Yesterday, the article about Eliane came out, telling her amazing story of teaching English around the world through Airline ESL, Business English, and TESOL Teacher Training.
Today, Eliane has agreed to share with us all the super-useful processes and resources that she recommends to launch or further a career in Teaching-Traveling.
This advice is useful for finding teaching gigs around the world, as well as in the specific countries of Brazil and Canada, where Eliane has done extensive work. Take it away, Eliane!
Eliane: I have quite a few tips and suggestions which worked for me, so I’ll just list them here.
1. Take the time to think about why you want to travel and where you want to go. Then RESEARCH!!
2. Be prepared. Take a TESOL, CELTA, TEFL or TESL in class or online program. There are many programs and formats that range from 1 week to a year or even to a Master in Education program. The most important thing is to think of yourself, your personality and which format works better for you.
3. Get the right VISA to enter the country and know the rules!!!!
4. Get a passport, a bit of cash and traveller’s cheques, an international debit bank card, an international driver’s license (this can be your ID). Also get medical insurance!!! Don’t ever carry your passport with you. Stuff happens. I was in Florence and second last day of my trip, I was in a hurry to go out and ended up forgetting to take my passport out of my purse… not a good ending… wallet was stolen probably in the bus and I never felt a thing and then it took me around 5 months to get all the documents again.