Teaching English with IEduKids in China has its benefits, from working flexible hours, to sharing resources with a supportive and friendly teaching team to living in an innovative and cosmopolitan city! Read on to find out the top 4 reasons to teach English with IEduKids in Shenzen, China.
When I was in university, it always interested me to travel and teach abroad. After university I travelled throughout Asia and met many people teaching there. They absolutely loved it and recommended it, so I decided to pursue teaching English.
The benefits of living in another country are countless. In many of these countries, you have the ability to live very comfortably and save a lot of money. In turn, you live and experience a totally different culture and way of life!
Tim Sharp is a graduate of OnTESOL’s 140-hour TESOL certificate course. He is currently teaching English with his partner, Taylor, in Taiwan.
My partner and I are living and teaching English in Taiwan, in a city called Kaohsiung. There were a number of reasons that influenced our choice. The school we’re currently at, KNS Institute, is in the city and they guarantee us great working hours. The school is thriving and hiring more teachers when a lot of other smaller schools are cutting back on teaching hours. There are many job opportunities in Taiwan so you can live comfortably and save money. The climate is quite tropical and you are close to the ocean and the tropical beaches of Kenting.
Taylor and her partner Tim, are both graduates of OnTESOL’s 140-hour TESOL Certificate Course with Teaching English to Young Learners specialist. They are both teaching English in Taiwan with KNS Institute.
Teaching English as a second language is a rewarding career because of the transformation you witness as your students improve their English skills. I am very passionate about teaching ESL students because I love the English language!
Saby is currently teaching English in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of OnTESOL’s 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate.
Teaching English with EPIK is a great opportunity because they connect you with other foreign teachers from the first week you arrive in South Korea. The orientation helps to prepare you to teach, introduce you to new friends, and encourages you by showing you your purpose as an ESL teacher in Korea. You are a part of a team and a bigger vision, with EPIK. You have so many people who want you to succeed and will help you to do so!
I was motivated to become an ESL teacher to have a career with which I could travel. I didn’t want to be tied to one place or one company, and becoming an ESL teacher gives me the freedom to work basically anywhere around the world. Not only is the career flexible, but it is also viable, as ESL teaching is a fast growing industry with great opportunities.
When I was a university student I studied in China for one semester, and I had such an amazing experience that I decided to come back for work. I like being an ESL teacher because I have the opportunity to help real people solve real problems. Sometimes, the problem is passing an exam, or getting a job, or studying abroad. However, for every class and student I teach, I am also helping someone.
About the author: Ian Bonnano is currently teaching English with EF English First in Shanghai, China.
I worked and lived in the beautiful coastal city of Shimonoseki as part of the JET Programme in 2015-2016. It was an experience of a lifetime.
When thinking about the best and most challenging parts about living and working in Japan, I instantly thought of “ESID” – “Every Situation is Different.” This is a saying on the JET Programme that may sound like a cliché, but which holds so much truth. I’ve reflected on this, and here’s my take on ESID now.
About the author: Melissa is a graduate of the 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate course. She taught English for one year in Japan and currently teaches English privately in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
My motivation for becoming an ESL teacher began with learning foreign languages, combined with my love of working with children. I had toyed with the idea of teaching all through university, but it wasn’t until I put it into practice, in schools in France and India, that I realized how much I enjoyed it and wanted to continue doing it. I researched TESOL/TEFL courses and decided to kick-start my ESL career.
About the author: Anna Hough is currently teaching English with EF English First in Guangzhou, China.
Being an ESL teacher gives me the opportunity to travel the world and to have a job in almost every country. I also love how enriching and beautiful it is to teach a student something new, or something that he/she is not familiar with.
I also enjoy making new friends from around the world and learning from new and different cultures.
It’s best to seize any opportunity which allows you to travel. I teach English in Turkey or Izmit specifically, because of the diversity that exists in Turkish culture and the country’s beautiful history.
About the Author: Riad Mansouri is currently teaching English with American Life in Izmit, Turkey