How's your first year of teaching ESL abroad going?
Honestly, if it's not as amazing as you thought it would be, don't feel ungrateful.
The truth is, when most people decide on teaching ESL abroad, they only picture the weekends.
Going on exotic trips, touring the country, meeting up with new friends...
but when they actually get there, they realize they forgot about the other 5 days of the week-
However, if you can figure out how to make the job work for you,
you can reap the unbeatable, irreplaceable benefits
and have the time of your life.
YA, IT'S WORTH IT.
Being authentically immersed in a foreign culture,
having guaranteed holidays, weekends, and summers off,
taking international trips on the long weekends...
BUT, a lot of people don't realize how intense teaching really is,
and then combining a lack of experience with a lack of English support in the school..
it scares a lot of people off.
(Seriously, turnover rates are at about 50% for international teachers globally.)
The good news is that, like all professions, you learn how to do it.
If you're having a bad year, it's NOT because you're not cut out for it,
it's because you need to learn to be better.
Rhode Trippers is here to show you how.
Hi, by the way, I'm Kenz,
my students call me Ms. Kenz.
- I have a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Teaching, plus one other degree somewhere...
- I've taught ESL in Ecuador across 7 grades
- Am currently teaching 2nd grade in bush Alaska
- And tend to pick up other odd titles wherever I work such as the art liaison for my building, elected member of my school's leadership committee, and content reviewer of our district's art curriculum
If you did any research on the field of TEFL prior to accepting your current position,
(which I'm sure you did)
you probably found that most informational resources show you how to get a job abroad,
and then leave you hanging when it really counts-
In my opinion, teaching ESL abroad is the best job in the world.
(How many other jobs let you live in a vacation destination while making a serious paycheck?!)
However, inexperience and a lack of support can essentially ruin the whole experience
and deflate your ambition to try to again.
The goal of this site is to share my experience and graduate-level knowledge with new teachers abroad
to help them become better educators and hence fully appreciate and take advantage of the
life-changing experience that TEFL offers.
Don't give up yet.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Time-saving prep tips
TEFL certificate upgrades
Must-know CELTA advice
Accredited online teaching degrees
DIY online teaching portfolio
Staying competitive in the field
Finding free, online lesson plans
Behavior management tips, and more!
Our free 7-day email course will teach you tips on cutting your prep time and workload in half.
Our 25-page complimentary eBook
will show you how to build your teaching credentials while on the road.
Our free webinar on making your own free digital teaching portfolio.
Get the bundle!
"Professional Development Opportunities For The Traveling Teacher" eBook
"Take Back Your Weekend!" course
"The Nomad's Job Hunt" webinar- Coming Soon!