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If you want to become a teacher, you should consider the possibility of becoming an English teacher in Korea. The demand for English teachers is disproportionately high in this country. Your chances of getting your dream job are considerably high and in addition to this, there is 100% guarantee that your paycheck will be heftier compared to the offers you receive in other countries. This could turn out to be the best experience of your life. It is still advisable to approach the entire concept with some common sense.
The education system in Korea is unique to say the least. It's hard to find other countries that have a more competitive academic ladder to climb than here. Testing starts in elementary school which determines the quality of the middle school the child will attend. The student's academic success in that middle school then plays a big role determining the high school the student is eligible for.
Playwright William Shakespeare conquered the English language in every way - except his own name. In fact, he spelled his name in nearly every conceivable way, using nearly many combinations of word patters. "Shaykespere," "Skspre," and Sheykspere are only a few examples. Imagine the possibilities of all the word patterns we use every day, which vary so widely from the word to meaning.
When I decided to train as a TEFL teacher in Madrid I discovered that like many important decisions I had to step away from it and carefully evaluate all of the aspects of where this could take me. After years of helping future teachers decide what TEFL course is right for them, I have worked out a fairly simple set of guidelines to find the right course for you.
One method of creating a genuine information gap is through the use of blindfold activities. Blindfolds can be employed in a variety of ways in the TEFL/foreign language classroom to foster a truly communicative and student-centered approach to learning. Here are a few ideas to get you started: