5 reasons why you should not become a language teacher

Most of us (and if you’re reading this, it’s very likely to be your case) have been growing up alongside teachers since before we can remember. And precisely, who remembers their first teacher? Or even half of the rest of the ones we’ve had throughout our lives? With so little gratitude to the profession, why do people choose teaching as a career? We’re here to answer that question in 6 bulletproof reasons. 

1. Don’t become a teacher if you don’t want job security

If, for example, you have a Master’s degrees in Second Language Learning & Teaching from UNYP and have proved your abilities, you’re almost guaranteed to never being out of a job. Teachers are in high demand. 

2. Don’t become a teacher if you don’t want to make a difference

Learning English as a second language is a highly demanded skill on the job market and you would be helping dozens, maybe hundreds of people and make them more employable. Who would want to do that? 

3. Don’t become a teacher if you don’t want to live in a foreign country

Teaching a second language is your passport to live and work in pretty much any country of your choosing. You can even study abroad for your Master’s degree. Universities like the University of Greenwich offer partnerships with the University of New York Prague so you can start your travels early. 

4. Don’t become a teacher if you don’t want to learn

Richard Bach once said: “Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.” If you don’t want to know anything, you won’t want to teach anything. 

5. Don’t become a teacher if you don’t like technology

The beauty of education is that it’s ever changing. The times we live in today do not allow us not to use technology in our teaching methods. So if you don’t like using a computer, or a smartphone, this is not the job for you. 

If you’re still reading this and you still want to teach a second language, then head over here and find your perfect Master’s course. 

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