Ramona Maharaj was born and raised in the City of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. She has always had an interest in English and literature. She attended George Brown College in Toronto, Canada and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After she graduated from college, she decided to use her education to help others and to travel the world. She earned her English as a Second Language (ESL) certification and moved to Korea to start a career as a teacher. She has taught in more than half a dozen countries and has explored many new cities. She is a dedicated teacher, who enjoys helping her students learn English and develop their English reading skills. If you are interested in teaching abroad, there are several things that you should know.
If you want to start teaching English abroad, the first thing you will need to do is become qualified. This means that you will need to enroll in a TESOL, TESL, or TEFL course. These programs will help you develop the knowledge you need to begin teaching English. Students who enroll in TEFL programs are provided with theoretical approaches to teaching English, as well as practical experience. You do not need to have a background in teaching to qualify for these programs, however, you do need an undergraduate degree. Once you complete your coursework and earn your certification, you can pick the country where you want to begin your career.
There are more than fifty countries that need ESL teachers. If you are trying to decide which country to work in, it may be helpful to compare salaries, country requirements, and benefits in different countries. This could help you make your decision. There are several ESL programs that can help you find a job and work through the logistics of moving abroad. For example, you may have to consider applying for a work visa, and filling out other forms that could be related to gaining temporary residency in a foreign country. After you are certified, and have all of the paperwork for working in another country in order, you can start looking for a place to live and planning your future classes.
Individuals who choose to work as ESL teachers abroad are fully immersed in a new culture. Teachers may work with adult students or younger. They live in the country they are teaching in and they are able to learn about the culture and maybe even pick up a second language themselves. ESL teachers have the opportunity to explore and travel while they are working. Maharaj chose to become an ESL teacher because she was interested in traveling and learning about other cultures. Ramona Maharaj City of Hamilton,and has spent several years working as an ESL teacher abroad.