Category: Career Advice
Japan and South Korea jobs are really popular because of the high wage and western lifestyle, but what about China ?
How does it compare ? Is it worth working so hard with a heavy work culture ?
Check out this video from Steven Ayy
At the beginning of the lesson split the class into teams, for a simple example team A, B, C, D (if they are sitting at tables maybe each table is one team)
Begin the lesson and give the clear instruction that you will count down from 3 and that they should be quiet at the end of the countdown.
You can demonstrate this to make sure it is understood.
If they are sat quietly at the end of the countdown add points to their team score, if they are noisy or any other undesirable behavior take away points from their team score.
At the end of the lesson, make a big deal about congratulating the winning team, you can give a prize if you are feeling generous but usually, just a high five or something is enough.
Eventually, they will get used to the rules of the classroom and understand the benefits of good behaviour.
A new App will be launched this year that could revolutionize the way online teaching works. The App uses a cryptocurrency called EXY that can be cashed in for Dollar or Euro or any conventional currency.
The idea is simple.
The App is a Skype-like application that can be used on your phone or desktop computer. When someone calls you on the App you get paid.
The App called “Experty” aims to revolutionise the way knowledge can be monitised on the internet.
The teacher can set their own minute rate and availability on the App and the payment is transferred instantly, so no waiting for a third party to pay your wage.
Take a look at the short explainer video below.
The Experty App is not a market place, so in other words there is no search engine for users to find you. Instead they have made it easy for you to tell your customers how to connect with you with a simple link or QR code that brings them directly to your Experty Profile which shows the services you offer as well as your consultation rate.
This link can be added to your social media profile or website as a means to contact you.
It’s a new idea that they hope to see mass adoption in the next 3 years.
They are still in the development stages of the App but it is due to launch in May or June.
If you are interested in ICO offers there is still time to register on their website at https://experty.io/en
You can download their White Paper here
You can read more here or visit : https://experty.io
Being an English Teacher in China starts with doing a TEFL course and teaches you how to teach English.
You can get a TEFL certificate online and you can get a tefl job online.
Starter jobs are usually 40 hours each week but it depends on how many lesson you have.
Usually you will have 1 to 2 days off per week. People in China have a stronger work ethic and work long and intensely each day.
The salary is roughly 10,000 RMB per month for an English training center or School.
Check out this really informative video by Shannon’s Vegan Adventures
Some people want to teach in China but don’t have a degree.
What is happening in China. Is it legal ? How does it work ?
The one question is, what is the quality of the teaching ? Are you a Native speaker ? That’s what Chinese schools want and sometimes teachers arrive with a tourist visa and start working because they are good teachers.
But do schools actually check your degree ? Take a look at this video from “the Truth about teaching English in China”
UPDATE TO NEW VISA LAWS: you must watch this newly uploaded (november 14th, 2016): https://youtu.be/_XzgQ0k8YkU it explains the changes
ESL teachers are in high demand all over the world. This allows a great opportunity for travel. It also guarantees a job and experience like no other.
Some countries need teachers more than others. If you were ever interested what those countries are, please continue reading and find out.
Teaching English in Vietnam is still one of the most memorable experiences. Vietnam tends to be the greatest growing market for ESL teachers, in all Asia.
This may not come as a surprise for those who were following the trend. As Vietnam’s economy has seen a boom lately. This opened up a lot of opportunities for ESL teachers.
This all is a good thing as you will find plenty of amazing things in Vietnam. Things to do and to experience. The salaries are respectable. While the costs of living are low, comparable to other countries like Thailand.
At the moment, China is the second largest economy in the world. Their population is well educated. As a country, they invest a lot in higher education. There is some basis in the truth about that stereotype.
It is no wonder that China is the biggest and largest market for ESL teachers in the world. The salary is not as high as in some other countries on the list. Despite that, it is the country where finding a job as an ESL teacher is easy.
You can be employed by a private school or company. You can find a job in a public school as well.
If you are interested in teaching in an urban environment of major cities, Taiwan is a place for you. The demand for ESL English teachers is not as high as in China. Nevertheless you will have enough opportunities.
The jobs are all in cities like Taipei. A metropolis is known for its amazing museums, giant skyscrapers and much more.
You might eventually get tired of concrete jungles. If that happens, you should be glad to know that Taiwan has some of the best beaches in the world. If you travel inland, you will find untouched mountains. Places ideal for bike rides, hiking, or even mountain climbing.
In recent years, Japan has seen an influx of freshly graduate ESL English teachers. As the requirements for getting a job was increased, the number of teachers has decreased.
These numbers are not large, or noticeable. As more and more new teachers came to live and work. That is not surprising considering that the salaries for ESL teachers are one of the highest in Asia.
There are more reasons to teach in Japan than just the high salary. The food is one of the best in the world. The people are some of the friendliest you will find.
Consider that many foreign English teachers have left Japan in the wake of the tsunamis, earthquakes and the Fukushima. Despite the problems, it is still one of the safest countries in the world.
5) South Korea
South Korea is becoming more and more popular among foreign English teachers. It is not surprising, considering that the salary is comparable to that in Japan. The benefits that come with the job are often even better.
It is considered that South Korea is the best destination for ESL teachers who want to start with high income. As not only can they earn considerable salaries, but they can also earn a lot from private lessons.
South Korea is a safe country with a lot of unexplored potentials. It allows teachers to take it easier. As the market is not as competitive as it is in Japan. Or even in China. While the country retains all the benefits found in those countries.
The choice of the country you want to travel to is up to you. This is a small sample of the ones we consider the best.
It always depends on what is it that you are looking for. Job safety, or excitement. High salaries, or easier jobs. It also depends on your experience. As it might be more difficult to start working in more competitive environments.
There is always an option of teaching in more than one country. If you feel really adventurous that is.