When I graduated from college 14 years ago, I randomly fell into teaching ESL. I got a degree in English, and I just didn’t know what else to do. All these years later, I’m grateful I stumbled into the profession.
While I was initially attracted to ESL because of the chance to work abroad, some of my best teaching experiences actually happened at home in the United States. Working abroad has certainly been exciting and life changing, but I found teaching ESL domestically offers similar personal benefits.