The Benefits Of Teaching English Abroad
Teaching abroad is a truly remarkable experience. Not only are you gaining the chance to learn in a new culture, you are gaining the chance to truly immerse yourself into a new culture and integrate yourself into an exciting and diverse community, different to what you would experience in the UK.
Once you are living abroad it is much easier to travel around, and of course less costly. This is because you won’t be flying out from top airport destinations like those in the UK. Teaching in China enables you to travel all around China and of course to the neighbouring countries such as; Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hongkong, Korea and Vietnam; all of which take a matter of hours.
2. A once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself into a foreign culture and integrate yourself to become a respected part of the community. In China teachers are held with high regard, not only will you become a valued member of society, you will be truly looked after in the community and taught new life lessons, and if your lucky; Chinese cooking skills!
3. Travel the world while getting paid, earning more than the average teaching wage in the UK! Now is that a good enough incentive or what? The cost of living abroad, especially in China is very low. Taking this into account the average wage for a foreign teacher is very high compared to the living costs. So, what does this mean for you? Your wage has a fraction decreased for living costs and the rest is down to you! You can save the money and come back to the UK the richest you have ever been, or you can travel the world! To excite you further, many of the contracts at F&Y Consultant include your living costs (rent and utilities) and your flight back home, or wherever you choose to go next!
4. Making a positive impact on the lives of others through teaching English. The chance for students to learn English from a native tongue is something we take for granted. The English language is used worldwide, to get the best chance of learning English is from a native speaker. The educational experience you will provide will be unique and really help the students to achieve their goals in succeeding in the English language at a professional level.
5. The life and work experiences you gain in this experience will show future employers you have high marketable professional skills. This will provide you with excellent career prospects whether in teaching or not. This is your chance to get ahead of the game, while having one of the best times of your life! This dream job will certainly lead to another!
6. Gaining the essential life skill to have the ability to adapt to new environments where the language, cultural traditions and religions are alien to you is a skill that will set you out from the rest. This skill will help you in social circumstances as well as in the workplace.
7. Building friendships across the globe! Living and teaching abroad may seem like an alienating process, however the friends you make, who like you are foreign teachers, will become more like family, and quite frankly will be some of the coolest people you will meet! The expat community is full of vibrant, creative and like- minded people. Making friends will seem effortless. If you think about it, you will all be in the same boat, making a huge move alone! You will also be sharing the exact same experiences, no matter what part of the globe you are from; you will automatically be connected through this experience and have so much in common-this is the perfect starting point for a brilliant friendship!
The question you should be asking yourself is “why not teach abroad?” If you have a Degree, are a native English speaker and have the passion for travel then TEFL (Teaching English As A Foreign Language) could be your ticket out of here and on the road to adventure! For more information on teaching in China read our blog “What To Expect Teaching In China” For further information on TEFL read our blog “What Is TEFL And How To Work Legally Abroad”
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