Are you thinking about travelling the world? Want to know the best way to travel, learn, and of course, earn a living as you go? If you do, then what you may not realise is that the answer could be a TEFL course. But, why is this? In this article we explain the secret on how to travel the world with a TEFL course.
Here is everything that you need to know to help make your decision.
It means that you will live in another country
Whilst there are TEFL positions within the UK, the main place that your skills are going to be needed are in other countries that do not have English as their native language. This is why a TEFL course is a great opportunity for you to live in another country.
Rather than just being a simple passing tourist, someone who gets a fleeting experience of the country; you get to experience it as someone who lives there. Not only will you see everything that the country has to offer, but also take your time while doing so.
You earn as you travel
Travelling around the world can be incredibly expensive. The more that you travel, then the more that it is going to cost you. The thing to remember about TEFL is that it is an exception to this rule. When you are a TEFL teacher, you will be able to earn money whilst you are in the country. Therefore your travels will cost you less in the long run, and you may even earn/save money whilst you are there too.
It is also worthwhile noting that depending on where you are living, the amount that you are being paid will often be much higher than the cost of living there. This means you can then put money away during your travels.
You are not limited to where you go
One of the best things about a TEFL qualification is that you are not limited to where you can go. Sure, there are going to be some countries that require your skills and knowledge more than others out there. But in the most part, what you can offer is going to be valuable across the board. This means that you will never be limited to where you can travel to.
Taking into considering visa guidelines that will say how long you are allowed to be in certain countries, you can stay in a location for as long as you want before moving on somewhere new. The entire world is ready and waiting for you to get out and explore what it has to offer.
You will learn too
Aside from the actual TEFL course, the idea of using this qualification to travel the world means that you will be learning too. Of course, your main priority will always be to teach those around you about English, however you can also take the time to learn more about the local dialect too.
Not only will this help you with your teaching, but will also help you to expand your own ability and really embrace everything that the country (and the people) has to offer you.
So, what are you waiting for? Like the idea of finding out more about what the world has to offer you? Want to be able to learn and grow? Keen to experience other countries and find out more about their own culture and languages? If so, then taking a TEFL course (and getting the qualification) could be just what you are looking for.