Messages by Danilo

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General » What to Know Before Taking TESOL
Before you start, it is a good idea to have in mind a couple of countries where you want to go then as you pursue the course, focus on those places. Ask questions regarding the possibilities and use the Employment Handbook (you'll be given one as part of the tuition you paid) and do some research. As a teacher, I enjoy teaching enthusiastic learners and they keep me going. There is no shortage of such learners as the Orientals; Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Japanese, etc. Also, be ready to choose your "specialization course" to be taken online after the classroom sessions end. Be very sure the specialization course you choose will benefit you the most in the country of your choice.
General » What % of people actually make good $ to bring home to Canada or the US?
Usually, a maximum 70% of your salary is convertible to your home country's monetary unit. Some countries may allow less and some allow more. Depending on your lifestyle, you may have savings or you may return home to start from "A". Gaining experience and travel opportunity is a good incentive enough. However, because most ESL teachers are from the West with Western lifestyle (of course), then hmmm...