Here are our best tips for ESL teachers abroad
Teaching abroad for the first time can seem overwhelming and no one knows that better than we do. That’s why we scoured our expert articles directory to come up with a comprehensive resource full of advice for new ESL teachers.
Teaching abroad isn’t just an easy ticket to traveling 24/7. You’re there to make a positive impact on your students and teach them a valuable skill. In the process, you’re also there to learn – yourself, your host culture, your students, and the world at large. You’re going to work hard, play hard, and explore far and wide. It won’t be easy peasy lemon squeezy, but we think you’re up to face the challenge.
So, ask yourself:
Are you ready to teach English abroad?
Yes. Probably. Definitely? Maybe?
What are your first steps? How do you actually start teaching English abroad?
Your students won’t know what hit them once you take our expert advice for new ESL teachers.
How important is knowing the language before you get there?
What do you mean I have to know the language? I’m teaching ENGLISH?! (Shhhhh. It’s okay. We’re here to help!)
The list of questions to ask before preparing to teach abroad just gets longer and longer the more you think it. But, we’ve already thought it. In fact, at GoAbroad we’ve thought it for 20+ years in the field, and we’ve learned a thing or two in all that time.
As part of GoAbroad’s mission to provide the best and most comprehensive resources for meaningful travelers, our writers share their best tips for ESL teachers every step of the way.
With fresh tips for ESL teachers like these:
Contracts can range from a few weeks to a year or more. However, it’s a lot easier to find teaching jobs (and actually get paid to do it) if you can make a longer-term commitment— semesters at a minimum, but ideally you want to teach for a year or more.”
To this sage advice for new ESL teachers:
You want to consider not only your teaching salary, but cost of living, and any additional costs that your school or teach abroad program can help supplement (housing, airfare, maybe even some meals). Once you’ve weighed all of that, it’s up to you to find your perfect program, pack up your bags, and hop on that plane!”
- Erin Oppenheim, 6 Countries to Make SERIOUS Money Teaching English
Guarantee classroom success with these tips for ESL teachers
So, maybe you don’t want to take our word for it. That’s fine, I guess, but you really should take our writers’ words for it. They’re the teach abroad experts with real experience and all the best advice for new ESL teachers on how and when to get certified, the best possible program options for you, how to fund your time abroad, and anything you might need to know. So, now you can step confidently into the classroom and really soak it all in!
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