Teaching English and Travelling Abroad

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11. Posted by tsarina (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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.

12. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Quoting lydiakoh

Hi everyone,

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...
Lydia ;)


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 .



13. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

14. Posted by lydiakoh (Budding Member 26 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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.

15. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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.

16. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

There's many places in China wanting native-speakers from native-speaking countries. Private language schools can be a bit dodgy at times

17. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

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?



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