I am coming from a country where the official language is not popular internationally. Therefore, I have never even thought of the opportunity to travel abroad and teach my mother tongue. However, a lot of English speakers have chosen traveling and teaching as a full-time occupation. I was curious how it works and how travel teachers live.
The English teachers are the most demanded specialists. There are hundreds of opportunities for English teachers in Asia and South America. The most popular destinations is China. However, there is a demand for language teachers everywhere. It is not required the candidates to have previous experience as a teacher. The most important requirement is to be a native or fluent speaker. The students are usually kids or high-school students, therefore it is recommended the candidates to like communicating with kids. A common requirement is the language teachers to obtain a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification, which means teaching English to people with whom you do not share a common language. At the end of the day, to teach abroad isn’t like going on a vacation. The candidates should take the job seriously and invest time to prepare. A few important things that should be considered before applying for a job as a traveling teacher are if teaching is the right thing for you and if the selected country is the right place for you.
There are a few ways to land a job as a teacher abroad – contact a recruiting agency, apply directly for jobs online, get involved in a program. The contracts usually vary between a few months and a year. Some of the additional benefits can be a free ticket to the target country, free housing, or professional training.
Traveling and teaching is not only for language teachers. There are traveling yoga, fitness and dance instructors, personal development mentors, photography teachers. The opportunities are endless.
To summarize, teach and travel is a great way to explore new countries and make money at the same time. It is a chance to become fully immersed in the culture of the target country and to feel what it is like to actually live there, rather than just visiting as a tourist.
To read some inspirational stories of traveling teachers and useful information on how to become a traveling teacher, visit the great blogs below:
If you feel you want to work as an English teacher in China, you can apply for the position described below.
If you are a native English speaker or you are fluent in English, you love kids, and you are looking for a change, come work with us in China. You can choose between various locations like Beijing /Nanjing / Suzhou /Hefei / Xiamen / Changzhou / Anshan/ Shenyang / Chongqing. You will teach English to small groups of kids between 2 and 12 years old. You will work 35 hours per week, office hours included. We will provide you interactive teaching facilities and a Chinese assistant.
- Salary of 1300-2600USD after taxes
- Free apartment or living allowance
- 1000USD airfare bonus
- Visa application assistance
- 10 days paid professional training
- 15 days free hostel accommodation upon your arrival
- Free airport pick-up
- Paid public holidays
Beijing /Nanjing / Suzhou /Hefei / Xiamen / Changzhou / Anshan/ Shenyang / Chongqing
How to apply:
– Documents and contact information required
– An updated CV / resume (with valid cell phone number, e-mail address, and Skype ID)
– A photocopy of degree (if you have one)
– A photocopy of the front page of your passport
About the company:
Here at topnotchesl.com we pride ourselves on being a group of knowledgeable individuals that have a passion for any and all things China. Our promise to you is that we will stand by your side and guide you throughout the entire process as you make your way to come and teach in China. We understand that this is a major decision to move your entire life to China. That is why, with a medley of staff comprised of both Chinese and Westerners, we offer unrivaled services to make your transition here as smooth as possible. Our schools that we work with are put through a strenuous vetting process to make sure that they are up to the high-level standard that we expect for our teachers at TopNotchEsl
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