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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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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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Teaching English Abroad: Oh, the People You’ll Meet

Miles of beautiful beaches. Sunshine. Warmth. Smiles. Pervasive friendliness. Sea salt and ocean breezes. When I think about what I enjoyed most about Puerto Rico, all of these things come to mind, but, above all,  I think about the friendly people who really made my experience special. People made a point to really connect with one another wherever they ...

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Teaching English Abroad: Why I Teach ESL

I never thought that I would be a good teacher. I chose to teach not because I wanted to be a teacher, but because I wanted to travel and improve my Spanish.  With time, teaching ESL has become my profession and my passion. So, what changed? (This post is part of an ongoing series of guest blogs sent by ...

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Mind-Boggling Options: Choosing Where to Teach ESL

Deciding where to teach ESL is an incredibly exciting process. There are hundreds of destinations to choose from, all with their own allure. Just when an amazing picture of a sunset pushes you toward Southeast Asia, someone will tell you about their unforgettable experience in Turkey. Your gut feeling should definitely guide you, but here are five practical elements ...

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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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Why Small Towns Offer More Personal TESOL Experiences

Small town or big city? Many of my friends and family members who have taught abroad have longed for the bright lights of the world’s largest metropolises such as Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Madrid. Based on my own experiences teaching abroad, however, I recommend relocating to a small city or town. Here's why. (more…)

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