Teaching English as a foreign language or TEFL is a great way to travel all across the globe while working and raising fund for the tour. There are many countries in Asia featuring quality opportunity for EFL/ESL teaching. It is a great opportunity to earn a living while exploring the dynamic beauty of Asia. Most of the time EFL/ESL teaching is misinterpreted as a career and seen only as an opportunity to travel to nearby places sometimes but there is something more to it. It can actually be a lifetime experience.
Globalization has made English the international language of communication which has led Asian people to realize the importance and they are more than willing to learn English. There is no particular age group when it comes to teaching English but highest level of demand is in the elementary stage of education. Hence EFL/ESL teachers need to take some extra responsibility to teach English in a systematic way so others especially the young learners can understand and learn it effectively. Apart from young learners there is a substantial demand for TEFL trainers to acquaint the adult learners with the global language of communication.
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With Asian giants like China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea making its presence felt in the global market, there is a considerable demand for ESL/EFL teachers especially in the Business English sector. There is an incredible amount of TEFL jobs being generated all over Asia making it a sought after destination for TEFL job seekers. Teaching English in a different country is not at all an easy task to do. While teaching English, one needs to be expressive as everything has to be explained clearly to the learners. It is advantageous to know the local language as it can aid teaching process. Sometimes learning a local language helps and it appeals many as learning a different language is always fun. It is not mandatory to learn the local language for teaching ESL/EFL but one can learn it entirely depending on the personal interest. It will not only enrich the resume but give an extra edge as an ESL/EFL teacher.
Apart from learning new languages, one will come across different cultures and beliefs. It does not need any depiction that Asia is rich in culture and customs. One can experience that side by actually living like a local in any Asian country with the EFL/ESL teaching providing that opportunity big time. Geographically Asia holds an important position as this continent is blessed with geographical diversity that has number of picturesque destinations. Asia features exotic beaches, enticing hill stations and interesting landscapes. One can also sample the various succulent cuisines which is an indispensable part of the Asian culture. TEFL in Asia can be a glorious experience in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan and more so if you pursue a minimum 120 hours and carry a globally recognized TEFL certification from an authentic institute. Bachelor degree holders with TEFL certification are preferred in certain countries and those with ESL/EFL teaching experience can expect better teaching positions and can look forward to a successful teaching stint in exotic Asian locations.
Full of knowledge and useful information, suggestion for lesson plan and ideas for support learning. The knowledge, as mother and "home" teacher was incomplete, after this course I'm feel more comfortable in these topics.
It was hard work but I learned a lot. Because of this it was well worth it and I am well on my way to succeeding in my goal to become an English teacher in Asia. Instead of being scared as I previously was, I am only a little bit nervous now that I have this experience under my belt.
It was a challenge for me as it been a long time since I had done any academic studying but the course was structured well overall as the course progressed I was relating more to what I was doing at school and implementing them and seeing results I could see my self-confidence growing thru the course.
The course was very informative and I really liked the fact that I could do the Work on my own time. That made less pressure and I could do my best work for the assignments.
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