TESOL: Guidelines to remember
In teaching the English language to people from a different culture and are used to speaking their native tongue, you have to be creative and persistent. It can be easy, and at times rewarding. But it can also be frustrating. You have to teach by making situations that are appealing to them. For instance, you have to prepare listening and reading exercises. You can teach by having some sort of discussion, play games as educational activities or role-playing.
There are a number of guidelines which will help your teaching overseas to be challenging and fun. But then, are you ready to teach? Before you hit the road to your dream, you have to follow certain guidelines which will help you get by.
Below are a few things:
1.You have to know the place where you want to teach.
In order to do this, you might want to check on a number of countries. Often times, other people who wish to teach abroad choose those countries where they wish to travel. Of course, you need to know their native language, and you have to know some facts about that country. Reading will help a lot.
2.You need to check on certification programs.
This should be beneficial to you because it is an add-on to your credentials. Check your schedule if it goes along with the dates of the program. Do not worry because country-specific study would not be necessary.
3.Be positive, be motivated and know the advantages.
This will make sure that you really are decided. Think that you are going to have English speaking friends when you get there. Virtual learning is possible but most employers prefer traditional teaching experience.
4.If your course will last for a year, make sure you get a visa that will last the length of your course.
Getting a visa also means you are ready to leave the life you left and start anew.
5.Make sure that you attend the certification class.
When you get there, looking for a job will support your stay, and also make you comfortable in doing activities in the place. There are programs for instance those that are offered by TEFL that assist in looking for work. It is best to do your part in studying and researching online on the opportunities presented to you once you arrive the place.
6.Once you are teaching and have adjusted to the place, it is best to also give yourself a treat. Have fun and appreciate everything that your eyes can see. Also give importance to yourself, to celebrate that you were able to get in the job, and opportunity that you were able to study another country.
Teaching English overseas can be a fun way to live your life. Just make sure to have these guidelines on mind, to assure you of a hassle-free teaching process. And remember to have fun!