Or, ESL Speaking Activities for Kids, and don’t look back. There’s enough goodness there to keep you lesson planning for hours and your students happy for the entire year.
But, if you want some information about going back to your home country after teaching abroad, keep on reading. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “What to do after teaching English abroad?” then this is the article that you need!
Let’s Talk Life After Teaching Abroad
Perhaps thinking that you don’t want to be an ESL teacher abroad forever and want to return to your motherland, keep reading for the Life After ESL awesome. It’s natural to feel like this after some time. Maybe you’ve had a fun time teaching abroad, but just have a desire to return home.
I myself have decided to go back to Canada after teaching for 10 years teaching English in Korea. I’m not gonna lie to you, my readers, it terrifies me a little bit.
You know, that panicky feeling that wakes you up in the night when you wonder if you’re making a terrible, terrible mistake? Yeah, that’s what happens to me. But, it’s the right decision and so in order to feel less freaked out by the whole thing, I decided to get informed. Seriously informed.
How I Wrote Life After ESL
I surveyed 55 of my old friends and other random netizens who had taught abroad but returned to their home countries in order to glean as much wisdom as I could from them. They didn’t disappoint and they had some extremely solid advice about how much money you need, dealing with reverse culture shock, networking, and most importantly, finding employment.
I also did a bunch of research and learned a ton about how to become a certified teacher, job outlooks in 2020, and cheap and expensive cities in Canada, USA, England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It was kinda…intense…to say the least, having all that stuff floating around in my head for weeks.
However, the result is some ESL awesome for you. The result is the first, and only book dedicated solely to teachers who’ve been teaching abroad but then left to go back home. It’s chock-full of useful advice to make this transition as smoothly as possible.
Here’s what you need if you’re thinking about going home after teaching ESL abroad:
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Bolen, Jackie (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 86 Pages - 08/24/2015 (Publication Date)
The result of the survey plus my research and months of all the details ruminating around in my head is a book: Life After ESL: Foreign Teachers Returning Home
You can find:
- The survey results
- Practical tips for making the transition back home
- How much money you should bring with you
- What skills you’ve gained while teaching abroad
- Common work options (and a few random ones)
- Advice for returning to school
- How to become a certified teacher in common countries where ESL teachers come from
- And more!
The book is available in both digital and print formats. The (cheaper!) digital version can be read on any device by downloading the free Kindle reading app.
It really is that easy to start planning what your life, post-english-teaching-abroad is going to look like. So, if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “What to do after teaching abroad?,” then pick up your copy on Amazon today. It’ll help you make the transition in as smooth of way as possible:
Is there an Audiobook?
Yes, there most certainly is! So, if you have a long commute to work, or like to listen to things while you run or hike, this may be exactly what you need.
The even better news is that the book is free. Yes, you read that correctly. You can get your first book on Audible for free, so why not make it this one, right?
Check it out here: Life After ESL Audiobook.
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Last update on 2020-01-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API