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What's it Like Living and Teaching English in China?

What’s it Like Living and Teaching English in China?

"I'm in Zhongshan, China! Life is great. Where I live… by Eastern or Western standards, is paradise to me… There is golfing and swimming, security at every gate, beautiful red lanterns and we even have our own bus. There are villas and ten story buildings that seem to grow out of these beautiful mountains. There is landscaping for days ...

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How do I teach ESL without speaking the students' language?

How do I teach ESL without speaking the students’ language?

I stared at my new teacher incredulously. It was my very first Spanish class, and she was speaking in Spanish, only in Spanish. After the first class I was pretty irritated, but after a week or so it started to make sense. If I was going to learn Spanish, then I needed to be in a Spanish-speaking environment. The ...

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6 Questions to Help You Choose Where to Teach Abroad

6 Questions to Help You Choose Where to Teach Abroad

When I talk to prospective ESL teachers interested in going abroad, some already know exactly where they want to go. However, many others are not so sure. Some are trying to pick between a few top destinations, and others have no idea where they want to go. They are just excited to travel and teach abroad. Regardless of which camp ...

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How to teach English Abroad without Teaching Experience

How to Teach English Abroad Without Teaching Experience

If you are wondering whether or not you need teaching experience to teach English abroad: you don’t. While some countries do require teaching experience for their ESL teachers, many other countries, such as South Korea, China, and Spain (to name a few) do not. Researching the teaching requirements for the countries you're interested in beforehand is a great place to start. Although teaching ...

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What's it Like Living in South Korea Teaching English?

What’s it Like Living in South Korea Teaching English?

“From the moment I first arrived in Busan, South Korea I knew I was in for a unique experience. The sights, sounds, bustling streets and heat of an early summer all reminded me I was truly a long way from home. But it was a positive sense of culture shock I experienced as I began exploring the city that ...

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4 Fields with Jobs Teaching English Abroad

4 Fields with Jobs Teaching English Abroad

Great, You’re an English Teacher. Now, Which English Are You Going to Teach? Congratulations! You have your TESOL certificate. You have just opened a world of exciting jobs teaching English overseas. You now have the opportunity to explore exciting new cultures, and teach in a variety of different classrooms and settings. As you gain more experience teaching ESL, you will see that there ...

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What's It Like Living in Japan as an ESL Teacher?

What’s It Like Living in Japan as an ESL Teacher?

“If there is an ideal time to visit Kyoto, it’s early April. With the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the city takes on an otherworldly persona. Despite the throngs of visitors, which provide continuous people-watching opportunity, there is a sense of calm, stillness, and peace as you pause to marvel at the exquisiteness of the cherry blossom, a shape ...

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4 tips for saving money while teaching in South Korea

4 Tips for Saving Money While Teaching in South Korea

Teaching English abroad is a great way to save some money and pay off those crippling student loans. If you’re looking at jobs in South Korea, most schools offer contracts that pay rent for you (unless otherwise specified, for whatever extenuating circumstances), so one of the largest bills back home is suddenly relieved. Another thing that becomes much less of ...

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Do I need to know a foreign language to teach overseas?

Do I Need to Know a Foreign Language to Teach Overseas?

You have completed your TESOL course, fine tuned your grammar, and have finally chosen the country where your adventure begins. You feel ready to teach English overseas. Your life is about to change dramatically, and you will grow in ways you cannot imagine.  However, before you take this next step, and seamlessly flow into your new life, you must ...

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