I’ve been teaching abroad for more than three years now, and it’s one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. So when I started my search for a job, I was sure that this time around would be different. The first thing that you need to know about teaching abroad is that it does take time. You have to study the educational system of your country (which can include learning about their culture as well) and then deal with paperwork like visas and passports along the way. But if you’re ready to take on this challenge, keep reading!
Consider what kind of school you want to work in.
- School Location
Consider what kind of school you want to work in. The first thing to consider is the school’s location. Make sure that your area has enough teachers who can fill vacancies at your chosen location which could affect how quickly you get hired there. If this doesn’t sound like something that would fit into your plans then maybe it’s time for another option!
- Education Level/Grade
The next thing is the student grade you want to teach. If you want to teach children, then look for a school that offers a full curriculum for children. If you want to teach adults, consider whether or not they offer adult education classes and if so how many?
- Private/Public Institution
Public vs private institutions are pretty much always different regulations so check out their websites beforehand before making any final decisions.
Do some research on the educational system of the country you’re considering teaching in.
Understand what curriculum standards are and how they relate to your field. Know about school systems, including their history and culture. For example, if you’re going to teach math in Spain or Germany, it’s important for you to understand that each country has a very different approach than ours does when it comes to teaching math at all levels (elementary through college). You’ll also want to know what kind of materials are used by students at each level so that you can plan accordingly.
Research the visa requirements of each country.
When you’re looking at schools and countries, make sure to double-check the visa requirements. While some visas are easy to obtain, others require more paperwork. For example, if you want to teach English in China and have a teaching degree from another country (like Canada), it might be harder than usual.
If you’re not sure about the visa process, talk to someone who has done it before. It’s always good to have a mentor or friend who can guide you through the process.
Understand that there may be cultural differences between your home country and the new country in which you’ll be teaching.
The first thing you need to understand is that there may be cultural differences between your home country and the new country in which you’ll be teaching. This is especially true if it’s an English-speaking country, such as Australia or New Zealand.
Cultural differences can be a challenge, but they can also be a benefit. For example, New Zealanders like their food served hot—hot enough that some people think it’s too spicy! The differences are not only in the way people behave but also in the cultural values and beliefs that underpin those behaviours.
The same is true of the way you will teach. There are many different teaching styles and approaches, and they may be different from what you’re used to.
Make sure your educational background fits the needs of the country you want to teach.
When you are planning to teach abroad, it’s important to make sure your educational background fits the needs of the country you want to teach. You may need a diploma/degree in education or a teaching certificate. The most sought-after teaching qualification that happens to meet all regulatory requirements and is accepted globally across International curriculums is PgCTL (Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PgCTL).
Network with former colleagues and friends for jobs in international schools.
It can be a bit of a challenge to get an international school job. If you’re looking for your first teaching position, this is especially true.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways around these hurdles though: networking with former colleagues and friends who’ve already done this work can help speed up the process of finding positions abroad.
Prepare yourself for how long it will take to get a job teaching abroad.
It’s important to be prepared for how long it will take you to get a job teaching in abroad. You may feel like the pressure of finding a job is too much, but don’t let this discourage you from applying for jobs abroad.
The first step in preparing yourself for teaching abroad is doing your research as mentioned earlier. Talk with current instructors at these schools and ask them about their experiences working abroad; they can help give insight into what it’s like teaching in abroad, as well as some tips on how best to prepare yourself before heading out on your journey.
Next comes applying! If possible, apply directly through trusted job portals such as Suraasa Jobs which have previously placed teachers with good teaching packages abroad. This way, these portals can screen applicants based on previous experience or qualifications desired by employers—which means fewer rounds though!
You can teach abroad!
If you are qualified and interested in teaching abroad, there is no reason why you cannot do it. The key is to be flexible and willing to learn new things. You will also need an open mind about how things work in other countries as well as their cultures; if this sounds like something that would interest you then let’s talk! I am here for you if have any questions or comments. My team and I’d love to hear from you, connect with us here.