Navigating the international job search, and moving abroad can be intimidating, no matter how much experience you have. Countries and schools all over the world have different expectations and requirements, and with so much to prepare, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
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.
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.
By: Erika Greenia
Teaching English in Thailand is a dynamic and exciting experience. From the constant long weekends to the adorable kids, Thailand is a fantastic option as you consider places to teach abroad. Here is a list of ten reasons why I loved teaching in Thailand for four years.
Learn about Exclusive Travel Discounts for ITA Students & Graduates
By Doug Waxman
At International TEFL Academy, we understand that teaching English abroad entails far more than just taking a TEFL course or signing a contract. That is why we have created a worldwide community and network for our alumni in addition to providing personal service and support as well as lifetime Job Search Guidance through our Student Affairs Department.
Once you register for your TEFL course with International TEFL Academy, you will have access to many benefits and exclusive travel discounts afforded to all ITA alumni. Many of these opportunities and benefits are listed in the Job Search Guidance Manual that all International TEFL Academy students and graduates receive as part of their lifetime Job Search Guidance.
Listed below are many of the exclusive travel deals that all students and graduates of International TEFL Academy can take advantage of when moving overseas:
International TEFL Academy enjoys special arrangements with major student and youth travel companies such as www.statravel.com and www.studentuniverse.com that enable International TEFL Academy students and graduates to take advantage of special discounts on air travel and other travel services.
By: Jeff Penick
At International TEFL Academy, we understand that teaching English abroad entails far more than just taking a TEFL course, paying for a "program" or signing a contract. That is why we have created a worldwide community and network for our alumni in addition to providing personal service and support as well as lifetime Job Search Guidance through our Student Affairs Department.
By: Matt Birgy
Myths, misunderstandings and misinformation. As you embark on your journey to teach English abroad, you will encounter many questions, one of the most common is: should I pay a company for a guaranteed job? There are certainly some cases where paying a fee for a job placement or to pay for participating in a teaching program will be the best way for you to achieve your goal of living and teaching English abroad.
Indeed, International TEFL Academy enjoys special partnerships with many excellent companies that assist and place TEFL-certified Engish teachers in jobs around the world. However, in other cases aspiring English teachers often find themselves paying up to thousands of dollars for a job that they didn't need to pay for. Here's a sensible article intended to set the record straight and provide insights into the job market for English teachers abroad so you can avoid the costly mistake of paying for job placement when you don't have to and understand when paying for might be appropriate.
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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