You cannot measure the benefits of living, traveling, and teaching English abroad in dollars, euros, cents, or yen. However, there are some countries where teachers abroad are able to walk away from a year or more of teaching with at least a healthy savings account to show for it. If you do your due diligence and select good schools to work for in China, you can save over $10,000 while teaching English in China for one year. Below are 7 actionable tips to help you in save more money while teaching English in China. Continue reading
You may have heard the phrase “gap year abroad” quite a bit over the last few years. While gap years have long been the norm in countries like Australia and the U.K., the truth is, Americans are starting to take gap years in increasing numbers. Harvard University alone has reported a 33% increase in the number of students taking gap years, including President Obama’s daughter, Malia, according to Business Insider on the benefits of gap years. Continue reading
If teaching English abroad has recently crossed your radar as a likely opportunity, then you’re probably already asking yourself the hardest questions of all — where? Will you head to Latin America? Asia? The Middle East or maybe Europe? No matter which corner of the world interests you most, each has an experience of a lifetime awaiting you. As the demand for Native English speakers continues to climb, more countries are entering the scene and each year different countries make our list for the best places to teach English abroad. Here are our top 10 picks for the best places to teach English abroad in 2018. Continue reading
Let’s say you’ve been wanting to teach English abroad and China intrigues you, but you’re not sure how big or long of a commitment you’d like to make. China can be an intimidating place! The beauty of becoming an au pair in China with Teach English: ESL’s Au Pair China Program is that your commitment is up to you—two months? Three months? Four, five, or six? Whatever you choose, it’s the perfect way to get your feet wet in an exciting, strange, and fascinating culture! Continue reading
I’ve been in the Teach English Abroad industry for a while now, and I frequently talk to people who do not know that it’s a possibility for them. The idea of living and working in a foreign country to many sounds, well…foreign. They think it’s just for the movies or the rich, but the reality is that people from all walks of life have found a meaningful travel and work experience through teaching English abroad. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to try traditional Chinese food?
Or, maybe you are looking to visit a few historic places, such as the Great Wall of China…
Well, then China should be on your bucket list!
But, aside from the tourist attractions and good food, China also offers an abundance of career opportunities — specifically in teaching English. Continue reading
No matter which country you teach English abroad in, or which time zone you visit, or the varied types of students you have, a teacher’s week can go in only one direction…
Here is a typical day in the life of an English teacher abroad: Continue reading
When I boarded my first plane bound for China, I hadn’t given much though to where I was going. My decision to take a job teaching English in China was one based on the sole fact that I’d recently returned to Oregon, USA from eight months of traveling around Southeast Asia and teaching English in Thailand, and that I wasn’t ready to be back home. I felt like I’d left Asia prematurely and I desperately wanted to go back. In the midst of my rash decision making, I stumbled across a position in China and thought, I might as well try somewhere new! Within a month I was on a that plane. Continue reading
Since the beginning of teachers in classes, there have been certain types of students. As reliably as the sun will rise, you will have kids in your class that are always running late, or “forgetting” homework, or doing who-knows-what as soon as your back is turned. Here is a list of some of the more common ones, and how to do your best to make sure you’re classroom stays in order. Continue reading
Teaching English abroad is without a doubt one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself.
I remember staying up late, getting lost in the Google-sphere of options for various programs around the world, and going to sleep giddy with excitement. But how to choose one? Continue reading