According to my knowledge, there are two big categories of teachers of English: teachers of English who are native speakers of English and teachers of English who are non-native speakers of English. These two categories can be divided into subcategories as well but that is not necessary here. Let’s just consider that teachers from both categories are well educated with a good command of English. [read the full article …]
At some point in life, each of us start asking ourselves if we are still young enough for doing certain things, such as teaching English abroad. Many people find teaching English abroad a very exotic thing, others consider it an adventure and others see it just a way of earning easy money.
This industry attracts tens of thousands (even millions) of prospective teachers of English, mainly in Asia, who want to know what the requirements for finding a teaching job abroad are. One of the questions that I am always asked is:
I tried a lot of restaurants located in Distric 3 and 1 of Saigon; in fact I thought I tried them all but that is not the case. We all had four days of vacation and we tried a few new restaurants. The one that impressed me a lot is named Goc A.
Every English teacher, including me, has a hard time choosing a good topic for an ESL lesson for teenagers. This lesson is a simple lesson suitable for teenagers and it can lead to interesting discussions since it treats a hot topic, social networking, in particular Facebook. [read the full article …]
This podcast episode analyses a very interesting and controversial topic: “Discrimination in hiring English teachers”. There is always the debate native speakers of English vs. non-native speakers of English and who is a better teacher.
“Native English Teachers required” is a statement seen in all teaching English job advertisements all over the world. So, it seems that most of the teaching English jobs are only for those who are from the USA, England, and all other countries that are considered English speaking countries. Is this fair? No and yes! That depends on which side of the mirror you are placed! [read the full article …]
Many schools only hire native speakers of English but that doesn’t mean non-native speakers of English can’t find a teaching English job. Listen to this podcast episode and find out how a non-native speaker of English can find a job as a teacher of English in Vietnam.
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Today’s question comes from someone on ESL Vietnam Zone YouTube channel.
The question is:
Hi Dan, Your English is good but I thought that most schools only hire native English speakers from US, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand. Is that not true? We love HCMC and will be coming there from the US again next week.