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How to Teach English Abroad?
I'm thinking that this sounds like an interesting thing to do, but I don't know a thing about it or if it's worth it. Some of the other more-traveled forum members may have more experience.

Tips, Info, Advice, Comments, and Critics?

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07-07-2011 12:27 AM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
Check the website Daves ESL for all the info you'll ever need about teaching English abroad.
07-07-2011 05:33 AM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
where you wanna teach at? what exactly do you want out of the experience?
07-07-2011 08:19 AM
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I highly recommend this book:

English Teacher X Guide To Teaching English Abroad

Entertaining and informative.

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07-07-2011 10:38 AM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
Yes, you can go and teach English abroad.
One very important piece of advice I will give you before you do this, is to work in the USA and save up a nice nest egg (at least 5,000 beyond the cost of your plane ticket) before you go.
Unless you are teaching in a shitty environment like South Korea or Saudi Arabia, you don't make that much as an English teacher.
Also, teaching in academies can suck. It is much more pleasant to get private students, and do one on one sessions.
I did well doing this in Spain for a bit, and most of my clients were doctors, medical students, and government workers.
The only thing is, it takes time and effort to get private clients, hence the need for a nest egg to avoid being forced into academy drudgery.
07-07-2011 04:49 PM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
(07-07-2011 08:19 AM)Dash Global Wrote:  where you wanna teach at? what exactly do you want out of the experience?

I'm thinking somewhere in Eastern Europe since I already speak a Slavic language and am confident that I can pick up on another Slavic tongue. That or either Latin America or Western Europe.

It's just a temporary thing...maybe a few months in the summer where I have time to explore and meet people. I'm not in it for the money, just the experience (although a little cash doesn't hurt).

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07-07-2011 06:32 PM
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It's a great way to meet women while earning something on the side. I've been teaching since 2003(on and off) and it's helped transform my personality to the better.
07-07-2011 07:27 PM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
I'm considering heading over to somewhere in Asia at the start of next year to do a bit of teaching just to see what it's like but I'm not 100% convinced I'll actually enjoy / be any good at the job which puts me off going over there and having to sort out apartments, jobs, commit to contracts etc when I don't even know whether I like it or not. Decisions decisions.

Where do you teach flashbang?
07-08-2011 07:35 AM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
(07-08-2011 07:35 AM)Gringo Wrote:  I'm considering heading over to somewhere in Asia at the start of next year to do a bit of teaching just to see what it's like but I'm not 100% convinced I'll actually enjoy / be any good at the job which puts me off going over there and having to sort out apartments, jobs, commit to contracts etc when I don't even know whether I like it or not. Decisions decisions.

Where do you teach flashbang?

I teach in Malta at the moment but I'm planning to head out to Russia in September on a new adventure!
07-08-2011 10:14 AM
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What made you take up teaching abroad, genuine interest in teaching English or just fancied being able to work abroad and it seemed like the easiest option?

I love the idea of living abroad, i'm bored of my home country, it's just the teaching English part I'm not all that enamoured with.
07-08-2011 12:46 PM
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(07-08-2011 12:46 PM)Gringo Wrote:  What made you take up teaching abroad, genuine interest in teaching English or just fancied being able to work abroad and it seemed like the easiest option?

I love the idea of living abroad, i'm bored of my home country, it's just the teaching English part I'm not all that enamoured with.

Well I'm from Malta so it's not abroad for me in this case. Tried to teach in Barcelona too but the market was dead. I believe in general teaching is a great way to improve yourself, whether in your home country or abroad. I'm gonna try Russia just because this would be a tough place, great for imrpoving at life overall!
07-09-2011 06:14 PM
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The only issue I have with it is, you need to move to a country, set yourself up with an apartment, find a job, tide yourself over until pay day once you've found the job and that all costs money. All to find out whether you like teaching english abroad or not. I'm not sure teaching english is for me, spending thousands of pounds to find out isn't that appealing and can be better spent.
07-10-2011 04:58 AM
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Yeah, watch out - there are a lot of horror stories about people going abroad and teaching English, getting scammed and whatnot.
07-10-2011 07:21 AM
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Korea pays for airfare and apartment accommodations.
07-10-2011 09:13 AM
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RE: How to Teach English Abroad?
Has anybody here ever taught in Bangkok, and do you have any good info to share? I'm highly considering Bangkok, despite the low pay. Korea is also an option, but I'd rather make less money and live somewhere awesome than spend a full year in Seoul.
07-10-2011 09:05 PM
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BKK is probably my number one option if I go abroad to teach, best website for info is ajarn.com
07-12-2011 01:42 PM
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I would love to teach in BKK. To bad the money is shit.
07-12-2011 01:49 PM
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It's not great but it's not the worst either considering the cost of living. You wouldn't be out every night partying if you had work monday to friday so I reckon the wage is enough to live on.
07-13-2011 11:47 AM
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I have an interview next week here in Bangkok. It seems to be an academy and not a school. They want a demo lesson. I dont know if I should fake the funk or tell them I am planning on getting a cert before the school year starts in May. Any advice?

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(04-05-2013 07:59 PM)TexasMade Wrote:  I have an interview next week here in Bangkok. It seems to be an academy and not a school. They want a demo lesson. I dont know if I should fake the funk or tell them I am planning on getting a cert before the school year starts in May. Any advice?

Won't they ask for a copy of your certification? Do you plan on faking that?
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No cert needed. Or they didn't ask in the email they sent me.

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@texas made do you have experience teaching? a bachelors degree?

thanks im considering teaching there in the future

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04-06-2013 12:52 AM
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No and no. They want me to do a 10 minute demo. Going to get my youtube research on haha.

Question. Suit or shirt, tie, slacks?

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04-06-2013 01:24 AM
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Did you apply in the city or online? You should post everything in that huge teaching thread in the Travel section so more people will see.
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(04-06-2013 01:51 AM)houston Wrote:  Did you apply in the city or online? You should post everything in that huge teaching thread in the Travel section so more people will see.

True. I knew we had a thread that I posted on earlier this week but I forgot where it was. I dont know what site hit. I tried a few craigslist and also a few websites. I will post the website that hit when I find out.

I replied to a craigslist post about 5 Westerners need for a commercial. I figured why not. Its three hours of my time. I think it pays 30 USD. I just got a hit back saying Im on the shortlist. You know I am black so whenever they say Westerner I figured they wanted some white Europeans. I sent a pic with me in a shirt and tie and they will hit me up. Crazy.

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