Veröffentlicht am 2013-06-21 15:37:57 in /trv/

/trv/ 1698: tl;dr version of Teaching English overseas? No de...

leandrovaranda Avatar

tl;dr version of Teaching English overseas?
No degree as of yet, thinking of short coursing it, want to learn semi-relevant language.

malgordon Avatar

teaching english overseas?
as a native speaker, you've got good chances to earn something close to a beggar's wage, with or without a degree.

what do you think teaching Engrish has got to do with learning a semi-relevant language?
you won't learn a foreign language while teaching Engrish to people who are speaking that language. At least you're not supposed to...

atariboy Avatar

>No degree as of yet,
So what makes you qualified to teach? Speaking the language is necessary, but not sufficient.
>want to learn semi-relevant language.
Take a language class in the UK.

>earn something close to a beggar's wage
Not after taxes.

ultragex Avatar

Well it's more useful/fun to be in the country of the language you are trying to earn.

you don't need a degree to teach English in most countries just the short course.

I'm earning a beggars wage in the UK doing extremely long and shitty hours and my weeks shifts are sporadic so I don't have the opportunity to go to language classes.

chatyrko Avatar

implying most people teaching english overseas are earning enough money to even afford to pay taxes...

jffgrdnr Avatar

>>it's more useful/fun to be in the country
yes, but don't expect to pay for your stay or living costs by teaching without any qualifications.

>>you don't need a degree
yes, you're right, but expect to fucked sideways by every single employer and enjoy struggling to make ends meet.

>>I don't have the opportunity to go to language classes.
as a beginner you will still need to ake classes to get a grip on the basic principles of a language. I've heard that the michel thomas audiocourses are teaching you those quite well.
Also, as a beginner, leaerning a language in the (virtual) classroom is more useful than learning in real life situations. real life situations are hard to cope with language-wise. when you're on an intermediate/advanced level, learning a foreign language where it's spoken is more efficient.

the fact that I have to explain this should make you reconsider your ambitions to become another shitty engrish teacher

_zm Avatar

>you don't need a degree to teach English
I meant, what makes you think you are capable of teaching English as a foreign language? Just using the language yourself isn't enough especially if you usually make the kinds of mistakes you've been making in this thread.

pehamondello Avatar

m8 do your research, they're in such short demand that they're employing anyone with the 4 week course. tefl tesol celta etc.

_kkga Avatar

You're still missing the point, "m8". Do you, personally, have any teaching skills or experience? Any experience or education in teaching a language? Have you dealt with students before, as a teacher? Have you done so in a commercial environment where you're continuously evaluated in terms of customer retention?

And you can't even spell TOEFL...

cat_audi Avatar

I was in Thailand last year, met a guy from UK who was living there and teaching English without any qualifications, he didn't speak Thai. I was told that I could probably find a job as a teacher there as well.

davidsasda Avatar

From what I've heard, if you don't have a degree your options are limited to rural Chinese backwaters and depressingly poor SE Asian countries. Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the better parts of China all seem to demand degrees.