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Quirky Country Facts Part 3

Quirky Facts About the Top 10 TESOL Countries – Part 3 (Infographic)

One of the most rewarding and exciting aspects of visiting another country is the opportunity to experience a new culture. The best way to do that is to teach English abroad. Teaching English abroad gives you more than just the quick sample of another culture that typically comes with a vacation; it lets you immerse yourself in the different foods, festivals, holidays, and customs of your ...

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11 Things Japan Does Better

Although you can trace Japan's ancient roots back thousands of years, today's culture is quite different from those early days. From the delicious, fresh foods to the heated seats, they have had time to perfect things over the years. Here is a list of the things Japan does better (and maybe that Westerners should imitate): 1. Heated Toilet Seats ...

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Video: Top 10 Things I Miss about Japan

Japan has embraced many areas of Western culture, while with anime and karaoke are just a couple of things North Americans love about Japan. For those of you who are fascinated with the Japanese culture, teaching English as a second language in Japan could be the perfect entree to immerse yourself into a place where ancient traditions and practices ...

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Top 5 TESOL Destinations and Why

Here at Oxford Seminars, we get asked all the time about what it's like to be in a certain country, or where the best place to teach English abroad is. These are tough questions to answer because each country and region has its own charm and reason to visit for a week or stay for a few years. While the ...

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From Small Town to Big City, Teaching English in Japan

Our Job Placement Advisors have experience teaching abroad and have been to where you are or hope to go. In this video, Allison explains what it was like to go from a small town in England to a big city teaching English in Japan. She also worked as as a teacher trainer and a corporate English instructor. As she explains, her ...

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Teaching English Abroad: From Shock to Awe on the Korean Peninsula

Imagine strange shapes glowing neon on billboards, bizarre sounds emanating from the hustle and bustle of the crowds surrounding you and the odd smells of foods you've never even heard of, let alone tasted, wafting through the air. This is the sensory overload I experienced upon my landing at Incheon Airport. I was about to embark on a year ...

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The Offbeat, Funky and Just Plain Weird Museums of Japan

The Japanese have come to be known for sharing both a fascinating cultural heritage that spans thousands of years as well as a modern love for technology, gadgets, anime and pop culture. For individuals embarking on a career teaching English abroad in Japan, this dichotomy often shows up in weekend outings and days off spent exploring all that this ...

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Chinese Culture 101: Understanding How to Live as an ESL Teacher in China

China, the world's most populous country with over 1 billion people, is an intriguing mix of ancient and new cultures that commands respect and awareness for their way of life. Whether you're thinking of just visiting or are headed over to be an ESL teacher in China, here are some culture tips and guidelines to smooth your way: [caption ...

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