Archive for February, 2011

TEFL Fears: Overcome the Top Three

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

TEFL or Teaching English as a Foreign Language is a gateway to the richness of life experiences available to you while on an adventure in a foreign country. Making memories is not a problem. Taking the plunge can be. So marshal your courage, set your course and don’t let these three things get in the way…

1 – The culture will be too intense – too much of a change for me…

Thailand is amazing and the more you explore, the more you will experience. At the same Time, Thailand is a fairly modern country. Mobile phones, internet access and coffee shops can all be a regular part of your life in most areas of Thailand. Things aren’t exactly the same, and accepting that is part of the adventure.

2 – I won’t be able to communicate…

In the course, you’ll learn to speak enough Thai to be polite and get by. This too, is part of the adventure. Learning a little of a foreign language is very rewarding, the Thai people will appreciate and respect you, and you’ll have a lot of laughs with locals if you take yourself lightly. Plus, you will learn a little of what your students are going thru and it will make you a better teacher.

3- Maybe I’ll be lonely…

Everyone is concerned that they will find themselves all alone in a foreign land. This is completely ridiculous, as the Thai people are so friendly and inviting, you’ll have no problem getting out, going to local events, festivals or concerts. There also are gyms to join, you can continue to improve your Thai, or explore the local holiday areas and connect with expats in the area. Accept invitations – when folks invite you to go somewhere, remember it’s a great way to make new friends and connect with activities in your area.

We will train you to be a good teacher, your future employers will appreciate your richness of experience and confidence, and you will have the time of your life. Why wait – join us now for a teaching adventure in Thailand.