The world has definitely changed since September 11, 2001 and the 2008 economic melt-down and the 2011 Arab Spring. Overseas travel is still down 20% (5 years later) and ESL Teachers interested in Middle East positions has declined 95%.
Good News for ESL Teachers
Worldwide demand for ESL English education has increased by 10%.
Samsung uses English as the head office language
China wants 300,000,000 English speakers by the year 2020.
Worldwide requests for overseas teachers up 300%.
China Teachers salary 2001:$2500 RMB - 2007:$5,000 RMB up 200%. 2013:10,000 RMB up 200%.
China trained 1,000,000 for the Olympics and World’s Fair - Brazil needs the same for 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Bad News for the ESL Industry