Teach English (EFL) Anywhere Galapagos Islands

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Teach English (EFL) Anywhere Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands! Experienced EFL Teacher SEPT 2017

Teach Anywhere Teach Galapagos Islands

Location: Santa Cruz Island, The Galapagos, Ecuador 

Position: ESL Instructor 
Start date: September 2017
Contract Length: 12 months
Remuneration: $600/month, shared housing, healthcare, and end of contract bonus
Interview: As soon as possible

Minimum Qualifications 
• University/Bachelor’s degree
• 120+ hour TEFL/CELTA/TESOL certificate
• At least 1 year of prior EFL/ESL teaching experience
• An interest in Ecuadorian culture

Preferred Qualifications 
• Masters Degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics
• 2+ years of EFL/ESL experience
• Conversational Spanish skills

***As of MARCH 2017, all work visa applicants to Ecuador must submit a national criminal background check with apostille.***

Position Requirements:

Successful applicants will need to:
• display excellent classroom management skills
• create unique lesson plans on a daily basis
• regularly utilize authentic material
• maintain administrative records and complete monthly progress reports
• plan, instruct and assess multiple classes of differing levels
• instruct up to 20-24 hours per week

Position Description:

Seeking energetic, motivated, proactive, creative and flexible English Language teachers in one of the most unique places in the world – the Galápagos Islands! We provide English as a Foreign Language classes to children, high school students, traditional university students as well as adult community members (typically National Park guides, doctors, policemen and women, researchers or tour operators). Teach Anywhere Abroad Today. Use your EFL teaching experience in the Galapagos islands.

As part of our EFL program, you will be expected to teach approximately 20-24 contact hours a week. Teachers are required to schedule one office hour every week as well as participate in occasional professional development and extra-curricular activities. During your 12-month contract, you’ll teach a variety of classes to children (ages 8-11), teenagers (ages 12-17), and adults (ages 18 and up). Classrooms are equipped with projectors and white boards. Basic art supplies and materials are also provided.

Applicants must pay for their travel expenses to the Galapagos. A bonus is given to teachers who successfully complete their contracts.

Here on the islands we have free access to basic healthcare, but if so desired, you may pay for your own travel medical insurance. GAIAS Instituto de Idiomas will be responsible for covering the costs of acquiring the necessary visa.

We provide: 
• A monthly stipend of $600.00 USD
• Accommodation in a fully furnished house (includes shared kitchen and bathroom facilities)
• Free access to basic health care
• Visa and related expenses

While you are considered a volunteer due to your visa status on the islands, and therefore are not allowed to volunteer or work in any other institution or agency during your teaching contract, there are occasionally opportunities to earn additional income through tutoring or teaching additional classes. Teach English Abroad is a huge live changing experience, join us today.

How to Apply

Please send the following materials to GAIAS Instituto de Idiomas at: ilegalapagos@hotmail.com
• Cover letter
• resume / CV
• Copies of relevant degrees and TEFL/CELTA/TESOL certificate
• 2 professional references (one from a current or recent supervisor and another from someone who can speak to your teaching experience)


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Teach English Anywhere South Korea

Teach English at Public Elementary or Middle Schools in Gimhae, Korea for GNET program  September, 2017

 

GNET is an official English program of Gimhae city of Korea and looking to hire responsible, enthusiastic native English speakers who are motivated to share knowledge with students and teachers. If you are looking for jobs in teaching, and the opportunity to live and work internationally, GNET will be a great choice! Teach English Abroad today. Join us in South Korea.

 

Requirements : Native English speaker – BA/BS degree in any field – Citizenship
in a country where the primary spoken language is English (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)

 

Benefits :
– Paid vacation : Approx. 8 weeks of paid vacation during the summer, winter and
spring vacations (2 weeks of English camp is required in the summer school vacation and 2
weeks of English camp is required in the winter school vacation)

 

– Basic pay : 2.0~2.7 million KRW/per month, depending on experience etc.
Level 3 (2million) : Basic requirements 
Be a citizen of the designated English speaking countries
Hold at least bachelors degree,
Have a good command of the English language
Be physically and mentally healthy
 

Level 2 (2.1million) : One of followings plus to Basic Requirements 

Hold Masters degree

Certification of teaching for elementary or middle school
Certification of TESOL/TEFL/CELTA
One year(full-time) of English teaching experience

Level 1 (2.3million) : One of followings with Basic requirements and Two years(full-time) of English teaching experience
Hold Masters degree
Certification of teaching for elementary or middle school
Certification of TESOL/TEFL/CELTA

Level 1+ (2.5million) : Two consecutive years of teaching experience for GNET plus to Level 1¡¯s requirements

Level 1++ (2.7million) : Four consecutive years of teaching experience for GNET plus to Level 1¡¯s requirements

– Free single furnished housing : 50 household items ex. bed, TV set etc.
– Entrance airfare : One-way, direct, economic class ticket reimbursed upon arrival
– Exit airfare : No renewal – one-way, direct, economic class ticket reimbursed before leaving
– Renewal bonus : 2,000,000KRW, paid with the first month¡¯s salary after renewing
– Settlement allowance : 300,000KRW, paid with the first month¡¯s salary
– One month¡¯s salary of severance pay : Upon completion of contract
– Accident, Medical insurance provided
– Transportation Allowance :

Depending on the school’s location, the transportation allowance will be provided as followings:
– 1 school at central area of Gimhae : 50,000KRW
– 1 school at Jangyu-dong / Eup or Myun of Gimhae : 100,000KRW
– 2 Schools at Jangyu-dong or Eup or Myun of Gimhae : 150,000KRW
– Rural allowance (all) : 100,000KRW
– Additional school allowance : 100,000KRW

Placements : Public Elementary School

Starting date : September 1, 2017
(You have to be prepared for the needed documents such as apostilled national criminal record check and diploma etc. by December 31, 2016.)

Recruiting process :
– Application period : June 28, 2017 ~ July 9, 2017
– Needed documents : Application form, resume(with a small and recent photo of yourself), a copy of your passport, a copy of diploma(degree)
– Notice of document screening result : July 19, 2017
– Interview : July 25, 2017 (Exact time for interview will be individually notified)
(In Korea : Face to face / Abroad : International call)
– Final notice : No later than July 26, 2017

– All dates are Korean Standard Time.

If you are interested in applying for a position with GNET, please go to http://gnet.gimhae.go.kr and click ‘Application’.
From there, download the GNET application form.
After filling it out, please then go to ‘Applying online’ and attach the completed application form, your resume (with a small and recent photo of yourself), a copy of your passport, and a copy of your university diploma.
You can apply through this website and afterwards please email at hminj@korea.kr to check whether your application has been processed successfully.
(If your attached files are too big or use too much memory, they may not go through properly.)

If you fail to apply through the website, you can send all of the four documents at hminj@korea.kr

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Have a nice day!

Contact at hminj@korea.kr or +82-55-330-3175 


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Teach English in Moscow – Russia – IELTS Teacher

Moscow BKC-IH is hiring for September! Apply now!

International House BKC (www.bkcih-moscow.com) is one of the most respected Language Schools in Moscow, a member of the International House World Organisation since 1995.
IH Moscow BKC is the only institution in Moscow approved both by the British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment as an open test centre for IELTS and Cambridge exams.

Our teacher training center offers CELTA/DELTA courses and also has a wide variety of workshops, seminars, courses aimed at the teacher’s self-development.
With our company you can get a training and become an IELTS and Camdridge examiner.

We also support the career growth of our teachers by promoting them to ADoS and teacher trainer positions within our company.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate should have one of the following qualifications:
For English teaching positions: CELTA, Trinity TESOL, SIT Tesol, TESL Canada, ACELS CELT, IHC or any 100/120-hour of on site training equivalent.

2 in 1 package – get qualified and get a job in Moscow.
If you are interested in obtaining the CELTA qualification you can attend a course in Moscow. Job placement guaranteed for successful trainees.
For more info please contact us at t-training@bkc.ru.

Main Terms and Conditions of IH Moscow (BKC) Contract:

– Salary: up to 50 000 roubles per month (net) (30 hour-9 month contract) and up to 40 000 roubles per month (net) (24 hour-9 month contract)
Accommodation is provided.

General teaching contract package:

– completion of the contract bonus – up to 30 000 rubles.
– airfare reimbursement
– multiple-entry work visa, consulate fee paid by the school
– shared accommodation is provided
– unlimited metro passes
– meeting at the airport on teacher’s arrival
– paid induction period
– paid holidays
– health care
– 50% discount for Russian classes
– 24 hour emergency support line
– discount on training courses, including IH certificate in teaching YL, Cambridge DELTA course
– insurance fund

To become a member of our international team please send us your CV at recruit@bkc.ru

We also invite enthusiastic teachers of French, German and Chinese languages, who would like to join our team and get all the advantages of working in a big, creative and multi-national company.

To become a member of our international team please send us your CV at recruit@bkc.ru

Please note that recruitment manager reserves the right to dismiss emails from applicants whose qualifications do not meet IH requirements. We do not accept online/blended course qualifications.


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Teach English in Malaysia

Teaching Positions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR / PENANG, MALAYSIA: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

We need new teachers starting Oct – Jan (start date flexible)

Enhance Education specialises in teaching English. We currently have four teaching centres in Penang State with a total enrolment of more than 2000 students per term and in 2017 we are expanding our operation as Enhance Academy to Kuala Lumpur. In all centres we provide high-quality English language courses in spacious, well-equipped classrooms using interactive student-centred teaching methods. Our courses cover all ages and levels from age 4 years to adults. We are hiring for a number of October – January start positions in our Penang branches and our new KL branches.

We seek teachers who meet all these essential criteria:

– Substantial recent experience of teaching English to a range of learners from young learners to teens and adults.
– Native English speaker with a university degree in any subject.
– CELTA or Trinity London CertTESOL or direct equivalent with a substantial element of classroom experience.

We value professional development and we encourage and support teachers to improve their skills. We need teachers who can relate well to students, especially children, and who have an active and lively teaching style. We use a range of well-known coursebooks but teachers can draw on our data-bank for supplementary materials and have considerable freedom in planning lessons. Most of our students are part-time and study with us for two hours per week. This means that most classes are held at weekends and on some weekday evenings.

We offer a locally competitive pay and benefits package including health insurance and pension premiums. Depending on qualifications and experience, our total package starts from RM8,445 per month. Assistance with relocation and settlement costs is available including 14 nights’ accommodation on first arrival.

Penang

Our four centres are located in Straits Quay Marina and Bayan Baru on Penang Island, and on the mainland in Butterworth (Bagan Ajam) and Bukit Mertajam (Alma). All are close to residential and shopping areas with a wide range of affordable condos having good facilities such as a pool and gym. Commuting to all centres is quite easy and no matter where you teach you can choose to live on either Penang Island or on the mainland. Penang Island is popular with expatriates and Malaysians alike and affords a wide range of recreational and outdoor activities while historical Georgetown has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The cost of living is much less than in many major cities in the region. Positons in Penang will be from December 2017.

 

Kuala Lumpur

Our first new centre in KL will be based in Klang comprising spacious classrooms in a new retail development. Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant, diverse capital city with a number of options for accommodation and with most condos having good facilities. KL has many local parks and wildlife areas around the city which offer a great opportunity for residents to get out of the city and unwind in nature, as well as being famous for the wide variety of different cuisines on offer around the city. Positions in KL will be from October 1st 2017.

Enhance is a young company that is growing quickly. The senior staff all have strong educational backgrounds and considerable experience including the Group Director, Dr. Tom Craig-Cameron, formerly Director of British Council Malaysia. We also have experienced Lead Teachers who manage and support the teachers in each centre. Please look at our web site for more details: www.enhance-education.com

To apply, please send your CV and a covering note to recruit@enhance-education.com. The closing date for applications is July 21st 2017 and we will reply only to shortlisted applicants.


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Teach English in Afganistan – Barakat

English Teachers Needed in Kabul, Afghanistan

Barakat International School:
Barakat International School is a part of well-reputed and prestigious network of Afghan-Turk Schools rendering services in the educational sector of Afghanistan for more than two decades.
Barakat International School is the only international school of country located in the heart of capital city, Kabul of Afghanistan. We offer the English National Curriculum, IGCSEs and A levels to over 400 students. The School is a Cambridge associate school, functional in its state-of-the art building located in Kabul with all the facilities to the students and the staff.
It is the policy of school to hire teachers from the English native-speaking nations and competent non-native English speaking teachers and at present, we have teachers from England, the United States, and a number of Asian and African countries.
Need of Teachers:
Due to our sharply increasing student body, we are looking for teachers to join our Primary, Middle and High School classes from September 2017. We are interested in receiving applications from specialist teachers of Primary (Class Teacher), subject teachers of ESL, Chemistry, Physics, for Middle and High school. Teachers with commitment of top-quality learning and teaching, high attainment and desirous of providing a wide range (Cambridge IGCSE, AS and A Levels) of experiences for our students are encouraged to apply.
Duration of Contract:
Starting from 15th August 2017 to 15th July 2018, the contract would be for one year with the possibility of extension. (Orientation program 15-30 August)
Salary and Other Benefits:
Following benefits would be provided by School:
• Competitive International Salary (negotiable).
• Plane tickets (Once a year).
• Pick and drop service from the airport.
• Free accommodation.
• Professional working environment.
• Annual and sick leaves (Max 5 days).
• Shuttle service from school to the residence.
• Visa facilitation.
• Lunch in working days except during holidays.
Requirements:
• Native Speakers of English, however, competent non-native speakers can also apply.
• English Teaching Certificates like TEFL/ TESOL/ CELTA is desirable.
• Comprehensive teaching experience in an international school.
• University Bachelor’s Degree.
• Impressive command in English is must (In case of non-native speakers of English).
• Cooperative with Administration.
How to apply?
Please send your CV (also Diploma of Bachelor Degree, Certificates, Picture) and a ‘letter of interest’ to the given email address:
cv@bis.edu.af
P.S: Please mention the applied position in the email subject.


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Teach English Online Earn Money From Home

Teach English Online – Earn From Home

Funbulous (JiuQu English) was founded in 2015 with a firm belief that online English learning experience can be utmost entertaining for both of our students and teachers. We have now become a leading E-learning company for children between 5-12 years old in Chinese market.

Teach English from Anywhere To Chinese Students

With offices established in Xiamen and Guangzhou, we have worked with over thousands of brilliant English teachers across United States and Canada, providing the best learning experience for our students. With language points incorporated into animated characters and interactive games, our easy-to-navigate teaching software offers a refreshing curriculum to both students and teachers.
We are a rapid growing team with extraordinary energy, and we are aspired to make learning fun and enlightening!

We have the most talented teachers, designers, course planner and engineers in the industry, and with your help, we can make it better! Join us today! Apply now!

About This Position:

-Teach English to Chinese children from 5 – 12 years old through our interactive software program.
-All curriculums are pre-designed and incorporated with animated characters and games.
-No prior teaching experience needed as we provide full course training.
-Work from home at your chosen availability and earn $16 – $20 an hour based on your class ranking.
-Have fun with kids!

Requirements:

-English must be your first language and you are based in United States or Canada
-Obtained a university degree or currently enrolled in university programs
-Digital literacy — Comfortably using computer programs and applications
-Outgoing personality, consistent passion in class, ability to attract attention and teach engaging lessons
-A minimum of 10 classes (5 hours) is required, and a maximum of 36 lessons (18 hours) is available per week.

The class time slots are:
Monday to Sunday:
6:40 – 7:10 am, EDT
7:20 – 7:50 am, EDT
8:00 – 8:30 am, EDT
8:40 – 9:10 am, EDT

Friday and Saturday:
9:20 – 9:50 pm, EDT
10:00-10:30 pm, EDT
10:40-11:10 pm, EDT
11:20-11:50 pm, EDT

Connect With Us: Chenjiao@97kid.com


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Teach English Abroad in Japan – Aeon

Teach English Anywhere in Japan with AEON Corporation

AEON offers the best opportunity for you to work and live in Japan!

• Gain teaching & international business skills
• Professional & personal growth in Japan
• Competitive salary
• Flight allowance
• Furnished apartment
• Fully paid vacations

…and so much more!

Accepting applications year round for interviews at our offices in Los Angeles and New York City!

Please visit our recruiting website at http://www.aeonet.com.

Now accepting applications for our recruiting trips to the following cities:

United States

Atlanta, GA – August 5, 2017
Richmond, VA – August 12, 2017
Chicago, IL – August 19 & 20, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA – August 19, 2017
Nashville, TN – September 9, 2017
Jacksonville, FL – September 16, 2017
Seattle, WA – September 16, 2017
San Francisco, CA – September 23, 2017
Philadelphia, PA – September 27, 2017

United Kingdom

London, UK – September 9 & 10, 2017

Canada

Toronto, ON – August 26, 2017

Australia

Melbourne, VIC – September 2 & 3, 2017
Brisbane, QLD – September 5 & 6, 2017

Japan

Applicants who are currently residing in Japan and have a valid visa to work
in Japan may apply for an interview through our Tokyo Recruiting Office:
http://www.aeonet.com/recruiting-locations/

Job Description

Teaching English at one of AEON’s 250+ branch schools in Japan is an exciting and serious job requiring dedication, cultural flexibility, organization, respect, creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism. Teaching at AEON is both challenging and extremely rewarding as a career opportunity and a personal experience. All teachers have a 40-hour workweek consisting of a standard 25 teaching hours, with the remaining hours spent on office responsibilities. Office responsibilities include, but are not limited to interviewing prospective students, recommending texts, counseling students, completing progress reports, and greeting students in the lobby. All teachers need to maintain a professional attitude and appearance, show enthusiasm and creativity in all lessons, actively participate in all meetings, workshops and AEON-related campaigns, show flexibility, and a continued drive to improve.

AEON Benefits

• Monthly starting salary of 270,000 Japanese yen
• One-time 70,000 yen Flight Allowance provided for eligible teachers
who meet criteria set by AEON (does not apply to teachers hired in Japan).
• One week or more of paid training in Japan
• 5 personal days per year
• Japanese national holidays off and 3 weeks vacation
• Single occupancy apartment furnished to Japanese standards w/55,000 Japanese yen subsidized monthly rent
• Health and Pension Insurance coverage through the Japanese Social Insurance System
• Bonus provided upon completion of final contract
• Knowledge of branch school location prior to signing contract

Qualifications

Teachers are required to possess an accredited Bachelor’s degree in any subject combined with a strong understanding and native command of the English language. A genuine interest in the culture and people of Japan as well as in teaching and business is also necessary. Japanese language ability and English as a Foreign Language (EFL/ESL/TESOL/TEFL/CELTA) teaching experience are very helpful but not mandatory. AEON employs individuals ranging from recent graduates to trained professionals. Although most of our foreign teachers are native English speakers, AEON still considers candidates from countries where English is not the primary language. To be considered, these candidates must have at least 10 years of education from schools where English is the primary mode of instruction.

Application Instructions

Please visit http://www.aeonet.com for complete application instructions.

Please include an essay entitled “Why I Want to Live and Work in Japan” along with your resume. Applications without an essay will not be considered.


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Living in China – Shenzhen Apartments

Shenzhen China Living in a Modern Chinese Apartment

If you are already aware of the first tier city of Shenzhen, you will know that it is a new city full of young Chinese migrants from all over China. They migrate to the city because of the opportunities it gives them.

Shenzhen is a very young city in comparison to somewhere like New York City or London. But there are 1000’s of apartments to choose from – from old buildings to modern, small to big, and squat toilets to western style toilets. There is a vast array to choose from.

To give you an idea, whilst I am writing a this I am sitting in my 1 bedroom apartment in a high rise on the 27th Floor! It has a nice feel to the apartment and it is located in a modern block – and yes I do have a modern toilet. The size is about 60 square metres, and the rent is quite high. More about that later!

Security in Every Apartment Garden

Nearly all apartments here in Shenzhen have security guards on them, so you will be very safe in whichever kind of accommodation you choose. The locals will call each group of apartments ‘Gardens’ my apartment is situated in Oasis Gardens, Shixia – right in the heart of the city in a district called Futian District, surrounding us are several other districts such as Bo’An, Nanshan (Shekou) and Longgang. All within a half an hour drive of each other.

Old Apartments and Modern Apartments

There are many old buildings here in Shenzhen. Most of the old building don’t have elevators and don’t have any apartments higher than the eighth floor. In a lot of the old apartments there will be the floor style squat toilet where you have to crouch down! You get used to it! And in most of the old apartments, if you have a balcony, there are some grill like bars to stop you jumping out of the window, or throwing your dog off, whichever you like. The old buildings are cheaper to rent in Shenzhen than the new modernized apartments. Although landlords and homeowners are now refurbishing the old apartments to a high standard.

Old apartments and new all come equipped with hot water and air conditioning.

Safety

Safety is paramount in these big cities in China. Every floor is equipped with a fire hose and fire escape. I’ve witnessed one fire near a school that I was working at, it was in an old building with eight floors and the fire was on the first floor. The fire crew were well trained and safety measures, even in the old building, were up to date – the fire was extinguished without spreading to the other floors or apartments.

Renting

In Shenzhen many rules apply that you will find at home. Such as 2 months rent as a deposit, and one months rent upfront. Note if you find a house through an agent, there will be an agency fee incurred – half a months rent.

Renting Downtown Shenzhen Cost 1 Months Rent in a Modern Building

50 – 60 square meter 4500cny – 5500cny – 1 Bedroom

60 – 80 square meter  5500cny – 7000cny – 2 Bedroom

The rental prices above are approximate prices for the summer of 2017. The property boom in Shenzhen is massive, which in turn has created high rental fees on properties, and if you want to buy in the heart of Shenzhen, then you really should compare the prices to London house prices and you will be surprised. Just 3 years ago I was paying 3800cny per month for a one bedroom modern apartment in the same district.

Other Costs

Maintenance Fee’s: 150cny per month

Electric: 300cny per month

Gas: 100cny per month

Internet: 1000 cny for 10 months.

Agents

There are many agents on every street corner in Shenzhen, they either want to sell to you or can help you look for a rental. If you are short on time, then an agent is the best place to go and get help. Just remember, you have to sacrifice half a months rent (agent fee). I have used the same agent for the past two years, they are called LianJia and you can easily find them through google. If you have a teaching job and are working for a recruitment firm, they will help you find an apartment before you arrive – only if they are nice. Most apartment agents have at least one realtor who speaks English.

Landlords – I have never had any problems with landlords and have received my deposit back each and every time I have moved. I’ve moved four times in four years! The landlords don’t bother you, just make sure you pay your rent and bills on time.

Bills – Every apartment i’ve lived in – the landlord has provided me with a bank book. This is where all bills get debited from, just make sure you keep the bank book (account) topped up. My landlord now is excellent and I pay her via social media platform WeChat – WeChat has a payment system integrated, a bit like Apple Pay but more popular.

Neigbours – Everybody needs good neighbours right? Well neigbours are the same across the world, you will get good ones and bad. My current neigbours include 2 families – grandmas often walk with the babies up and down the corridoors! Some cooks – I’m not kidding these guys are running a take away from their apartment – obviously accepting payments through WeChat. And finally two foreigners who share a 2 bedroom apartment and split the rent. If you can do this, then it’s the best way – sharing!

To Conclude….

Don’t forget you need to have 2 months rental deposit, and 1 month upfront and include the agent fee’s when making your plan to come to lovely Shenzhen. There are many modern apartments and new builds, check that each apartment you look at has fire equipment. And always haggle to try and get a bit of a discount. If you like having a balcony, tell the agent. If you don’t like living high, tell the agent. And most agents have an English Speaker at hand.

Good Luck in your House Searching in Shenzhen!

Extra – Washing Machines in China

Most of the apartments are equipped with a washing machine. They are the kind of washing machine which you open from the top. All of the washing machines that I have had don’t have a hot water pipe. Clothes are cleaned with cold water. Which doesn’t really bother me. If I need to really scrub some stains out of clothes I will use the hot water and the sink! When you go into the electrical stores you will see many of the washing machines like in England, but they cost a lot so that’s why landlords don’t invest in them.


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7 Reasons To Dump Your Old Life And Teach Abroad

Teach Abroad in 2016 – Become A TEFL Teacher

Have you ever sat down on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea and not a care in the world? Do you look up at the skies and watch the planes fly by and think ‘I want to go abroad? I want to start a new life. My friend is in Asia teaching, is it something I could do?’ Maybe I’m just to old, maybe I’m not clever enough to become a teacher. The year is 2016 time to travel and see the world.

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If you answered yes to any of the above then it’s time to get your backside into gear and move on. Carry on reading to see if this is something you would like to do in your life. Teaching abroad is fun, go for it.

We have listed 7 reasons that might change your mind, so that you get off your backside, change your life, and become a foreign language teacher.

  1. You are moping around at home doing nothing.
  2. It’s easier than you think to become a TEFL teacher
  3. Your spouse left you
  4. Your career is dragging
  5. You want to inspire a generation
  6. You would like to learn a new skill
  7. You would like to live like you are on another planet.

1. You Are Moping Around At Home Watching Karl Pilkington’s An Idiot Abroad 

It’s 2016 and you don’t have a partner. You don’t have a mortgage. You don’t have any children. You don’t have a great job. You look out the window of the bus (or car!) everyday wishing you could do something. You have a degree, that currently is a worthless piece of paper sitting in the top draw of your desk and it’s doing absolutely nothing. It’s screaming at you – ‘use me, I cost thousands of pounds, I’m wasting away’. Your friends mock you for not having a life.

I had all of these thoughts as well, and do you know what I did? I booked a tefl course and flight, and got the hell out of England. Now, I consider myself to have a much more accomplished life. That’s why I’m sat here trying to give you reasons to go and teach abroad this year (year of the monkey in China).

2. It’s Easier Than You Think To Become A TEFL Teacher

You have nothing to lose, sure you have a career, but is that’s all that’s stopping you? If you have a good head on you, and you are reasonably educated you sure can find a job teaching abroad. One requirement that you may need to undertake is a special teaching course such as a TEFL / DELTA / CELTA. These are quite often easy to complete and you can find numerous amounts of courses on the internet or even the country that you want to teach.

Some courses run for three weeks in-house with teaching experiences in schools, and some courses are cheap online courses, that may not even be accredited. Check out every last detail of a course before you join one.

3. Your Spouse Left You 

So what? Then pack your bag and get going. Sure you will think about your ex, but teaching abroad will give you a new lease of life. There are many students out there crying out for someone like you. You will make them happy from the very first day they meet you until the day you leave, if you leave. And there’s many opportunities to teach at a level that you want to teach. From nursery and KS1 all the way up to college and universities.

Besides there is a huge chance you will find a new girlfriend or boyfriend in Asia. Some of the people love the blonde hair and blue eyes characteristics. This will get you a few steps ahead. Be careful when you start dating, don’t put your heart on your sleeve. Check out tinybudda’s guide on how to get over a break up.

4. Your Career Is Dragging At Home 

Are you at a loss at work? The young guy who’s only been at your company for under a year, get’s a promotion – he’s now your boss. This has officially become a dead-end job. Time to move forwards and see where a new career may take you.

Asia seeks and welcomes people 40 years and over. Companies love working with mature adults; males and females. This is because they are less of a threat to students than your average 18 year old, who’s teaching just to get drunk. This impedes on the children’s learning, especially with hungover teachers. They want responsible mature teachers like you so apply today.

All children deserve a good education whether that be in the countryside of Africa, or the inner-suburbs of Birmingham. You can also volunteer to teacher. But don’t volunteer in a country that already pays to have a teacher. If you are volunteering, and another teacher, at another school is teaching for $1000 dollars a month, wouldn’t you be pissed off?

5. You Want To Inspire A Generation

Some of the countries that you may come across, when searching for TEFL jobs to teach abroad, have very little for students to do. Many students will throw themselves at the opportunity to learn English from a foreign teacher. They believe that this can help them in their future career, and in some cases it will.

For example, a student learning English in the countryside will eventually end up working in big cities, in the tourism sector. This will be because you helped them on their way (and of course because of their own ability).

Today in the 21st century there are still hundreds of thousands of children that are unable to speak a word of English, say the alphabet, or even count to 10. At home and abroad. You can help them. Some children will never get the chance, but others will, and you will be the one they need to change their futures and help them become successful.

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6. You Would Like To Learn A New Skill

Teaching can be a very fun thing to do. But before you go ahead and put yourself in front of a class of 50 students, who cannot understand a word you say. Before you do that, you should perhaps take a course in teaching. The best courses are costly, but you can pick up a cheaper course that could adequately do the job.

Teaching abroad standards are getting much tougher lately especially in countries like China, so to put yourself ahead of many other teachers, you should take an accredited course. One example of course accreditation is to see if it has been accredited by the British Council.

Teaching can often be tiresome. Especially if you land a job with employers that you don’t like, but remember you are doing this for the students not the teachers. It’s all a learning curve, that you should keep and cherish. You may be employed directly by a school or through an agent. Naturally, you should do a bit of googling and research on these potential employers. Remember never give cash to anybody online or anytime for that matter.

And of course, as well as teacher training, experience is the best trainer their is. You will learn something new every day in your teaching career. You will think you will have something sussed but of course, you won’t and you will have to start at the beggining again. You are always developing as a teacher, whether that be through classroom management or your own teaching styles, remember keep learning. Go and see your co teachers, watch another class, get advice from anyone you can.

7. You Would Like To Live Like Your On Another Planet

If you really do want to go and live in a new country to try a new culture then teaching abroad definitely is for you. You will learn a lot. From peoples behavior, to their mentality which is influenced by tradition. And the best thing is, you only have to jump on a plane, and your life will have changed in no time.

You could teach in many corners of the world in places such as Thailand, and Myanmar to Russia and Spain and from Brazil to Africa. There are many opportunities to become a teacher and travel the world. Each of these countries will be like another planet to you. You will experience everything you didn’t think of, and you will become a greater person for doing it.

Some Chinese Culture

China has a big traditional influence over its people, girls will just marry for the sake of their families, people will abort baby girls in favor of having a boy, as boys bring home a lot of money to help the family. We see these things as wrong in the west, but the traditions and culture in China, believe this is the way (or was the way). The flip side to these traditions in China is that the Chinese peoples minds and behavior are slowly starting to change, for example in Shenzhen. One of China’s ultra modern cities, here sees a huge mix of traditional and modern behavior.

Final Words About Teaching Abroad And Travel

If you have been thinking about this for a while, then you should look further and see what’s out there. There are many opportunities, and if you have nothing holding you back then just go and teach abroad. The students will love you and you will have an epic time and adventure. Not to mention the travelling you will be doing.

Remember to check out Visa requirements for whichever country you decide to go to. Many countries require a degree (in any subject) as a condition of getting a job. Some countries don’t require this such as Cambodia. Check out TEFL courses before you decide on anything. Sign up for our latest jobs news letter or favorite our page. 2016 is your year to find a teaching job.