5 Steps to Teaching English Abroad
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5 Steps to Teaching English Abroad

Step-by-step walkthrough for anyone to get abroad using your native English ability, and get the whole thing paid for.
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
888 students enrolled
Created by Levi McFarland
Last updated 1/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Single out the type of program or institute suited to meeting your specific goals
  • Identify your current situation and desired placement, in order to maximize the entire experience
  • Find the right program, in the right location
  • Leave your home country prepared for the adventure ahead
  • Take advantage of all there is to offer in your new adopted teaching country
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  • Have a valid passport
  • Be a native English speaker

¡Updated January 2016!

You might have heard that teaching abroad is a way to take advantage of being a native English speaker in order to see the world, meet new people and even get paid? Well it is all true! This step-by-step course is the perfect way to find a program that is right for your background and goals.

Being a native English speaker means that you have a ticket abroad, whether that is volunteering for a few weeks in Latin America or teaching full-time in China. We will show you how it is possible to travel the globe even if you do not have any teaching certifications or previous experience. Our high-level overview helps to break down the different ways to get abroad as quickly and easily as possible.

We broke down this process into 5 simple, easy to digest steps:

1. Identifying your Teacher Profile

2. Finding a Program or Institute

3. Getting Prepared for the Adventure

4. Getting off the Plane

5. Enjoying your Stay

To assist you as we go through this process step-by-step, we have included worksheets and checklists so that you can follow along with the video lectures, effectively finishing the course with a personalized plan based upon your situation and objectives.

I have been living abroad for the past 6 years, initially starting with a volunteer program and then eventually branched out to private classes and working with institutes. In order to help others get out there and start traveling as well, I worked together with a team of 3 teachers from various backgrounds who have collectively taught in 4 continents and 9 different countries to create this curriculum as we wanted to cover all the things we wish we had known before starting our teaching abroad journey.

Who is the target audience?
  • FOR people who want the quickest walkthrough for teaching abroad, and getting it paid for
  • FOR people who want a simple step-by-step instruction that includes easy to fill out decision flows and forms
  • FOR people who are looking for up-to-date information on how to get abroad, even if you don't have any teaching certifications
  • NOT FOR teachers looking for specific course instruction or lesson planning
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 01:15

This sets up the course and is where you can find the downloadable resources (worksheet, checklist and resource list).

Preview 01:15
Step 1 - Identifying your Teacher Profile
4 Lectures 06:46

Understand the different categories of teachers, with the purpose of understanding where you fit in based on background and goals.

Preview 02:16

Understand what teaching in different regions can offer you, so that you can pick your dream spot.

Preview 03:01

Overcome not meeting minimum requirements by completing this simple process.

Preview 00:56
Step 2 - Finding a Program or Institute
3 Lectures 04:07

Understand what types of volunteer programs exist and if it is right for you.

Preview 00:53

Understand what types of paid programs are out there, and what the benefits and drawbacks to heading down this route.

Preview 02:41
Step 3 - Getting Prepared for the Adventure
2 Lectures 07:49

Be 100% prepared for your trip using this checklist, either while investigating programs or before you hop on the plane.

Step 3 Intro & Checklist

Not necessarily a requirement, but this section will help you to be a rockstar teacher!

Additional Suggestions
Step 4 - Getting off the Plane
3 Lectures 01:29
Register with the Embassy

Exchanging Currency

Know why taking a break upon landing can save you money and time.

Take a Break
Step 5 - Enjoying Your Stay
4 Lectures 02:40
Expat and Language Groups

Safety Precautions

Language and Culture Courses

Learn why this is the most important lecture of the course.

Have Fun!
Bonus Lectures
3 Lectures 20:45

Know how to fill out the Teacher and Program Profile, and use it to maximize your program search.

filling out the Teacher and Program Profile


Personal Story and Experience
About the Instructor
Levi McFarland
4.5 Average rating
45 Reviews
2,868 Students
6 Courses
Entrepreneur, Travel Geek, Crossfit Enthusiast


My name is Levi McFarland and I work with a group of professionals in the Altiro Academy based in Santiago, Chile. I have lived all over the world and my passion is starting new businesses in new countries. 

I founded the Altiro Academy in 2014 to provide a holistic approach to meeting our goal, which is simply to provide the the best online courses and training in 4 separate but connected areas: Nutrition, Exercise, Beauty and Education. 

Each professional in our organization represents years of experience in their respected field, but has a very special characteristic....they love to teach! Everyone involved with the Altiro Academy is passionate about helping people.

We originally chose Nutrition, Exercise, Beauty and Education because we believe these are important paths to bringing out the best versions of ourselves. Consequently, the mission statement for the Altiro Academy is to create courses that:

- Are simple to follow and can be applied to real life

- Are affordable and within reach for those with a real desire to improve

- Are interesting and fun, we don't want people falling asleep!

- Are top-tier quality, which principally comes from our top class instructors


Una empresa con su casa matriz en Chile, pero con profesionales de todo parte del mundo. Nuestro enfoque siempre ha sido ayudar a la gente en tres áreas: Nutrición, Ejercicio y Belleza.

Cada profesional en nuestra organización tiene harta experiencia trabajando en su rubro, pero tienen una característica especial....les encanta enseñar! Nos apasiona ayudar a la gente!

Junto con el equipo elegimos Nutrición, Ejercicio y Belleza porque creemos son rutas para llegar a la mejor versión de nosotros mismos. Pensando de esta forma, llegamos a la misión de la Altiro Academy, lo cual es crear cursos que cumplen:

  • - Cursos simples de seguir y aplicar en la vida real

  • - Cursos affordable y al alcance de gente con ganas de mejorar

  • - Cursos que ofrecen información de forma divertida, que no te hace dormir

  • - La mejor calidad, lo que viene de la calidad de nuestros instructores