There’s a lot to consider if you want to be an ESL teacher: certifications, experience and how to get it, the job search, what to look for in a contract, the age group to teach, the visa process, what it’s like living abroad, and how you spend your time in the classroom.
Here are few posts:
How to Get your First International Teaching Job (read this first)
How to Teach English as a Second or Foreign Language – this focuses on teaching methods.
How to Work Legally in Mexico – even if you don’t want to work in Mexico, this will give you an idea of the official process you will be up against, regardless of country.
ESL Teaching in Mexico as a Freelancer – my story of how I ended up here.
If you want to know specifics all about working in Mexico as a teacher, you can read this series of articles I wrote for a TESL school. Coventry House International is the school where I got my TESL (teachers of English as a Second Language) certificate online. While not necessary, having a TESL (or TESOL, or TEFL) certificate is helpful.
And of course, being an English speaker isn’t enough. You need to become an expert in the mechanics of the language:
If you have any questions, please leave a comment.