If you have a yen to travel a TESOL
career may meet you needs.
= Teach English as a Foreign Language
are two types of TESOL teachers. Those with a 4 week certificate & those
with a 4 year degree.
Nearly half of new Tefl trainees hope to teach in Asia
A 4 year University TESOL Degree will
allow you to teach in the US, Japan or Korea at up to $3000.
per month .. or more with success & experience.
A 4week TESOL Certificate will allow one to teach
English as a Second Language in China, Thailand or Indonesia at a pay of
between $400 & $800 per month no matter the experience.
/ TEFL 4 week Certificates are worthwhile only if you want to live in the 3rd
The Certificate TESOL teachers
usually do not receive travel or housing allowances.
For the Certificate Schools, on
line or on site, to be useful you must want to live in the Asian Third
World as a middle income level local.
- Small apartment & a frugal life style.
- An adventure into the local culture. Living
like a local on a local's wages.
TESOL Certificate holders teaching
English in private schools often can supplement income with private
Copy & Paste " Thailand TESOL
School " into Google for all the options
If there is no phone number listed on a
web site be extra careful .. no telephone contact is a red flag!
If the promises made by a web based
TESOL school seem to good to be true, they might be .. these TESOL scams are
all over the web.. caution is advised.
Most hotels have some form
of Internet. Use Skype to call home with your laptop & your hotel
high speed internet connection. Your home town Skype # shows on caller
received several complaints regarding a Phuket, Thailand based online TESOL School.
The reports are that this reputedly
"British TESOL School" with a Phuket, Thailand "address" promises an
internationally accepted TESOL Certificate.
Caution is advised with any international
business that does not list a phone number.
The cross eyed teacher had a
difficult time controlling his pupils .. Bob Dylan on
The ability to speak even a few Thai words will
make your life much easier
A few common Thai phrases will greatly
increase your status with the Thai people.
You will hear "Oh!
.. You speak Thai" 20 times per day!