How to Avoid TEFL Internships and Cram Schools in China!

Internships in ChinaA bad teaching experience can really ruin all the beautiful things that China has to offer. There are thousands of amazing jobs that become available every month, so there aren’t any reasons to be crammed in a classroom with 50 students or to pay an organization an TEFL internship fee. You can get a great teaching job at an international or local language school. TESOL jobs at language schools pay a starting salary of 7,000 rmb per month, which is twice as much what a TEFL internship in China offers. And besides, you don’t have to pay anyone a single penny to get your teaching job!

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TEFL Japan: A Day in The Life of a Conversational School Teacher

TEFL Japan teaching conversational English English Conversation is a big TEFL market in Japan, so the question that people who want to teach English in Japan ask themselves is what to expect as a conversational teacher. In this article I will give you a run-down of a typical day as a conversational teacher.

OnTESOL Offers The Best TESOL Certification for Japan!

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5 Myths of Teaching English Abroad

5 myths of teaching English abroadMany folks equate teaching English abroad with a free holiday and, while moving to a foreign country definitely gives you great travel benefits and unique experiences, it certainly doesn’t mean that you will not be expected to do the job that you were hired for. It is a real job, and it will be harder than you think. Here, some of the most common myths about teaching abroad are debunked, allowing you to check that attitude, rid yourself of counterproductive misconceptions, and get on the track to success.

Read: Why You Should Avoid a TEFL Internship

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Teaching English in Germany: Make Extra Money Teaching One-to-One!

Teaching English in Germany one-to-oneThe best way to make good money teaching English in Germany is to offer private one-to-one lessons on the side. Teaching at a language school will pay your living expenses, but you can make an extra 1000 to 2000 euro a month teaching English one-to-one. This article will give you some tips to help you prepare your classes.

-Get certified to teach English in Germany with an accredited TESOL certificate course

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5 Things New Teachers Have to Be Prepared For

6 Ways Teaching English abroad is not as easy as you thinkFor me, making the decision to teach ESL came off the heels of leaving a long term job I was no longer satisfied with. I was in need of a life change and I was uncertain of what steps to take next. My previous job involved training and motivating adults and it developed my desire to teach and to facilitate. Teaching was something I was seeking but I also thought I would breeze through the TESOL certificate course and jump into the skill naturally and with ease! Boy, was I wrong! Teaching English is definitely worth it but, like any other skill, it requires patience, effort and ongoing growth and development. Here are 5 things you need to be ready for when starting out.

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3 Ways A TESOL Course by OnTESOL Will Make You A Better Teacher

How the TESOL certificate worksThere is no doubt that teaching English can be a challenging job. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can manage your classroom effectively and with ease. In this article I’m going to talk about three ways the 120-hour TESOL certificate course offered by OnTESOL prepared me really well for teaching English in Toronto.

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My Experience Volunteering Abroad

My TEFL internship experienceMy first experience teaching overseas was in the Andes of Ecuador in a small rural town. I had just completed my BA and I wanted to explore a part of the world that was new to me, considered to be “off the beaten path.” I arranged my trip with a volunteer abroad company that charged me a lot of money to complete a 6 month TEFL internship. I assumed I would pick up the skill of teaching English quite easily without any prior experience or TEFL certification! Boy, was I wrong!

Read: TEFL Jobs in Ecuador and Job Hunting Tips

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How to Prepare for a TESOL Job Interview

how to prepare for a TESOL job inteviewLike all job interviews, TESOL interviews require some time and preparation to ensure you put your best self forward. Based on my experience as an ESL teacher in Ecuador and Toronto, I can speak first hand about what is required and what NOT to do before an interview for a TESOL job.

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The Challenges of Teaching Abroad Without TESOL Certification

Teaching abroad without TESOL certificationThe first time I attempted to teach English abroad was under a mango tree in Uganda. The students were aged from four to sixteen and I was instructed to teach them English, based purely on the fact that I am English, and the assumption that I would therefore be able to pass my knowledge onto others. This approach to education, whilst fun, is conducive to neither good teaching nor the education of the students. The main part of my lesson consisted of waving plastic, coloured plates, and encouraging the students to shout out the correct colours. This first class sums up my initial approach to teaching – it was a vehicle which would allow me to travel and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I continued to teach English without TESOL certification and the challenges only got worse as the job required more from me.

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How Would I Do It Differently If I Could Go Back?

teaching English abroad - Experienced teacher abroadIf you intend on teaching English, you are on a good path. My advice is that you learn from others who have gone before you. Find out what they loved and loathed about teaching abroad, and what they wish they had done differently.  If I was to go back and start all over again, I would do three main things differently.

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