Introduction to teaching English as a second language in China
I didn’t train to become a teacher, or to teach English as a secondary language. But here I am years later in China teaching English after also teaching ESL in South Korea. In this guide I am aiming to show you why China is currently the best country to Teach ESL abroad, and why it could be one of the best decisions you ever make. As it seems to be one of the top decisions I’ve made for myself.
I am able to save TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars per year, travel 2-3 MONTHS a year and live comfortably abroad, experiencing new languages and cultures around the world.
5 Movies Travelers Should Watch Before Visiting South Korea
In South Korea, film and travel are closely intertwined. South Korean studios are known for not dismantling the filming locations of movies that turn out to be globally popular, instead turning these locations into hiking spots, tourist traps, and other Instagram-worthy destinations. Here are some of the movies that you need to see before you set foot in gorgeous South Korea.
How to get a Z visa to teach ESL in China
So you’ve read enough about the benefits of teaching ESL in China and have made the executive design to take the plunge and move to China. Great, congrats. Behind every great adventure is the untold, laborious task of getting paperwork in order. It’s going to require some time and money on your part, to get your ducks & documents in a row before China will open up it’s doors to you.
Teaching ESL will make you stand out on your next job application
A good chunk of this blog’s foundation is teaching English abroad. For good reason, I’ve been teaching English around Asia for nearly two years now. It maintains a large chunk of my resume up to this point. While most days I do enjoy it, it’s not overly demanding and boasts a whole whack of other benefits I’ve written about previously, it’s not something I plan to do forever.
Make money from home by ESL teaching English online
I’ve written about how great teaching English can be for someone who values time freedom, traveling, and saving serious money. But despite these benefits, you still have to get up everyday and travel to a school. In spite of having over 2 months of holidays, you are still bound by when the school chooses to take those holidays. And if you suddenly get assigned more classes, you probably aren’t going to get paid any more.
I’m not sure I’ve written nearly enough about my secondary source of income related to teaching ESL. And that’s teaching English online. Most months I generate more money working on the evenings and weekends than I do at my day job teaching at a public school in China.