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Tips and Tricks for Teaching ESL Online – Part 2: Mastering Zoom

Before COVID-19, I had already gotten a Zoom account out of curiosity and started to tutor some of my overseas students who used to 'Skype' with me through it. When the pandemic hit and the lockdowns commenced in March 2020, Zoom became my go-to when many of my online students transitioning from an in-class experience to online were struggling ...

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Tips and Tricks for Teaching ESL Online – Part 1: The Basics

When I was approached to put together a blog post about my experiences in online teaching, I was excited at the prospect of sharing the good news that one can find a lot of purpose and, dare I say, joy in doing so. My fear was that I would paint teaching online in a light that may make it ...

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Brexit: Will it make it easier to teach in the EU?

  Now that the divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union has been finalized, lots of ESL teachers are wondering whether it might become a whole lot easier to teach in the EU. The UK technically left the EU on January 31, 2020; however, trade and travel agreements had been in place while the final deal was ...

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Alex’s ESL Journey (then COVID-19 struck)

When the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, I was living and teaching on a small island off the coast of Taiwan. We were on holiday for the Chinese New Year when the news of a terrifying new virus broke. Of course, nobody knew at that point how seriously to take the news. Being on an island gave ...

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Teaching ESL as a Non-Native Speaker

Every year, we have new graduates speaking English as a second language themselves, eager to share what they’ve learned with those just starting their ESL journey. Although native English speakers are often preferred for their natural accents, understanding of slang, and ease in conversation, the experiences of fluent non-native speakers can be very valuable in the classroom. We have ...

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Teaching ESL Over 50

Although the idea of teaching English abroad often conjures up images of young, recent university graduates, there are many opportunities in the ESL world for mature, experienced teachers as well. Latin America is a popular destination for older teachers, as countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico – among others – warmly welcome teachers who can share their valuable ...

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Teaching ESL Without a Bachelor’s Degree

Having a Bachelor’s Degree opens many doors in the ESL world, but even without one, traveling the world to teach English as a second language is still possible! Those open to volunteer opportunities are able to gain valuable teaching experience in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Cambodia, Tanzania (for female teachers), and more, as well as short-term opportunities right ...

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Teaching English in 2021: Top ESL Job Opportunities

While the global COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted airlines and the travel industry as a whole throughout the year 2020, there are still a number of countries, predominantly in Asia, with a strong demand for foreign English teachers. Schools in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand have all been able to sponsor visas and assist with relocation ...

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Live from Teaching ESL in Japan - Meet Our Grad Sierra!

Live from Teaching ESL in Japan – Meet Our Grad Sierra!

In the video below our grad Sierra talks to us live from Japan! Watch to learn all about her adventure teaching English abroad, from certification to starting her ESL teaching job in Japan. Want to get started teaching ESL abroad? Attend a Free Information Session Find a Course Near You   Read some of the highlights from the video ...

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