About half the population identifies as Christian, which accounts for all the red neon crosses in the city night sky, and the other half identifies as Buddhist, which leaves you with a lot of old, beautifully painted temples to explore. Most small towns and many remote mountaintops have got a temple, and bigger cities have several each. Some temples, such as Bong Eun-sa in Seoul, offer temple-stay programs where you can get a more intensive Buddhist experience, trying out the food, dress, and lifestyle of a monk, even if just for a day or two. Otherwise, most temples have regular visiting hours when anyone is welcome to enter the grounds for a stroll or just to have a look. Note that removing your shoes is considered polite in most indoor temple spaces.
Auckland is a very cosmopolitan city and is the largest city in New Zealand. It is also the city with the largest population of Pacific Islanders in the world. My students often comment that they hadn’t expected to see a large Asian population here. The largest segment of the population are European New Zealanders “Kiwis” . The “natives” are the Maori, who arrived here 800 years ago. English is the most common language followed by Korean,Mandarin, and Maori.
The population is just over 4 million. As a result, there is a higher demand for ESL teachers than Australia and the requirement for TESOL certification isn’t as strict, but a minimum of a 100-hour TESOL certificate is recommended.
You should not teach English in China without the work visa. The government is now cracking down on foreigners working illegally in China, and, as a result, the school may ask you to get a work visa prior to your arrival in order to avoid paying hefty fines. Many schools, like English First, will help you get the work visa. If the school will not help you out, then read this blog.
Looking to teach English in Japan? This TEFL Japan blog will help you pass the interview!
The interview is always a nerve-wrecking experience for me, unless I have all the information to fell 100% prepared. If you are anything like me, I want to help you out with this blog.
7 Things You Need to Know to Pass the Interview:
I arrived in Seoul around midnight on a Friday, jet-lagged and sleep-deprived with two bags of what I deemed my most important possessions at the time.
The commercial or “visit” visa is designed for the businessman who might make multiple entries into Saudi Arabia over several months. It may be possible to teach in the Kingdom while carrying such a visa. However, you could find yourself crossing over into a neighboring country, every month or so, to keep your job and maintain your legal status.
If you intend to live and work in Saudi Arabia, the best alternative at the time of entry is the work visa, as it will eventually lead to the issuance of an Iqama, the rough Saudi equivalent of a “Green Card.” Once within the Kingdom, those of us who are not Saudi citizens require Iqamas to obtain almost any service we might have a hankering for. For example, if one wants to purchase private Internet service, you must first have an Iqama. A bank account? Show your Iqama. Need to transfer money back home? Iqama, please.
If you are looking for an online TEFL certification that is recognized in Saudi Arabia, take Ontesol’s 250-hour course with Practicum.
How do you find the best TESOL job in Taiwan? By simply surfing the internet, the average international job-seeker might believe that finding a job will be a cinch. There are several job advertisements posted every day. This is good, to a certain extent.
The first thing I recall fretting about, after making my decision to come to Taiwan, was housing. Plunging into a foreign country, head first, with no first-hand experience with local real estate, can be intimidating. A good deal of research should take place before any housing situation is formally agreed upon. Prospective renters should ideally visit their potential homes before signing any contract since any number of unforeseen problems can arise in the absence of a proper inspection.
Even if you don´t speak Spanish, don´t rule out flying to Mexico and searching for a job by yourself. Without Spanish, getting information about schools may be a little tricky, but once you are through the door, the receptionist and the person who interviews you will almost certainly speak English.