By Jessie Smith
By: Shay Ames
Teaching English abroad will be one of the great adventures of your life and whether you teach in Spain, Thailand, Turkey or anywhere else, your experience abroad will shape you for the rest of your life. So, if you're going to invest your time and money in a quality TEFL certification class (and you should!) you owe it to yourself to make sure that you will receive not only great training, but the support and guidance you need to get a great job teaching English abroad. So, here are 10 questions you should ask any TEFL school before enrolling in a class to make sure that they can help you get where you want to go.
By Jessie Smith
Key questions do consider: Do you want an internationally recognized training that you can use all over the world? Do you need help with your job search? Are you going to receive a premiere training that will give you the confidence you need to run a classroom overseas?
If yes, you need to invest in a professional-level TEFL certification. Imagine your TEFL provider like a university and your TEFL course just like a college class. Your TEFL class must be taught by a university-level instructor, and internationally accredited. So when you see month-long TEFL classes for $200 or even $500, you should immediately be skeptical. Imagine even the cost of employing a university-level instructor to teach a month-long class.
Bottom line - you get what you pay for in the industry of TEFL certification and teaching English abroad. Invest in a TEFL provider that cares about you, guides you through the process of teaching English abroad, and one that providers a top-of-the-line TEFL training class.
For those who have just begun the process of researching the many different options for teaching English abroad, it can be so overwhelming to sift through the innumerable TEFL job sites, recruiting companies, and teaching programs online. During this time, people tend to become so inundated with information that it’s natural for them to think, “this would be so much easier if I just had a program to do all this work for me!” But I’m here to warn you that isn’t the mindset you want to get stuck in - the mindset that teaching abroad is only possible if you have a program that lines everything up for you.
So you’ve been doing your research on TEFL and you are trying to find the best school for yourself. You’ve been asking the schools about hours their courses have, the level of professors, the accreditation level of the certification...the good stuff You have found that International TEFL Academy offers a TEFL certification that qualifies you to teach all over the world. But, wait! No! Pump the brakes, ITA doesn’t actually place people? Who what where why??
Your research is right! We do not provide specific job placements and that is done strategically for you, our students and alumni. With our lifetime Job Search Assistance, you will have so many more options, better salaries, and long term job options. Why? Read on!
Top 11 Expert Tips for Interviewing for Jobs Teaching English Abroad over Skype and the Phone
By Shay Ames
Interviewing procedures and practice vary widely for jobs teaching English abroad. In some cases, you should expect to interview face-to-face with schools in the country where you wish to teach. In other cases, you will apply and interview for jobs in advance from home. This is typical for positions teaching English in the Arab Gulf countries, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, European countries like Turkey and Russia, and some Latin American countries (Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, in particular). Such interviews are typically conducted over the phone and/or by Skype. As in any job interview, you want to do the best possible job in selling your qualifications, presenting yourself as a professional and convincing your potential employer that you are the best possible person for the job, but here are some particular points to help you master interviews for teaching English abroad conducted over Skype and the phone.
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The Inside Scoop on How to Write A Resume that Will Get You Hired As an English Teacher Abroad
There's an old cliché that "You never get a second chance to make a first impression" and when you apply for jobs teaching English abroad - or just about any job for that matter - your resume, or "CV", can make or break your chances of getting an intervie
w and ultimately the job you want. Here are some key points to help you put together a killer resume that will greatly enhance your prospects of getting the job you want teaching English abroad, whether it be in China, Spain, Argentina or anywhere else.
How can I avoid choosing the wrong TEFL class?
Choosing the right TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification class will play a critical role in providing you with the training, qualifications and job placement assistance you need to get hired to teach English abroad. To avoid putting a serious crimp in realizing your goals of living and teaching English overseas, here are 7 critical mistakes to avoid.