Teaching Abroad: Making the Move To and From ESL Teaching (Teaching English Abroad Book 4) Kindle Edition

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GettingOver Reverse Culture Shock
We'vealready discussed culture shock in Part I and how it can make the first fewweeks or months of your time abroad a little tough. What's not talked aboutmuch, however, is what happens when you go back home.
Yousee, just like you experienced culture shock, so too will you experiencereverse culture shock. So what is that, exactly?
Reverseculture shock can be defined as emotional, mental, and physical changes orresponses you have to life back in your home country. It's often used to definethe stressful, depressing, and overall often negative readjustment periodyou'll go through, whether you know it or not.
Nearlyall schools and training centers will use culture shock to explain why you'refeeling so bad after a month of teaching. But most won't talk about when you goback home. After all, you're off of their hands at that point and they'veprobably already got new teachers to train and worry about.
Expectto be frustrated, happy, angry, bitter, joyous, cranky, cantankerous,boisterous, and beleaguered your first year or so back in your home country.
Youmay only feel this way for a few months, or you could experience it longer. Itreally depends on how quickly you're able to settle into a routine, find aplace to live, get a job, reacquaint yourself with your friends - generallybecome a member of your own society once again.
Thistakes time, and I wish you the best of luck with it. I think I'm probably stillgoing through it while I'm writing this book, as I've only been back in Americafor a little more than 6 months as of this writing.
Stagesof Reverse Culture Shock
AnthropologistKalervo Oberg put out the term and idea for culture shock in the 1950s but itwasn't until a decade later that reverse culture shock started to be discussed.Still, other anthropologists and sociologists were working with similarcultural studies.
Hereare some common stages of reverse culture shock.
Everythingis Fantastic Back Home!
Whenyou first get back home you're going to feel ecstatic. Friends and relativesshower you with attention, and perhaps even gifts. You'll be wined and dinedjust like a returning dignitary.
Perhapsyou'll travel about a bit - many former ESL teachers return home during summer- and maybe you'll even settle into a new city...
Whatare you waiting for? Buy this ESL English teaching book today!

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00HXSL858
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 18, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2711 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 172 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1511892013
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Greg Strandberg was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 with a BA in History.


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