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Speaker A: If you want to get new cultural and social experiences, the easiest, the fastest and the safest way is to go to a foreign country to teach English. If you have a university degree, an international certificate in English, a couple thousand dollars and about 3 months, you can start your life in an exotic location. I’m going to do this and I know people who’ve done it and I know what I’m talking about. You never know what to expect in a foreign country, that’s true, but isn’t it challenging at the same time?
Speaker B: I was thinking about spending my gap year teaching English abroad, but I had second thoughts about it. I was told that only experienced teachers can get a working visa, coverage for their cost-of-living, and a decent job. After reading some interviews on what’s it like to teach English in immersion camps, I gave up on the idea completely. That’s not what I’m ready to put up with. My parents are happy about that.
Speaker C: English is my major, but the rivalry is so tense in the trade market now that I’m thinking of going somewhere for a couple of years to gain more experience and improve my teaching skills. Taiwan seems a perfect choice as everything is included for an inexperienced teacher – visas, accommodation and high salary. I’m worried about getting a social life there – I speak only English and I wonder if I can find friends there apart from my future students.
Speaker D: My uncle, David Dune, is a teacher, writer and runner. He is an educator with over 17 years of experience of teaching English as second and as a foreign language. He has taught and presented in Korea, Canada, France, and Ukraine. He specializes in Web 2.0 and using technology in the classroom. That must be an exciting life and the only thing I can think about is following in his footsteps. I hope he’ll share some secrets of being a good English teacher abroad.
Speaker E: I don’t remember how that magazine caught my sight, but recently I read an interview with Neil Mullen who is a veteran English teacher in Japan. He started as a regular teacher and now he owns a school there. He is looking for new language teachers and I’m planning to send my CV. His e-mail address was included in the interview, not his personal address, of course. I just hope the e-mail won’t go to his spam folder and he’ll choose me as his employee.
Speaker F: People in my college are crazy about the idea of going to teach English somewhere in Thailand, China and what not. I listened to their heated discussions very attentively and understood its high risk. There are so many things to care about like visas, security, medication and cultural barriers. I’d better stay in the US to serve my country. In my view, it’s more patriotic. Besides, I’m not sure I can solve the problems connected with moving to another country.
A — 6: Teaching as a way to change your life.
B — 4: Relatives are happy when you decide not to teach abroad.
C — 3: Some countries offer good career opportunities for beginning teachers.
D — 2: My relative is a role model for me in terms of working abroad.
E — 7: Don’t hesitate to write to the employer if you need the job.
F — 1: Teaching abroad doesn’t seem nice to some people.