|What do you Need to Teach Overseas?|
|It is not in fact hard to get a teaching job in places like China or South Korea where thousands of teachers are needed right now for the reason that English is the international language of communication. If people are going to communicate with the world, they need to speak, read and write English. The Internet has actually boosted English as ‘the’ language of communications. It has also helped boost international business and English is a general language for international managers to use. |
If you want to find a teaching job a college or university degree will actually help. You can find some teaching jobs without a degree but from time to time it is more complicated to get a visa from the local government with no one. Furthermore, a lot of jobs will open to you, and almost certainly better paying ones at that, if you have a degree. As with the majority of jobs, the more education and credentials you can bring to an employer, the more valuable you are. If you do not have a degree, your market will be limited but not impossible – if you can show schools that you have a TESOL certificate.
If you apply to teach abroad, chances are you will find yourself teaching in a regular school, either primary or secondary. Then, you can make a decision to moonlight by teaching adults in the evenings.
Preferably, you should have a college degree AND a TESOL certificate. If two candidates with college degrees apply for the same job and you are the one with the TESOL qualification you will be surely chosen.
The next step is to place your resume where abroad schools and teaching recruiters will find it. If you do this and if you have both a degree and a TESOL certificate, you will be in demand and job proposals will be open to you.
So to get a TESOL certificate you can browse the Internet for course offers. There are numerous reputable schools presenting online certification now. Taking a course online helps because you do not have to commit much time for classroom attendance. In addition you can take the course from everyplace in the world.
Whichever school you select, be sure that the school has been established long enough to have a track record of producing successful teachers. Get to know if the school will help you to find a teaching job.
Aside from helping thousands of people to learn how to communicate in English, you will have opportunities to learn about different cultures, taste exotic foods, see unbelievably beautiful parts of the world and grow as a person and make a difference as an international educator. International experience will look great on your resume as well.