If I am a non-native English speaker, can I teach abroad?
While job opportunities do exist for non-native English speakers, the options are more limited due to work visa restrictions. In countries such as Hong Kong and Japan, non-native speakers must have a minimum of IELTS Academic level 7 and previous teaching experience.
Is teaching experience required to teach English abroad?
Teaching experience is not required to teach English abroad. Teaching experience may be required in native-English speaking countries, the Middle East, and Hong Kong, where teachers earn up to $70,000/year plus benefits.
Do I need to learn a new language to teach English abroad?
You don’t need to speak the local language to teach English abroad, but you should take advantage of your TESOL experience to learn a new language for your own personal development. The English-only policy prevails in most programs and schools want ...