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Top 10 TEFL Countries - 2023

Top 10 TEFL Opportunities for 2023

International English teachers the world over will no doubt be overjoyed to learn that most major EFL teaching markets are once again accepting foreign instructors across their borders. Work visas are being sponsored, in some cases with a bit more “red tape”, and schools are clamoring to hire the best candidates for their positions. In some especially in-demand locations, ...

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Top 10 Amazing International Sports

I admit, I’m not usually what you’d call a sports fan, or at least not in the way that anyone in North America might think of it. I don’t follow any specific teams, nor do I follow any major professional sports. I’ve never attended a single professional game of baseball, basketball, or hockey (I know, I’m a terrible Canadian). ...

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Teaching EFL as a Non-Native English Speaker

Learning the English language can be a long and challenging pursuit, and who knows that better than ESL learners themselves? Entering the English teaching world as a non-native speaker can be intimidating, but our Job Placement Advisors are here to help you find opportunities where your English learning journey is valued. Many of our contacts in China hire non-native ...

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Teaching Business English? Here’s What You Need To Know

I know for a lot of people the thought of teaching adults can be really intimidating. I always had a feeling I would like it, but have spent most of my teaching career so far teaching children and teenagers. At my current job, I made the switch to teaching adults with a little hesitation, even though I was excited. ...

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5 Fun Activities for Your English Club

English teachers abroad can have a great impact on their students, and you might find yourself being asked to form or supervise an extracurricular English club. This is a great opportunity — for reasons you might overlook! For the students, of course, these clubs provide a fun and engaging environment to chat with a native English speaker, get extra help ...

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How One Intrepid Teacher Landed a Dream Job in Korea (Without a Degree!)

Let’s time travel back to February 2021: I had just turned 25 and had quite literally a quarter-life crisis. The pandemic had undoubtedly put a pin in my previous plans of becoming a lawyer, and I was now a manager at the same job that I had been working at since I was 16 years old. I never wanted ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Renting in Japan and Korea

For new ESL teachers on their way overseas, there’s a lot to think about – contracts, language and cultural differences, how to teach effectively and, of course, living arrangements. In Japan and Korea, this last one can work a little differently than in other countries, and so it seems worthy of a closer look. When moving to Korea or ...

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Teach Abroad at Any Age

One common question that often arises for teachers over the age of 50 who are considering embarking on the journey to teach English overseas is: are there teaching positions available for mature teachers? Although the idea of teaching English abroad often conjures up images of young, recent university graduates, there are many opportunities available in the ESL world for more ...

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Do I Really Need a Work Visa to Teach English Overseas?

Getting a work visa to teach English overseas is, for many prospective teachers, a bit like going to the dentist – it’s not something we’re looking forward to with eager anticipation, but we know it’s important and has to be done. It’s also very common for a number of questions to arise when contemplating the topic of work visa ...

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