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Teaching English in a foreign country can be an exciting and also nervous adventure venturing out into the great unknown. Nowadays compared with only a short decade ago it is becoming much more common for recent University grads and others to embark on a life teaching abroad and there is much more information available for this to help prepare one. The great unknown is not so unknown compared to the first great wave of teachers going abroad to teach (ESL) English as a second language.
You have the opportunity to live in a different country for a year or more, some stay several years, some marry and raise children, and you are helping the students in that country become more successful in an increasingly globalized marketplace using English as an international second language. Foreign English teachers have been traveling to South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, France, Turkey and other countries for years to teach English to students. To teach abroad you must have a work visa, and the requirements can be strict depending on which country. Most countries now require similar documents.
ESL Groove will help you choose a country to teach in and offer basic and in depth information on that country, where to live, your apartment, visas and documents, background check, medical check information, travel spots, and much more. Personal anecdotes, ESL Jobs in Korea & Asia, testimony, forums, blogs, articles, up to date and accurate information as well as Photo Galleries and ESL Jobs in Korea and Asia will give you excellent insight into the world of teaching English (ESL) in South Korea, Japan, Thailand and China.
For those living or wishing to live abroad, here are a few tips and kind reminders: