How do I find a list of legitimate overseas English teaching opportunities?
July 15, 2012 3:10 PM Subscribe
After decided not to go to law school this fall, I find myself somewhat at loose ends, and have decided to look into teaching overseas. Google searches have led me to a confusing plethora of programs, as well as to endless warnings of scams of all types. Is there some sort of centralized database of 'clean' programs, and if so, where might I find it?
posted by AdamCSnider to Work & Money (5 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I spent a year teaching English in Austria just out of college (about four years ago now), and tremendously enjoyed the experience, which is why my thoughts have turned in that direction.
I'm specifically looking now at East Asian opportunities (Korea, Japan, China), both because I'm presently interested in those cultures and trying to learn Mandarin, and because they appear to be the largest and most ravenous market for English teachers at present.
Of course, if there's a particularly good resource for opportunities in Latin America, or Africa, or Europe, I'd be equally interested in that.