Becoming an English Teacher Abroad

I was working in an office building, doing the same old job day after day. I wanted something new in my life. I felt that my life was being wasted in that cubicle in the office and wanted to do something that would let me see the world and live a fulfilling life. I heard about teaching English around the world, and thought it would be exactly what I needed. I signed up for TEFL Academy online so I could become qualified to teach English in foreign countries.

By taking the online courses, I would be able to learn what I needed to be ready to teach English, and I would be approved by any organization on the planet that accepts English teachers. There are a lot of countries that seem like great places to teach English, but one that really stood out to me was South Korea. It was a place that looked similar to what I was able to experience in my own home country, but the culture was different enough to provide me with a new experience and to give me a chance to learn and grow as a person.

After going through the courses, I contacted an organization in South Korea and was accepted to teach English there for a year. I taught English to a group of elementary school children and they were some of the most interesting people that I’ve ever met. They were funny and eager to learn, and they were excited to see me every day. Before I knew it, that entire year went by fast, and but I didn’t want to go. I was able to stay on for another year in South Korea. A new class of kids were given to me and they couldn’t wait to start learning English.

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