• Hey my name is Imran and I live in Oakland. I just got a TEFL certification and I am looking through various websites and organizations that are helping me with information. Has anyone on here taught English abroad? I am looking to teach in Asia or Europe. I need any information as to how you'd go about applying for positions overseas. Thanks
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    Hi Imran I have a friend in China that teaching abroad.
    contact him http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/cheque1985/
    he can probably help you apply to his program he helped 2 of my friends.
    best of luck
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    hey thanks for all the information! i've looked at ESLcafe.com but it seems a bit daunting posting a resume with no teaching experience? thanks for replying fellow bay area cs'ers!
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    Hey Imran,

    You probably already know this, but try to avoid going through TEFL directly. I don´t know anyone who´s taken a position with them and been satisfied with it.
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    I'm from Beijing, China. Here the top training brands are New Oriental (student & adult) and EF (biz). You may check their website. They have lots of overseas teachers.

    Or if you like kids, there are many local kindergarten or school need English-speaking teachers. You can check local classified board for more info. such as http://www.thebeijinger.com. But i'm not sure whether they can help you figure out the working visa.

    Hope it helps:)
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    Imran, you don't have to have any previous teaching experience to start. The pay difference is only about $200 per month anyway, and you can easily make up for that by not making stupid purchases.

    In addition to trying out eslcafe.com, I'd also recommend "worknplay.co.kr" though similar companies will post on both sites. I've never taught in Korea but many of my relatives have, and my aunt owns a Hagwon in Seoul, so I'm pretty familiar with it (she doesn't hire foreigners though... they've caused some issues in the past)

    As you learn, definitely consult with people who've taught in that respective country in the past. There are many pitfalls and traps that could potentially happen... like airfare or housing costs being held hostage. It's rare but it happens.

    Good luck!
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    by "costs" I meant "reimbursements held hostage". Just clarifying.

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