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    Voluntary ESL teaching in Africa

    Voluntary ESL teaching in Africa

    Like Asia, another popular destination for sending voluntary ESL teachers is Africa, so you’ll probably find yourself teaching in one of the Third World countries there, too.

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    Voluntary ESL teaching in South America

    Voluntary ESL teaching in South America

    Like Asia and Africa, another popular destination for sending voluntary ESL teachers is South America – so you’ll probably find yourself teaching in one of the Third World countries there, as well.

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    Voluntary ESL teaching myths and misconceptions

    Voluntary ESL teaching myths and misconceptions

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher thinking of doing some voluntary ESL teaching, you will undoubtedly be confronted with many myths and misconceptions trying to pass themselves off as facts: just ignore them. Here are six of these myths and misconceptions that you should definitely ignore.

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    The VSO for ESL teachers

    The VSO for ESL teachers

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you may decide to work as a volunteer ESL teacher, and it is quite likely that you may end up working for the most well-known voluntary organisation – the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) http://www.vsointernational.org/; therefore, it is important that the novice ESL teacher should know a few basic things about this important organisation.

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    Voluntary ESL teaching in Europe

    Voluntary ESL teaching in Europe

    If you decide to do voluntary work in Europe, don’t be surprised if you are sent to one of the poorer countries, although you could also be sent to one of the more developed countries.

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    Some great destinations for the volunteer ESL teacher

    Some great destinations for the volunteer ESL teacher

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you may decide to do some voluntary ESL teaching abroad at some point in your ESL teaching career, so here are three of the many exotic countries that you could choose to teach in.

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    A few things an informed ESL teacher should know about the ‘Third World’

    A few things an informed ESL teacher should know about the ‘Third World’

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you may decide to work as a volunteer ESL teacher. Since practically all voluntary organisations work in ‘Third World’ countries, it would be most appropriate for an ESL teacher to have some knowledge about what being a Third World country means.

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    What to take into consideration when choosing an ESL volunteer programme

    What to take into consideration when choosing an ESL volunteer programme

    As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you may decide to work as a volunteer ESL teacher, so you will have to take several things into consideration when choosing a volunteer programme.

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    Voluntary ESL teaching in Asia

    Voluntary ESL teaching in Asia

    A popular destination for sending voluntary ESL teachers is Asia, so you’ll probably find yourself teaching in one of the Third World countries there. The trainee or novice ESL teacher will encounter a greater cultural shock working in Asia than working in Europe. Thus, before embarking on voluntary ESL teaching in Asia, you should fully familiarise yourself with the country in which you intend to work.

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    Why do voluntary ESL teaching?

    Why do voluntary ESL teaching?

    Once you have qualified as an ESL teacher, you’ll no doubt be keen to start working and earning some money; this is only natural, but have you ever thought about doing any voluntary ESL teaching?

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