Good morning! I am in my 3rd year of teaching, and I'm wanting to go abroad! What would be any suggestions?
Hi, Keshia! I'd say go for it! A teaching license, masters, and a few years of experience in the level that you wish to apply for would be very handy for a first-timer expat. In most cases, also a near-native English accent is a big plus during interviews.
Thank you so much for your response! I have 3 years teaching experience, but no masters. :( I hope that will be alright. I am 100% accented with English! Are you teaching abroad? If so, how have you liked it so far?
The most common qualifications are the min. teaching yrs. experience and a degree aligned with the job post. You have what it takes! Add-ons that give prettier salary packages more often require teaching licenses, ESL/CELTA/DELTA, masters, and working in another country background.
When I was teaching in Oman, I liked the peace and quiet very much of the country being so supportive of their gov't. The only challenge was the extreme heat and cold, but was bearable. When I was teaching in Myanmar, I liked that the Burmese are still at awe at foreigners and give special attention to them, and that they have huge respect for teachers. The challenge was looking for "comfort" stuff from the modern world that we got used to....but that's part of the whole experience -- to immerse in local life.
Yes, I definitely like working abroad, and now hoping for a teaching post in the UAE, as I have travelled around UAE and liked it very much ;-D