If you have found your way to the Teach English Worldwide site, chances are you have already thought about why you want to teach English overseas. However, the English teaching field probably has even more benefits and possibilities than you have realized. Before deciding where you want to teach and what course you are going to take, it is a good idea to articulate your reasons for teaching English, and what you want to get out of the experience. Doing so will make all of your remaining decisions much easier.
The Following is a list of common answers to the question – “Why Teach English”. It is not all-inclusive, but contains many of the common answers given by past and present TEFL / TESOL professionals. Look it over, and spend some time thinking about your own motivations for becoming an overseas English teacher.