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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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Using games to teach English - 4 great ways to engage your ESL students

Using games to teach English – 4 great ways to engage your ESL students

What influences in your childhood development allowed you to learn English? Was it all of the hours sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher? I suspect that the answer would be “no”. Looking back on my English development as a kid, there were multitudes of resources that helped in my English skills development. If such techniques allowed for ...

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Living & Teaching ESL in Saudi Arabia as a Foreign Woman

As a woman, when I tell people about my experiences teaching ESL in Saudi Arabia, the question they always ask is “Did you have to cover your face?” They are surprised when I tell them that I didn’t have to cover my hair, let alone my face, though sometimes I chose to cover both. The ...

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Why I decided to teach English in Japan

Why I Decided to Teach English in Japan – Video

Thom, an ESL teacher in Japan for 10 years, talks about why he decided to teach English in Japan, his memories of helping students succeed, participating in Japanese cultural traditions, and how teaching English abroad changed his life. Want to learn more about teaching ESL overseas? Sign up for a free information session near you, or download our course guide. [wp_social_sharing social_options='facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest' ...

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How to Fight Travel Anxiety While Teaching ESL Abroad

Preparing to teach ESL and travel in a foreign country can be an intimidating process. Enriching cultural experiences, thrilling adventures, and unexpected challenges all lie ahead. With such a big change ahead of you, feeling some travel anxiety and stress is very common. While no amount of preparation will ensure that things always go 100% smoothly or according to ...

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3 Ways Teaching ESL Overseas will Change Your Life

So, you have heard the rumors that teaching ESL overseas is an awesome experience (it is) and have decided to explore the possibility that this experience might be right for you. You are perhaps thinking of taking a TESOL course before applying for teaching jobs and heading abroad (good idea!).  No one can predict how their overseas experience is ...

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How Much Money Can I Make Teaching English in China?

Numerous articles have been written getting you excited about teaching English abroad. These articles tell you about the wonderful travel opportunities, marvelous culinary delights, interesting cultural experiences, and wonderful classroom/social lifestyles that await you. When asked, “Why did you become an ESL teacher and move to your host country?”, many will give the reasons listed above. Seldom is the ...

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Top 6 ESL teaching destinations for new teachers

The Top 6 ESL Teaching Destinations for New Teachers

“All the job postings I see online require teaching experience, so what am I supposed to do if I’ve never taught before?” – That’s a common refrain we hear in the Job Placement Service at Oxford Seminars. But fear not, there are plenty of great positions for new English educators to get into the classroom and flesh out that ...

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Why should I teach abroad? See the world & change lives

Why Should I Teach Abroad? – See the World & Change Lives – Podcast

Teaching abroad is a great way to see the world and a rewarding opportunity to affect people's lives in a positive way. ESL teacher, Janice explains why she decided to teach abroad and how her experiences teaching English in China gave her the opportunity to travel and make a difference in the lives of her students. Want to learn ...

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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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