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Tuesday, September 24 • 11:30 - 12:30
Explore the World by Teaching English Abroad

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The rest of the world is only a plane trip away, but how can you live and travel abroad with no income? Answer: by teaching English. There are more English as a second language users in the world than native speakers of English, and there is still a high demand for English teachers in countries where English is not a language
used by most people at home. However, unlike in the past when any native speaker of English was assumed to be capable of teaching the language to students, today the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has become professionalized and schools want to hire trained English teachers. WOU’s English Studies Department offers a 26-credit TEFL Certificate that can be completed as a Minor in Linguistics and will complement any number of Majors from Business to Education to International or Interdisciplinary Studies or English Studies. Join us to learn about teaching abroad and answer any questions you have. Whether you make teaching your career or use your skills to live abroad for a year or two after graduating but before starting a career in the US, employers value experience abroad, and your life will never be the same.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

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Rob Troyer

Associate Professor & International Academic Support Director, English Studies Department

Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Santiam Room