It’s obvious how your students will benefit by you teaching English overseas, but let’s be honest...what’s in it for you? Besides the obvious salary, of course. This article will open your eyes to just some of the ways you will benefit from teaching English abroad.
How Can You Benefit from Teaching English Overseas? It’s obvious how your students will benefit by you teaching English overseas, but let’s be honest...what’s in it for you? Besides the obvious salary, of course. This article will open your eyes to just some of the ways you will benefit from teaching English abroad. If you’re thinking about teaching English overseas, you probably already know how your students are going to benefit from it. They’re going to learn English from a real, live person who’s going to teach them more than they could ever learn from a book or a self-paced lesson system. They’re going to learn English from an instructor at the front of the room. And, they’re going to learn all of the specific nuances that go along with being a native English speaker. That will go a long way towards helping them advance their careers, converse with friends and family members around the world, or simply keep up with the English pop culture that they’re so curious about. But what exactly are you going to get out of the deal? You’re going to get a lifetime’s worth of memories Imagine being telling your grandchildren about the year (or career) you spent teaching English overseas. You’ll tell them all about the friends you made, the experiences you lived, and the new culture(s) you learned about. Can you picture the looks on their faces when they realize that you’ve actually been to places they’ve only read about?! No website or book can give them that kind of in-depth knowledge in a way they can understand and relate to. You’ll get a surge of confidence There aren’t too many people who have the guts to pack up their stuff and head halfway around the world to a strange place where they don’t know a single soul. If you can leave behind all of the comforts of home (at least for awhile), what other difficult challenge in your life can you tackle? You just might be surprised at how tough you are! And how resilient. These a valuable lessons that will serve you throughout your entire life. You’ll learn more than you ever thought possible When you teach English abroad, you get to be close with your students. As a result, you learn from them, too! That means you’ll get to learn more about your new home than you ever could in any guidebook, or by watching travel documentaries on TV, or visiting any website. Odds are you’ll be invited to observe, or even take part in ceremonies, off- the-beaten-path meals, and other rituals that will give you a true insight into your new culture. What a learning experience! Money can’t buy these kinds of learning experiences. And how to you put a price on your memories? By their nature, your memories are priceless. You’ll have something awesome to put on a resume In today’s job market, being able to stand out is crucial. So, when you come back from teaching English overseas, you’ll have experience that most people don’t – and that’s a good thing! Even if your next career has nothing to do with teaching, the experience shows you’re a self-starter who’s not afraid to do whatever it takes to pursue a goal. You rise to a challenge. With all the people who just want to sit around, play Facebok and Twitter, and collect their pay check…any potential employer will find your willingness to take on and overcome the tough challenges impressive! Thanks for reading
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