The Benefits You Can Get From Teaching English Abroad

Thailand – March 3, 2016 – Probably the biggest challenge of working abroad teaching English is that you are literally stepping into a new world away from all the things that you have grown used to. You would be venturing into new horizons, meet incredible people from different cultures and experience a whole different side of the world. If you are up for that kind of adventure then you should know that there are a lot of benefits that you can get from teaching English abroad. Here are some of them.

  1. Painless Training. Through a 100-hour course, you’d be able to get a TESL certificate. If you feel like you don’t have the time to complete a 100-hour course, you should know that many schools provide evening and weekend training sessions. A lot of schools also offer online training. The best part of it all is that most schools also help in the job hunt so you don’t have to worry much about finding a teaching job.
  2. Great Learning Experience. Teaching English abroad also provides a great learning experience. While your primary goal is to teach your students English, you will also be able to learn a lot from living in a foreign country. You’d be able to learn the culture of the country you are based in, be exposed to their traditions and pop culture, eat their cuisine and a lot of different things to try.
  3. New Friends and Acquaintances. It doesn’t matter if you are teaching at a language centre or in a school. The fact is that you will be exposed to new acquaintances and colleagues who speak English. These new friends of yours will be the one to help you navigate through the area and teach you more about their customs and ways.
  4. Easy Travel. If you are on paid teaching in Thailand, you would be able to visit Cambodia or even Laos for just $50 USD. The thing is, if you are already set up in a foreign country, traveling becomes much easier. It would be up to you to make the most out of this benefit.
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