Krisha wrote:What career paths have other ESL teachers taken when they've finished?
Krisha wrote:Anyone know of some reputable companies started by ESL teachers?
systematic wrote:For some people who are courageous enough to meet the challenge and have the right qualifications, teaching English either at home or abroad can have its rewards. After a few years in my first career as a marketing executive I went back to college as a mature student and made a complete change. I was able to recently at 60 from decades of 'TEFFLing' and other work in linguistics and higher education. I had paid my kid through college who is now a chair professor, I have a house in France with a pool and several acres of vineyard; in Thailand, a wife and two lovely adopted children, a house with a pool, three cars, a motel, a tractor and 25 rai of farmland and livestock; excellent, inexpensive health coverage from the BUPA, and royalties on a few things I managed to get published, including a series of English textbooks.
I don't have, and probably won't get a pension, because I never lived anywhere long enough to qualify for one. I could have continued working for a few more years, but I do have a reasonably successful software company (also linguistics) which keeps me busy enough.
I do not regret 30+ years of ELT for one moment - and I never stopped learning the whole time.
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