I continue to strive to make this blog not just another source of generic financial information, but one that will provide unique opportunities and a different perspective than what you will find anywhere else. Many of you know that one theme I have been stuck on for years is the idea that most people need additional income to address their financial problems. I am all for cthe various budget systems and ideas and strategies for saving money too. It is just that I don't see the income side of the equation being addressed very often, especially within Christian circles.
Today, I want to hit you with an idea that you might think is a little crazy at first, but it may be an opportunity that may fit perfectly into your situation. One skill that most Americans have is the ability to speak English. With the ability to speak our native tongue also comes an opportunity. Even without a college degree or a teaching credential, you can become qualified to teach English.
Countries With The Most Demand for English Teachers
1. South Korea
4. Gulf Arab States
Imagine having the chance to live in a foreign country for a year or longer with all of your travel and housing expenses paid, and a salary on top of that! If the idea of living abroad is not of interest to you, many people are now teaching English over the Internet through the use of services like Skype or in classrooms right here in the United States.
How To Become Trained To Teach English
As mentioned previously, you don't need a college degree; all you will need is a TEFL Certification (Teaching English As A Foreign Language). The cost for a certification course will range from a few hundred dollars to as much as $2,000. The number of hours of training are about 170. I have seen the course offered over various time frames and even 100% online. If you live in a large metro area, I am sure there are plenty of options available for you to take this training.
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One training program that I bought myself and also became an affiliate of is Make Money Teaching.Us. I really liked this course as it not only covered everything you need to know to get certified to teach, but many of the other issues involved in living in a foreign country. It was less than $50 and comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. It is digital download, so you can order it and get started with the information right away.
Our friend's son did this and lived in South Korea for two years. He really enjoyed his time there and came back with an experience he will remember forever. If you have taken this training or have an experience of your own to add, please use the comments section below and we can start a conversation.