From the article: English Teaching Experiences
Teaching English abroad is a wonderful opportunity for many English teachers to travel and see the world. Of course, teaching English is a profession and the treatment of English teachers from contractual to cultural can vary greatly from country to country. These shared experiences will help teachers get insight into what might await them in various locations. Please make sure to provide the country and city where you taught. It's probably best not to include the name of the institution, as the purpose of this resource is to provide a general indication of conditions rather than an indictment of specific schools. Share your Experiences
- I love teaching ESL in the Philippines, I teach Koreans American Accent Training in the Philippines and its been great working and helping koreans students with there English.
- —Guest Maurice D, Goodloe
- I have been an "English teacher" in China for most of the last three years. The whole culture is different, and can be frustrating - but overall the experience is wonderful. The people mostly are very friendly, many students are keen, and the travel opportunities abound. It is such a fascinating country with amazing history and extra ordinary sights to see. Generally teaching allows for plenty of time for touring, and in a semester, one can go tomany places. I've been to Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and many places in between travelling mostly at weekends. I've been fortunate in that the facility (which has kindergarten, primary, high school, college and university) has looked after us pretty well, and we have few problems. It is a "different" life - but one which has been very rewarding for me. I do have a degree and TESOL qualifications and am retiring age. I feel so honoured to have had the opportunity to have lived here and learned so much.
- I taught in Taiwan for 6 years until my son was born. I married the cute Mandarin teacher I studied Chinese from. We live in Canada now. If it weren't for Taiwan I wouldn't have the family and great memories of living there. We still consider moving back and teaching there again from time to time, but I want my boy here to grow up in Canada, then decide. It was pretty dirty in some places, but I grew up in the country, and a little dirt never scared me. Every old dingy apartment I moved into I would fix-up and leave nicer than when I found it. I could easily see moving back there again for a longer term, because some things are so much more convenient over there. You know you can pay all your utility bills at the local 711? Yeah, they got lots of 7-11's, and they got different food in them there. :D
- —Guest Teacher Keith
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- As English as foreign langauge in Indonesia,it is very difficult to teach the Indonesian Students to pronounce words in English. However, for some words ,for instance LIKE and LAKE the sound is alike. The students have to stop for a moment to be aware about the word they are spelling. In this case the student not only improve their English, but also their awarness for all their live.
- —Guest nurani
Wonderful is to Wondering English
- TO me, teaching English in Cambodia would be a good but tiring jobs. As you know, this country has it all similar grammar aspects of English. Students are wonderful as they talk and write while you are explaining. Classroom could be another daydreaming for most teachers. You need to own-made your materials. Makes great effort to teacher center approach. Otherwise, you would put yourself into yourself, not students. Hence, this society needs the utmost care from you all teachers. Students need to hear their real improvement. I think tests do encourage many but to me tests are illusions. Students hardly ever focus to complete but to compete on one matter than the others, all. I want them to be practical, functionally go to use their English in the real job market and their skills, with great communication aptitude after graducation. But how and how long, no one can predicts. This is my thought. Thanks.
- —Guest chornvanthou
China and Taiwan
- Taiwan is ahead of the curve teacher-wise and socially. Citizens of both countries are friendly and welcoming. China will block websites. Oral English is emphasized in most positions. Grammar rules are taught by in-house staff. Try to learn the about language and the culture before you go. Contracts usually mean what you negotiate, but not always. Sanitation is different than most westerners understanding. There are opportunities. Take a good attitude and patience with you.
- —Guest Rob Hannnah