TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD: Read up On My amazing adventures as an ESL Teacher in South Korea & China For Over 5 Years!
As an ESL teacher in China, sometimes I can't help but feel like a dancing monkey in a zoo, hurled under the blinding stage lights to sing, dance, and "wow" the masses for a hefty batch of fresh bananas each month. And frankly, I'm getting tired of this s**t.
Curious as to how young ESL students celebrate Halloween in China? Although Halloween isn't widely celebrated in China, it is a popular Western holiday observed by most international schools and English training centers across the country. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect on Halloween as an ESL Teacher in China:
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.
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.
So, you’re considering teaching English abroad. You’ve thought about moving to popular regions in Southeast Asia like South Korea, Thailand and Japan, but you’re not sure about which is the best place for you. And low and behold, you’ve skipped over one of the most exciting major players in the region: what about becoming an ESL teacher 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!
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
So, just what exactly are the job responsibilities of an ESL teacher? As an English language educator, there are 2 roles you'll need to identify with: 1. Language Instructor and 2. Teacher. Let's take a look at the duties they cover:
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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