TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD: Read up On My amazing adventures as an ESL Teacher in South Korea & China For Over 5 Years!
My first week teaching English in China was a very interesting and memorable experience. I arrived on Friday, January 13th and, to my surprise, would start teaching by the next Tuesday. Oh China, how I love thee! But let's backtrack a little.
[Part 3] Teach English Abroad: On the Road to China & Why Choosing the Right ESL Employer Was the Most Important Step
My first experience as an ESL teacher in Seoul, South Korea was a blast, hands down; however, this time around my eyes were set on teaching English in Japan, specifically in Tokyo. Sushi, anime, Samurais, Geishas, video games, innovative tech, I mean "forget about it!" Next up was South Korea again, and then China. With that, I updated my resume, linked up with ESL agents, and applied for positions all over the place.
Teaching English in Seoul was truly a blessing for two reasons. For one, it was an exciting travel adventure and I was exploring this popular Southeast Asian region like I've always wanted.
So, you want to teach English abroad? Trust me, as an ESL teacher in China of more than 5 years I know that it's not a decision to be taken lightly; after all, there's so much to consider, right? There's leaving your family and friends behind, adapting to a new culture, job and financial security, safety in your destined city, and overall, starting a new life and being on your own in a foreign land.
My first journey to Southeast Asia as an ESL Teacher was in December of 2009 for an English winter camp in Seoul, South Korea.
Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity. I've been in East & Southeast Asia for just over 3 years now, and I've had the chance to learn, try, and experience so many awesome things.
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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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