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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 opportunities, 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 English Abroad in South Korea

Teaching English abroad is a great way to save some money or pay off those crippling student loans. If you’re interested in teaching English in South Korea, most schools offer contracts that pay rent for you (unless otherwise specified, for whatever extenuating circumstances). Saving money before you leave is crucial for when you are just starting your ...

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What is it like living in Thailand?

What is it Like Living in Thailand as an ESL Teacher?

Thailand, the “Land of Smiles,” is a great destination for ESL teachers who want to teach abroad and experience a country that’s rich in history, famous for its culinary arts, and replete with vacation destinations. Most ESL teaching positions here are in Bangkok, a beautiful and busy metropolis famous for its floating markets, spectacular sights, and delicious food. On ...

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The most important skill for any ESL teacher

The Most Important Skill for Any ESL Teacher

Improvisation! Whether you are traveling in your new country or teaching a class, things don't always go according to plan, so it is important to be able to think on the fly and improvise. Improvisation is the most important skill for any ESL teacher to have. Sometimes, your quick thinking is rewarded with an even better outcome than you ...

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Teaching abroad with a bachelor of education

Teaching Abroad with a Bachelor of Education

Teaching abroad is a great opportunity for bachelor of education graduates For bachelor of education graduates, a TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate can be a great add-on for those considering gaining experience by teaching abroad in an international school. For those who are unfamiliar with what an international school is, these are schools abroad that teach regular classroom subjects, but use English as the ...

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Your Guide to Teaching English Abroad

Your Guide to Teaching English Abroad

So you're planning on Teaching English Abroad. What do you bring with you to a country you’ve never been to before? There’s a lot involved in the decision to teach English abroad, and for some people, that can be a little stressful.  The first and most important rule is don't panic! Recruiting agencies are wonderful for shouldering the majority of ...

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How Much Do ESL Teachers Get Paid Overseas?

The average salary for K-12 teachers across the United States is about $45,000 per year. Of course this number varies greatly based on several factors, particularly location and experience. The same formula applies to ESL teachers abroad. Most people who decide to teach English overseas do so for the cultural experiences and travel opportunities. But there are others who ...

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3 Best Places to Teach English Abroad in 2016

Native English speakers have near-perpetual opportunities to teach all over the world because demand for instructors remains steady. But not all countries are created equal when it comes to pay, accommodations and adapting to your new surroundings. The following are the top three places I’ve taught in the past five years that provided a good balance of career satisfaction ...

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What if I feel homesick while teaching English abroad?

What If I Feel Homesick While Teaching English Abroad?

Teaching abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences one can involve themselves in. It is the perfect way to experience a new culture, meet new people, and learn a new language all while having a support system of co-workers that become something of a family away from home. At some point, however, everyone gets a bit homesick. Even the ...

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