With the seemingly never ending saga of 2020 inching closer to the end, there’s hope and optimism that 2021 will be everything we hoped this year would be. We wouldn’t count on it. Sorry to be a downer, but don’t wait for things to change – be the change!
Despite the pandemic continuing to rage across the world, we managed to get back to Bali and it has made us so much more appreciative of life, the little moments and this beautiful island. Not knowing when we might get back to our dog while we were locked out made normality and the life we knew seem so far away. A feeling we’re sure you’re familiar with yourself.
If you have itchy feet and want to take a risk by moving abroad to feel alive again in an effort to retake control of your life by working remotely for a living, we’ve listed several ways on how we’re doing just that. Our skills and experiences have given us several options to make the remote working lifestyle work for us during this turbulent time, which you can read about by clicking here. However, one way that is open to anyone who is a native English speaker or can speak the language fluently is to become a TEFL teacher.
Why Should I Get the TEFL Certificate?
Teaching English for a living is handy option for anyone who yearns to travel who might not yet have the skills to do other remote work. Teaching English jobs are still being offered around the world because the language is still a much in demand skill. Or if you don’t fancy teaching English in a classroom and want the freedom that the working online remotely life bring, you can teach English online too with your TEFL certificate.
How Can I Become a TEFL Teacher?
You can become a qualified TEFL teacher by completing the online TEFL Course with the 120-hours being the minimum amount required to become certified and employable. This fully accredited TEFL certificate allows you to teach English as a foreign language either online or in a classroom. It takes people on average 2-4 weeks to finish the course – such a worthwhile thing to do if you’re self-isolating or currently in lockdown.
The Benefits of Teaching English Online in 2021
Being able to teach English online and abroad is an appealing revenue stream because there’s a sense of reliability to it that’s comforting in these uncertain times. If you’re interested in teaching English online, you can spend your days working in cafes or from home and such freedom will also allow you to move abroad to somewhere warm and tropical and escape the cold weather. Being able to teach English as a foreign language online also gives you the ability to travel to somewhere (anywhere!), and after 2020 where you’re not allowed to go anywhere, doesn’t that sound appealing?
Which Course Should I Take?
What piqued our interest in the prospect of TEFL teaching is the fact that the TEFL Institute of Ireland’s HQ is based in our hometown in Ireland. We got in touch to find out more and they gave us a course plan to offer to any of followers who are interested in living a remote life like we do.
By using our unique discount code: agirlwhoblooms, you’ll get €60 off their 120 hour accredited TEFL Course and can sign up for just €109.
That’s nearly a 35.5% discount off the current sale price of €169, which would normally sell for €359 at full price. And that’s not all you get from TEFL Institute of Ireland if you sign up to this exclusive package that we’ve been given to share with anyone who wants to work remotely.
Because embarking on a whole new career is both a daunting and exciting prospect, TEFL Institute of Ireland have also thrown in a 30-hour Teaching English Online specialist course. This additional course will teach you how to set up your online classes so that you have the support necessary to successfully work to your own schedule.
So for €109, you get to invest in yourself with two courses from the TEFL Institute of Ireland and can take the first steps to start working remotely. So you can use our discount code (agirlwhoblooms) and sign up to the course by clicking here.
We’re living in Bali and after being locked out for so long, we never want to leave. Indonesia’s borders are currently closed to regular tourism but a lot of South East Asia’s countries are looking into slowly reopening. Many countries hope to be able to slowly welcome digital nomads and people with working visas like English teachers in the near future.
So if you have a sense of longing wanderlust and can barely wait to travel again or want to live abroad in 2021, doing the TEFL course now could get your foot in the door of the country you want to move to and be the very beginning of your digital nomad journey.