Globalizing English Education: The Benefits of Teaching English Overseas

Globalizing English Education: The Benefits of Teaching English Overseas

Teaching is one of the most incredible jobs you can have; it can help you understand local traditions and ways of life, not to mention the honour of getting an insight into an entire culture, wherever you choose to look for a job. 

By teaching English to either children or adults overseas, making money while exploring literally anywhere in the world won’t be the only perk! Join us as we think about the benefits of teaching English overseas.

Choose your new home

The most exciting part of teaching overseas has to be the chance to choose you new home: anywhere in the world! From Japan to America, in France, Brazil and New Zealand, there are literally thousands of exciting options just waiting to be discovered. What does this mean? It means that there are thousands of locations for you to work, live, play and explore, all accessible with just one TEFL certificate! The world really is your oyster!

Would you live in a bustling city filled with new developments and the latest technologies? Perhaps you could try the United Arab Emirates: check out these requirements to teach English In Abu Dhabi. If you’re passionate about teaching and looking for a dynamic environment to live and work in, Abu Dhabi might just be the perfect destination for you.

Teach remotely and see more!

Can’t decide where you’d like to live and teach? No problem! You may have noticed that many countries are now offering digital nomad visas: a brand new class of visa created by some countries to combine aspects of existing visas with brand new elements tailored to those teaching remotely. This is one of the most exciting parts of remote working, and certainly worth thinking about for that extra flexibility as you consider where exactly you’d like to visit overseas.

This method of teaching has all the possibilities described above plus extra: exploring a new country, or trying a different city every week! You can truly maintain travel independence while teaching online, and there are many companies looking for teachers with a range of experience levels. The industry standard in TEFL certification is 120-hours; pass a rewarding and meticulous TEFL programme, and you’ll be ready to teach in no time.

Teach in-person

One of the most satisfying ways to make money (and a difference!) is by teaching people all around the world. You can teach almost anything (provided you speak the local language), or you can teach English anywhere in the world! You can explore the French Riviera while teaching in France, check out the Great Wall of China while you help locals learn the basics of English, or just about anywhere in the world that you care to think of!

English is in demand

No matter where you are in the world, even in English-speaking countries, there will be people wanting to learn English. Think of people coming to study in America, Canada or the UK from other countries. People whose first language is not English need support with all kinds of things, from phonics for beginners, to learning idioms for casual conversation, all the way up to academic tone for their university assignments. 

Schools are everywhere, and they need YOU!

Imagine, if you can, a town without a school. Can you think of one? Not that easy is it! There are towns with less than 100, or less than 50 residents that still have a school, which tells you everything you need to know: where there’s a school there’s a possibility for you to teach! 

You can learn so much about a place by teaching: the close-knit communities of the more rural areas, right up to the fast-paced thrill of a capital city. What’s more, teaching about English language, literature and culture opens a wonderful door to cultural exchange if you take the time to learn from your students too. You can teach and learn about the things that really matter. The thing for you to consider is: what age group are you best suited to teaching?

Got that children’s TV presenter vibe and energy to match? Primary and Early Years could be for you. Prefer to get into deep conversation? You’ll definitely be suited to the secondary age: 11 and over. 

So now you have some useful starting points, it’s time to get your thinking cap on, do some research, and get ready to teach overseas!

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