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Grad Reviews: Teaching ESL in Thailand & South Korea

Grad Reviews: Teaching ESL in Thailand & South Korea

Teaching English abroad is an experience like no other. It is a truly unique opportunity to travel, gain professional and personal experiences, and immerse yourself in a culture different from your own. Two Oxford Seminars grads, Chasity and Lillian, did all these things while teaching ESL overseas, and made lifelong friendships and memories along the way. Read their reviews ...

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Our grad answers your questions about teaching English in Korea

Video: Our grad answers your questions about Teaching English in Korea

Watch the video below to see our TESOL/TESL/TEFL grad, Emily, answer your questions about teaching English in Korea, including salary, traveling abroad, & what teaching ESL is like. Emily taught ESL in South Korea for two years after graduating with her bachelor's degree and TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification and has spent the last 6 months traveling the world on her savings from ...

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4 Things You Must Do in Tokyo While Teaching ESL

There's no time in my life I cherish quite like the years I was lucky enough to call Tokyo, Japan my home. Whether you're teaching ESL in Tokyo like I was, or visiting on vacation, it really is the ultimate city in which to work hard, play hard, and experience the thrill of being overseas to its fullest. [caption ...

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Our grads share stories from teaching ESL in China & South Korea

Two Oxford Seminars grads, Amanda and Chelsea, share their stories and review their experiences teaching ESL abroad. Amanda taught English in China, while Chelsea taught ESL in South Korea. Amanda - Teaching English in China "Even for a seasoned traveler like myself, it’s always a scary thing ...

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Experience halloween around the world while teaching English abroad

Experience Halloween around the world: teach ESL abroad

As you think about teaching English abroad, you may find yourself wondering how you’ll celebrate your favorite holidays after you go overseas, as well as what kinds of new holidays you’ll get to experience. How do people celebrate Halloween around the world?...Do they celebrate it at all? With Halloween approaching, costumes, parties, and candy are on everyone’s mind, but how do ...

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Oxford Seminars grads review their ESL teaching jobs abroad

Oxford Seminars Grads Review their ESL teaching jobs abroad

Oxford Seminars grads teach English and travel to a wide variety of different countries around the world. Read below for reviews from two of our grads, Nancy and Jason, about their experiences teaching English abroad. Nancy and her husband, John, both got certified and found positions teaching English in Mexico, while Jason taught ESL in China after he earned his certification. ...

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How I got started teaching English in Japan

How I got started teaching English in Japan – Video

Matt, an ESL teacher, talks about how an unexpected opportunity to teach English in Japan got him out of an unfulfilling job and into a life-changing new experience, as well as how a trip to a Japanese punk club became one of his favorite memories from teaching English abroad. Matt’s new-found love of teaching ESL abroad turned his initial plan ...

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My travels as an English teacher in South Korea & Cuba – Video

In the video below, Rowan, an Oxford Seminars grad, shares his travel memories from his adventures as an English teacher in South Korea and Cuba. His experiences teaching and traveling abroad not only changed his outlook on life, but allowed him to save enough money to spend a relaxing 4 months living the hammock lifestyle in Nicaragua. In Cuba, he ...

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Grad Story - How Teaching English abroad changed my life

Grad Story – How teaching English abroad changed my life

If you have been reading about teaching ESL overseas, you’ve probably read about the wonderful experiences and benefits of becoming a teacher abroad, such as travel, food, money, culture, and people. All of these are great reasons for getting certified and moving abroad. What if an added benefit was losing weight or a change in your vision? Here are ...

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