In New zeland try select education. They work right around trhe world but in NZ its has a particularly good rep.
Friends of mine teach in Japan through JET. They pay all accom, food, travel expences and they love it. search it on the web...
hope that helps.
I am considering teaching english abroad, perhaps in China or Europe but am not sure where to start looking and asking. Would i need any particular qualifications to begin with, aside from a basic degree and if so, would I be able to get it here in Malaysia?
I'd appreciate it heaps if someone could point me in the right direction.
thanks in advance...
I think you get your TEFL or Tesol (I mean, Teaching English As A Second Language). Then you just simply apply for a job somehow, either through a program, like JET, or through a website I guess. The JET program is a placement company, I'm pretty sure. It will place you in your job anyway.
It is a course that you take first, and then you go with a school or company.
I was thinking of doing this myself, sort of, as a back-burner idea. My Mom recently suggested it to me at dinner this passed week one night. So I'm thinking about it. Anymore information would be appreciated, just in case .
Thanks everyone. Will surf some of the recommended sites. I've just checked out CELTA courses at the British Council here in Malaysia. (www.britishcouncil.org.my) as I haven't any qualifications.
It costs RM7000 although I'm not sure of the duration. I'm considering doing that if no courses are started in my hometown of Melaka by August (I have a friend who told me some teachers were planning a TESOL program in Melaka).
I leave my job in July and plan to go to Australia for 2 weeks to visit relatives and friends.
You wanna watch out though, i was offered a job teaching english in China while i was there travelling, but found out occasionally thry don't pay you regular, and that can be a git if your in a hotel.
Theres a gorgeous little place called Yangshuo thats normally looking for teachers.
There's many places in China wanting native-speakers from native-speaking countries. Private language schools can be a bit dodgy at times
Does anyone how common 3 or 6 month contracts are in China? From any of the research I've done on the web, it seems that schools are recruiting in September for 12 month positions. I wont arrive in Beijing until Decemeber and would be hoping to secure a teaching job maybe in January.
Can anyone offer any advice?