By Allie Rodriguez Allie is an ITA Nicaragua graduate and took her class in Leon in February 2017. I was looking into getting TEFL Certified for a long time, but the question remained: where? I went back and forth between deciding to either take the online course, or the Chicago course, or […]
Post Written by Emma Smith, May 2017 For me, teaching and living abroad was not a question of “if” but of “when”. I was fortunate enough to have been able to travel pretty extensively while I was in university and I also completed a six-month study abroad program in Amsterdam. Having done this, […]
3 Tips on How to Save Money Teaching English in Nicaragua! The following post was written by 24 year old, college graduate from Chicago, Illinois – Anna. Anna took her TEFL/TESOL certification course in Leon, Nicaragua in June 2015, and has been teaching English to children, young adults, and adults ever since. This is her […]
Typical salary for English teachers in Nicaragua Depending on city and your level of education, $300 – $800 US dollars. Certified teachers from the US/Canada for example at the more prestigious schools in Managua with a Master’s degree can earn up to $1200 a month, but this is not typical. Types of students most […]
Teaching English to Children in Leon, Nicaragua Written by ITA Nicaragua graduate Anna Colletti. The first time I visited Nicaragua was in 2011 and after just one visit, I knew I ultimately wanted to live here. After graduating college in 2015 with a degree in Urban Education, I knew I was ready to move […]
Technology and the Modern TEFL/TESOL Teacher and Classroom To many people, it is no surprise that the use of computers and technology in the modern TEFL classroom has such a strong presence. To be a successful teacher, it is a must that you at least possess a working knowledge of the tools mentioned below. […]
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What does breakeven even mean? When figuring out where you want to teach in the world, money is always a big factor. How much money will I make is always at the top of the list of questions people ask me. In this article, we are going to explain exactly what break even means, […]
By Amanda Denney I’ve lived and worked abroad for three years: two in a rural village in sub-Saharan West Africa and one in a vibrant university town called Leon (Burkina Faso and Nicaragua, respectively). I was asked to compile a list of tips for women because I kind of had my stuff together (but if […]
Read Kaitlin’s Q&A article about her experience getting TEFL/TESOL certified in Leon, Nicaragua! Kaitlin is currently teaching English in Indonesia. By: Kaitlin Emmons Don’t fight it. No goodbyes, only see you laters. Rip the Band-Aid off and coast. I can’t tell you how to adjust to life abroad; all I can do is share my story with […]
Yes! Approximately 60% of the 250,000 English teachers abroad are women, and while you may depart for your adventure teaching English abroad as a “single” woman, you will soon find that you are not alone as you begin your new life. There are typically 500 to 5,000 English teachers working and living in most major cities in Europe, Asia and South America, […]
By Amanda Denney As a former licensed teacher in the United States, with a university degree in English education, a question I’m often asked is, “why did you pay for an EFL/ESL certification?” Since you’re already a licensed teacher with experience, you don’t really need that extra piece of paper, do you? I came […]