If you're thinking about teaching English abroad, be sure to check out my latest post on the GO! Overseas blog which lists ten important things to think about when deciding which job to take.
Here's the first thing on the list:
Do you speak the language of the country where your potential job is? If you’re going to a modern city where there are a lot of foreigners, there probably will be a lot of people there who speak English, and the locals will likely have at least a basic command of the language. But if you’re thinking of taking a job in a small town in the rural mountains of Japan, you can expect to be one of the very few people there who speaks English. Although you might have plans to use the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local language, not being able to speak with anyone at the beginning can leave you feeling isolated and lonely.
There are nine more essential things to consider when choosing a job teaching English abroad. Click here to find out what they are.
What do you think is the most important factor in choosing a teaching job overseas?