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While teaching English as a second or foreign language is a very worthwhile and fulfilling profession for many practitioners, it also causes work-related stress just as much as any other career. Just about any unwanted situation, such as misbehaving students, substandard accommodations and inconsiderate local colleagues can trigger an English teacher?s stress levels to shoot up. Once this happens, there is a higher likelihood that the teacher?s enthusiasm and energy levels will dramatically go down.

English language learning around the world is evolving in surprising and sometimes alarming ways. A few decades ago, the language learning process was either moderated by native speakers (NS) of English or proactively initiated by second language learners who travel to English-speaking countries to study and become proficient in the language. In many language encounters, English translators were also in high demand to facilitate a clearer communication between peoples of diverse linguistic traditions. This is not to say that formal English language teachers and translators have become relics belonging to a bygone era. On the contrary, their function is still very much relevant, but their roles are changing dramatically.

Given the status of English as the lingua franca for global business, the demand for English teachers in countries where it is not the primary language is expectedly on the rise. For people who intend to make a career out of teaching English overseas, doing so in Asia can be an exciting and rewarding experience. According to some job market analysts, Asian countries offer among the best career opportunities for teachers of English as a second language (ESL). Reportedly, job pay and availability is very attractive in Asia especially for adventurous educators who are open to being immersed in different cultural environments. Without any exaggeration, just about any country in Asia has an opening for the enterprising English language educator.

Many native speakers of English are considering a fulfilling career as language educators in Asia. This is not surprising at all, given the high demand for ESL/EFL teachers in the thriving economies of the region and the reeling job market at the home front. In fact, quite a number of people from the US, UK, Australia, and other English-speaking countries have already made the decision to leave their home nations and seek more satisfying careers elsewhere in Asia.

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So you got your ESL certification and you are ready to go.  Now comes the hard part – getting a job.  But fear not!  ESL Jobs Feed Overseas is here to provide you with resources and guidance to land you that dream job overseas.  As with any job, here or abroad, your resume is usually your first point of contact with potential employers, so you need to make it count.  Since you will be applying for jobs overseas, you will want to make an international resume, which is slightly different than what we use in the US.  Check out this portion of our sample international resume.

All ESL teachers--regardless of training, experience, or competency--need a carefully drawn lesson plan in order to assist their students in attaining learning objectives, both on a daily basis as well as the long-term. Having a lesson plan is like having a complete and clear visualization of how a learning session is to take place and how students are able to grasp and retain lesson concepts. Numerous research indicate that pre-visualizing success in athletic competitions as well as business endeavors is a concrete step in the process of actually achieving it. The same is true with classroom engagements. Without a lesson plan, this visualization process is blurred at best and the learning outcomes that will be generated will be far from ideal.

In addition to sharing chunks of the world's largest continent, quite a number of nations in Asia are also sharing another striking similarity: most are experiencing a rather acute demand for English teachers. From South Korea to Vietnam, Asian countries are in high gear towards getting their population to learn the lingua franca of globalization. In fact, the learning of English is being required by law in several Asian countries such that English is now being taught as early as the primary grades in many Asian cities.   

Misbehaving students is a common thing in just about any class, including those composed of ESL learners. Misbehavior can take many forms: students asked repeatedly with inane questions unrelated to the lesson; highly talkative students continuing to chat with seatmates even when the teacher is speaking or someone else in the class is reciting; school bullies poking the students near them.

Young students are generally curious and cooperative and as such, represent one of the best learner groups any ESL or TEFL educator would want to teach. However, curiosity can also divert kids away from focusing on lessons and their level of cooperation easily erodes when they are bored or disinterested.