I had the opportunity to interview Jill, a Chinese woman—also my colleague--teaching English to young children in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China. During our conversation we covered a number of hot topics such as studying English, teaching English, and what it's like to get married in China. Scroll down for a complete transcript!
You're all set. You're ready to pack your bags and begin a new adventure teaching English abroad, but maybe, just maybe, there are a few things you've forgotten to take care of.
So, you've decided to teach English abroad, you’ve found an ESL employer, and now it’s time to acquire a visa. Processes differ from country to country; however, most will require the same basic documents in order to grant you permission to work as an ESL teacher.
It’s a sad fact, but yes, scammers have even infiltrated the world of teaching English abroad, often posing as ESL employers and using the internet—emails, messengers, chat services—to prey on unsuspecting prospective ESL teachers to swindle money from.