I spent 17 years abroad as a Tefl teacher – what do I do now?
The Dear Jeremy Advice column in the Guardian published a question from a teacher who spent nearly two decades teaching English in Taiwan. It’s certainly a dilemma.
After 17 years in Taiwan as a TEFL teacher, I made the break. I could never face teaching again, and need a complete change. As I spent so much time abroad I had little chance to try other careers…
This teacher had plenty of time to change careers, but it’s easy for people to get into a routine or rut, especially being away from close friends and family.
It might be a bit late to give up teaching completely. Perhaps moving to a new country and finding a role as an editor or tour guide might be a transferable skill?