The Best Government-Run Programs For Teaching English Abroad


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teaching english abroad so if you're interested in teaching english abroad then um
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nvidia the 120 hour course and young learners oh that i'd suggested during the live
cool awesome i was i'm happy that i could help you making that decision that's
really great and you know once you have that course um the 120 hour course and your first
specialization you know a couple years later maybe you're like you know what i'm interested interested in teaching business english
then you can do the business english um additional course and then you're like oh we also have the
online additional course you know you can always go back and um you know do more
so that's also good but we all have to start somewhere so and that's a great start
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uh the best government programs for teaching english abroad so what does that mean
um well there are several several countries that have actually government-funded programs that place um
english teachers foreigners who want to teach english into public or private schools in their
countries and so we're gonna take a look at the most um popular programs the best programs
basically so and we have countries from all over um in this presentation in this session
um so wherever you are interested in teaching there might be something for you so i
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so okay like i mentioned the best government programs for teaching english abroad okay let's get started
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uh yeah then first question i have for you guys
because this is mainly about teaching abroad today not teaching online but if you want to teach online you can
also say that obviously so where would you like to teach let me know in the comments leave a comment
where would you like to teach what's like the one place that you're interested
in um interested in teaching it oh nvidia just made a funny comment you
should have named your website linda goes everywhere not just east yeah but you know i focus
on asia so i'm from up and then i moved east
and i mean the more east you go it's basically everywhere so i guess you point but yeah yeah it was
really hard finding a name actually but yeah thanks okay so where would you
like to teach abroad tiana hi south korea
okay great then we have maryland also south korea awesome cool okay i was actually
thinking about doing you know a special live session just about south korea i might do that in the future
let me know if that's something that you're interested in and i will do that um but yeah what about other people
hello again yes hello tiana you're watching every week i love it
all right flavia europe is my dream maybe sweden cool yeah uh-huh
great nice okay then we have brett italy
germany france or south korea cool okay so europe or south korea
awesome love that mm-hmm okay irma still interested in teaching
in thailand ever since great cool okay vidya says i'm already in the
place i want to teach but i want to know more about japan okay where are you teaching at the moment i
forgot i'm sorry japan good okay juliana says south korea
japan and france awesome mary ann south korea or thailand
cool all right cool yeah so a good mix
and um oh okay and oh sorry tiana's number two is japan
okay nvidia's you're already in japan okay cool then maybe you can help me out in a little bit because i will be talking
about japan i will be talking about korea and i will be talking about a couple of others that
you mentioned so that's really good okay malia says i
want to teach online cool okay great okay awesome
all right then let's get right into it so the best government programs for
teaching english abroad let's start with the first one um that is epic
the epic program in south korea and that stands for english program in
korea and i had a couple of comments here that said south korea you're interested in teaching in south
korea so this is something that you want to pay close attention to but basically i
know a lot of people who are working in the epic program i myself have not i worked for private
schools in south korea but a lot of my friends are in the epic program and so i know it pretty well
um yeah so basically the epic program is run by the south korean government
and it places foreign teachers into schools across the country to work as english language instructors
in schools with kids of different levels different schools some of my friends
they work at two or three different schools so um that's all that then
um the epic program is popular because it offers a lot of competitive salaries attractive extra benefits
and the chance to live and work in a unique cultural environment in east asia so in south korea
and here's the link where you can apply so i want to mention that obviously you should always make sure that
you check for accuracy in terms of information i have done my research this is all from
my and my itt team's research um but obviously you should always turn to
the official organization um and all that for you know your
additional questions and stuff we are not we are not from the epic program right so we are
just giving you the information so check out if you want to apply and they are also
currently hiring placing teachers into the programs um
yeah then a little bit more about that so the requirements
for the epic program unfortunately it's not open to everybody you have to be a citizen of a country
where english is the primary language so that's typically like mentioned here
australia canada ireland new zealand united kingdom united states or south africa
from those countries you need to have a passport from those countries or you must have studied from at least
the junior high level so seventh grade and graduated from a university in one of those seven countries
to be eligible however indian citizens are also eligible for positions if they
meet all other requirements and hold a teacher's license in english so that's also good to know because i
get a lot of questions about from indians who want to teach english in south korea so that's
um something that if that fits for you you know um it is possible um then
you also need to have a bachelor's degree a minimum of a bachelor's degree so four
years from an accredited university and if you only have a two years
associate's degree then you can also apply for a program not the epic program but the talk
program and those are pretty similar so the talk program is also um for teaching english in south korea
usually for younger people because it's the associate on the associates level but it's pretty similar so you can also
go and teach english in south korea with the talk program and for more information i would recommend checking
out um then for the epic program
you should also have a teflor t-cell certificate of at least 100 hours
but if you have a teaching license or what does it say a teaching license certificate
or if you majored in education it's not required to have a teflora tso
certificate but if you do it's still it's a bonus obviously it's a very um competitive
program so you want to be uh at your best basically you want to be
you have you know the best professional portfolio right um yeah great
then a little bit more about how much money you can make on the epic program they have
a pay scale which you can see on the left side here the table might be a
little small but um basically they split it up into levels depending on your qualifications so the
more qualifications and certificates you have the more money um you can make so that is also true
okay tiana said and the talk is mostly in rural areas
yes but the epic program it can also be in rural areas so one of my friends she works here in
my city um which is like 850 000 people but on the outskirts
and so she works for three different schools i believe and so two of her schools are rural
schools so she actually needs to take the bus for 40 minutes 50 minutes an hour and go outside into the countryside and
teach there so it can happen in epic program too that you have you know rural areas
but um that shouldn't scare you because i think it's a more authentic korean experience right
and korea is really really small so you can always jump on the bus or train and head up to seoul
um so yeah but thanks for that yeah so yeah back to the salary so basically
depends on your qualifications on how much you can make but the highest you can make
is 2.7 million korean won so you can be a millionaire in korea but basically 2.7 million won
is like uh i should have written it on here it's like 2 500 us dollars
let me check and make sure i have a currency app uh 2007 no 2.7 million is
yeah 2 460 u.s dollars at the moment so that's the highest you can make as
you can see here um and the lowest the start
is 2.1 so like under 2 000 us dollars
um which might not sound like much but considering the additional benefits like a fully furnished
um apartment that you get paid airfare in and out of your country you also get
a 300 000 korean one um settlement allowance which is great you get 18
days paid leave plus all national holidays and you get one month salary bonus on
completion of the contract and there is also a
there is also a national pension scheme that you pay into when you teach in korea and then when
you leave at the end you get the whole money back and that's depending on how long you stay uh
if you stay even just one year it's a couple thousand so it's like two thousand dollars i think
so if you stay longer and you it's kind of like saving right it's kind of like you leave and then you have like this
whole uh chunk of money which is nice for when you go back and you know whatever you want to do after that um
then also interesting to know that epic hires for two terms each year according to the
korean public school calendar so applications for the spring term they open on august
1st of the previous year so they hire pretty pretty early in advance so you need to
be early and positions for the fall term open on february 1st of the same
year so keep that in mind if that's something that you want to do to just apply early and like i said
it's not on here now but um check out the website for the epic program
let me look at some comments all right ahmed says i'm a teacher i'm
non-native what should i do okay um depends are you do you have a pal if
you're interested in korea um if you have a passport from one of those countries here
no problem also if you're an indian citizen and you have a teaching license no problem you are eligible if not
then you might have to wait a little bit for other options in this presentation then maybe south korea
wouldn't work in your case unfortunately
gwendolyn hi can people who aren't from the eligible countries teach in south korea
difficult yeah it's difficult so uh also a similar question to ahmed
but yeah if you're not from one of those english-speaking countries and you're not indian you don't have
you don't have a license a teaching license um it's still
possible under certain circumstances so for example so the e-2 the visa the
teachers in korea get is the e-2 visa but there's also other visa types
that allow you to live and work in korea so maybe your country has the work and
travel option um you could look into that there's a work and travel visa for south korea
um then there's also a visa for people who have um korean
uh ancestors up to the third generation korean you can get a visa then there's
the spousal visa you could get married and then move to korea um there's also oh there's a bunch of
different visas there's options certainly um you might have to you know attend university first you
might have to take korean classes um definitely so if that's something
that you're interested in and you really want i recommend checking out the different visa options
um on or speak with the nearest korean embassy in your country and look for options that you have okay
all right then vidya says just to know when it says teaching license will the 120 hour tefl certification count as a
teaching license so the 120 hour tefl certification is not a teaching license so what that
means here i have to sorry turn this off um for indian citizens
so a teacher's license in english so that would be a assume that would be an indian teaching
license in english um yeah not
a tefl certificate those are separate so tefl certificate is not a teaching license it's a teaching certificate
they're on a different level typically you do not need a teaching license in
order to teach english abroad but because those are just for like your
country so if you want to teach if you want to be a teacher in your country you get a teaching license if you want
to teach english abroad you would get a tefl certificate but in this case um they require
both for indian citizens so it always depends on you know the laws and regulations of the different countries
and places um yeah i hope that answers your question
okay all right excellent question from alejandro how good is the tefl certification good
for or how long is the tefl certification good for i got certified in october 2017. is it
still deemed as relevant studies to apply for a teaching job yes yes so your tefl certificate never
expires it's good forever but obviously it's good to kind of
um you know stay up to date with teaching uh in general teaching topics um you can
also do like little specialization courses to just get a refresher
so like the t the the specializations that we have is teaching english to young learners
teaching business english or teaching english online so those are good for a refreshers
and be like um polishing enhancing your resume so i would
recommend that but 2017 that's not that long ago you're good you're good okay
cool so this is it about the epic program
have some okay all right this is it about the epic program there is another q a session at the end
where you can also ask more questions so if um i go too fast or something you just let
me know later on that's okay too or keep throwing your questions no problem
all right uh hello okay there we go
okay we saw that yep
next there we go the next program i would like to introduce is the jet program in japan
it's also very very popular and it's one of the oldest government-run teaching programs
in the world it stands for the japan exchange and teaching program and yeah
it's a government-backed scheme in japan and it places around 5 000
foreign nationals into schools across japan um what's interesting about the jet program
is that there are three types of positions that you can apply for in this program so there's basically
the assistant language teacher the alt which is pretty much eighty percent of all those apply that
they end up being alts then there's a coordinator of international relations
cir those are people who also have pretty good japanese language
skills so it's a little bit more a higher position and you do need to speak japanese for that
and then there's the sports exchange exchange advisor sea so that's um yeah basically not
english not english teaching but sports so you would be a sports coach of some sort
um you can apply at and check that out the requirements for
the jet program um are pretty much centered around you really need to be into japan that's kind
of what they want they want this exchange between not only you teaching english but also
between your community and your students teaching you about japan so it's like this
give and take situation so they want you to be interested in japan and be willing to deepen your knowledge
and appreciation of japan um you also need to be able you also need to hold a
bachelor's degree or higher um yeah what it says applicants for the
alt position may alternatively hold a certain certification of completion of a three-year course
okay so if you only completed three years of college you can teach at the primary elementary
or secondary level um which is also great for a lot of people who don't have a four-year
degree so that's a great opportunity here and you need to be under the age of 40. so if you're over
40 it might be a little bit more difficult to qualify for the jet program
okay then the pay so what does the pay
look like for the jet program um it's also really good it's a pre-tax
salary of two thousand eight hundred two hundred and eighty thousand um yen
which is currently twenty 000 us dollars in your first year but obviously it's paid monthly um the
working hours are approximately 35 hours per week from 8 30 to 5 p.m monday
to friday airfares for travel to japan plus the homeward flight
on completion of the contract are paid for by the program also um and the paid you get paid holiday
time it varies between 10 and 20 days plus all national holidays so it depends on which province you work
in which school you work in um so you get more or less holidays
videos is why is that age limit um yeah i have no idea you know i don't
know why that age limit is um i know that there's like the
stereotype especially in asian countries and schools that you know young uh younger teachers are more
energetic they have more energy they teach kids better i guess because
they have more energy but of course that's not the case and so i don't know why that is the age
limit but it just is um yeah
i think that's it about the jet program so i recommend applying at
they're also currently hiring so if that's something that you're interested in teaching in japan i highly
recommend the jet program i have a friend who worked for the jet program for three years and she really really liked it
and then she came to korea and she worked here for five years uh in the epic program
keep getting all those acronyms mixed up chat epic talk but yeah
so nice let's take a look the next program
the next program i would like to introduce is the tape if program in france which stands for
teaching assistant program in france which is also a government initiative that places applicants into
french state schools to work as teaching assistants so this is a great opportunity to live and work in france
where it's often difficult to secure a long-term visa especially for non-eu citizens so
that's another great opportunity and i know somebody said they were interested in teaching in france
so that might be something for you you can check the details out at
that's the official website and then the applications are evaluated based on the
following things so you do need to have french language skills you do need to write
a sort of an essay in french why you want to be on the program you
need to have some teachings well you don't need to have teaching experience but if you have teaching experience it's better
you would be evaluated higher um also any experience working with children or
young adults is great any experience living abroad counts um the level of the applicant's
university studies so that's also very important to take a look at
and just general motivation and professionalism in the field of teaching and you do need
to pra provide some letters of recommendation but all those details are on the website so i recommend you check that out there's a little bit more information i have for you guys about the tape of
program um which is how to apply so like i said there is a
statement of purpose essay in french that you need to write it's only 500 words so it's actually not that bad
um you also need to provide a scan of a valid passport your university transcripts language
evaluation from the university french professor or your former professor and letters of
recommendations from academic or professionals so anybody like teachers professors work
colleagues people like that and there's a 60 us dollar application fee that you
also need to provide and then you can fill out your application um yeah they're also currently hiring
it's not a suspended program so uh it's still running even though you know do you cope it and
stuff but um yeah check that out at if you're interested in teaching english in france that would be a great
opportunity all right then another one in europe we
have to see apt in spain which is the cultural ambassadors program
for teaching english in spain it's run by the spanish ministry of education culture and sport
and it places up to 2 500 american and canadian citizens
to teach english in spanish primary and secondary schools so you need to be either american or
canadian in order to qualify for this particular program um and if you work in this program it
requires you to work a set number of classes per week and you get a stipend
of 700 euros per month you also get health insurance coverage and a long
stay work visa
oh hi thank you hi from hi from korea hi to angola
thanks so much okay so when to apply you can actually apply uh
now it's still running until january 27th um the period for the 2021-2022 school
year so if that's something that you're interested in you should start applying after january 27th and the requirements
yeah you need to be american or canadian aged between 21 and 60. so that age gap is pretty broad so that's really good
okay there's a little bit more information about this program again what you need to do in order to um
submit your application so you also should have some spanish well they
provide extra points spanish language skills so college transcripts high school records
anything that sort of shows that you have spanish language skills is beneficial you need to prove
physical and psychological sustainability uh suitability excuse me so medical form is
required i believe they would give you that medical form that you need to fill out um any academic achievements your
bachelor's ambassadors is a minimum it says and yeah any previous teaching
experience any previous work with children any experience abroad is
um something you need to submit and then tefl or teaser qualification is
not necessary not compulsory but highly beneficial so as you can see the more
you submit the more stuff you can submit the better it is the higher your chances are to get into this program so also here how
to apply you need to also submit a statement of purpose so an essay but this can be in english
not in spanish like the other one was french so 250 to 300 words uh
statement of purpose why you want to be on that program a copy of your reference letter from your
employer or university copies of your degrees and diplomas and tefl certificates and all that
and also a cop a copy of your valid us or canadian passport
and then check out
that's a hard one and that's their official website so if that's something that you're interested in teaching english in
spain because it can get uh difficult for non-eu citizens to secure work re
visas to teach abroad especially in not abroad but in europe
this program is really good because it's focused on americans and canadians so that's a
great way to sort of get your foot into the door in europe
all right let me take a look at the comments here with another one from vidya what is the course to learn online
teaching age limit for jet program is a damper and that that i was not aware of so
online teaching would be good in the future okay well um so i would still recommend
reaching out to the jet program to the people there to make sure you know in your case maybe depending on
your qualifications and you're already in japan you have other options despite your age
you never know like i said i'm not from the jet program i'm not from there i'm just telling you what i
researched right so there might be some loophole that i'm not aware of in terms of age that might be
um good for you so i recommend reaching out to them you know email them call them if they
have an office where you are you know just go there and ask questions um
the course for online teaching um you can find that on our website so if you go to
and you go to uh you either because you already have a tefl right so
you would need the specialization so you can look at where it says online courses and then
specialization of specialized tefl courses and there it is the online specialization
but i can also drop the link into the comment box in a little bit for you if you like okay
all right so that is the um cultural ambassadors program in spain
really interesting let's look at the next one here we have also a similar name cetp
in hungary another european program which is the central european teaching
program so this is also quite established long-running program that also places applicants into schools in hungary to
work as english language teachers contracts are between 10 months and a
year in duration so usually it starts in in september until mid-june the next year
but you can also apply for six-month contracts there which is great because a lot of positions are for a year
or sometimes even two years depending on where you want to teach so if you're looking for something just short term
this program might be really good because you can you have the six month option so you can
go january to june so if that's something you're interested in check out cetp
info for the central european teaching program in hungary
for this program if you get accepted there is a five to seven day orientation in budapest
prior to the beginning of the school year you also typically have 22 to 26 class meetings
per week um so class teachings i presume that's what that means teachers are paid a salary in local
currency according to the same pay scale as native teachers
so you make the same money as native teachers in hungary and then what you do get you also get
health insurance in hungary so you feel you fall under the health care system of
the host country there so that's also great and you're also provided accommodation
for um the duration of your stay yeah and the cetp provides all documents
necessary to receive your work visa after arrival so they really take care
of you they guide you through the whole process um so that's also really really great
if that's something you're interested in and i've been to budapest it's beautiful
i would love to go there actually this program all right let's take a look at more
comments here um it says which one is the best tefl or celta okay um some sort of what your goal is
in terms of best tefl course um we offer tefl courses between 60 hours
of training and 550 hours of training so there's a lot of different options for you
we also have online courses in class courses combined courses so it all depends what you want
but if you don't have any tefl yet i always recommend starting at the 120 hour certification level
because 120 hours is pretty much the standard certificate now for teaching english abroad that's
the minimum hours that you need to have so that's a good one to start with and you can find that on
um i can also paste the link let me find it real quick um
so here are all our online course options i'm posting the link into the comment
box you can check that out and here you can find all the options but if you don't have any certification
yet i highly recommend starting at the 120 hour level and then you can you know top it
up with specializations in business english in teaching english to young learners
in teaching english online things like that once you have that you can get the teasal diploma and
work your way up basically all right okay back
to hungary the cetp central european teaching
program um the requirements for this program are
you need to be a native english speaker from the us canada uk or any other eu country
so again the options are a little bit more open than the previous program in spain
and it's another great opportunity for people outside of the eu so us americans or canadians
to get their foot into the door in europe there's no official upper age limit
which is also great for anyone who wants to do it you need to have a bachelor's degree and
you need to have a minimum of a 40-hour online tefl course and what's also great in
this program is that you can also bring your partner a friend or family member along with you
and you can be placed together which is great
and also i found this really interesting might be good for some other some people so if you don't want to teach english
you have some other skill you can actually also teach something
beside english so for example a lot of teachers under this program also teach history
they teach literature german social studies american and british culture um
all these kinds of different things and they are all taught in english except german and then some teachers
also become sports coaches for things like basketball soccer or other sports is
volunteer activities so that's also good opportunity if you're like oh you know i love history or well i'm
not sure about the the qualifications that you need to have maybe you need to if you're like already a history teacher back home then
this would make sense right that you go to hungary and then also be history teacher so this would be something you need to
clarify with them directly i don't know this information what other qual
qualifications you would need if you're like oh i want to teach history or i want to teach social studies there um but i just
thought it's worth mentioning because maybe someone is interested in that it's i we get a lot of like retired
teachers i know someone was a retired french teacher
um so things like that retired teachers so this would be a great opportunity there's no upper age limit
um yeah so think about it i think it's great
good okay moving on the next program i would like to talk about is
the net scheme in hong kong net stands for native speaking english teacher
and this program has been implemented in public sector secondary and primary
schools in hong kong since 1998 so it's also quite long established program the teachers
under this program they either work as primary nets or secondary nets so there's also two
options um the appointment of a net will be a two-year contract um and it normally
starts in mid-august and ends in mid-august two years later and is subject to renewal after expiry
so you can renew under this program if you want to i actually know somebody who worked under
the net scheme in hong kong and it was great they loved it they were there i think two years i'm not sure if they renewed and she was
there with her sister which was also really great so they were both in the net scheme they didn't live together though because they worked in
different parts of the city because you also get your apartment from your school basically or from the scheme
but um yeah i just thought that was great you know both sisters living in hong kong under the net skin that was
great so let's take a look at primary nets versus secondary nets to find out maybe
which one fits you better so primary nets to teach england they teach english to
hong kong students and assist in teacher and curriculum development in public sector primary schools for
students aged between 6 and 12. so that's basically the difference as a primary net you teach
kids age 6 to 12 and as a secondary net you teach english to hong kong students
in the second and secondary schools uh two students aged between 12 and 19.
so it depends on you know do you prefer teaching younger kids or older kids
and also your qualifications so let's take a look at the requirements
requirements for the net scheme in hong kong you need to be a native speaker of english or possess native
speaker english competence so in this program they actually never mention
any sort of citizenship nationality they don't care about that but you need
to be a native or near native english speaker you also need to have a teflor tesol qualification
a bachelor's degree in any subject and for non-native speakers who
do not who have not acquired the language early in childhood
are also suitable for the employment as nets so that's also great to know if you're a non-native english speaker
um but your english is good you know near native level you're very fluent in
english and you can also apply for the net program in hong kong um yeah the official website is right there
it's a little bit um confusing but if you or you can just google type in net net
scheme hong kong and then if you see this website
you can click on that and that's the official site um about the pay so there is a monthly
salary of between twenty five thousand sixty thousand hong kong dollars which is currently between
three thousand two hundred and seven thousand seven hundred us dollars so that's pretty high that's a really good salary
but hong kong is also a little bit expensive but um still it's pretty good salary they also assist you in finding suitable
accommodation and they give you a housing allowance of around 20 000 hong kong dollars so i have to correct
myself because i said um i earlier said they give you housing they do not give you housing for free
they help you finding housing near the school and you get a housing allowance
um so yeah but that's why the salary is so high i assume
salary is really high plus the allowance that will cover your um your
rent and if you're looking at the numbers so it says 25 000 hong kong
dollars is around 3200 25 000 hong kong dollars is around 3
200 u.s dollars and the housing allowance is 20 000 hong kong dollars so that's a lot
actually that's a pretty big stipend so that probably covers a lot of your rent depending on where you live
um yeah then they also give you paid round-trip airfare from your home country
to hong kong and then back and you can also bring up to four family members which is
really cool um they also give you a relocation allowance to assist with the transport
cost of your personal belongings so if you're moving with your whole family and you bring all of your stuff
they help with that and you also get a stipend for medical insurance coverage so that was really that's really
interesting yeah so that's that about hong kong
all right then we're moving on i believe this is the last one i'm talking about
um but don't quote me on that but i wanted to mention it because it's
on it's in south america uh where these sorts of programs are still kind of rare
but this is the eodp program in chile which is the english opens doors program and i have to say it's
currently suspended unfortunately that's why i put this disclaimer here it's currently suspended due to coved
so um if that's something you're interested in just keep checking the website
here centro de voluntarios dot cl um
and keep checking the website regularly i think they're not doing it in 2021 this whole year but they might
you know start doing it again for next year so then you can jump on the wagon then
but yeah the english open stores program is sponsored by the chilean ministry of education
and the united nations development program its objective is to improve the level of
english of the students from fifth grade to fourth grade in high school so students
aged between 13 and 18 years of age the requirements for this program
you need to be between the ages of 21 and 35 so that's a little bit um narrow there
you also need to be a native or near native english speaker you need to have a bachelor's degree
and what's also important is that you need to have sufficient funds to basically um
get you through the program from start to finish because it's more of a volunteer program
you do get money but it's not much especially if you do want to travel and explore the region um
it's not going to be enough so they want to make sure that you come to chile that you have enough money to um you know get through it
for your cost of living there
so let's talk about the patent benefits of this program in chile so all meals
are included in the program you have a week-long orientation course at the
beginning in santiago you get free transportation within chile which is really cool i believe you get
issued like some sort of transportation card you can use you get free health
insurance you also get a free online spanish course there's no visa fee
and here this is the allowance that you get so currently you get an allowance of one hundred thousand
um is a chilean pesos for each month of completed service so depending on
how long you stay oh and this is currently around 135 us dollars
so per month but typically they would pay this at the end of your experience so once you've
completed all the months then at the end you would get the money but i also read
some schools or some organizations depending on where you work they pay every other month
um so that depends apparently so check that out ask them
on the website get in touch with them and yeah also all housing costs are covered if
you choose the home stay option and yeah homestay means you would stay with a local
family there which can be a really fun and interesting experience right living
with a local family i think that's really fun so yeah this is the english open stores
program in chile in south america currently suspended because of covet but i still wanted to mention it because
it's the only program um of this kind in south america and so yeah it looks like they're probably
going to pick it up again i assume it's probably for for next year so um just visit the website if that's
something you're interested in and look out for it
okay all right these were all the programs that i wanted to talk about with you guys today i hope you found it
interesting there was something interesting in there i always try my best um
yeah and like i said there is a special offer at the end which is this so thirty percent off
any itttt tefl or tesol course you can either scan this code
with your phone and get the code or the discount or i'm also sharing the discount link
in the comment section with you guys right now so you should see it it's it ends with
fblife312 and you basically click on that link and um it leads you straight to the
application page and once you fill out your application at the end
when you hit that green button then you'll see um the discounted price when it reloads the page and then you
can come back and complete your payment at any time that you like
so yeah this is also where i'm starting the q a session so if there are any questions
not only about the teaching programs but about teflor tesol teaching about south korea but china about
anything at all you can you now have the chance to throw your questions
at me and uh yeah we can have a chat
so also if there are no questions then that's okay too
like i said we do go live every week twice a week i go live on fridays or
thursdays depending on where you are and my colleague lisa goes live on tuesdays and um yeah if you are a non-native
english speaker check her out she has a lot of great tips for that also if you're interested in teaching
english online i recommend checking her out she's really great she does a lot of online teaching
um yeah
and also uh where is that
here i would really like to know what other topics would you like us to talk about during our live
sessions what other topics would you like us to talk about in our live sessions
because we are doing these for you guys so we want to make sure that they are interesting to you
that there is something that you know helps you so yeah all right we have a question from
vidya i had a look on the website is this the link to the online teaching course
as i already have enrolled to the 120 hour course which website
i see there's two links posted so if you mean the um the discount link
you need to click on that where it says fblive312 and that leads you to um the
the application page oh it's this one sorry
is this the one yes i think this looks right let me make sure on the website
uh yes specialized courses and then you scroll down
yeah cteo certification and then there's with tutor support or without
so for example this one here i think that's the same one right
looks like the same one yes yes vidya you're right
okay then somebody says links for online jobs for non-native english speakers okay
is that a topic suggestion i think my co-worker lisa she did something similar she
mentioned in her last live it was on tuesday you could check that out it was where she was talking about how
she plans for online lessons but there was one part where she basically mentions
all the online teaching platforms that hire non-native english teachers you should
check that out that's exactly that it's on also on our facebook page or on
youtube go back where it says live videos and then the one from tuesday and then um
watch that at some point she mentions a whole list of online teaching platforms
that hire non-native english speakers okay all right irma says i was waiting
for thailand and vietnam yeah i know i don't think they have teaching
programs like that there i think they just hire directly like into schools they do not
have teaching programs so yeah i'm sorry i was not in this session this time
unfortunately yeah okay gwendolyn says i would love to
learn about any teaching teaching programs in vietnam cambodia and thailand okay
so like i said i don't think they have any but um i'm gonna do some research and check because
there might be something that you know is new but um yeah
let me write that down we what we do have though um
we work with a lot of recruiters who place teachers into those um countries so that's something you're
interested in um let me share a link with all our recruitment
partners because yeah they
have a lot of positions there's one specifically who has positions in thailand all the
time or taiwan places like that okay here gwendolyn check that out this link
efl esl jobs those are our recruitment partners and they do a lot of work in vietnam
thailand cambodia too i believe um in terms of teaching jobs
yeah you're welcome sure okay cool all right
this is great uh
cool all right then i think this is it for today thanks so much for
joining it was a lot of fun today um i hope uh you guys found it a little bit
interesting and you found something useful to take away from and
i see you guys next week and feel free to reach out also on my personal account at linda
goes east if you have any questions i would love to have a conversation with you and um yeah
let us know what other topics you'd be interested in hearing about next week and then yeah i can't wait to
see you all again i know there's so many familiar faces every week i really really appreciate it
it's great um it's like our own little tefl family like we called it right
so um yeah that's really great all right then i wish all of you a wonderful day evening
night wherever you are and i see you all next week thanks so much for tuning in
and yeah have a good one bye bye