English teachers around the world share many similarities in their lifestyles and classrooms, from enjoying local cuisines, playing in sports leagues, exploring in regional travel, and playing an important role in local communities as an educator. While teachers may share these—and many other—similarities around the world, teachers living in Asia and Europe can expect many differences in their jobs, social lives, their schools, and even their personal lives. Here's a quick overview..........
Check Out Insider Tips on How You Can Make Money as a Private English Tutor Overseas
By Jeff Penick
Can you make money giving private English lessons abroad?
Yes! Private tutoring on the side is very common while teaching English abroad; especially because teachers can often earn more per hour compared to what their school pays them. In fact, in some countries, teachers will private tutor full-time if they can accumulate enough students to fill their days, and in some markets, private tutoring is actually the most common way for teachers to find work.
This is the case, for example, for Americans in the Spanish city of Barcelona, where most language schools hire exclusively European Union (EU) citizens. Luckily, demand for private lessons is extremely high so Americans can make a livable wage, but the bottom line is that if you are an American, and you want to teach English in Barcelona, you need to count on teaching private lessons.
ESL students abroad come from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life. Depending on where you teach and which school you work for, you may teach ESL students abroad who are corporate executives from Fortune 500 corporations, clerks from the local hotel, or university students. Or, you may find yourself tutoring local housewives or possibly teaching children in public schools. Bear in mind that your International TEFL Academy certification course will provide you with the skills necessary to teach a broad variety of ESL students abroad.