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Where to even start when deciding to be a teacher?

 
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endo



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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:42 am    Post subject: Where to even start when deciding to be a teacher? Reply with quote

When you first decided to teach English overseas how did you begin your research?

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And where did you first hear about teaching ESL as an option?



For me, I first began to think about teaching English after talking to my cousin, who was teaching overseas at the time during a trip back home for Christmas.

Most of my early research was spent on Daveseslcafe. To be honest, at first it was quite overwhelming and I spent hundreds of hours doing research before deciding to ultimately come over.
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Joined: 13 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Where to even start when deciding to be a teacher? Reply with quote

endo wrote:
When you first decided to teach English overseas how did you begin your research?

Search engine, Daveseslcafe, other


And where did you first hear about teaching ESL as an option?



For me, I first began to think about teaching English after talking to my cousin, who was teaching overseas at the time during a trip back home for Christmas.

Most of my early research was spent on Daveseslcafe. To be honest, at first it was quite overwhelming and I spent hundreds of hours doing research before deciding to ultimately come over.

It sounds like you are asking this out of general interest, rather than out of a need for information (as you say that you are already teaching abroad).

I decided to teach EFL when I was an undergrad student majoring in applied linguistics. In that context, teaching abroad was something that was talked about often.

When you ask "how did you begin your research?", do you mean about how to teach, how to get a job, or something else? In my case, I started learning how to teach in my university courses, and started learning about how to get a job from things I found online. I might have looked at the ESL Cafe, but I'm not sure if the forums were around then (this was in 1999).
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