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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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Do I need to know a foreign language to teach ESL overseas?

Do I Need to Know a Foreign Language to Teach ESL Overseas?

Many prospective teachers ask whether they need to know the language spoken in the country they hope to teach in. "Do I have to speak fluent Korean to teach in South Korea, or fluent Japanese to teach in Japan?" The short answer is no, you do not have to speak the language, but the more of the language you do know, the easier ...

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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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Should I use Motorbike Taxis in Vietnam?

Should I Use Motorbike Taxis in Vietnam?

Traveling in Vietnam is an unforgettable experience. Hanoi, where I was living and working, is a big bustling crazy city. The traffic was like nothing I have ever seen before. There were about 500 motorbikes to every car on the road. The roads looked like they were filled with salmon rushing upstream to spawn.  There were buses and occasional SUVs ...

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In-Class Course

How to Teach English: Your In-Class Course

There are quite a few TESOL certification programs to choose from. Many programs offer certificates online, which can be completed in the comfort of your own home. Preparing to become a teacher requires a lot of reading as you explore new ideas and think about the English language in an entirely new way, and this can certainly be done ...

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