fancy the idea of teaching abroad?

@aciddrop (798)
April 25, 2007 11:38am CST
to all of you english native speakers,would you like to have an easy job that is teach your mother tongue for one year or more in a non-english speaking country,and experience exotic life?:P from the ESL teachers i know,they followed a program called CTLC to come to China and teach.most of them from USA or Canada,but only a few are British.maybe americans and canadians are more open minded to the outside world?they seem to easily adapt to live here and enjoy.so if you have a chance,will you choose an aisan country you like and teach there for some time?
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• Singapore
25 Apr 07
I have a friend who went to China to teach English, as well as to spread his religion. The pay is real low; he is not in it for the money anyway. It is one heck of an experience if you ask me.
@aciddrop (798)
25 Apr 07
the salary differs in different parts of China.if you come to my city shenzhen,you'll get 5000RMB for the first year,then 1000 more for the second year because you're experienced.and you should know that the avererage income here is i guess 3000(this is already a high level in mainland China),and everything is relatively cheap in China.at the same time,you'll get lots of tutoring oppotunities because many chinese families want native speakers to teach their kids,the pay varies from 100 to 200 each hour.so you'll have enough money to hang out a lot and travel around china and asia.
• Singapore
26 Apr 07
Did you say 5000RMB for the year? Or 5000RMB for each month, for the first year? Whichever the case, someone similarly educated can earn easily 13000-15000RMB per month - and that's for a very fresh graduate. Give it a few more years and the salary easily doubles or triples. So when someone teaches in China (just teaching, not starting a business), it's really not for the money.
@aciddrop (798)
26 Apr 07
come on of course 5000 a month!that is 60000 a year.we are not that poor.:) i know not for money.but at least you dont have to use the money you earned earlier.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I certainly would not mind going to any of the Asian countries and teaching english to the students there or maybe even computer classes. It would be neat working with people from overseas as asian people are very nice and friendly and considerate. I know because I am half chinese so I certainly would enjoy working with those people and seeing their beautiful country. Maybe they could teach me their language as well. It would definitely be a wonderful experience if given that opportunity.
@aciddrop (798)
26 Apr 07
search that CTLC program online.its very easy to get an ESL job in china.i know some american born chinese are doing the job here.WELCOME BACK HOME!:)
• United States
25 Apr 07
That would be a great opportunity. I will keep that in mind for when I complete my teacher education :)
@aciddrop (798)
25 Apr 07
most of the undergraduates or graduates come to teach english here are majors not related to teaching at all.but they are still doing the job pretty well.yoou should definitely give a shot!:)
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
25 Apr 07
My cousin is actually doing this right now. She is in Korea and she loves it. She writes us emails weekly to let us know how she is doing and what is going on. I think it would be a wonderful thing to be able to do so I admire her for it. She does seem to be adjusting well living there but not sure if it is because she is from the US or that she just has a personality that is good for something like that.
@aciddrop (798)
25 Apr 07
glad to hear that your cousin likes the job.why dont you come as well if you admire her?:)