TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD: Read up On My amazing adventures as an ESL Teacher in South Korea & China For Over 5 Years!
You did it. You've finally chosen China as your intended destination to teach English abroad but you're still unsure about which situation—school, kindergarten, training center, or tutor—will be most suitable for your schedule and role as an ESL teacher. Well, let’s take a brief look at what you can expect:
I was working as an English teacher for a training center in China. On one particular day I had prepared my classroom half an hour before class and returned 10 minutes later as parents rolled in with their children—ages 4 to 6—as was the normal process.
Thinking of teaching English in China but aren't sure about which city is the right place for you to live and work in? Well, check out my list of the 15 most popular cities to teach English in while in China.
EF English First is hiring ESL Teachers all across China! EF English First has been operating in China for over 20 years. With a mission to open the world through education, EF now has over 200 schools across 60 cities in China. Find out more!
While teaching English abroad your inevitably bound to encounter disruptive and shy students that will have you thinking twice about the profession you’ve entered. So, to help counter these behavioral problems, I’ve provided some useful techniques (in no particular order) that you may implement to manage your classroom. Let's take a look:
Ok, ok, so you’re in search of an ESL job in China and have not one single clue as to where to look, or worse, you know to hit up Dave’s ESL Café, but is that really the best website to find English teaching jobs in the country
In the ESL world, you should know that most employers primarily look for teachers from countries where English is their primary language; that is, the first language they've learned at childhood and is the most widely spoken. Furthermore, though there may be many countries that fit into that criteria, ESL Employers also usually prefer to look for those that reside from a select few. So, here's a list of the 7 Most Popular Native English Speaking Countries that ESL Employers Hire From:
So, you've decided to teach English abroad, have already landed in your new home, and are ready to begin a new adventure, but maybe, just maybe, there are a few things that you've forgotten to take care of.
Interviewing for a potential ESL job overseas? Well, before you get to it, make sure to read my 11 tips that every ESL Teacher should know before doing an interview with an ESL employer.
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About the Author: Don is from Los Angeles, CA, USA and has served as an ESL Teacher & Foreign Department Manager in both China & South Korea!
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