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Oxford Seminars grads review their ESL teaching jobs abroad

Oxford Seminars Grads Review their ESL teaching jobs abroad

Oxford Seminars grads teach English and travel to a wide variety of different countries around the world. Read below for reviews from two of our grads, Nancy and Jason, about their experiences teaching English abroad. Nancy and her husband, John, both got certified and found positions teaching English in Mexico, while Jason taught ESL in China after he earned his certification. ...

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How I got started teaching English in Japan

How I got started teaching English in Japan – Video

Matt, an ESL teacher, talks about how an unexpected opportunity to teach English in Japan got him out of an unfulfilling job and into a life-changing new experience, as well as how a trip to a Japanese punk club became one of his favorite memories from teaching English abroad. Matt’s new-found love of teaching ESL abroad turned his initial plan ...

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My travels as an English teacher in South Korea & Cuba – Video

In the video below, Rowan, an Oxford Seminars grad, shares his travel memories from his adventures as an English teacher in South Korea and Cuba. His experiences teaching and traveling abroad not only changed his outlook on life, but allowed him to save enough money to spend a relaxing 4 months living the hammock lifestyle in Nicaragua. In Cuba, he ...

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Grad Story - How Teaching English abroad changed my life

Grad Story – How teaching English abroad changed my life

If you have been reading about teaching ESL overseas, you’ve probably read about the wonderful experiences and benefits of becoming a teacher abroad, such as travel, food, money, culture, and people. All of these are great reasons for getting certified and moving abroad. What if an added benefit was losing weight or a change in your vision? Here are ...

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Teaching English abroad

5 Countries you didn’t know offered English teaching jobs

Many of us have heard of places like Japan, South Korea, Thailand, France, and China as common English teaching destinations. Although they are excellent options for teaching English abroad, there is a world of overlooked countries just waiting for qualified teachers to fill open ESL teaching positions. Here are some of the off the beaten path destinations for you ...

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Teaching English Abroad is a Great Experience for All Ages

One of the recurrent myths about teaching abroad is that it is an experience strictly reserved for people in their early 20’s. This is false. Teaching English abroad can be a wonderful experience for people of all ages. Exciting adventures lie ahead, both inside and outside of the classroom, which can benefit and inspire everyone. Potential ESL teachers are able ...

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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. Wearing an Abaya I lived ...

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