While 2020 has been a turbulent year, plans for 2021 look brighter thanks to eased restrictions and adequate protocols helping slow down the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite Covid having a continued impact on the world, our desires to begin life as a TEFL/TESOL teacher in a foreign country do not have to sit on the back burner any longer. Countries in Asia and around the world are opening their doors to teachers wishing to begin their adventures abroad in the new year and Dux Recruitment couldn’t be more excited to help you turn your dream job into a reality.
For those wishing to begin teaching in Asia and abroad in the new year, we have prepared an ultimate guide to get you started. And, if your mind is already made up and you are eager to make your teaching abroad dreams a reality today then simply begin your application process with Dux Recruitment!
Are you worried about the Covid pandemic and its impact on travelling abroad? Well, before we can outline pertinent information regarding overseas teaching opportunities, we need to first shed light on how Covid has affected travelling and determine whether or not it is safe to begin searching for teaching jobs overseas.
These are a few countries where you can begin your adventures abroad, subject to certain restrictions and distancing protocols:
Be sure to consult a teaching abroad education expert, such as a dedicated Dux Recruitment coordinator who you may connect with by applying on our website, if you wish to receive any further information regarding Covid and teaching abroad as well as find out how we facilitate safe and secure placement of teachers overseas.
The short answer is yes, however, there are ways of travelling and working abroad that do not require a degree. Companies like Dux Recruitment offer a variety of working overseas opportunities, from teaching in language centres to teaching with private families as well as working as an au pair or nanny for a private family. Without a degree, several options are available to you and you will easily locate a job suitable for your skills with the help of personal recruitment coordinators.
That said, a degree is essential should you wish to build a reputable teaching career overseas as many countries require English teachers to have access to their original degree certificates to receive a work VISA.
To begin your adventures teaching in Asia and abroad you will need a TEFL or TESOL certification. TEFL and TESOL are essentially the same things, they are just two different acronyms used to describe certificates allowing teachers to work in foreign countries.
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language whereas TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Technically speaking, the difference between the two is that TEFL refers to the process of teaching students in a country where English is not their first language and TESOL refers to the process of teaching to non-native English speakers no matter where they are in the world. For this reason, they equate to the same thing and both certificates are equally viable options for teaching overseas.
Many companies offer TEFL and TESOL courses, with each company providing distinct learning materials specific to their accredited courses. While courses may vary from module to module depending on the service provider, they all cover necessary teaching components stipulated by organisational bodies. At the end of the day, no matter which company you wish to acquire your certificate from, it is essential that the courses are accredited through authoritative companies such as Accreditat. This will bode well for the success of your application as it puts you in a better light than others applying for positions without appropriately accredited certifications.
There are two main and prefered ways one can go about finding a job teaching in Asia or abroad. We have outlined these options below for your convenience:
It is always a good idea to explore all of your options, however, the process of finding a teaching job overseas is made much easier with the help of dedicated recruitment coordinators. Dux Recruitment offers quality recruitment services to individuals wishing to begin their teaching abroad adventures in 2021. Over and above the facilitation of landing a job, individuals are given dedicated treatment and provided with upskilling opportunities to further one’s career prospects. Furthermore, the benefit of working with a recruitment company is that much of the admin processes are guided by one’s personal coordinator, allowing teachers to focus on what really matters - the excitement of their brand new journey abroad!
The final step of your journey as a TEFL/TESOL teacher is obtaining your work VISA for your desired destination and arranging your travel plans. What is typically a daunting and time-consuming process can be made easier and more efficient with the help of dedicated Dux recruitment coordinators, who will assist you in sourcing the necessary documents needed to secure a work VISA. Furthermore, your personal coordinator will be readily available to help you with packing plans, country-specific activity suggestions, and housing options before your departure. This assistance will take the pressure off of your travels and make the next step of your journey a stress-free and exciting one.
There you have it, our ultimate guide to teaching abroad in 2021! With this information and the help of Dux Recruitment, you can begin taking the first step to turning your dream career into a reality!