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Since doing my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate four years ago, I’ve written many an email to people asking for advice, so I thought I’d start a sort of online guide to teaching abroad on your own (as opposed to through a programme). Especially since I seem to have learnt a number of lessons since the last time around.

There are two broad ways to go about teaching overseas:

  1. Through a company. There are many great programs, especially for the big money-markets like South Korea. You apply to the organisation and they help you with the entire process, place you in a job, find accommodation for you, help with the visa process etc. There usually is a good orientation program as well where you are introduced to your new country and fellow teachers.
  2. By yourself. The DIY route seems to be more popular in Latin America, which…

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