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Why Teach English abroad?


If you are reading this article, chances are you have already thought about why you want to teach English overseas. However, the English teaching field probably has even more benefits and possibilities than you have realized.


Before deciding where you want to teach and what course you are going to take, it is a good idea to articulate your reasons for teaching English, and what you want to get out of the experience. Doing so will make all of your remaining decisions much easier.


The Following is a list of common answers to the question – “Why Teach English”. It is not all-inclusive, but contains many of the common answers given by past and present teaching professionals. Look it over, and spend some time thinking about your own motivations for becoming an overseas English teacher.





If you are interested in making a positive difference in someone’s life then teaching could be for you. A good teacher is patient and enthusiastic. Teaching English as a foreign language is challenging and rewarding.


Nowadays there are many people interested in furthering their careers by learning English. Many parents are interested in furthering their children’s careers by having them learn English from a young age. The best way to learn a language is to live in a country where it is spoken and interact with the people on a daily basis.

Please be aware that teaching English abroad is not a paid holiday and as such only serious candidates are asked to apply. Due to the possibility of working with children people who take drugs or regularly abuse alcohol should not apply.