There’s a new trend on the rise, and you may want to jump on board. Along with globalization came cheaper and more accessible travel, cross-cultural connections (made easy with international social media channels) and an ever-increasing desire to speak the English language. With demand comes supply, and fluent English speakers are now traveling all over the globe to teach something they know well: English. Continue reading
Why has English language become a powerful language? Why do many people want to learn English? Why has the demand for English language courses and tests like IELTS, TOEFL and TOIEC increased? Chinese is spoken by more people than English but why are more Chinese people learning English than vise versa? The advancement of the internet, the demand for quality education, the increase in global travel, and international relations among other factors have contributed to this trend. Continue reading
Teaching English online is an amazing way to travel while working a fulfilling job. Since I started teaching English online with VIPKID, I’ve been able to travel full-time while house sitting across Europe. You’ve probably already heard about teaching English online, but is it the right option for you? Ask yourself these six questions find out! Continue reading
If you’ve been thinking about teaching English abroad but don’t yet have a TEFL certification, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can make it work without one!
It’s tempting to jump in with both feet before being fully prepared, but thinking you’ll just figure it out along the way might actually set you back.
Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t consider teaching English abroad without certification: Continue reading
Is it possible to teach English abroad without a degree? The short answer is YES, you can!
The long answer sometimes includes stipulations like lower salaries, and even extra up-front cost, but there is ample opportunity (and plenty of money to be made) for teaching English without a degree.
The hard truth is that earning a TEFL certification will greatly increase your chances of finding work (in some cases, it’s your only chance). But just because you don’t have a bachelor’s doesn’t mean your work isn’t valued!
While many of the following locations may prefer a bachelor’s degree, it’s up to you to put your best foot forward in the application process and to show that a degree isn’t everything. Continue reading
I get it. The fear of long-term commitment runs deep, especially when it comes to uprooting your life and moving to another country to teach English. What if you don’t like it? Or maybe you just want to experience teaching English abroad while you travel, be it to finance your adventures, discover if you like teaching, or immerse yourself for longer than a few days in a particular community. If so, you might consider these three short-term ways to teach English abroad: Continue reading
When deciding where and when to teach English abroad, another major decision you will have to make is whom to teach. Specifically: Do you want to teach ESL to adults or children?
For some people this choice comes intuitively or derives easily from personal experience. Some people enjoy working with children and playing games, while some people prefer having in-depth conversations with adults who are dedicated to their studies. Continue reading