Teach English Abroad
Positions to teach conversational English during a volunteer vacation are available in some of the world's most exotic and remote villages, in countries ranging from Ghana, to China, to Poland.
Teaching English abroad can be an adventurous, rewarding way to spend your next vacation. If you're reading this article, you have a skill millions of people across the world are longing to learn. You speak English.
Countries such as India, Japan, and Argentina require that students take English lessons while in school. But, in many places, access to fluent English speakers is limited. Children in rural or impoverished schools must rely on the kindness of volunteers who travel around the globe to teach English in their schools.
Why are children in developing nations so anxious to learn English?
You can teach English to children in another country by going on a volunteer vacation. Consider spending your next vacation days teaching English courses in Vietnam, China, Peru, or another growing nation. You'll experience the culture in a way no average tourist can – and make a big difference in the lives of young learners.
I Did This!
You don't need to have formal training or speak a foreign language to teach English during a volunteer vacation. You just need a respect for other cultures and a heart big enough to love the children you teach.
Although it isn't necessary for most short vacation experiences, some volunteers like to take a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) course before departing to their country of choice. Such courses can be taken at home through a distance learning program.
A volunteer vacation agency, such as the ones below, can make the necessary arrangements for your travel, lodging, food, and volunteerism.
Wherever you choose to serve, you're sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. When it's time to return home, you'll be proud to hear your young English students say "goodbye."
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