Teaching English Abroad: CareerSchoolDirectory.com Helps Prospective Teachers Understand Overseas Job Market

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The job market for school teachers providing English instruction in exotic locations abroad continues to flourish. But officials have cracked down on visas, and schools are demanding more credentials from candidates seeking teaching jobs. In the face of such change, CareerSchoolDirectory.com offers job candidates resources that make it easier to land a desired teaching job.

CareerSchoolDirectory.com has recently published an article to help job candidates land legal work teaching English abroad (http://www.careerschooldirectory.com/news/2007/02/how_to_get_a_job_teaching_english_abroad.html). Though English teachers are enjoying a thriving international job market, CareerSchoolDirectory.com, an online resource for career education and training, stresses that proper teacher certification is necessary.

In Japan every year, for example, over 6,000 foreign language assistants are given 1-year renewable contracts, with salaries of around $30,000 and a free return air ticket. However, the Guardian reported that as recently as a year and a half ago, police searched 28 English language schools in Pusan, Korea, and arrested the owner for employing unqualified teachers without work papers.

CareerSchoolDirectory.com has published a new article for globetrotters interested in teaching English abroad. Describing the benefits and opportunities for English teachers in foreign countries, the article, "How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad" covers the following areas:

  •     Overview of teaching English abroad.
  •     Types of organizations hiring English teachers.
  •     How to become certified through classroom or distance learning programs via correspondence courses and online instruction.

Visitors will also find active links to distance learning programs offering correspondence and online certification (http://www.careerschooldirectory.com/news/2007/02/how_to_get_a_job_teaching_english_abroad.html).

The Teachers of English as a Second Language Association recommends a teaching education that includes at least certification from a teaching program, with 100 instructional hours and supervised teaching. Standards may be up, but experts in the field point to particular markets for encouragement. Jeff Mohamed, author of "Teaching English Overseas: A Job Guide For Americans and Canadians" and Program Manager for the ESL courses at Cy-Fair College in Houston, Texas says: "There are many more TEFL jobs worldwide than there are native-speaking EFL teachers to fill them. If you are American or Canadian, you should be able to find jobs reasonably easily in areas such as Latin America, Asia and Eastern/Central Europe."

CareerSchoolDirectory.com lists many schools dedicated to career education and training. Students and professionals can easily find the schools, colleges, professional training programs and career development resources necessary for their career and personal fulfillment.


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