Overview of All the Documents You Will Need to Teach English Abroad


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hi thanks so much for tuning in today how are you how are you
awesome i'm so excited to be here again and i think today's topic is going to be really really really interesting
um obviously for people who want to go abroad and teach we're going to talk about all
the documents that you will need hi juliana hi there
hi yeah we're going to talk about all the documents that you will need
for teaching english abroad because there's quite a lot of different documents that you need to
arrange and you know some of them you need to get a little bit earlier in your tefl
journey and then some documents you're going to get once you are in the country of your choice so we're going to talk
about all that so that you know exactly what you need to prepare what you need to watch out for
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22nd um so six years in korea already yep hi brad good to see you too
okay yeah this is a big one i know right i'm hoping that i have all appropriate
docs and don't want to make a mad scramble at the last minute i have less than two months before my course
starts yeah great awesome so keep watching for
the documents and um yeah let's jump in now we have a good group of people here uh some new faces some
familiar faces so i love seeing you guys here today
um let me make myself a little bit smaller so we can see the slides better so again that's
what we're gonna talk about today uh all the documents that you will need for teaching english abroad and um yeah
let me know um oh yeah first i always like to introduce
myself for the new people watching here so my name is linda i'm on the one hand i'm a travel writer
and content creator under my own uh sort of like handle linda goes east east because i'm
originally from germany usa and i have a huge passion for asia and i have been
living in asia pretty much since 2012. i lived in china and south korea where i
still am now um you can find my own website at
and on instagram also at linda goes east i love sharing my content on instagram
so if you're interested check that out this is actually one of my latest uh posts
i was there just last weekend it was a beautiful place it's a sort of a traditional korean village
with traditional korean houses in the north of seoul it was really nice but yeah you can find all
out all about that on my instagram and my website and yeah like i said i'm from germany
and the usa my mom is german my dad is american but i was born and raised in germany most of the time and i finished
school in the states and i've been based in south korea since um
2015. yeah and before that i was in china then i am also a teflon tesol marketing
professional at itt that stands for international tefl and tesol training and you can find us at and on instagram at international tefl training we are a leading teflon diesel course
provider worldwide we offer a great variety of different teflon tesol courses
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cool hi joey joey says my passion is russia i've been there
nine times teaching that's amazing have you watched any of lisa's live sessions she's from russia
um maybe you're interested in that as well cool yeah i really want to visit russia
um you know after cobit and everything but i really want to go on that
trans-siberian train from moscow to beijing that's one of my uh bucket list trips
that i hopefully can go on um in the near future so anyway enough about me
let's jump in today's topic all the documents that you will need for
teaching english abroad and so what i have
basically done is grouped or categorized different documents into three different
categories so the first one we're going to call the essential
documents those are the documents that everybody needs um needs to have needs to get for teaching
english abroad then the second one are the um just in case you need them documents so
some countries will require them some countries won't or it's just nice to have them just in
case you need them at a later point and then the third category are the wait until you arrive document
so those are the documents that you typically get when you arrive in the country
so one and two are the documents that you're gonna have to get usually before
you leave and then the third category are the documents that you um will get in the country even though
that's a little bit um tricky so we're gonna you you'll see what i mean when we get there
but yeah that's what it looks like and we're gonna start off with obviously the first category the
essential documents okay so everybody who wants to go abroad to teach is going to need these
documents so let's have a look so first off oh is this too small i hope
it's not too small first off we have a passport obviously you're going to need a passport
and it's best if it's valid for at least two years okay so most countries will
actually not let you in if your passport has less than six months validity so you need to make sure that
your you a have a passport and b that it is valid for at least we recommend two years
um and usually at least a year is often required when applying for visas and work permits
um so why do we recommend why do we say valid for at least two years basically
because um some times it can be a little bit tricky to renew a passport from abroad
so um you want to have at least two years you know for uh usually
a tefl contract is like one year right but um obviously the passport validity is
not going to 100 match your contract date right if that makes sense so having at least a
two-year validity on your passport is going to give you enough room to then
um basically figure out the next step you know do you want to go back home or do you want to stay in the country
are you going to do a little bit more traveling after your year abroad um you know and
then go home so just having at least two years validity in your passport is just going
to give you a comfortable um experience basically you don't have to worry about
anything i recently had to renew one of my passports i have two passports so a german passport and
an american passport i have to actually renew my american passport next year but this year i had to renew
where actually it was the process started at the end of 2020 but um i had to renew my german passport
and yeah there is a german embassy and also u.s embassy in seoul so that's typically not
a problem but it is more expensive to renew your passport abroad it also takes a lot more time
because they obviously make the passport back home then they have to send it to that
country and it yeah it just takes more time um it's more expensive typically so
having two years is just a good thing having two years validity
you joey yeah joyce says yes very good point on validity with the passport for at least two years it's also a great way
to stay safe politically yeah exactly right so definitely good so that's the
most important thing probably you need a passport obviously and then a very important other
essential document is also having a high quality tefl based cv or resume okay so you need to make
sure that your resume is up-to-date obviously and relevant for the type of jobs
you are applying for i think that pretty much goes without saying but if you apply for a tefl a teaching job you need to
basically modify your cv and resume to match that position so you want to get in as much
um you know you want to highlight your tefl qualifications in there you also want to highlight if you had
any observed teaching practice during your tefl training or you're not the lesson planning involved so definitely highlight
um sort of like what the tefl core is what the tefl training entails because there are so many
different tefl courses and some do not include certain topics or lessons
so that's a good idea to sort of mention the most important um you know
things that you've learned in your tefl course and then also any obviously volunteer
work tutoring any also management experience or working in a team environment that
also should be highlighted in your resume um if you don't have any previous teaching teaching experience
or even work experience you can always find you know these little things that you can add so that you can basically
tailor it to a teaching position right even if you
have done a different job before let's say i don't know you were a chef before in a restaurant and now you
want to go and teach english abroad you need to tailor your resume to reflect to basically match that and show the
employer that even though you were a chef before you have those skills to also be a teacher now
right so chef obviously you know working in a team high stress environment things like that
you should mention obviously even if it's if your previous work experience is not related to
teaching at all you should still obviously put it on your resume right um yeah and i think it's too small but
this is actually my resume what it looks like and i put it up because especially i know for um
americans um and it's also a little bit like that i think in european countries
but you're gonna see especially with teaching positions in asia that
resumes in asia have a lot more personal information on them
so what i mean by that is for example you're you definitely need to put on a
picture on your resume you also and i actually don't have it on mine but you also typically have to put
your date of birth on it your citizenship on there where you're from um
what else sometimes especially if you apply for like larger teaching school teaching
companies or schools or big recruitment agencies or like things like
the epic programs or any like government funded teaching programs they will probably send you a resume template
that they already have and use and you need to fill that out and some might even include things like
weight and height and things like that so it can get really personal
and that's pretty common in especially asian countries so be aware that that your resume
is probably going to look a little bit more differently than back home all right great question from tiana so do
our resumes have to be in korean um typically no they don't have to be in korean
you can certainly just submit that with an english a resume sometimes maybe if you go
through a recruiter the recruiter will take your resume and translate it into korean to give to the school
um but no you don't have to do that in korean and especially like i said if you work
for or if you apply for a teaching position through a government program um they're probably gonna give you their
resume template that you didn't just have to fill out and send back so and sometimes it even has like
english and korean on it um or like whatever language so
yeah nice and yeah i actually made this resume
with canva um canva is a really good tool i also make my slides in canva actually for our
live sessions so canva is a really good um basically like uh
uh web design or like you can create like creative like images and
slides and all these kind of things you can make in canva and they also have really great resume
templates that you can use so this one i used from canva basically that's
they also have a free version i believe and they have a lot of different options so you can take a look at that
all right gwendolyn asks when should which should take priority on our
resumes relevant education certifications or teaching experience
should we include non-teaching work experience on our resumes so absolutely typically with a resume
you want to keep it only one page long and typically you would list your
most recent um work experience uh but obviously you do wanna make it
tailored to a teaching position so whatever you think you know is worth
mentioning for that you put on there also any non-teaching work experience definitely
it also depends on you know um whether you know your teaching experience is section is longer
or like your work experience section is longer or your education section is longer depending on what
you know some people apply and go abroad right after college so they have very little work experience
so it's going to depend on you how long each section is but i would not
uh definitely non-teaching work experience you should still put on there typically you know any any work
experience typically involves other people so you have the thing like working in a team environment
management experience if you like managed a group or a team or a project things like that
that can even be like from school if you had a school project a bigger school project and you were
like the leader of the group project you can put that on there
why not yeah all right i hope that answers the
questions about the resumes we can also come back to it if you have any questions about that later on there will be a q a
section at the end as always and then you can ask later too
tiana says should we include a maximum of three to four items uh three to four items per section
so i'm not a resume expert okay um and they're also things change all the time in terms of
resumes and also in my experience typically like they're not that strict for teaching jobs abroad with their
resumes um you know it depends on how much you have like i said
a resume should not not be longer than one page
typically um so it depends on you how many items you
can fit on one page and it shouldn't look too clustered right it should look still nice i feel like mine is a little bit
full anyway um so yeah i listed as you can see like education
work experience oh education work experience and then my
certifications here and the contact um that's how i structured it
but there's many different kinds like many different ways you could do that
yeah how about your font size i don't know what font size this is to
be honest but it's probably a i feel like 14 might be a little bit big 14 might be
one of the head headlines um but between 10 and 12 i would say and
you can play around with that as well i feel like between 10 and 12 is good
um so you can oh okay joey says yes you are right linda i used
to critique resumes in a previous job cool so maybe you can give us some more insight
but also you know because you're applying in a different country their resumes typically look very differently
um they don't have the same style as we're used to back home that's why i
mentioned you know you're going to see a lot of more personal private information personal information on resumes with a picture
with your age and things like that that you would normally not have on a resume back home more likely
so yeah but i will say the resume is not the most important thing i think you need to worry about
um when it comes to teaching english abroad and also if you you know work with a
recruiter they're gonna also look at your resume and help you with that for example
so yeah joyce's one page is the best yeah okay good
let's see what we have next we still have some essential documents to go through so the next point would be a unique and
meaningful cover letter and here it's important important to avoid using a standard template
um i know most of us we go on google and we google like cover letter whatever
teaching cover letter and then we just maybe take the first one that we see and modify it a little bit
um but guess what you know all the other applicants are probably also gonna do the same thing
so the employer is receiving um the same or very similar cover letter
many many different times and it just tends to get boring so in your cover letter you should highlight why you want to teach abroad
uh why you have chosen their country and why you want to work for that school or
that company in particular um you know and make it a little bit more
unique with your own you know put a little spice to it right you know what i'm saying
good yeah i think actually for i don't even remember if well i think i
did have a cover letter for my job teaching job in korea i don't remember i think the resume is more important
than the cover letter it also depends on you know what country you're going to apply for uh they're
gonna put more priority on either one so it always depends
okay um joey says yes especially as it
relates to your career goal um good yeah
okay and then you also want to have some reference letters and that's also very common in a lot of
different countries where they want to see two or three different references so
this can be a good reference letter from a former teacher for example a college professor
or a workplace manager and that can really add some real weight to your job application
and um don't be afraid you know to ask people for a reference letter
don't be also afraid to like kind of tell them what the letter should say point them in
a certain direction most people are going to be really actually flattered that you ask them for a
reference so don't be afraid to do that it's really going to help your your um
application for sure and we actually had that a lot also in um my school where i worked at
in in korea yeah bef when i moved here and then um one of my
references was my school in china and they did actually call that school
so the school the new school in korea uh called up my school where i was
working at in china so they're not afraid to make a call and really ask and see if um you know it's a real
reference so don't just make anything up it needs to be a real person because they do
check they do check even internationally they call each other up yeah good so those are all the essential
documents i think um if there are any questions
more about these you can ask them now or obviously later there's a q a part as well if you have any questions
about these essential documents i think that was it yeah so if there's anything more about
that so we have recap the passport ideally with a
validity of two years um and then we have
a resume a tefl based tefl oriented resume if possible
we have a unique and meaningful cover letter and some reference letters okay
pretty simple yes that is the simple part for sure
so this is what everybody pretty much needs for teaching english abroad these are the essential documents
all right next up we have the just in case you need them documents
or also not everybody's going to need those but certain countries are require them do require
them but not every country requires these documents and this is a little bit more um
difficult or time consuming these kinds of documents so let's have a look
so the first two that i have listed here is number one a criminal background check okay
you're gonna need this definitely for korea um i also heard for a lot of countries
in the middle east they also need a background check and i think more and more countries and schools actually do want to see a
background check i also think you need one for china um yeah so but okay
if you need it or not your employer will tell you and also if you work with a recruiter
the recruiter is also going to tell you all right so you need to first figure out where you want to go and teach
and then see if you need a criminal background check or not all right
and also the name of this document varies from country to country so in the states it's fbi background check it also needs to be
federal level not state level uh for korea i know that um but it's best to
get a fbi background check and so that typically takes especially now with um
you know pandemic these kinds of things take a long time and what you need to do is for that you
actually need to and i think you can print that out you print out a that's what how how i did it i did the
fbi background check for the united states and you basically print out this sheet
of paper and you need to go to like a local i did it at a police
station you can go and they take your fingerprints and then you send those fingerprints in to
the fbi and they um do the background check so
and that takes like months three or four months i believe it takes quite a while so this
is if you need that document you want to get started with it real early um and basically what this does
obviously it proves that you have a clean record with nothing to hide um yeah so most countries they need a
clean background check so if there's something on your criminal record
some countries you're not going to be able to work there as a teacher if that is required
might also depend on you know what what what is on your record um but typically
it needs to be clean and they state that a clean criminal background check
okay then that's the first part then you also might need a university degree
epistled and notarized so what is an apostille an apostille is an international certification
comparable to a notarization in domestic law and normally supplements a local
notarization of the documents apple still is basically from this international agreement
comes from a french word and it's this group of countries that basically made
this agreement that this is an international stamp that they use
to verify documents internationally and so this is basically what it looks
like and the state can issue those so this is from the state of california as you can see and typically it would be on the back of
your document so you have your university degree
exactly a copy usually you don't have your original epistle so a copy of your degree you
sent that in and then on the back or sometimes it's also an extra paper they
put this letter this is the apple still that whole paper on there and somebody signed it and it
has this golden stamp on it and stuff like that so
that's what you need i needed that for korea so also the criminal background check also
needed in korea um yeah and those things so what i had to do
or it's really easy to go through they have like apostille sort of services that you can use um
[Music] and they also have like express services obviously it's not free it costs money also the criminal
background check costs money um i don't really know how much it's not
too much but the whole thing um is definitely gonna
you know all these documents are probably gonna cost you a couple hundred dollars
in total to have ready but yeah including your passport right
so okay brett says live scan did it pretty fast electronic fingerprints oh
cool okay i never heard of live scan before it's cool that they do electronic
fingerprints good nice for me
i had to do it you know with the actual ink and actual fingerprints because i was
not in the us at the time so i had to do that abroad at a local
police station and then send it to the united states but yeah if somebody's interested you can check out
live scan so response sent via email that's really
cool nice okay then gwen asks does every copy need to be epistled
because i've heard they can cost a bit of money yes they do cost a bit of money um not every copy needs to be episodes so you
don't have to apostille your resume or your um cover letter things like that no
usually it's just your university degree and not even your tefl certificate so usually it's really only
um the university degree so one only one document um but they also use um
they also use epistles for other kinds of things so for example when i got married
um my husband is korean so i we had to get apostles for our wedding or marriage
like license stuff so that was also really interesting and we had to get a
couple of those so that was more expensive actually but for that teaching abroad you're only
gonna need it for the university degree typically but those are all things that you know
either the embassy's gonna tell you or your employer is gonna tell you
so you're typically someone at some point is gonna give you a list of exactly the
things that you're gonna need right um so
okay all right quinces oh sorry i should clarify i meant if i were to apply to five jobs should i
have five copies of my degree epistled um no so that is typically just
for um for the visa work visa related and so you would only
need one because you're only going to go to one job so that would be these are documents
you're gonna need like in the final phase basically i should have clarified that i'm sorry
um so once you you know like what school you wanna you know you wanna work for you did your
interview and then they tell you okay we wanna hire you and for the visa
process we need this and this and this and this right um so only one you would only need one
yeah you don't have to send that in with your initial application sorry i should have said that of course
yeah good okay and also um about the application right
um nowadays obviously it's all online so you don't even have to send an actual
paper application in right it's all online so you basically just need pdf
cop versions of everything a pdf resume a pdf version of your certificate
um also obviously have a pdf version of your university degree um so you scan that in
and yeah so those two you will need for your initial for the final phase for
your visa okay then there's
two more yeah all right then some countries also will require university sealed
university transcripts so they're not widely necessary but they
are necessary in south korea and also most countries in the middle east and so they look like this and i also had to get
those so how do you get those you would contact your university and ask them to send you
sealed university transcripts typically you probably also have to pay for that i probably paid for it i don't remember
exactly how much it was but yeah and this is what it looks like so it's sealed
here and also you cannot open them okay do not open any sealed uh
university transcripts so that's for um the visa
process again so they would open it to verify that this is your actual
degree so that's what they do and i think they also keep this maybe don't remember um
but yeah this is sometimes what you're gonna what you're gonna need especially in south korea
in the middle east and then also passport photos now you're gonna be like uh my passport
photos we already talked about the passport yes but you wanna have some extras okay
you want to have some extra passport photos because a passport photo is required
with almost every official form or document um so that's for you know all the other
things and forms that you have to fill out so also your visa application
form you need to put a photo on there then there's like forms like um probably if you apply for
epic you need to put a photo there also for like um
any um when you are in the country you typically get issued something like an
id card or you register uh your yourself like in the country when you're
there you're like hey you usually need to go like to a city hall or something and then just sort of say like hey i'm
here and you fill out a form and you need to put a photo there um so you want to have some extra photos
uh just in case and yeah it's important to remember that to have a white background and to
obviously dress in a professional manner um yeah but definitely i
had to use a lot of passport photos and you know for that whole application and moving
abroad situation so and typically you get some extras but
maybe yeah just have like a few more extras you can always have new ones taken
obviously but um you know it's time time and money so better maybe get more
in your initial passport photo session okay then i think that's it with
the just in case you need the documents and then we are moving on to the last
category which is the wait until you arrive documents so those are
the documents that you typically get when you are already in the country of your choice so let's take a look
um yeah all right so typically when you um
this also depends on the country where you go so sometimes and here it says uh
confirm what kind of initial entry visa you need so for some countries you are going on a tourist
visa and then you have to do the work visa process once you are there other countries
like where i taught before china and korea you need to do this before you
leave so you have to go to the local embassy the chinese embassy or the korean embassy in your country or nearest to
you and you have to fill out the work visa things before you leave you cannot
um go on a tourist visa and then do it there you need to do this in your home country
so that depends on from country to country um then however once you are
in the country and i have china and korea here as an example you do get either a work permit card or
like an id card so this is what the chinese card looks like the foreigner
foreigners work permit card and this is the korean uh
foreigner id card and it says like your name and your visa status on it and usually the employer helps you
with that so they would take you there because they helped you know other teachers before so
they know the process and usually you need to bring your work contract also your resume you need to bring again
and things like that um to you know a local office either a city hall
or police or some kind of yeah office and they then
issue that to you but what you should do is confirm what specific
documentation you need to bring for that so that you can obviously bring it with you but typically your employer is going to
help you with that and walk you through that so um you know don't worry about that so when
i went to korea also when i went to china my employers they took me
they went with me there and helped me out basically all right
then there's also some medical tests so sometimes you need to do a medical check
before you leave but more often than not there will be medical checks in the country once you
arrive so exceptions are a work permit application in thailand
requires a test for syphilis and in saudi arabia you might need a test for hiv aids so those are things
that you would have to do before but other countries like
korea i know that from korea i think also in china um you have to do a health check once
you are here you would go and they do blood tests um they i think also do an eye exam
all all kinds of things um you need to do that here and then yeah i think you get also
a paper and the system for your it's tied to your visa they just want to make sure you're
healthy and able i guess yeah but this is something that's done in the country and also you should think
about you know are any vaccines recommended for your chosen destination
um check you know depending on where you're going is it you know super tropical destination
where you might need some shots or like whatever you know just search
and you know make an appointment with your general doctor and ask the doctor what they think
oh tell them all like i'm going to vietnam um are there any vaccines recommended and
then you should obviously also get those before right okay i think that is it
let me see yes that was it those were all the documents
um that we need for teaching english abroad
as you can see it really depends on the location where you're going except for the essential documents the
essential documents are essential you are going to need them you know wherever you go and all the
other ones it really depends on where you're going so good i just want to mention how you
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question that you might have and i just want to mention the 30 person off link again
which looks like this in the comment box and maybe i'm just going to drop it one more time
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and um crystal says thank you linda super informative as always thank you so
much crystal thanks and someone was asking marvin was asking criminal background check
yes i talked about that so if you missed that part you can just watch the replay
it is in category two uh what was it called the um
i say nice to have documents but it was a different name anyway it was in the
second category because a criminal background check is not um not needed everywhere in every country
so only a couple of countries are requiring a criminal background check so you can go back in the replay
and watch it um okay gwen
gwen asks what should i do if i can't fit my resume onto one page i tried but
the closest i've gotten is 1.5 pages it really should be one page so you
could either uh rearrange it a little bit you know format it
lay out wise a little bit differently so check out and their um resume
templates so maybe you can change something also maybe the font a little bit more
down and then just everything that's not really important just cross it out also juliana three pages is way too long
it should be only one page so everything only the most important thing things on there um you can make the font
a little bit smaller and like i said the layout you can maybe rearrange it a little bit
you don't also need to list anything from like elementary school only uh maybe high school
uh college that's it you don't have to mention every single school
every single little job uh yeah
bread yeah maybe adjust the margins yeah but it's still it shouldn't look too
super full either it should still look nice so yeah you can find a lot of
uh good examples online you can google it like i'm sure a lot of people ask the same
question online so maybe like google how can i make my resume shorter
or something like that or fit on one page i'm sure there's a lot of really great suggestions there too good
ah let me take a sip of my iced coffee
all right and also everything that maybe you had to cut out from your resume you
can then mention in your cover letter
slide it in there right
quinn says thank you so much for all the useful tips today linda thank you gwen i hope it was helpful i
think um this topic was really is really um helpful because a lot of people are like i think
that's one of the things like the documents that people are most worried about and
they just don't really know what documents they need and where to get them and how to start and all that
so i hope that today's session was a little bit useful um of course it's hard um you know to
really make it uh tailored to everyone because all the countries are different
and require different documents and the process of getting documents is different in every country
but i hope you just got the general gist of it gwen says i have to run to teach now but
i'm so happy i got to catch you today thank you gwen have a good class thanks
juliana says thank you so much i learned a lot from this live session thank you i'm glad i'm glad cool
yeah and you can always um you know watch the replay the videos live sessions they stay on
our youtube channel let me make myself a little bit bigger uh they stay on our youtube channel they
also stay on our facebook page so you can watch the replay at any time and also just if you have any additional
questions you can either message me directly at lyndagoeseast on instagram
or you can just write it in the comments here and we get we go back and have a look at the
comments on previous live sessions and we get back to you that way no problem okay
then nate nate asks are there a lot of countries that don't require a university degree i just have a college
diploma yes there are countries where you don't have to have a university degree
and i believe my colleague lisa she did a live session about that but we also have a lot of information
about that on our faq page which countries
so let me share the link with you you just go here tefl course dot net slash f a
q and you can find that question in there and
get some useful details but typically countries where you don't
have to have a degree are places like southeast asia so like vietnam cambodia
laos um maybe also thailand then there's also oh
um like latin america place is there yeah i also i'm not sure
about i think maybe we talked about this teaching program in hungary
and i think they also did not require a university degree you can check it out yeah
okay good don't forget the discount
um just want to mention that again marcia hi marcia i'm so sorry today i'm
like that's okay we're already in the q a section though but please watch the replay
you're gonna find a lot of use for information there
good then if there are
no more questions i might sign off uh yeah you're very very welcome nate
uh great and useful info awesome i yeah i hope so that's why you know
every week i sit down i'm like okay what topic can we talk about this week because
i just want to make it super useful for you guys and because we do have a lot of regular people coming every week i don't
want to talk about the same topic uh week after week i'm trying to make you know come up with new topics every
week so uh we're also probably gonna have a guest on
soon i don't want to say too much because it's not super finalized yet but someone who has been living in china
forever and who might help us um you know with questions about teaching
in china and what the situation looks like at the moment are they hiring uh what kind of schools higher
what what are the requirements and things like that so if you're interested in teaching in china i highly recommend
uh that to you but i will keep you updated when that's gonna happen
so yeah good then i think i'm gonna sign off uh before the rambling starts and i just
wanna say one more time thanks so much for tuning in today uh thanks so much for all the people who
come here week after week i highly highly appreciate it please also check out my colleague
lisa's live sessions on tuesday there's a lot of really great info there she has a lot of tips about um teaching
online teaching abroad as a non-native english speaker but also a lot of really great things
for native english speakers like i learned so much from her she knows a lot about online teaching
lesson planning how to make really fun and interactive activities for your students and so
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all good all right nice then
i'll be signing off and i hope to see you again next week it
was really really nice being here with you today and exchanging information i hope you learned something
and if you have any topic suggestions you can also send me an instagram message if you're like hey can we talk about
this topic next week or you know and um i'll try and do that but yeah
until then have a wonderful weekend have a great week and i hope to see you again next week
with another live session and yeah stay happy stay healthy
and then i'm gonna sign off and yeah have a wonderful day