I am Italian. I moved to Dublin in 2005 and been here for the last 7 years. While I am very happy with my job (I work as PA to CEO/HR specialist), I feel it's time to take the plunge and looking into moving to Asia, more precisely Japan or South Korea.
As for qualifications, I have earned a master degree in Italy back in 2002, I have accomplished a B.A. degree in counselling and psychometric test skills here in Ireland in 2010, I am currently finishing up a CIPD diploma in HR management and starting a 140 hr online TEFL course today.
When I tell people I want to leave my current job to become a ESL teacher they think I am crazy but it's been with me for a long time and I should get the ball rolling now.
My only concern is, will a non native English speaker find a ESL job? Most of them want native English speakers from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, U.K., or U.S.A. I am looking into getting Irish naturalisation, but it's a long process and can take years before I get there.
So, what do you think? Any information, insight, hint about anything and everything would be greatly appreciated as I don't really have a clue.
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