Ever had the feeling that you could do much more? Tired of the same routine over and over again? It is true when they say that as we become older time goes faster, and that is because as we become older we tend to step out less of our comfort zone, we try fewer new things, we settle down and put ourselves in less adventurous situations.
Of course, that is just how life is for most people and it doesn’t mean that everything becomes worse as we get older, but sometimes we should remind ourselves that life is more than the never-ending cycle of work-eat-sleep-repeat.
If you are reading this article so far that means this concerns you: there is something inside you telling you to make a change. That change may be something as starting eating healthier, going to the gym, going on a trip over the weekend… or it may be something bigger as quitting your job or moving abroad.
Given the fact that we live in a globalized world and traveling and moving to other countries is easier (for some) than ever, it is not surprising that many decide to radically change their lives. And what is the first question that comes to mind once one decides to start a new life in a foreign country?
As it couldn’t be otherwise, the job. Will I find something similar to what I have been doing in my country of origin? Will I find something suitable for my needs and the needs of my family? Will I find a job position that I like?
To give you a hand and in case you haven’t thought of it yet, there is one job position that could open the global job market for you and could let you travel and live in different places. That is being a English teacher. And good news for you! Since you are reading this article, it means you are an English speaker already.
To be an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher you will only need a proficiency level in English and the desire to make a living out of something new and exciting. Being English the most spoken language worldwide and the language for international communication, there is an infinite number of English language schools around the world hiring new teachers all year round.
Governments of different countries are applying educational policies to foster bilingualism among their citizens, therefore it is becoming increasingly common to meet English speakers or people starting to learn English. The need for English-speaking teachers never ends.
Though, it is important to bear in mind that to give quality lessons and be fully aware of what being a teacher means, knowing English is not enough. Future EFL teachers are highly advised to take an official and accredited TEFL/TESOL course which will give them all the necessary tools to become professional and qualified teachers. Not only that, the chances of finding a job as an EFL teacher increase exponentially when having an official and renowned official certificate in the pockets.
Don’t wait any longer and join the family of ESL teachers around the world. Live, teach, and travel!