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Fall in love with travel - Celebrate Valentine's Day around the world

Fall in Love with Travel – Valentine’s Day Around the World

With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s time to make those last minute dinner reservations, or buy those chocolates you were supposed pick up. Or, maybe it’s time to get comfortable on the couch and get caught up on Netflix. But what if you want to try something new this Valentine's Day and celebrate in a whole new way? You’re in luck because ...

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How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

Dating? KFC? How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

In North America the Holiday Season often evokes images of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other religious traditions, as well as presents, food, and time off work. But Christmas and other holiday festivities are not limited to North America. Cultures around the world celebrate Christmas and many other holidays as well. Some cultures have been celebrating longer than North America has, ...

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Top 6 ESL teaching destinations for new teachers

The Top 6 ESL Teaching Destinations for New Teachers

“All the job postings I see online require teaching experience, so what am I supposed to do if I’ve never taught before?” – That’s a common refrain we hear in the Job Placement Service at Oxford Seminars. But fear not, there are plenty of great positions for new English educators to get into the classroom and flesh out that ...

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How I started my adventure teaching ESL abroad - podcast

How I Started My Adventure Teaching ESL Abroad – Podcast

In this podcast, ESL teacher Michael Adams shares how he started teaching ESL abroad, his first experiences teaching and traveling in Japan, and how exploring the mountains and deserts of Oman made his life an adventure he will never forget while teaching English in the country. Want to learn more about Teaching English abroad? Visit a free information session near you or download a free course ...

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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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Top ESL teaching destinations hiring this year

6 Top Countries Hiring ESL Teachers

Many people decide to make the leap from living in their home country to teaching and traveling abroad. Teaching English abroad is a fascinating journey of adventure and self-exploration. The opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture is something that should be embraced with enthusiasm and vigor. However, you may not know exactly where and when you should look for ...

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What is it like living in Spain?

What is it Like Living in Spain as an ESL Teacher?

“In Spain I’d visited Tarragona with its Roman amphitheater and Merida, with its preserved theater…Of course, Barcelona had much to offer with its location near mountains and on the sea.  Sitges, a gorgeous beach town, was half an hour away, and I hiked many of the mountains in the Pyrenees…I will always be grateful for the opportunities I had ...

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Using English and German in an ESL Classroom

Using English And German In An ESL Classroom

In this video, Oxford Seminars instructor, Peter Connell, speaks about the confusing situation he ran into with his German students when he said the German word, "gesundheit", after a student sneezed. His high-level students were confused when he explained that English speakers often borrow words and phrases from other languages like German and use them in every day speech, ...

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Where in the World Are Magda and Brent?

Where In The World Are Magda and Brent?

Follow Magda and Brent as they travel abroad on an epic journey through Asia, the Middle East and Europe! Over the next several months, Magda, an Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Course graduate, and Brent, an Oxford Seminars instructor, will be on the adventure of a lifetime. Follow them to see blog posts, photos, and videos of every new adventure they share and stay ...

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How To Teach ESL to Middle School Students, Video

How to Teach ESL to Middle School Students [Video]

ESL teachers often have the opportunity to teach ESL to a wide variety of students of different ages and ability levels. Each age group, whether they are children, teenagers, or adults, requires a different strategy and set of teaching techniques to help them learn English and succeed in the class. Watch this video for Oxford Seminars instructor Peter Connell's tips for ...

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