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TESOL/TESL/TEFL Or CELTA? Which is right for you?

TESOL/TESL/TEFL or CELTA? Which is right for you?

Congratulations! You, like so many of us, have made the life-changing decision to work and travel overseas (or are at least heading down that path!). How do you get started? Although you can find jobs overseas without teacher training, your chances of finding meaningful, secure work are much better with certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  ...

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Oxford Seminars Reviews

A Review of My Oxford Seminars Certification

Oxford Seminars Grad, Bill Gain, reviews the Oxford Seminars Course & writes about teaching in China As a graduate of Oxford Seminars three years ago, I thought I might offer some advice to those contemplating the use of Oxford Seminars over another course or program. Let me be honest with you. I had significant reservations about the validity and usefulness ...

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What You Need to Teach English Overseas

I majored in political science in college believing it would lead to jobs working for campaigns, lobbies and PACs in Washington, D.C. Instead a high salary opportunity knocked for me in the world of sales. It took only three years of me doing the job to realize my large paychecks were not enough to provide the satisfaction I expected ...

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Can I switch careers and teach abroad?

Can I Switch Careers and Teach Abroad?

My life hasn’t been exactly on the same timeline as others. Living as a caretaker for my aging grandparents while working full time meant that it took me several years to finish my Bachelor’s Degrees. At the end of my studies, I was able to pull enough strings to leave the country for a summer abroad in Paris. That ...

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How my TESOL Certification has helped me travel the world

How My TESOL Certification Has Helped Me Travel The World

This post is the first in a series about an Oxford Seminars TESOL instructor meeting the students he trained on his trips abroad. I have taught with Oxford seminars for nearly a decade.  My favorite thing about training prospective teachers is meeting dozens of new, interesting people every year, each with their own compelling reason for obtaining their TESOL certification.  ...

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In-Class Course

How to Teach English: Your In-Class Course

There are quite a few TESOL certification programs to choose from. Many programs offer certificates online, which can be completed in the comfort of your own home. Preparing to become a teacher requires a lot of reading as you explore new ideas and think about the English language in an entirely new way, and this can certainly be done ...

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Oxford Seminars’ Certification: What You Need to Know

Are you getting ready to begin your great adventure of teaching English abroad? If so, savor this exciting moment. Still, you probably have questions and maybe some anxiety about what lies ahead. Let’s take a look at some of the questions you may have before you take our TESOL/TESL/TEFL course to get your Oxford Seminars' certification. Are there any ...

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The Advantages of an In-Class Teaching Certification

Imagine starting work as a mechanic with only a toolbox and the internet to help you. You would do a poor job, your customers would be dissatisfied, and your stress levels would soar. The same applies to teaching English abroad. It is, of course, possible to go abroad and find a job without a certificate, but starting a new ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Start a New Life with Oxford Seminars

Each year as December 31st rolls around, we have an opportunity to revisit our past year to consider our accomplishments, remember our moments of exhilaration, and ponder our ups and downs. We reflect on moments of awe, wonder, sorrow, and joy. As we parse these experiences and how they’ve impacted us, we can begin to look ahead to the ...

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