Who hasn't thought about moving away from their home country and living in a place on a completely different part of the world? Indeed, most of us have, but only few of us know that this idea is not as difficult to achieve as one may think. Here is a little something I found while researching on the net, because I have now come to the conclusion that it would be an absolute life-fulfillment to teach English as a foreign language in a country other than home (obviously).
Teaching english in a country overseas is a very simple way to have a living abroad without the need for any major qualifications. Anyone can do it and the only requirement to do is taking part in a tefl coursethat provides a tefl certificate upon completion. This certificate certifies you as an authorized teacher for English as a foreign language and therefore allows you to spend some time abroad, in any country where English is not the first language. Of course, if you find you like living in that country so much that you have the desire to stay there, this is of course possible. After all, you can keep on teaching due to the TEFL certificate. ITTO now offers guaranteed paid job placements in Mexico, South Korea and Prague for all those who have successfully completed a TEFL TESOL course with them. This is an ideal opportunity to gain some instant work experience, and again the decision of where to undertake this, is yours!
Naturally, living abroad gives you the added advantage of experiencing the language and culture of that country. Like language courses abroad (curso francés) you quickly get a feel for the language and local customs. It is therefore not only a solution to having a satisfying job, but also a great way to experience a completely different way of life.