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  • Why Teach English Abroad


    What does TEFL stand for?

    TEFL stands for "Teaching English as a Foreign Language," also known as TESOL, which stands for Teaching English as a Second or Other Language. Both work for the same purpose, they are just different ways of naming the field.

    Many believe that TEFL courses are merely a prerequisite to teaching English abroad. But actually, a certificate will open a completely new world of education mixed with travel. There are plenty of reasons why many are choosing to teach English abroad because of the amazing experience and opportunities available. Teaching in another country makes room for enlightenment with different cultural customs, various dialects, and historical landmarks all over the world.


    Benefits of Taking a TEFL Certification

    For more reasons than one, many traveler-minded people choose to take a 4 week course and teach English abroad:


    • To start with, you just require to Speak English fluently and love traveling
    • A very short but intense training for 4 weeks
    • A job waiting for you after finishing the training
    • You get personal assistance on finding a job
    • Sightseeing excitement
    • Experience new cultures
    • Enjoy adventurous activities
    • More options for jobs

    TEFL courses help teachers learn valuable strategies to aid students with meaningful learning but working abroad comes with many benefits. A TEFL certificate is reputable even in other countries and the greatest benefit is gain the opportunity to travel. Other professions do not offer this luxury to visit new places and have unique experiences while making a living. In comparison to traditional teaching methods, making the choice to teach English abroad offers much more.


    Integrate Teaching with Learning


    There is no doubt that these certificate courses will prepare future educators on how to teach students but traveling offers a valuable learning experience that keeps on giving. A chance to teach English abroad is an open door to new sets of cultures and languages. Each local community will have different sets of customs, dialects, apparel, religion, and cuisines. Many teachers prefer to travel and teach abroad to learn more by enjoying the refreshing sights found in each location.


    Keeping the Job Interesting


    A unique advantage from choosing to teach English abroad is that a foreign place keeps the job interesting. Undoubtedly, meeting new people, trying new foods, and sightseeing will bring positive progress in various ways. Living in a foreign country makes it far easier to learn another language or local dialect. In most situations, frequent vacations are not an option because almost all occupations do not offer much down time. Additionally, the expenses to visit another country are extremely costly and there is always a limited time. An interesting job is difficult to find but a TEFL certificate will keep work interesting in every aspect.


    Financially Sound


    Besides getting paid as an English Teacher while you are getting to know new cities where you get a job, a great benefit of taking the opportunity to teach English abroad is that the Internal Revenue Service in the USA (you may want to find out if it is the same in your country) offers tax-free eligibility for income earned overseas. For those who qualify, a TEFL certificate is even more financially appealing because of the tax exemption. Additionally, a major bonus is being able to clear student loans without worrying about accruing interest. TEFL courses give teachers the chance to travel the world, continue learning from first-hand experience, and even be exempt from taxes.


    Where?


    Choose from our exciting and beautiful locations all over the world, click and find out more about the course, housing and prices for your next Adventure Abroad!


    Central / South America: North America: Europe: Asia:
    Playa Samara, Costa Rica Guadalajara, Mexico Prague, Czech Republic Phuket, Thailand
    Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Chiapas, Mexico Barcelona, Spain Shanghai, China
    Cusco, Peru Playa del Carmen, Mexico Madrid, Spain  
    Antigua, Guatemala Chicago, USA Florence, Italy  
    Buenos Aires, Argentina New York, USA Toulouse, France  
      Miami, USA    
      Toronto, Canada    
      Vancouver, Canada