Teaching is an art, a skill and a challenge that can sometimes be more difficult thanÂ aiming in archery. In this article we discuss on the various benefits of teaching English inÂ a foreign country.
A lot of teachers prefer working abroad for different reasons. Some common reasonsÂ behind teaching abroad are learning the new culture and the language, gainingÂ professional success, earning and a lot of other opportunities as well. Many teachersÂ who prefer to go abroad are English teachers as the language (English) commands aÂ very high respect demand all over the world. In countries where English education isÂ compulsory, one expects teachers to have advanced degrees and to be a native EnglishÂ speaker.
The Political Effect on the language
A lot of non-English-speaking countries that want to maintain relations with the US orÂ the UK or countries that are in dispute with the two nations prefer to learn English forÂ their communications. Hence there are no limits as to where a person can teach English.
Almost all of these countries have schools that teach English for both adults and youngÂ children.
People abroad learn English for various reasons. While children may learn English as aÂ part of their subject or for college purposes, adults may learn English for their businessÂ purposes or their relations with countries like the US and the UK. Some computer-relatedÂ works demand a compulsory English knowledge although today, a lot of software haveÂ undergone translations in different languages.
The Time Frame Advantage
Different countries across the world have different time zones. Schools and collegesÂ have different schedules of commencing classes. Hiring Adults for teaching in privateÂ sectors happens throughout the year. Hence these factors ensure that job openings existÂ throughout the year and that makes one more good reason for abroad teaching.
Most countries require a native English teacher from UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand,Â Canada and many other countries. But some Asian countries need a bachelor’s degree inÂ order to be eligible while other countries may require a teaching certificate. Some of theÂ popular English teaching certificates are TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of OtherÂ Languages), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and CELTA (Certificate inÂ English Language Teaching to Adults).
The Earnings Factor
Migrating to a foreign country is also because of the high payments offered. For exampleÂ Asian countries like Japan and Vietnam usually pays very high salaries to its EnglishÂ teachers. On the other hand there are lots of other benefits offered like perks, travelÂ tickets, insurance and other benefits in some of the countries. Few other countries likeÂ Russia, just pays a meager salary to its teachers. In such circumstances, teachers oftenÂ take up a part time job in order to improve their standard of living.
Great care should be taken as many schools abroad may not be recognized by theÂ country’s embassy or the government. These schools may not live up to what theyÂ promise to be. Hence it will not be a bad idea to study the place and its reputation before
taking up on them.