Teaching English as a Foreign Language
The Rewards of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Increasingly it is becoming perfectly clear for anyone to see that the global economy is becoming more and more complex and simple at the same time. Searching for anything to make global commerce faster and more efficient, the global marketplace has more or less decided that English is the language of business. For a native-born English speaker, this means some excellent opportunities for you by teaching English as a foreign language.
Teaching English as a foreign language is an incredibly rewarding job that can take you all around the globe with the knowledge that you are making a difference to dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people.
Teaching English as a foreign language is a wonderful way to see the world. Most programs are in such desperate need for native-speaking English speakers that they can offer quite extravagant packages to help you get to the places you need to get. This can include your training, round-trip airfare, room and board and a generous stipend. With your weekends free, it is easy to jump on a bus or a train and see other countries in Europe or Asia.
You will find that it is also quite rewarding, teaching English as a
foreign language. As someone who has experience in front of classrooms,
I can tell you that the most eager and dedicated and focused students
are those that are trying to learn English. You will deal with many
adult students, which removes the anxiety of trying to handle and
discipline a group of children. The students are polite and work hard
and are usually wonderful to get to know.
Teaching English as a foreign language might sound intimidating, but it is not. In most programs, you receive extensive training, not just on instructing and leading classrooms, but also how to survive in different foreign countries. Most of these programs also have excellent support systems in your host country so that basic and emergency services are provided, headache-free.
There really is no downside to teaching English as a foreign language in other countries in Asia or Europe. While it is standard to require a one-year commitment, the time flies back when balanced with weekend travel and the enjoyment of teaching. If you want to go out and see the world, or love helping people eager to grow, or both, you should definitely consider teaching English as a foreign language.