You may have just received an offer to teach at a great school in Beijing and in your excitement, you accept the offer without hesitation. Sometimes with our excitement, we become blind to the risks and precautions we need to take. What may look great on paper may not be in real life. Teaching in China has long been a popular choice of adventure for those who wish to experience a different culture as well as those who are looking to further their careers., however, it’s important to know what to expect and the reality of the situation. Here are a few things that you should take into account:
So, you’ve finally decided to make the jump and teach abroad! Now it's time to refresh or create your teaching English abroad resume. There are many schools looking to hire foreigners, but how do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? The school’s first impression of you will be based off your resume.
What did earning my TESOL certification do for me? Before I started my ESL teaching career here in China I had no experience in teaching. For me, and any other teacher who is looking to teach English in China, earning your TESOL certification will be a watershed moment. Not only will you have another “feather in your cap” that will qualify you for more (and better paying) ESL jobs, but you will also have a solid foundation to start (or continue) your career as an ESL teacher.
Here is a quick guide on how to teach abroad put together by the team here at Teaching Nomad: 1. Make a list of goals and priorities: When you are unsure of where to start...start with yourself! What are your goals for teaching abroad? What kind of experience would you like to have?
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