Teaching English – a Gap Year of a lifetime?

Posted on July 17, 2013 by admin in TEFL Experience, Why TEFL?

Are you keen to have the Gap year of a lifetime? Have you thought about how you might be able to contribute on a larger scale abroad?  Are you interested in making new friends or possibly learning another language? Have you wanted to help others to have a better understanding of the English language? Are you still trying to figure out how to pay off that school debt? Are you not sure of what to do? Why not take a TEFL course and travel across the world teaching English?

Upon receiving a TEFL certificate you will be able qualified in teaching English in any country of your choice. By taking a TEFL course you will be trained by highly qualified in instructors and gain some future insight as to what you might face teaching English in another country.TEFL training will help you to have a greater understanding of all different types of  methodologies needed for teaching English properly.  The potential opportunities in teaching English are enormous with great rewards.

How many hours do you work? Schools usually give you the set amount of hours and they communicate with you as to how exactly they would like things done. You might ask what exactly will you be teaching? Usually schools have a variety of different English books available or you might be able to create your own course outline.  This means you will be able to enjoy the culture you are immersing yourself in to the full.

Teaching English also teaches you awareness and the necessity for becoming a stronger individual. It’s not all serious. When you are in another country and you have free time from teaching, you can relax with friends and try to see as much of the local sights as possible. Without a doubt there is usually plenty of time to what you want to do in your free time. The experience will help you grow as a person – you have to learn to be independent in another country and you gain experience that will always look impressive on your C.V.

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