thelionking Posted April 4, 2017 Share Posted April 4, 2017 I thought many people on here might have experience teaching ESL overseas and I wanted to ask this simple question: Which country would you recommend I go to? Considerations: -have a bachelor's and a master's degree (humanities) -I don't have a TESL diploma and can't afford one right now -have 2 yrs ESL teaching experience (from more than 10 yrs ago) that will be difficult to prove but not impossible, if needed -need to pay back student loans, therefore must make and save as much money as I can!! -Asia and Middle East pay the best. I'd prefer a Chinese or Arabic speaking country (because I like learning popular, widespread languages that I might be able to use for work) but everything is pointing to Korea right now in terms of free housing, free airfare, low cost of living, good pay, no TESL certificate needed, and no teaching experience needed. Not to mention, my friend is there right now teaching ESL and keeps encouraging me to go there. Having a friend from back home while overseas would be great while I make the transition of living in another country. -As a woman, I'm not sure about the middle east because I'd likely have to wear a headscarf all of the time to cover my neck and hair (depending on the country) and these countries get hot, would have difficulty renting an apartment on my own as a female, and might not get paid as much as the men. Although, as a social worker, it would be more useful for my career to learn Arabic these days due to the influx of refugees. Lots of settlement jobs in Canada and speaking even basic Arabic would make it easier to get those jobs after I return back home. Or if I live in BC one day, knowing a little Mandarin or Cantonese could come in handy in terms of my career. But Korean... not so much. Please suggest any suitable countries and why you think I should go there. If you can recommend any good cities or employers too, please let me know!! thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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