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(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 06, 2012 ) London, UK -- Teaching English abroad is one of the most popular ways to work overseas. Whether a person has never taught before, or already has some experience, teaching could well be an option. Here are a few thoughts on how to teach English abroad in 2012, along with some of the benefits of teaching for anyone who decides to consider it as one of their work abroad options.
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1. Quick to Qualify
One of the best things about teaching English is that it only takes a month to get the teaching certificate. The industry standard certificates are CELTA and TESOL, both of which are widely accepted all around the world. They are fairly expensive, but they will provide new teachers with all the skills and training they need to start teaching.
However, going on a course may not be mandatory, depending upon the country in which the teacher will be working. Sometimes the only qualification that is needed is to speak English and be enthusiastic, and some countries are less strict than others. New teachers may even want to pay for a basic online certificate which they can do from home and receive in a number of days.
2. Huge Demand
English is in demand all over the world. Essentially, if a person speaks the language, they can get qualified to teach it.
Some destinations will have more demand than others, but in most places around the world it is not hard to find work, and there will often be a number of language schools in the major towns and cities of any country.
3. Good Pay
Pay for teaching English can be very good indeed. However, this depends to a large extent upon the location. Some countries around the world are known for paying top rates, and if a new teacher heads to Japan, South Korea or the UAE then they can expect to earn a good living.
Other countries are not known for paying high rates, and in these countries teachers may want to find their own students and teach privately because they can earn more this way.
There are many different types of teaching jobs available. New teachers can work for a school in a permanent position, join a company which organises classes in different businesses across the city, or set up on their own and teach privately.
As well as that, teachers can take their work with them. When they tire of a location or when their contract runs out they can go to another country and start up again, and generally the more work experience they have, the easier it will be to find teaching jobs.
Teaching provides the ability to work at the same time as meeting local people, and this can be an excellent way to find out more about the culture and make friends (both with other teachers and students). It is also a real challenge, and for anyone who enjoys the actual teaching then it can be the ideal job.
Teaching English: Worth Considering
Even for someone who has their heart set on working online for clients in their home country, or finding a job with a company in their new destination, it is always worth considering teaching English because of all the benefits that this job offers.
For anyone who is interested in this option, it may be worth trying it out before they leave home to see if they enjoy the actual teaching, and they could find that it ends up being their ticket to freedom. For more information on working abroad, please visit http://www.liveworkabroad.com/category/finding-work-abroad
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