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Do I need to know a foreign language to teach ESL overseas?

Do I Need to Know a Foreign Language to Teach ESL Overseas?

Many prospective teachers ask whether they need to know the language spoken in the country they hope to teach in. "Do I have to speak fluent Korean to teach in South Korea, or fluent Japanese to teach in Japan?" The short answer is no, you do not have to speak the language, but the more of the language you do know, the easier ...

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Video: Memorable Food Experiences While Teaching in Japan

Video: Memorable Food Experiences While Teaching in Japan

Cold rice balls? Curry-filled doughnuts? Fried Sting Ray? Oxford Seminars instructors Corinne Toffan and Paul Workman tried these and many other new and exciting foods while teaching in Japan, to (mostly) delicious results. In this video, Corinne Toffan talks about how much she enjoyed going out for dinner with her class and trying strange new dishes. It was a great ...

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7 Reasons Why You Want to Teach English in Korea Right Now

South Korea might not be the first Asian country that comes to mind when you think about where to teach English abroad, but our team at Oxford Seminars believes it should be. Here are 7 reasons why you need to seriously consider South Korea when you start looking at TESOL jobs: 1. Seoul If you've ever wanted to live ...

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4 Reasons Why India Should Be on Your Bucket List

Due in part to India’s long history of British colonization, its population is generally very well-schooled in English. India itself has so many native Indian English teachers that the number of English teaching jobs available to foreigners is quite small. But for the ESL teacher whose heart is set on visiting India for an extended stay, you need not ...

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7 FAQ for ESL Teachers About Life in a New Country

As you start looking into the logistics of living in a foreign country as an ESL teacher, many questions start to come up, which can be daunting.  I have been asked several questions about living abroad by people interested in taking a leap to have their own adventure.  Having moved to Asia to teach English abroad on two separate ...

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