Teach English As A Second Language

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you want to teach English as a second language, one of the best places to find work is in Asia. Asian nations lead the world in not only population, but also in quality of education and caliber of international trade. This combination of factors makes native English-speaking teachers more popular than in any other part of the world.

Many of the industrialized nations in Asia prefer to hire teachers from Canada and the Untied States because they teach what is commonly called "conversational English." Conversational English includes things like popular sayings, cliches, slang terms, and even the way you put sentences together. This type of English training helps to increase the ease with which international trade partners communicate with one another.

Earn More Teaching English Overseas

Another one of the reasons American English is so popular in China and other parts of the Asian Pacific, is the need for instruction specifically in speaking English. While many Asian countries have policies of teaching grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension, there is little or no emphasis on speaking English.

People who teach English in the United States apply for teaching jobs overseas not only for a change of scenery, but also for an increase in pay. Teachers in the U.S. are often underpaid and under-appreciated. In many parts of the world, the pay for teaching English is substantially higher than it is for teachers in the United States and Canada. In addition, many educational facilities provide teachers with room and board as part of their salaries.


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