1. 10 Signs It's Time for You To Move Overseas & Teach English Abroad
Do you hate your job? (Do you have a job?)
Did you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a college education just so that you can spend the prime of your life in a prefabricated cubicle or standing behind a cash register?
Have you ever wanted to live, work and travel in a country like Italy, Thailand, or Argentina?
If any of following statements apply to you, it’s probably time to accept that you should be leading a more adventurous life. Here are 10 Signs It's Time for You to Move Overseas & Teach English Abroad.
2. Staff Report: The Job Market for Teaching English in Czech Republic
International TEFL Academy Director of Admissions, Ian Davis, recently returned from a visit to Prague, Czech Republic, where he and fellow ITA advisor, Cassie Wells (who took many of the great photos in this report!), attended the European Association for International Education Conference, one of the largest gatherings of international educators in the world. During his visit to Prague, Ian met with language school directors and International TEFL Academy graduates currently teaching English in Czech Republic.
Here is his report: Staff Report: The Job Market for Teaching English in Czech Republic
International TEFL Academy graduate (and current staff member) discusses how teaching English abroad has changed her personal outlooks on life in addition to enhancing her career prospects in one of the toughest job markets in generations.
- Confused by unfamiliar (yet often similar-sounding) acronyms when you try to research teaching English abroad online?
- Are you wondering which type of certification you need to actually get hired as a professional English teacher in Spain, Thailand or Costa Rica?
Here's an articles that sorts it all out: What's the Difference Between TEFL, TESOL & CELTA?
Get an inside perspective on teaching English in the heart of Latin Ameria:
Montevideo, Uruguay English Teaching Q&A with Adria Baebler
If you are a fluent English speaker, then teaching English in Latin America is probably a viable option for you to gain employment and live a great lifestyle in any number of countries throughout the region. From Mexico to Argentina, millions of people from all walks of life are learning English to enhance their educational and professional opportunities and demand for foreign English teachers has become nearly insatiable. And guess what? You don't have to possess prior professional teaching experience, a degree in education, or even a college degree to get a job teaching English in Latin America.
Want to learn more? Check out 17 Insider Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Latin America
International TEFL Academy alumni recently gathered in Barcelona, Spain.
Where will your international adventures takes you?
6. 15 Exclusive Benefits for International TEFL Academy Students & Alumni
From lifetime Job Search Guidance, alumni-only Facebook pages and video contests to exclusive travel discounts and alumni meet-ups around the globe, International students and graduates enjoy a slew of unique perks and benefits. Want to learn more? Here are 15 Exclusive Benefits for International TEFL Academy Students & Alumni.
- Did you have the time of your life studying abroad in Madrid, Paris or Prague?
- Have you got a serious case of the international travel bug?
- Missed out on studying abroad, but still want to travel the world?
- Would you like to get paid to live and work in Europe, Latin America, or Asia?
Well guess what? You can take your international experiences to the next level by getting paid to teach Engish abroad. To learn more, check out 6 Reasons Why Teaching Abroad Will Be Even Better Than Studying Abroad.
Some people teach English abroad for many years or even as a career, while others work simply over summers or part-time. There are hundreds of thousands of different English teaching jobs worldwide and contracts for such jobs will vary from job to job, school to school, and region to region.
While there almost always exceptions, here are some of the most typical contract lengths for paid TEFL positions based on region: How Long Are Contracts For Teaching English Abroad?
China is not only home to the largest population and one of the great civilizations on earth; it is also the largest job market in the world for teaching English abroad, and in many cases also one of the most lucrative. So, if you're looking for some pointers on how to get a job, here's a 6-Step Plan for Getting Hired to Teach English in China.
One of the major questions facing Americans interested in teaching English in European countries like Spain, Italy and Germany is, "What visa do I need to teach English and how do I get it?" Misinformation on this issue is pervasive simply due to English teachers not knowing their options (and then blog that it's not possible so they look like "an authority on the subject") or from TEFL schools who don't work in Europe and just don't take the time to investigate the laws. The truth is that Americans do teach English in every major European nation.
To learn more about the issue of visas in particular, check out How Do Americans Get Visas for Teaching English Legally in Europe?
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