into the warm night air off the bus from the airport. It was around Saturday midnight at downtown Southern Cross Station. I had finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia. I was dazed for a moment. Why was it so quiet and clean? There were straight lines and cold concrete architecture. For some reason, the stillness and rigidity of the city was unsettling. I had taught English for three years in Seoul, South Korea. After my third contract had ended, I traveled around Asia for three months with Nepal being the last stop before jetting off to Melbourne under a working holiday visa. Thamel, Nepal was the complete opposite to Melbourne from what I could see; Thamel was dusty, loud, chaotic, crowded with narrow roads. It was a living river of sounds, sights, and smells, and I had loved every minute of it.

[Video] Japan Virtual Meetup with ITA Ambassadors Kelsie, Charlotte & Shana

ITA Alumni Ambassadors, Shana Leigh, Kelsie Foster & Charlotte Cathey host a virtual Japan meetup and answer questions about teaching English in Japan for those that are already living there and those that are hoping to move there in the near future...

[Ambassador Video] Attending an International TEFL Academy Alumni Meetup in Kyoto, Japan

[Ambassador Video] Eat Your Way Around Nishiki Market While Teaching English in Kyoto, Japan