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Our grads share stories from teaching ESL in China & South Korea

Two Oxford Seminars grads, Amanda and Chelsea, share their stories and review their experiences teaching ESL abroad. Amanda taught English in China, while Chelsea taught ESL in South Korea. Amanda - Teaching English in China "Even for a seasoned traveler like myself, it’s always a scary thing ...

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Experience halloween around the world while teaching English abroad

Experience Halloween around the world: teach ESL abroad

As you think about teaching English abroad, you may find yourself wondering how you’ll celebrate your favorite holidays after you go overseas, as well as what kinds of new holidays you’ll get to experience. How do people celebrate Halloween around the world?...Do they celebrate it at all? With Halloween approaching, costumes, parties, and candy are on everyone’s mind, but how do ...

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Teach English in Asia

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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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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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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My Experience Teaching English in China

My Experience Teaching English in China – Podcast

In this podcast, ESL teacher and Oxford Seminars Graduate Liam talks about his experiences teaching English in China, including why he decided to teach ESL abroad, where he was able to travel, seeing the Great Wall, and how teaching English overseas gave him more confidence and made him more independent. Liam Talks About Teaching English in China Want to learn ...

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Why I decided to teach English in South Korea

Why I decided to teach English in South Korea – Podcast

In this podcast, Ryan talks about why he decided to teach English in South Korea, his favorite memories from South Korea, the friends he made while teaching English abroad, and the extensive travel opportunities teaching English abroad provided for him. Listen to Ryan talk about teaching English in South Korea Want to learn how you can teach English in South Korea ...

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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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TESOL/TESL/TEFL Or CELTA? Which is right for you?

TESOL/TESL/TEFL or CELTA? Which is right for you?

Congratulations! You, like so many of us, have made the life-changing decision to work and travel overseas (or are at least heading down that path!). How do you get started? Although you can find jobs overseas without teacher training, your chances of finding meaningful, secure work are much better with certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  ...

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