Teach English Abroad   How to Find TESOL Jobs Abroad?

Follow some tips on how to best control the search and successful placement process in a foreign country.
 
How to Find TESOL Jobs Abroad?
1. Cost of Living Overseas
 Teaching jobs in a foreign country as a rule post salaries by means of the local currency. At the same time as using the Internet is easy to search for an exchange rate and decide the salary’s value in your home currency. After converting the currency, the salary may seem a bit high or low at first glance, but you should realize more. What you need to know are the costs of living in your targeted country. Ask your third party recruiter or prospective employer to provide you with everything concerning living abroad.

2. Academic Schedules
Schools’ academic schedules may differ dependent on which hemisphere you are coming from and going to. You should get to know when schools are hiring teachers not to miss the opportunity to get the vacancy.

3. Interviews
As a rule you will not have the benefit of having a face-to-face interview with your employer prior to arrival into a foreign country. Your future employer will depend heavily on information in your resume. In addition, you may be asked to have a telephone interview.

4. Placement Agencies
It is frequent to make use of third-party recruiting agencies to help you with finding the most favorable placement. Good agencies’ services are not usually cheap. They should provide you with the following:

• an office staffed with person(s) in the country in which you plan to teach,
• screening of the best teaching opportunities with a monthly salary that is competitive and will cover your essential living needs at the local standard of living,
• help in finding reasonable lodging,
• experienced in-country coordinators to provide support and services during your stay, and
• pre-departure information to make certain your are prepared for your trip and other recommendations to be sure you are properly equipped.

5. Housing
A number of teachers have a preference of living with a host family to practice the native language at the same time as others want to live alone or with other teachers. Decide beforehand where you would like to live to ensure the best accommodations for yourself and change if you are not satisfied with your housing.

6. Visa Processing
Every country will have different processes for permitting entrance to foreigners. Your TESOL job will probably necessitate a number of non-tourist visa classifications to stay in the host country for more than 90 days. Work with your teaching institution or third-party recruiter to determine what kind of visa you will necessitate. Check carefully all the details connected with your visa processing.

7. Salary
Take care you realize what the monthly salary will be and how many classroom hours you will be teaching every week. It is better for you to understand all the financial details previous to committing to a work contract.

 8. TEFL or TESOL Certification
The obligation to have a TEFL or TESOL certification widely varies depending on the country, the country’s demand for native English-speaking teachers, individual teaching institution’s requirements, and other factors. To learn more about certification requirements, make use of discussion boards and consult with third-party recruiters to know the needs of the local market in which you have an interest in teaching English.

9. Medical Coverage
It is recommended to have an emergency medical coverage policy during your teaching tenure in the foreign country. There are many alternatives obtainable to you for this coverage. |Take care your medical coverage is in order to avoid a lot of problems in the case of an accident or illness.