Teaching English Abroad
- Are you looking to embark on a great international adventure but don’t have $10,000 or $20,000 in the bank to fund 6 – 12 months of travel?
- Would you like to live and work as a local in a foreign country and make a difference in the local community?
- Can you see yourself walking to work every day through the street markets of Bangkok, the medieval thoroughfares of Prague, or the grand boulevards of Buenos Aires?
If your answer is “yes,” consider teaching English abroad for your next international adventure. With 1 billion people learning English worldwide (300 million in China alone!), the demand for native and even fluent English speakers to provide English language instruction is so high that most English speakers can gain viable employment in dozens of countries worldwide, from Japan and Thailand to Spain and Costa Rica.
Stranded in American Samoa; the Valley of Longevity, Ecuador; Why Millennials Are so Ironic; Radical Unschooling
The Journey of a Restless Mind
For as long as I can remember, books have played a major role in my life, and a recent move between apartments revealed little has changed. Thank God, and a competitive market, for e-readers and digital versions from here on in.
My mother used to laugh about the story of The Brave Little Tailor, which apparently I couldn’t get enough of as a child. If you’ve not read it, it is strange as far as fairytales go. My best summation of the moral of the story is “shoot your mouth off, and maybe it’ll happen.”
Should You Do It Too?
On May 31 to June 1, 2012, I moved from Greenville, South Carolina, to Santiago, Chile. My belongings, loaded onto a container a few days before, were already on their way.
I’d left a part-time teaching position as an adjunct at a public university. The job was as stable as such jobs ever are, with at least three courses per semester for very low pay. I’d asked for a salary increase since I’d been there seven years, and was turned down. I chose to walk away.
“Why did I do it?” is a common question I receive—and “Why Chile?”
While an appearance on the show was not possible, given scheduling conflicts, Steven Yates accepted a Skype interview to expand on this article.