For many TESOL teachers, the first step in their careers will involve substitute teaching. Subbing jobs can range from last minute fill-ins for single classes to short-term contracts to cover vacations or illness. While it can be stressful not to know where you will be teaching from one day or week to the next, making a good impression as a sub can lead to more permanent work in the future. Here are five useful tips to help make your subbing experiences as successful (and unstressful) as possible:
Everybody loves music and your ESL students aren’t an exception. Language teachers have been using articles, songs, and other authentic materials about the music industry for decades. They are interesting, meaningful, and fun! Synsthesia is a fascinating topic that those who teach English abroad should introduce to their ESL class!
With job creation at a record low and student debt totalling $1 trillion in the United States, many university graduates find that TESOL is a great opportunity to save some money and have a lot of fun.
Teach English abroad! Explore another culture, learn a new language, and travel to places you’ve always dreamt of.
East Asia is the most popular destination for native-speakers from US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa who want to TESOL.
The average salary in Asia is $1,500/month and 90% of the schools pay for accommodation, travel expenses, and health insurance. You can easily save $5,000 per year if you spend wisely. Teaching experience is not required and a recognized TESOL certificate course only costs $285.