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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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How to teach, travel, & save money on just half a paycheck

How to teach, travel, & save money on just half a paycheck

Watch the video below for our interview with Sydney & Colin, two Oxford Seminars grads teaching ESL abroad. In the video they'll talk about their experiences teaching English in China, including info about their school, what it's like living in China, and how teaching ESL allowed them to save money on travel. Want to get started teaching ESL abroad? ...

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Finding my Apartment in China

Finding My Apartment in China While Teaching ESL

Everyone's experience teaching English abroad will be different depending on where they choose to go. My partner and I decided to teach English in China, and one of the first steps on our adventure was finding a place to live in our new country. Much like teaching English abroad, everyone's experience finding an apartment in China will also be ...

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5 Questions to Help You Save Money While Teaching English Abroad

Travel can be expensive, but as an ESL teacher abroad, you have a unique opportunity to make money while you travel. Depending on where you teach, you may be able to cut your travel costs and save money! If one of your goals for teaching English abroad is to save money, ask yourself these five questions when you are ...

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