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Beyond the Classroom: The Value of TESOL Training in the Workplace

Leamington is a smallish Canadian town on the north shore of Lake Eerie, in southwestern Ontario. It’s surrounded by some pretty lush and fertile farmland, and has been known for over 100 years as “The Tomato Capital of Canada.” In addition to the endless acres of gently rolling farm fields, modern day Leamington is also surrounded by massive greenhouse farm operations, growing hydroponic tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other produce. As such, the town’s contemporary slogan is “The Greenhouse Capital of North America.” Producing ...

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Getting Paid to Drink Wine (and Teach ESL) – The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 2)

Getting Paid to Drink Wine (and Teach ESL) - The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 2)   In this episode, co-host Alex recalls some thrilling English camp teaching adventures from Korea, Taiwan and Poland. Zombies, bee stings, and dancing, oh my. After the break, TESL course instructor Brent checks in with some insights on where you can get paid to ...

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How COVID-19 Helped Me Decide to Call Vietnam Home

January 27, 2021 The frying pan pops and sizzles, the smell of onions thick in my cramped kitchen. My eyes are teary from chopping as the tiny ding of my phone signals a message: Have you heard about the 80 cases of COVID? It’s a strange feeling, a kind of falling away, as I read the link my friend ...

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My top Reasons to Teach English in Thailand - TESOL Stories

My top Reasons to Teach English in Thailand – TESOL Stories

Getting your TEFL Certification equips you with the skills, insights, and credentials you need to apply for ESL teaching jobs in nearly any country in the world. The next step is to make your most exciting decision: With the whole world to choose from, where should you go? There is no simple answer. Choosing a country really comes down ...

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Where are the ESL teaching jobs abroad?

When you're thinking about teaching English abroad, selecting your top teaching destinations can be an unexpected challenge. If you have the travel bug, the desire to explore and see the world can outweigh the desire to see a specific country. Some people already know where they want to go, but for these soon-to-be world explorers, choosing a first teaching destination often comes down to ...

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How I started my adventure teaching ESL abroad - podcast

How I Started My Adventure Teaching ESL Abroad – Podcast

In this podcast, ESL teacher Michael Adams shares how he started teaching ESL abroad, his first experiences teaching and traveling in Japan, and how exploring the mountains and deserts of Oman made his life an adventure he will never forget while teaching English in the country. Want to learn more about Teaching English abroad? Visit a free information session near you or download a free course ...

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Top Travel Experiences in Latin America

Top Travel Experiences in Latin America

International travelers love to visit Latin America—for good reason! The natural and cultural wonders of this region are perennial draws. If you live in the US or Canada, however, it may be a challenge to find time to visit all of the top attractions. Limited vacation time means that most people have to take several trips to truly experience ...

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Making the most of your weekends while teaching ESL abroad

Making the most of your weekends while teaching ESL abroad

When your weekdays are filled with planning lessons and teaching English to class after enthusiastic class of students, time goes fast. This is good, because even though teaching English might be the greatest gig in the world, it still is …ahem… work. So when Friday rolls around, it is with a sigh of relief that you leave your school, ...

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Magda and Brent's Adventure in Myanmar - Inle Lake

Magda and Brent’s Adventure in Myanmar – Inle Lake

When you come to Myanmar, there are three or four places everyone will say you must visit: Bagan, the main cities of Yangon and Mandalay, and Inle Lake. Inle Lake may be the most famous tourist destination among the Burmese people, and its floating villages and markets attract many tourists from within the country as well as travelers from ...

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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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