You won’t learn how to succeed on a TEFL course
If you have some business education you may already know of the research that found that only about 20% of people who are fired from their jobs are fired due to a lack of skills in their occupation.
So if you flip that statistic over it says: 80% of people who get fired are fired for other reasons such as bad work habits or socials skills issues.
I really hope that you study hard on your TEFL training course to develop the skills to become a great teacher and be useful and helpful to your students. But there are a few more things involved on the road to success.
One my favorite topics is definitely the one of how to adapt, survive and thrive in a foreign culture.
Intercultural miscommunication is so common, that if you add that to the 80% statistic you’ll find that being fired for something other than job skills can easily climb to 90+% for expatriates. That reflects my own experience. I’ve seen this problem in every foreign country in which I have worked.
Your TEFL training won’t teach you how to handle these issues…so what can you do?
Take a look at the FREE eBook titled Secrets of Success Abroad. I wrote it to help people survive and thrive while living abroad. It’s free, along with numerous other ebooks at TEFL Boot Camp. Click here to get that ebook free It’s a fun and easy read, but could be critical to your success abroad.
Tip #1: Get the eBook and read it. If you have intercultural skills it can save you from disaster and help ensure success in your life abroad.