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How to Celebrate New Year’s Brazil Style

With the largest landmass of South America and nearly half of the population of all of South America, Brazil is a colorful mix of history, race and traditions. Being one of the largest countries in the world, Brazil has big cities and big destinations whose names are legendary. The Amazon dominates the northern part of the country, which contains ...

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Top 10 TESOL Countries Quirky Facts

Quirky Facts about the Top 10 TESOL Countries – Part 2 (Infographic)

Teaching English abroad is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your life for many reasons, not the least of which is the experience of getting to know different cultures. This is a big wide world. You have the opportunity to get out and explore it, growing yourself as a person, all while earning money through ...

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Top 10 Reasons Why People Choose to Teach ESL

Are you still on the fence about getting your certificate through Oxford Seminars to teach English overseas? Here are 10 reasons why to become TESL certified. 1. You need a change of scenery. Sometimes the "same old, same old" just isn't cutting it anymore, and you need a change. 2. You want to do something meaningful with your life. ...

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Celebrate Like a Brazilian

How to Celebrate Like a Brazilian

Brazil is the largest country in South America, accounting for nearly 50% of the continent's mass and holding over 2 million people. Boarding the Atlantic coast, Brazil touches nearly every other South American country. With such a storied past and rich heritage, it makes sense that Brazilians would have celebrations and festivals equally rich and steeped in traditions. And ...

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Common English Mistakes

20 Common English Grammar Mistakes Not to Pass on to Your Students

It's easy to use regional dialects or commonly misused language mistakes when speaking everyday English. However, when teaching a second language to new students, it's important that you're giving them the proper foundation from which to build their habits. This includes your own speaking and writing habits in the classroom. The following are 20 common English grammar mistakes you ...

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More than Mariachi: The Music and Rhythm of Mexico

One of the great things about teaching English abroad is discovering the hidden gems of a region. Sometimes it's food (Kimchi grows on you eventually!), sometimes it's the culture. Other times, it's a sound or a note that catches you, like when it comes to the music of Mexico. Music has always had a rhythm to it that makes ...

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22 Breathtaking Views of Taiwan

Are you thinking about teaching English abroad in Taiwan? There is, of course, plenty of people hungry to learn the English language and culture. On the flip side, Taiwan offers a lot for potential teachers.  With five mountain ranges, four islands, and plenty of beaches, Taiwan has an abundance of natural beauty for you to explore. Here are a ...

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Graduate Stories: Job Search Advisors Are Key to Great Placements

So you know you want to teach English as a second language - you're on your way to the start of a great adventure! While you're comparing TESOL certifications, keep in mind that getting a good certification is only one part of the process. Finding a teaching job overseas with a reliable company can be a real challenge. Fortunately, ...

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