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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 english in 2021

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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The top 4 places to teach English abroad without a degree

The Top 4 places to teach English abroad without a Degree

"Do I need a bachelor's degree to teach English abroad?" is a question many aspiring ESL teachers ask, especially those who are trying to choose between getting their bachelor's degree right away or taking a gap year to do some traveling. It may seem like every school out there requires a BA, but the reality is no, you do not need a ...

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What is it like living in Taiwan?

What is it like living in Taiwan Teaching English?

Discover why Taiwan is known as Ilha Formosa meaning ‘beautiful island’. From the hustle and bustle of Taipei to the beaches and tropical mountainous regions, Taiwan is a small country worth exploring. The cultural and religious hybrid of the island makes this a unique destination. Taiwan's economy consists of both smaller businesses and international manufacturing companies, making it a stable economic environment ...

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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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How Teaching ESL Allowed Me To Travel Around The World

How Teaching ESL Allowed me to Travel Around the World

Thinking of teaching English abroad? Let me tell you how it enriched my life and opened me up to a world of travel. After completing a bachelor degree in music, I decided to travel to Japan to perform and teach instead of immediately immersing myself in graduate studies. I wanted to be absolutely certain about the field of work I ought to prepare to ...

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Getting ready to travel and teach abroad

Getting Ready to Travel and Teach Abroad

Where in the World Are Magda and Brent? - Getting Ready to Travel and Teach Abroad This blog entry represents the first in a series of entries detailing an epic trip through Southeast Asia and Europe with a stop in the Middle East that myself and a fellow Oxford Seminars alumnus and South Korean teaching vet are embarking upon ...

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Where in the World Are Magda and Brent?

Where In The World Are Magda and Brent?

Follow Magda and Brent as they travel abroad on an epic journey through Asia, the Middle East and Europe! Over the next several months, Magda, an Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Course graduate, and Brent, an Oxford Seminars instructor, will be on the adventure of a lifetime. Follow them to see blog posts, photos, and videos of every new adventure they share and stay ...

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